Shaw Fest - Arms and The Man

Shaw Fest - Arms and The Man

All’s fair in love and war – or is it? Worlds collide with delicious results when two opposing soldiers vie for the heart of an idealistic girl. Set during the 1885 Serbo-Bulgarian War, Raina Petkoff is a young woman in love with love – and with Sergius Saranoff, one of the heroes of the war. One night, a Swiss mercenary soldier, Captain Bluntschli, bursts through Raina’s bedroom window and begs her to hide him. When he reassures her that he carries chocolates instead of a weapon, Raina agrees. After the war ends and both soldiers return for Raina, the real battle for true love begins. Subtitled “an antiromantic comedy,” it became one of Shaw’s most popular plays and one of his first commercial successes.

There are also evening performances available on select nights.

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Shaw Festival Theatre
10 Queen's Parade