The University of Northern Colorado's Performing Arts Series closes its spring season with Major Barbara, featuring students from the School of Theatre Arts and Dance, playing at 7:30 p.m. April 20-22 and at 2 p.m. April 23 in Langworthy Theatre in Frasier Hall.
Set in the steampunk world of Victorian London and filled with humor, pathos and some of George Bernard Shaw's most challenging ideas, Major Barbara has been universally praised as a unique mix of Oscar Wilde and Bertolt Brecht. In this comedy of ideas, Shaw pits Andrew Undershaft, a millionaire weapons manufacturer, against his own daughter, Barbara, a major in the Salvation Army. in a fascinating and uneasy philosophical debate about the best way to save a man's soul—with bullets or bread, cannons or Christ/
Guaranteed to spark fierce post-show discussions, critics have hailed Shaw's masterwork as a witty, hypocrisy-revealing comedy that mixes war and morality into "dramatic dynamite."
The performance is rated PG.
Parking is free in UNC lots after 5 p.m. weekdays and all day/night on weekends
For ticket information, visit the Performing Arts Series website.