Arms and the Man

by George Bernard Shaw

April 29 – May 28, 2000

Synopsis

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.

Director’s Note

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.

Who’s Who

The Cast

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

The Artists

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


Arms and the Man

Photos: George Schiavone