Director Allison Arkell Stockman instructs her Constellation Theater cast to accentuate the satire by acting in exaggerated fashion in its production of George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man. The targets here are chiefly war and romance, two things that 117 years later are still overly glorified and swooned over. Class comes in for a drubbing, too. Once again Constellation Theatre impresses with the way it adds intrigue to a well-worn story, one that, despite some choice barbs and banter, is showing its age. Much credit for Constellation's feat goes to its imaginative design team, particularly A.J. Guban with sets and lighting, but even more to the strong acting team Constellation has assembled. To Nov. 20. Source, 1835 14th St. NW. Tickets are $20 to $40. Call 202-204-7760 or visit constellationtheatre.org.
Read Doug Rule's full review here.