Arms and the Man: George Bernard Shaw's Romantic Comedy from Guthrie Theater
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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.