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It is not hard to be enthralled by Major Barbara, a play that brings to life one of George Bernard Shaw's most loveable and inspiring characters, a big-hearted young woman with very human passions...and uncompromising ideals. With his genius for combining high comedy and big ideas, the Nobel Prize-winning playwright manages to make us laugh and think at the same time. Barbara, a Salvation Army major, believes she can convert her father, a seemingly amoral realist and Europe's richest arms manufacturer. Yet, in the course of three acts, as Shaw skewers a parade of fools and hypocrites, Barbara wrestles with the complex and disturbing relationships between religion, government and business.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:San Jose Repertory Theatre, San Francisco