George Bernard Shaw sets his tale in 1885, where Raina’s bourgeois Bulgarian family is caught up in the heady patriotism of the war with Serbia. The beautiful, headstrong Raina eagerly awaits her fiancé’s victorious return from battle—but instead meets a soldier who seeks asylum in her bedroom. This is one soldier who definitely prefers romance and chocolate to fear and bullets. War may be raging on the battlefield, but it’s the battle of the sexes that heats up this extraordinary comedy and offers very different notions of love and war.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
Al Espinosa as Sergius
Teri Garr as Catherine
Anne Heche as Raina
Jason Kravits as Nicola/Office
Sarah Rafferty as Louka
Jeremy Sisto as Bluntschli
Michael Winters as Major Petkoff
Directed by Brendon Fox. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles in February of 2006.