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Vol. CLIV, Issue 4
Whitman news since 1896

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‘Arms and the Man’ comes to Walla Walla theater

The Little Theatre of Walla Walla kicks off the 2008 portion of their 2007-’08 season with George Bernard Shaw’s “Arms and the Man” this Friday.
Opened in 1944, The Little Theatre of Walla Walla is an all-volunteer, community theater.

“For a town this size to have such a great, active theater is just fantastic,” said Julie Arnold, a season ticket holder.
“We’re really excited about this play,” said director Rich Hinz.   “We’re putting some finishing touches on it right now, but it’s coming along really nicely and we have a really impressive cast, so it should be a great show.”

“Arms and the Man,” written by Shaw in 1894, is characterized as romantic comedy and a comedic satire which takes place during the Bulgarian-Serbian War of 1885.   According to The Little Theater’s official description of “Arms and the Man,” “In this play Shaw wrote a satire on war and the professional fighting man; the typical Shavian touches throughout are very good fun; but of course there are serious points to be made too, and Shaw makes them in his inimitably brilliant manner.”

“It’s a particularly interesting and provocative show considering the current political situation and the wars going on right now.   But it’s still very funny too,” said Hinz.

“Arms and the Man” runs Feb. 1, 2, 8, 9, 10 (matinee), 15 and 16 with show times at 8 p.m. and the matinee at 2 p.m.   Show tickets are $12 ($9 for children) and are available for purchase by calling (509) 529-3683 or at the box office at 1130 E. Sumach, just above the Whitman soccer fields.   Auditions for The Little Theatre’s one act play festival are coming up on Feb. 5 and 6.

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