Class and Cowardice Revealed
by Jim Murchison
On this evening the weather network was reporting that we might end up seeing as much Tempest as Arms and the Man, but as luck would have it, though there was some momentary spitting I went home completely dry, unlike those rainless days of oppressive humidity that leave you coated in a layer of wet air and your own sweat.
There are no weak links in the cast.Attila Clemann as Captain Bluntschli skillfully competes with the fatigue of his own body to fight off sleep in a memorable scene. He is also very adept in the exasperated silent aside. A frozen look out to the audience while everyone else is scurrying about in panic or exaggerated confusion is a very effective use of stillness.
runtime: approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes with one intermission
Arms and the Man runs until August 25