Dear Black Hole Alumni & Friends,
I am writing to remind you that tomorrow’s performance of Arms and the Man on Tuesday, January 23, 2012 at 7:00 PM will be in honour of Irene Anderson and Vic Cowie, two people instrumental in the history of theatre at this University. A portion of the proceeds goes to support the scholarships in their respective names. We invite you to join us for this performance of Shaw’s classic play directed by Dr. Margaret Groome.
The bar will remain open after the performance for those wishing to stay around and socialize.
Dr. Bill Kerr
Theatre Program Coordinator
Department of English, Film, and Theatre
<http://www.masterplaywrightfest.com/> <http://www.bhtc.ca/> The Black Hole Theatre Company Presents
Arms and the Man
By George Bernard Shaw
For the MTC Master Playwright Festival
January 20 - 21, 23 - 29
at the Gas Station Arts Centre
Festival Website - www.masterplaywrightfest.com <http://www.masterplaywrightfest.com/> Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/MasterPlaywrightFestival
ShawFest Passes are on sale and can be purchased online, by calling the MTC box office at 942-6537 or in-person at 174 Market Avenue.
<http://www.bhtc.ca/> Directed by Margaret Groome, our contribution to this year’s Master Playwright Festival, Arms and the Man is one of Shaw's earliest, funniest and most-often performed comedies - and, in Shaw's own words, is "an onslaught on idealism."
Shaw hilariously interweaves two satirical strands concerning those who see war as heroic and those who veil social relations in romance. The satire is focused through three of Shaw's best-loved characters: the buffoon Sergius who leads a madcap cavalry charge, the pragmatic Bluntschli who is so alarmed by the sordid reality of war that he only carries chocolate bullets and the romantic Raina who must choose between the two. Add a knowing, sassy maid and you have all the ingredients for ". . . a fantastic, psychological extravaganza, in which drama, farce and irony keep flashing past. . ." (William Archer).
Arms and the Man is being directed by University of Manitoba Theatre Program Professor Dr. Margaret Groome. An specialist in modern British dram, Groome most recently directed our acclaimed Churchillfest entry, Cloud Nine, for the 2010 Master Playwright Festival.
Performances at the Gas Station Arts Centre, 445B River Ave. at Osborne St.
7:00 pm January 20, 21, 23-28th
2:00pm Matinees on January 21, 28th, and 29th
Tickets: $15 Adults, $12 Students and Seniors, Shawfest passes
Tickets can either be purchased at the door or in advance.
For reservations and group discounts contact the 24hr Box Office at 474-6880.