Arms and the Man

January 25, 2010

This farcical comedy from 1894 takes place during a battle between two European nations. An enemy soldier is found hiding in the bedroom of a young woman, the daughter of the Major of his enemy. He escapes, returns after the war is over, and she finds herself torn between deciding between her heroic soldier fiance and the chocolate-eating man she hid in her boudoir. Musical buffs will remember this as the play that inspired the operetta, The Chocolate Soldier.

Written by George Bernard Shaw in 1894.


Raina Petkoff — Ms. Maria Dizzia
Catherine Petkoff — Ms. Jayne Houdyshell
Louka — Ms. Kelli Barrett
Captain Bluntschli — Mr. Michael Cerveris
Major Plechanoff — Mr. David Belcher
Nicola — Mr. Rufus Collins
Major Paul Petkoff — Mr. George S. Irving
Major Sergius Saranoff — Mr. Marc Kudish
Narrator — Mr. David Belcher

Produced and directed by David Staller

The Cast of Arms and the Man