Arms and the Man: George Bernard Shaw's Romantic Comedy from Guthrie Theater
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The last date listed for Arms and the Man was Sunday May 1, 2011 / 7:00pm.
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Take to the high seas aboard the H.M.S. Pinafore, Gilbert & Sullivan's beloved comic operetta of mistaken identity, love, intrigue and duty in the British navy. This seaworthy satire spins the yarn of a gentlemanly captain who's arranged for his daughter to marry the First Lord of the Admiralty ... even though she's already in love with a common sailor on her father's ship. The show's signature hummable tunes include "I'm Called Little Buttercup," "When I Was a Lad" and "I Am the Captain of the Pinafore." Set against the looming backdrop of World War II, don't miss this dramatically reimagined production when it sails into the Howard Conn Fine Arts Center.
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This is a delightful night of theater at my favorite Twin Cities venue, the Guthrie.
It is both a morals play dealing with love and war, and it is also played very much in a satiric, comedic way. It has great Guthrie quality acting, a beautiful...continued
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A Romantic Comedy Armed with Chocolate
By George Bernard Shaw
Directed by Ethan McSweeny
As a young lady awaits the return of her heroic fiancé from war, a disheveled soldier sneaks into her bedroom fleeing the fight. Finding his simplicity more alluring than her fiancé’s arrogant posturing, she’s faced with determining which one is the man for her. Will it be the “accidental hero” who is more toy than soldier? Or the pragmatic “coward” who comes armed with chocolates instead of bullets? Crackling with wit, irony and charm, Shaw’s romantic comedy pokes fun at the dangers of bravado in battle and idealistic notions of love.