Arms and the Man at City Lit
About Arms and the Man
George Bernard Shaw makes his City Lit debut, staged by the director of this past season’s hit J.B. Captain Bluntschli, a mercenary soldier who is fonder of chocolates than of bullets, hides in the bedroom of heiress Raina Petkoff while escaping from battle—a development that disturbs her fiancé, Major Sergius Saranoff, a swaggering cavalry officer from the other side. Raina calls Bluntschli “my chocolate cream soldier.” Shaw calls Arms and the Man “an anti-romantic comedy.” City Lit calls it the funniest play ever written about the Serbo-Bulgarian War.
Recommended for ages 14 and up.