L.A. Theatre Works On the Air:
Kate Burton and Roger Rees in
L.A. Theatre Works’ Radio Theatre Series will air Major Barbara by George Bernard Shaw, directed by Dakin Matthews and featuring Kate Burton and Roger Rees. The broadcast can be heard locally in Southern California on Sunday, December 30 from 8 -10 pm on KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles (98.7 FM in Santa Barbara, 99.5 FM in Ridgecrest/China Lake and 93.7 FM in Rancho Bernardo/North San Diego), and can also be streamed on demand at www.latw.org.
Andrew Undershaft is a millionaire arms manufacturer in turn-of-the-century England. He has returned to his long-estranged family to arrange for the succession of his cannon business to an unnamed heir. Undershaft’s daughter, Barbara, is a Major in the Salvation Army, whose disdain for her father’s business is matched equally by his skepticism towards organized religion. As father and daughter vie for one another’s loyalties, they discover the roots of an uncommon alliance. The broadcast includes an interview about Shaw and Major Barbara with Ethan McSweeny, co-artistic director of the Chautauqua Theatre Company.