Another fun treat for the birthday weekend was going to see the production of George Bernard Shaw’s Arms and the Man at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company on Friday night. Following another very enjoyable dinner at Sung Korean.
It’s becoming pretty much a tradition – if the play is at the Shakespeare, then dinner is at Sung, which is catty corner through the block. I love their vegetarian pancake – big enough to share with the table. And then the stone bowl (Dolsot Bibimbab), super heated and full of great veggies, rice, tofu (or several other choices), with an egg on top. Every now and then I make another choice, but those two, plus green tea, make me very happy!
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Shaw play before – Just checked Wiki and I’m pretty sure that’s true. Knowing he was an Irish playwright was enough to make me sure I’d like the play. It is a stitch – another battle in the war of the sexes, although more with chocolate than bullets.
Jeremy Dubin as Captain Bluntschli is superb – one of the best roles I’ve seen him play. He is always good, seldom one of the stars. His fear, exhaustion and nerves as he climbs up the wall and emerges into Raina’s bedroom are palpable. And his calm sanity as he deals with Raina’s over-the-top family and fiance are a treat. The humor throughout the play – both physical and verbal – is a treat. I had a great time – you will, too!