The Ethical Society of Northern Westchester’s Bookmarkers have chosen Arms and the Man, by George Bernard Shaw for their May reading. The opening scene of Arms and the Man establishes the play’s embattled Balkan setting. Young Raina learns of her suitor’s heroic exploits in combat. She rhapsodizes that it is “a glorious world for women who can see its glory and men who can act its romance!” Soon, however, such romantic falsifications of love and warfare are brilliantly and at times hilariously unmasked in a comedy that reveals George Bernard Shaw at his best as an acute social observer and witty provocateur. Join us on May 16, 2017, at 7:30 pm at Roland and Barbara’s for good company and good discussion. Please let them know you will be coming. For further information, call ESNW at 914-941-3544.