Arms and the Man
October 28, 2019
ARMS AND THE MAN, one of Shaw’s most enduringly popular comedies, is on just about everybody’s ‘Favorite Shaw’ list. The plot follows a hunted soldier who, seeking refuge in a young lady’s boudoir, sets in motion a series of highly engaging and unlikely comedic events. His unusual philosophies about love, war and 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 an incredibly streamlined and amusing exploration of…just about everything!
Our thrilling cast!
Raina Petkoff … Amelia Pedlow
Louka … Talene Monahon
Catherine Petkoff … Alison Fraser
Captain Bluntschli … Max Gordon Moore
Major Petkoff … Bradford Cover
Major Sergius Saranoff … Ben Davis
Nicola … Arnie Burton
Narrator … Evan Yionoulis
Directed by Evan Yionoulis!
“We get so many requests for Arms and the Man it’s already selling out! It’s a superbly crafted romantic comedy from top to bottom with every strongly delineated character given a very specific point of view. It’s Shaw, so big thoughts and issues are explored, but always in a human and accessible way, with it all coming together in a streamlined and inevitable balance of adventure and romance. For this event we’re honored to partner with Evan Yionoulis,” said David Staller.
These unique script-in-hand all-star readings are always sold out.
Each month, Project Shaw brings you either one of Shaw’s scintillating plays or a play by those who shared his ‘art as activism’ view of life. This is the acclaimed staged reading series that has been playing to sold-out crowds for the last 13 years!
“Gingold Theatrical Group provides an invaluable — and unique — service to New Yorkers. Not only does it keep topnotch productions of great works of art before the public on a regular basis as no other theater company can, but it also does something less obvious. It keeps the tradition of intelligent argument, embodied in Shaw’s plays but otherwise much lacking from public discourse, alive for those who need it most: the thinking people of a great city.” — Jesse Green, New York Magazine.