Major Barbara by SHAW, George Bernard



George Bernard Shaws Major Barbara focuses on the family of aristocratic Lady Britomart Undershaft and her estranged husband Andrew, a millionaire armaments manufacturer. Their daughters Sarah and Barbara are both engaged to be married, and Lady Britomart decides to ask Andrew for monetary support. Barbara is a Major in the Salvation Army, and agrees to let her father visit the mission in the East End of London where she works. In exchange, she agrees to visit his munitions factory. The conflict between Barbaras philanthropic idealism and her fathers hard-headed capitalism clash when he decides he wants to fund the Salvation Army. Shaws comedy, as always, delves into political and social issues of the period, and provides a roster of finely- and humorously-drawn characters. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett) CastStephen Undershaft: Chuck WilliamsonLady Britomart Undershaft: Amy L. GramourSarah Undershaft: Arielle LipshawBarbara Undershaft/Rummy Mitchens: Elizabeth KlettCharles Lomax: mbAdolphus Cusins: Chris MarcellusMorrison/Bilton: ToddAndrew Undershaft: Bruce PirieSnobby Price: Joshua TeschJenny Hill: Grace GarrettPeter Shirley: Ken GarrettBill Walker: Algy PugMrs. Baines: Margaret EspaillatNarrator: David LawrenceAudio edited by Elizabeth Klett