Final curtain for FTT at Washington Hall - Shaw's "Arms and the Man" April 21-25 marks end of an era



The University of Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television and Theatre (FTT) will present George Bernard Shaw’s “Arms and the Man” April 21 to 24 (Wednesday to Saturday) at 7:30 p.m. and April 25 (Sunday) at 2:30 p.m. in Washington Hall, marking the final regular FTT production to be presented in the historic venue.p. Built in 1881, Washington Hall has been home to Notre Dame’s academic theater for 123 years. Beginning in the fall, FTT productions will be held in the University’s new Marie P. DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts, which currently is nearing completion.p. Washington Hall will remain a performance space with an emphasis on productions staged by student organizations and residence halls. It also will serve as a venue for selected special performances by non-University groups.p. Admission for “Arms and the Man” is $10 for the general public, $9 for senior citizens and $7 for students. Tickets are available at the LaFortune Student Center or by calling 574-631-8128.p. The conclusion of FTTs “best of Notre Dame Theatre” season, “Arms and the Man” appeared most recently on the Washington Hall stage in 1975. Directed by Ann Marie Stewart, assistant professor of FTT, the current production features a cast of seven Notre Dame students who tell the story of an anti-romantic love triangle involving a Bulgarian woman, her fiancé and an escaped enemy soldier.p. Contact: Tom Barkes, Washington Hall manager, 574-631-5956, p.

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