QAC to bring Shaw to the stage

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George Bernard Shaw

Preparations are underway for the Quebec Art Company’s spring production, Arms and the Man, written by the well known Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw.  While better known now for such plays as Pygmalion (later adapted into the musical My Fair Lady), Shaw was a prolific playwright (more than 60 plays) and music and literary critic. His writings often deal with social issues, but are always infused with humour. Arms and the Man will be directed by Mark Lepitre. It is what you might call an "anti-romantic comedy". Set in Bulgaria in 1885 during the Serbo-Bulgarian war, it is the story of a young woman engaged to an army officer who hides an enemy officer in her bedroom to help him escape capture. The performance dates have been tentatively set for April.  Auditions will be held Sunday, January 18, at Carter Hall (Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, 31 rue des Jardins, Québec) starting at 1:30. If you are not necessarily interested in acting but are looking for a way to help out, come along anyway (or send an e-mail to [email protected]) so that we know who is available.