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Major Barbara

Major Barbara

Major Barbara

By George Bernard Shaw
Directed by Sabrina Lloyd

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February 26, 27, March 2-6, 2010 at 7:30 pm
March 6 at 2:00 pm
Ruth N. Halls Theatre


Synopsis

"Bang on the zeitgeist" London Times

Third-year M.F.A. directing student Sabrina Lloyd directs George Bernard Shaw’s Major Barbara as her M.F.A. thesis project. This witty, hypocrisy-revealing comedy mixes war and morality into what the London Mail calls, "dramatic dynamite." An officer in the Salvation Army, Major Barbara Undershaft is disillusioned when her mission-focused Christian denomination eagerly accepts much-needed donations from a whisky distiller and an armaments manufacturer, which happens to be owned and run by her estranged father. Barbara is horrified by the immorality of her father’s work which supports the ongoing war, but she and her sister Sarah also need his financial help. Both are engaged to less than prosperous suitors — scholars of Greek Literature don’t make the big bucks — and Barbara is determined to continue to spread the message of salvation. With our nation at war and the military-industrial complex more influential than ever, The Evening Standard comments Major Barbara "speaks to us with even more chilling urgency than it did at its 1905 premiere."

Cast

Kristl Densley (Mrs. Baines)

Isabel Dieppa (Rummy Mitchens)

Blair Dietrick (Jenny Hill)

Sarah Fischer (Lady Britomart)

Chelsea Gill (Sarah Undershaft)

Justin Harner (Andrew Undershaft)

Shewan Howard (Adolphus Cusins)

Hannah Kennedy (Barbara Undershaft)

Sean Magill (Stephen Undershaft)

James Moffatt (Bill Walker)

Kevin Sheehan (Charles Lomax)

Joe Stollenwerk (Peter Shirley)

Tad Tobey (Morrison)

Andrew Vosper (Snobby Price

David Zoeller (Bilton)


Production Team

Sabrina Lloyd (Director)

Hyunsuk Shin (Scenic Designer)

Lydia Dawson (Costume Designer)

Chris Wood (Lighting Designer)

Thomas Oldham (Sound Designer)

Daniel Reinglass (Stage Manager)

Adam Weil (Technical Director)

Anna Blankenberger (Assistant Costume Designer)

Anna Hughes (Assistant Stage Manager)

Anna Nickell (Production Assistant)

Adam Noble (Movement Coach/Combat Choreographer)

Nancy Lipschultz (Voice and Speech Coach)