Arms and the Man

by George Bernard Shaw

directed by Andrea Humez

Arms and the Man is one of George Bernard Shaw's most entertaining comedies. When a soldier fleeing from a battle takes shelter in the bedroom of a young lady of the enemy, the seeds of a romantic farce are sown. As the Petkoff family, their servants, and the soldier himself scramble to keep their secrets and preserve their ideals, they are forced to question their romantic notions about war, love, social class, and themselves. Shaw's delightful characters engage our sympathy even as they invite us to laugh at them, for their greatest crime is to take themselves too seriously—or not seriously enough.


Thursday, March 22, 2007 at 8pm

Friday, March 23, 2007 at 8pm

Saturday, March 24, 2007 at 8pm

Sunday, March 25, 2007 at 3pm

Thursday, March 29, 2007 at 8pm

Friday, March 30, 2007 at 8pm

Saturday, March 31, 2007 at 8pm


Arms and the Man was presented at First Church Somerville UCC, 89 College Ave., Somerville.

The performance space is wheelchair-accessible.


Bluntschli/The Man








Brian Bermack

Michael Hall

Ari Herbstman

Charlotte Keys

Nalia McKenzie

John Olson

David Policar

Ellen Soderberg

Production Team



Rehearsal Assistant

Technical Director

Stage Manager

Sound Designer

Costume Designer

Wardrobe Mistress

House Manager


Graphic Designer

Program Designer

Make-Up Designer

Props Wrangler

Light/Tech Crew


Costume Crew

Stage Hands

Jo Guthrie

Andrea Humez

Erin Panttaja

Jack Dietz

Erin Panttaja

Neil Marsh

Elizabeth Ryan

Renée Johnson

Chris DeKalb

Ari Herzog

Gilly Rosenthol

Kevin Cunningham

Amanda Hughes

Charlotte Keys

Jerry Marty

Betsey Solensky

Paulo Ruffino

Jessica Raine

Kerri Centrella

Gilly Rosenthol

Andie Stabler