Arms and the Man

[h1]Arms and the Man[/h1]

[h2]by George Bernard Shaw[/h2]

[h3]April 29 – May 28, 2000[/h3]

[h3]Synopsis[/h3]

Nobody did biting satire like G.B.Shaw. And this, Shaw’s first theatrical success, is as fresh and delightful as it was in its 1894 premiere.

[h3]Director’s Note[/h3]

When Shaw’s Arms and the Man was first produced in 1894, the play was set during the Serb-Bulgarian War of 1885-1886. To this day, the Balkans are wracked with bitter strife involving “ethnic cleansing” and war crimes. Because these conflicts are difficult for us to comprehend, I felt that Shaw’s “Anti-Romantic Comedy” would be better served by shifting it to an era and battle that our audience is more familiar with – the American South during the Civil War. Although the names of the characters and locales have been changed, Shaw’s play remains very much intact, as eloquent a comment on the absurdity of war as it was when it first appeared over a century ago.

[h3]Who’s Who[/h3]

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[h4]The Cast[/h4]
Catherine: LINDA BERNHARD
Selby Sullivan: DAVID CIRONE
Maj. Paul Potter: JOEL KOLKER
Benchley: WAYNE LeGETTE
Lucy: DAWN K. SEWARD
Nicholas: KEVIN SPRINGS
Rowena: CLAIRE TYLER
The Officer: ELAN ZAFIR
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[h4]The Artists[/h4]
Playwright: George Bernard Shaw
Director: Joseph Adler
Set: Lyle Baskin
Lighting: Jeff Quinn
Sound Design: M. Tony Reimer
Costumes: Meredith Mursuli
Technical Director: Osvaldo Palacios
Stage Manager: Patience Sobel
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Arms and the Man

Photos: George Schiavone