ShawChicago Theater Company Presents THE ARMS AND THE MAN

By: Jan. 21, 2019
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ShawChicago Theater Company presents George Bernard Shaw's ARMS AND THE MAN from February 2, 2019 through February 25, 2019 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610.

During the last days of the Serbo-Bulgarian war, a mercenary soldier named Bluntschli takes refuge from pursuing Bulgarian forces in the bedroom of Raina Petkoff, an idealistic Bulgarian girl engaged to marry another man. Raina helps Bluntschli escape that night-but then the war ends, the men come home, and the mysterious Bluntschli unexpectedly returns to the Petkoff household as well. In one of his most scintillating romantic comedies, Shaw examines both the futility of war and the hypocrisies of the human heart in ARMS AND THE MAN.

ARMS AND THE MAN features, Gary Alexander, Christian Gray, Lydia Berger Gray, Callie Johnson, Charles Stransky, Bryan Wakefield, and Barbara Zahora

TICKETS: $40 General, $35 Senior, $20 Students. All tickets are available for purchase at or at 312-587-7390.

In her directorial debut for ShawChicago, Mary Michell hopes to continue Bob Scogin's legacy of presenting classical plays in their clearest, most exciting form. She is thrilled to have the collaboration of ShawChicago's accomplished actors to help her fill those big shoes! She has performed with ShawChicago since 1999, when she appeared as Mrs. Erlynne in Lady Windermere's Fan. Favorite roles for ShawChicago include Judith Bliss in Hay Fever, Amanda in Private Lives, Lady Britomart in Major Barbara, Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest, and Mary Todd Lincoln in Look Away. In Chicago, she also has appeared at Oak Park Festival Theatre, Chicago Dramatists, Bailiwick Repertory, Drury Lane, The Shakespeare Project of Chicago, Illinois Theatre Center, The Ivanhoe Theater and The Academy Playhouse. Regional work includes What the Butler Saw at the Arena Stage in Washington D.C; The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and Play It Again, Sam at Actors Theatre of Louisville; A Man for All Seasons and Bedtime

ShawChicago is a professional non-profit theater company founded in 1994 with a mission to present the plays of George Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries as concert readings. Operating under a Special Agreement with Actors' Equity Association, and in residence at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, the company presents special afternoon performances for senior citizens and outreach performances at retirement living communities and libraries throughout the Chicagoland area.


Saturday, February 2, 2019 / 2:00PM
Sunday, February 3, 2019 / 1:00PM
Monday, February 4, 2019 / 2:00PM

Saturday, February 9, 2019 / 12:00PM
Sunday, February 10, 2019 / 1:00PM
Monday, February 11, 2019 / 7:00PM

Saturday, February 16, 2019 / 12:00PM
Sunday, February 17, 2019 / 1:00PM
Monday, February 18, 2019 / 7:00PM

Saturday, February 23, 2019 / 12:00PM
Sunday, February 24, 2019 / 1:00PM
Monday, February 25, 2019 / 7:00PM


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