2003 PROGRAMME - Theatre & Dance 552
Major Barbara - Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre
Millionaire armaments dealer Andrew
Undershaft loves money and despises
poverty. His daughter Barbara aids the poor
by working as a Major in the Salvation Army.
Times are tough, the economy is hurting
and donations are down. Will Barbara
accept money that her father obtained
Laced with ironic humour and social satire,
Shaw's masterpiece retains its relevance
at a time when new technologies drive the
globalisation of trade and ancient forms of
brutality and carnage have reappeared.