On Thursday, full casting was announced for “Arms and the Man,” the George Bernard Shaw comedy opening City Lit’s 2018-19 season.
Set during the 1885 Serbo-Bulgarian war, the show ribs the futility of armed conflict. Directed by Brian Pastor, 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 her being engaged to another man. Raina’s love interest, Captain Bluntschli, will be played by Adam Benjamin, with the third leg of the love triangle, Sergius Saranoff, played by Martin Diaz-Valdes.
Raina’s mother Catherine Petkoff will be played by Eleanor Katz, and Raina’s servant Louka will be played by Chelsee Carter. Nicola will be played by Linsey Falls.
The production will run Sept. 7–Oct. 21 the Edgewater Presbyterian Church, 1020 West Bryn Mawr Ave.