Arms and the Man by Bernard Shaw is one of Shaw’s most enduringly popular comedies. The plot follows a hunted soldier who, seeking refuge in a young lady’s boudoir, starts in motion a series of highly engaging and unlikely comedic events. His unusual philosophies about life in general open up a world of thought she’d never previously entertained–certainly not with her dashing war-hero fiancée who also arrives unexpectedly. This early work of Shaw’s is a sparkling examination of romance, sex, love, negotiated relationships, political maneuverings, war, and hope.
ARMS AND THE MAN cast
SHANEL BAILEY … Raina Petkoff
DELPHI BORICH … Louka
BEN DAVIS … Major Sergius Saranoff
KESHAV MOODLIAR … Captain Bluntschli
THOMAS JAY RYAN … Major Paul Petkoff
EVAN ZES … Nicola
KAREN ZIEMBA … Catherine Petkoff
Understudies: MAZVITA CHANAKIRA
RENÉ THORNTON, JR.
Director … David Staller
Production Stage Manager … April Ann Kline
Assistant Stage Manager … Jade Doina
Set Designer … Lindsay Genevieve Fuori
Costume Designer … Tracy Christensen
Lighting Designer … Jamie Roderick
Sound Designer … Julian Evans
Property Designer … Emmarose Campbell
Production Manager … Allie Posner
Assistant to the Director … Logan Gabrielle Schulman
Technical Director … Zachary White
Assistant Costume Designer … Ariel Kregar
Wardrobe Supervisor … Karine Ivey Hair Design … Cassie Williams
Casting … Stephanie Yankwitt and Nia Smith of tbd Casting Co.
Marketing … Kevin Sprague, Studio Two
“The world is not such an innocent place as we used to think!”
What does the title refer to? Click HERE to read Virgil’s Aeneid and note the first line.
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Shanel Bailey is a proud NYC native, and Syracuse University Musical Theatre graduate. She is excited to be taking on Shaw’s work in this production of Arms & the Man through the Gingold Group! Broadway credit: The Book of Mormon (Nabulungi u/s, swing). She recently starred as Ernestine in the Lynn Nottage’s Crumbs From the Table of Joy throughThe Keen Company here at Theater Row. Her TV credits include The Equalizer, The Good Fight, That Damn Michael Che, and this year she made her series-regular debut starring as Hazel in the prequel series Grease: Rise Of the Pink Ladies! Shanel is represented by HCKR Agency and Entertainment 360.
Delphi Borich (Louka) Broadway: Camelot (u/s Guenevere), Into the Woods. Regional credits include: Twelfth Night (Dallas Theatre Center), Gloria (Asolo Rep), Beauty and the Beast (TUTS), Our Town (Arrow Rock Lyceum), Austen’s Pride (Carnegie Hall, The 5th), Peter and the Starcatcher (Barn Stage Company) and more! TV: WeCrashed (AppleTV), The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel (Netflix). Proud graduate of Syracuse University. @delphiborich
Major Sergius Saranoff
Ben Davis Broadway: New York, New York, Dear Evan Hansen, Violet, A Little Night Music, La Boheme (Tony Honor), Les Miserables, and Thoroughly Modern Millie. Lots of other theatre, including Sweeney Todd and Kiss Me Kate. Some TV, like The Game and Law & Order: SVU. Lots of concerts in places like Milan (La Scala), France, and Texas. Some opera. More: www.benjaminjaydavis.com and @thisbendavis. For Mom, Pa, & Mik.
Born in Pune, raised between Bombay and New Delhi – Keshav Moodliar is an actor based in New York City. He recently graduated with his MFA from The Juilliard School. Last seen Off-Broadway in Madhuri Shekhar’s Queen at Long Wharf and NAATCO. Other Off-Broadway credits include – Romeo and Juliet, Measure for Measure, and Native Son. Film and TV credits include – Extrapolations (Apple TV), Chicken (Independent), SINK SANK SUNK (mini-series), In Defense of Civil Society (Independent), Untitled Paul Simms Pilot (FX).
Thomas Jay Ryan
Major Paul Petkoff
Most recently appeared in the acclaimed Off-Broadway production of Uncle Vanya. His Broadway credits include West Side Story, The Nap, The Crucible, In The Next Room or the Vibrator Play. Among many Off-Broadway credits are Deep Blue Sound, Becky Nurse of Salem, Eureka Day, Dance Nation, The Amateurs, The Lady From Dubuque, Measure For Measure, The Little Foxes, The Temperamentals. He made his film debut in the title role of Hal Hartley’s Cannes Festival prize winning Henry Fool trilogy. Other movies include Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Scenes From an Empty Church, Burn Country, Cryptozoo, The Legend of Bagger Vance among others. He has won a Callaway and two Drama Desk Awards, and received Drama League and Gemini Award nominations.
Broadway: The Kite Runner. Off-Broadway: Incident at Vichy (Signature); Rent Control (Soho Playhouse); Days to Come (The Mint); London Assurance, Freedom of the City, Man and Superman, White Woman Street, Around the World in 80 Days (Irish Rep.); The Acting Company. International: The King Stag (Barbican, London). Regional: Papermill Playhouse, Hartford Stage, McCarter, Alley, Goodman, Old Globe, Pittsburgh CLO, ART, NY Stage & Film, Cleveland Playhouse, Westport, La Jolla Playhouse, Arena Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse, The Shakespeare Theatre, Studio Theatre, Pittsburgh Public, St. Louis Rep, Baltimore Centerstage, Berkeley Rep. TV: Only Murders in the Building, Blacklist, FBI Most Wanted, The Path. Film: The Street.
KAREN ZIEMBA last appeared with the Gingold Theatrical Group in MRS.WARREN’S PROFESSION. She received the Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for CONTACT at Lincoln Center Theatre and for other stage performances has been honored with three Tony Award nominations, The Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Bay Area Theatre Critics, and Chicago’s JEFF Awards. Select Theatre: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, SYLVIA, BROADWAY BOUND, BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS, SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY, MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, HEARTBREAK HOUSE, PRINCE OF BROADWAY, CURTAINS, STEEL PIER, CRAZY FOR YOU, CHICAGO, NEVER GONNA DANCE, KID VICTORY, GYPSY, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC,SWEENEY TODD, A CHORUS LINE, 42ND STREET, AND THE WORLD GOES ‘ROUND, 110 IN THE SHADE, DO I HEAR A WALTZ, I DO! I DO! and HELLO, DOLLY! TV: The Blacklist, Elementary, Madam Secretary, The Good Wife, Law and Order C.I & S.V.U., The Kennedy Center Honors, and PBS’ Great Performances at Carnegie Hall.