Theater & Performing Arts

Arms and the Man

When: Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Nov. 16 2008

It's hard to imagine that anyone still has the romantic image of warfare that George Bernard Shaw satirizes in his 1894 comedy Arms and the Man, in which a fugitive Swiss soldier from the enemy Serbian army disabuses a young Bulgarian woman of her dashing fantasy of the war that her heroic fiancé and father are away fighting, demonstrating through his somewhat shabby example that real soldier and real battles are nothing like she imagines. The San Leandro Players close their ninth season of intimate community theater with their first stab at Shaw with this production directed by Matthew Travisano, who also appears in the play. October 18 through November 16 at San LeandroMuseum Auditorium (320 West Estudillo Ave., San Leandro) or 510-895-2573.

Sam Hurwitt

Price: $10-$15

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