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Top row left to right: Scottie Caldwell, Adam Benjamin, Martin Diaz-Valdes
Lower row left tor right: Adam Bitterman, Chelsee Carter, Eleanor Katz, Linsey Falls
Casting was announced today for City Lit’s season opener, George Bernard Shaw’s ARMS AND THE MAN. Brian Pastor’s production will mark the first time City Lit has produced a Shaw play.
The cast will be led by Scottie Caldwell as Raina Petkoff, a young woman who falls in love with a pacifistic mercenary soldier during the 1885 Serbo-Bulgarian War in spite of being engaged to another man. The soldier, Captain Bluntschli, will be played by Adam Benjamin. Martin Diaz-Valdes is Sergius Saranoff, Major Paul Petkoff is played by Adam Bitterman, Catherine Petkoff is played by Eleanor Katz. Chelsee Carter will portray Raina’s servant Louka, and Nicola will be played by Linsey Falls.
“The title comes from the opening words of Virgil’s AENEID (‘Of arms and the man I sing’)”, said director Pastor, “which is an apt descriptor for a play about the folly of war and the frailties of human nature.”
ARMS AND THE MAN plays September 7 – October 21, 2018. More info at www.citylit.org.