Major Barbara

By George Bernard Shaw
Directed by John Going

January 03 - February 02 , 2001

2000-2001 Mainstage Season

The Story

A great work by one of the greatest writers for the stage. Barbara is a woman of conscience who embraces religion as a means of salvation. Her father, Andrew Undershaft, is the proprietor of an arms empire so powerful that it wears the governments of Europe as ornaments. Shaw’s masterful sense of comedy and social satire abounds in the conflicting philosophies of father and daughter: Which serves people better—wealth or faith?

Creative & Production Staff

Composer/Music by: Peter Golub
Scenic Designer: James Wolk
Costume Designer: Elizabeth Covey
Lighting Designer: James Sale
Sound Designer: Tom Mardikes
Stage Manager: T.R. Martin
Assistant Stage Manager: Tony Dearing
Casting: Rich Cole


Kraig Swartz (Stephen Undershaft)
Jill Tanner (Lady Britomart)
Frank Lowe (Morrison/Peter Shirley)
Katherine Leask (Barbara Undershaft)
Heather Robinson (Sarah Undershaft)
Bob Kirsh (Adolphus Cusins)
Lex Woutas (Charles Lomax)
Thomas Carson (Andrew Undershaft)
Jeanette Landis (Rummy Mitchens)
Kevin Elden (Snobby Price)
Faith Sandberg (Jenny Hill)
Jeff Swarthout (Bill Walker/Bilton)
Sybil Lines (Mrs. Baines)

Sponsorship & Support

The Repertory Theatre is grateful to Metropolitan Life Foundation for their generous sponsorship of Guest Director John Going and to Ernst & Young LLP for their support of Guest Actor Katherine Leask.