GEORGE BERNARD SHAW MAKES HIS CITY LIT DEBUT.

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WRITTEN BY GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
DIRECTED BY BRIAN PASTOR

NOW PLAYING THRU OCTOBER 21, 2018

Captain Blunschli, 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.

Shaw calls ARMS AND THE MAN “an anti-romantic comedy” ... we call it the funniest play ever written about the Serbo-Bulgarian War.

“It is probably the wittiest play he ever wrote, the most flawless technically, and in spite of being a very light comedy, the most telling.”
— George Orwell

REVIEWS

RECOMMENDED
Top Pick
...sharp... fun and fast-paced... dynamic direction... The casting was spot-on... City Lit’s ‘Arms and the Man’ is fun, with lots of laugh-out-loud moments and not-so-subtle lessons about the folly of war.”
— Picture This Post
...equally brainy and silly... Though Shaw called it an anti-romantic comedy, ‘Arms and the Man’ has a heart at the middle of it, and this City Lit production lets it beat... This is a production that finds the perfect balance of the cerebral and the emotional within Shaw’s words.”
— Splash Magazine
RECOMMENDED
...Brian Pastor’s rollicking revival for Chicago’s City Lit Theater gives a grand old play a suitably merry go-round... City Lit does the master proud.”
— Stage and Cinema

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Photo Credit: Steve Graue