Watching a play is the second-best way to achieve emotional catharsis, right behind writing a play about achieving emotional catharsis. Tear-stain a playbill with this GrouponLive deal.
- $30 for two tickets to see Odyssey Theatre presents Arms and the Man (up to a $52.62 value)
- When: Tuesdays at 8 p.m., from July 30 to August 20
- Where: Strathcona Park
- Section: general admission
- Door time: 30minutes before each performance
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view all available performances.
Student and senior discounted tickets are available but this Groupon still offers the best deal available. Children 12 and younger are regularly admitted for $10.49 including fees.
Arms and the Man
For what would become one of his first commercially successful plays and one of his most well-worn comedies, George Bernard Shaw chose a seemingly bleak backdrop: the 1885 Serbo-Bulgarian War. At the fringe of the fighting, Raina remains home, engaged to Sergius, a hero of the Bulgarian army. But when Captain Bluntschli, a mercenary for the Serbian army, flees the battle through Raina's bedroom window and begs her to hide him, conversation lays the foundation to romance. At first she sees Bluntschli as a coward, the opposite of her heroic hubby-to-be, carrying chocolate bars instead of pistol cartridges. Yet when Sergius returns from war and flirts more with Raina's servant, Louka, than with her, she sees Bluntschli in a new light, leading to flared tempers. Engaging in the verbal volleys, razor-sharp wit, and holographic scenery that are hallmarks of Shaw's plays, Arms and the Man unfolds the hypocrisies of human nature and pulls back the romantic curtain on the very unromantic actuality of war.