Arms and The Man

directed by Leah Bonvissuto

Theater Ten Ten continues its love affair with G. B. Shaw! This season we present one of his best known pieces “Arms and The Man” which was first produced on April 21, 1894, and published in 1898 as part of Shaw's Plays Pleasant volume. The play is a delightful comedy, and an exuberant take on love and war that is filled with Shaw’s usual razor sharp wit. It was one of Shaw's first commercial successes, and when he was called onto stage after the curtain he received enthusiastic applause. However, amidst the cheers, one audience member booed. Shaw replied, in characteristic fashion "My dear fellow, I quite agree with you, but what are we two against so many?" So many indeed! The play is as popular and relevant today as when it was first produced. And in an interesting side note…Shaw sold the rights to adapt the play into a Viennese operetta, certain that it would never be produced. However, it became an international hit as The Chocolate Soldier (1908). Director Leah Bonvissuto (Lincoln Center Directors Lab, NYC Int. Fringe) who last season directed our “sold out” production of Shaw’s “The Philanderer” returns to the helm.

Performances: 

 10/8/2009 at 7:00pm
 10/9/2009 at 8:00pm
 10/10/2009 at 8:00pm
 10/11/2009 at 3:00pm
 10/12/2009 at 8:00pm
 10/15/2009 at 7:00pm
 10/16/2009 at 8:00pm
 10/17/2009 at 8:00pm
 10/18/2009 at 3:00pm
 10/19/2009 at 8:00pm
 10/22/2009 at 7:00pm
 10/23/2009 at 8:00pm
 10/24/2009 at 8:00pm
 10/25/2009 at 3:00pm
 10/26/2009 at 8:00pm
 10/28/2009 at 7:00pm
 10/29/2009 at 7:00pm
 10/30/2009 at 8:00pm
 10/31/2009 at 8:00pm
 11/1/2009 at 3:00pm

Theatre/Venue Theater Ten Ten 

1010 Park Avenue  NYC

Phone Number for Reservations Credit card: 212-352-3101, cash only 212-288-3246 x300 
Website for reservations www.theater1010.com or www.theatermania.com  
Running time 2hr. 0min. 

 

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