Major Barbara

by George Bernard Shaw


Synopsis: Andrew Undershaft, a millionaire armaments manufacturer, loves money and despises poverty. His estranged daughter Barbara, on the other hand, shows her love for the poor by throwing her energies into her work as a Major in the Salvation Army, and sees her father as another soul to be saved. But when the Army needs funds to keep going, it is Undershaft who saves the day with a large cheque forcing Barbara to examine her moral assumptions. Are they right to accept money that has been obtained by Death and Destruction'? Full of lively comedy and sparkling debate, Major Barbara is one of Shaw's most forward-looking plays, brilliantly testing the tensions between religion, wealth and power, benevolence and equality, and metaphors and realities of war.

Cast

Lady Britomart Undershaft Glory Heyde
Stephen Undershaft MacDowell Blue
Morrison Frank Calhoun
Sarah Undershaft Amy Slatton
Barbara Undershaft Deborah Palmes
Adolphus Cusins Perry Leopard
Charles Lomax Keith Prendergast
Andrew Undershaft Gregory Folmar
Rummy Mitchens Eleanor Lukitsch
Snobby Price Chip Stelz
Jenny Hill Wendy Prendergast
Peter Shirley Warner McElveen
Bill Walker Wade Carter
Mrs. Baines Anne Hunter
Bilton John Jackson

 

Production Staff

Director Jean Scharfenberg
Scene Designer Peter B. Young
Costume Designer Patsy C. Rainey
Lighting Designer G. Scott Corliss
Director's Assistant Amy Slatton
Light Board Operator James Prieto
Sound Board Operator Carol Jans
Musicians Grier Williams
  Debra Gleason
  William Qualis
Fight Coordinator Chip Stelz