Major Barbara

Major Barbara

Barbara is a major in the Salvation Army—but she’s also the daughter of Andrew Undershaft, a man who’s made millions from the sale of weapons of war. The real battle, however, rages between between the devilish father and his idealistic daughter as they answer the question: does salvation come through faith or finance? This sparkling comedy traverses family relations, religion, ethics, and politics as only Shaw—the master dramatist—can. Adapted by Dakin Matthews.

An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:

JB Blanc as Bill Walker/Dialect Coach
Kate Burton as Lady Britomart
Matt Gaydos as Snobby Price/Bilton
Brian George as Morrison/Peter Shirley
Hamish Linklater as Stephen Undershaft
Henri Lubatti as Adolphus Cusins
Kirsten Potter as Barbara Undershaft
Roger Rees as Andrew Undershaft
Russell Soder as Charles Lomax
Amelia White as Rummy Mitchens/Mrs. Baines
Missy Yager as Sarah Undershaft
Sarah Zimmerman as Jenny Hill

Includes an interview with Ethan McSweeny, an accomplished stage director whose résumé includes an ongoing stint as the co-Artistic Director of the Chautauqua Theater Company.

Directed by Dakin Matthews. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles in December of 2007.

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978 1 58081 381 5

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George Bernard Shaw, adapted by Dakin Matthews


J.B. Blanc, Kate Burton, Matthew Gaydos, Brian George, Hamish Linklater, Henri Lubatti, Kirsten Potter, Roger Rees, Russell Soder, Amelia White, Missy Yager, Sarah Zimmerman

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