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Arms and the Man

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Arms and the Man is George Bernard Shaw’s 19th century take on a good ol’ fashioned Rom-Com. But, as a theater critic and satirist, he decided to use this classic genre to take a swing at class and gender politics while making us all laugh uproariously.

Set in a very brief weeks-long war between Bulgaria and Servia, you can expect soldiers, love triangles, family drama, enemies to lovers, pining, banter, forbidden romance, and, of course, chocolate. The plot follows a cast of characters that are desperately trying to live up to their own Romantic expectations of who they think they should be.

This production is striving to take these concepts and look at them from a modern perspective while still using the original text. By adding in layers of explicit queerness and a 2023 understanding of class divisions and struggles, we want to work with a diverse team of actors and creators to find the poignant heart of this gay farce.

May 26, 27, 28th and

June 2, 3, and 4th

The First United Methodist Church of Germantown

6001 Germantown Ave

Philadelphia, PA

Directed by Amanda Charlie Clark


Raina Petkoff- Kaiya Sutton

Catherine Petkoff- Taylor Rouillard

Louka- Rachel Dolan

Paul Petkoff/Officer- Samantha Solar

Nicola- Steve Travers

Sergius Saranoff- David Forbes

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