Arms and the Man

May 18th, 2014

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A comedy by George Bernard Shaw

Directed by: Paul Kerrigan

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January 2014
Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun.
10 11 12
16 17 18 19
23 24 25


Thursday performances are at 7:30 PM
Friday and Saturday performances are at 8:00 PM
Sunday matinees are at 2:00 PM

“Meet The Artists” will be held following the Sunday, January 19th performance.

Group rates available! Contact Tom Halley


Long before World War I shattered everyone’s illusions about war, George Bernard Shaw tried his best to do it with Arms and the Man—but using laughs instead of bullets. Major Petkoff’s daughter Raina loves the dashing Sergius and romanticizes war. One night a mercenary soldier in the retreating enemy army bursts through her bedroom window. Captain Bluntschli first threatens her, then begs her to hide him. Raina complies, though she thinks the man a coward, especially when he tells her that he carries chocolate cremes instread of cartridges. He escapes in her father’s coat, but later comes gallantly back to return it. As Raina labors to keep the lid on the resulting interplay among Bluntschli, Sergius, and the Petkoffs, she learns some things about love and war.
Arms and the Man was a huge success from the start. (When Shaw was called onstage to thunderous applause, one audience member booed. Shaw replied, in characteristic fashion, “My dear fellow, I quite agree with you, but what are we two against so many?”) It was repeatedly filmed and musicalized (The Chocolate Soldier), but has not been seen on the Players Club stage since 1956. Now is your chance!


Character Performer
Raina Hannah Sisk
Louka Laura Christman
Captain Bluntschli Gil Johnson
Russian Officer Thomas Wilcox III
Nicola R. Bruce Stewart
Catherine Petkoff Tatyana Duke
Serguis Saranoff Josiah Donnell
Major Petkoff John Harvey


Production Staff
Director Paul Kerrigan
Asst Director Pat O”Neill
Stage Manager Ann Bacharach
Producer Marjorie Wilcox
Technical Advisor George Mulford
Set Design Chris Belton
Lighting T. R. Hickey
Costume Design Cindy Schneeman
Costume Design Betsy Berwick
Scenic Artist Sandy Goldsborough
Properties Bob & Dale Dimond
Sound Design Bill Whipple
Master Electrician Dave Campbell
Master Carpenter Ryan Stone



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