FSC theater troupe
"Arms and the Man"
LAKELAND, Fla. (Sept. 25, 2003) - Florida
Southern's theatre department begins its 2003-2004 season with "Arms
and the Man," by George Bernard Shaw, in the Loca Lee Buckner Theater
on campus. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9-11 and 16-18;
matinees start at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 12 and 19. Mary T. Albright, theatre
arts department professor, directs the play.
Considered one of Shaw's most distinguished plays, "Arms and the
Man" was first performed in 1894. The play was Shaw's first major
theatrical success and has remained popular ever since. The classic
satire of war takes place in a small town in Bulgaria in 1885 during
the Serbian-Bulgarian war. A Serbian officer flees for safety after
his army has been routed in battle. He finds refuge at the home
of the Bulgarian commanding general, in the daughter's bedroom.
Tickets are $15. FSC students are admitted free. Non-FSC students
pay half price. For ticket information, please contact the Branscomb
Auditorium box office at (863) 680-4296.
About Florida Southern College
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.