A bomb-maker, a classics professor and a female evangelist walk into a bar...


by George Bernard Shaw

Performed by the Caltech Players in Dabney Lounge on the Caltech campus, in beautiful Pasadena, California.

August 8 & 9 at 8 pm
August 10 at 2 pm
August 15 & 16 at 8 pm
August 17 at 2 pm

Join us in the historic Dabney Lounge, where we journey from aristocratic London to a factory for war machines, and meet fools, con-men, saints, and a great many sinners along the way. Most of all, we meet Major Barbara, Shaw's ground-breaking feminist creation, who leaves her wealthy world to become a leader and evangelist in the quasi-militaristic Salvation Army.

But what happens when a woman whose motto is "Blood and Fire!" meets her bomb-making father?

"My religion? Well, my dear, I am a millionaire."


For all performances EXCEPT for Saturday August 9, please park in the lots off Michigan Avenue (south of Del Mar Blvd) in Pasadena. (To find these, drive east on Del Mar Blvd from Lake Avenue, turn right on Michigan, and park in any of the lots there. Then proceed south toward the large white building and follow our signs to find Dabney Lounge.)

For the performance on Saturday August 9 ONLY, please park in the Holliston garage. (To find this, drive east on Del Mar Blvd from Lake Avenue, turn right on Holliston, and park in the garage that will come up on your left in half a block. After you park, just follow our signs to find Dabney Lounge.)

For handicapped parking for all performances, please drive west on California Blvd from Hill Avenue. Pass the light at Arden, and turn right into the next driveway. Drive forward until you're stopped by barrier poles, then turn right and you'll find several handicapped parking places ahead of you. Once you leave your car, return to those barrier poles and turn right (north), and proceed a few hundred feet into campus (north) until you see our signs on your left!

TICKETS: $10 General Admission, $5 students with ID. Tickets available at the door; to reserve tickets for a specific performance, just email explicit@caltech.edu and specify your name, which performances, and the # of tickets.

HOW TO FIND DABNEY LOUNGE: Just follow the signs from the parking lots off Michigan Avenue (or Holliston garage on 8/9), or go to the gardens on the east side of #40 on this map: http://www.caltech.edu/map/

“He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.”

The Cast

(in order of speaking)

Lady Britomart Undershaft (8/8, 8/16, 8/17)
Lynne McGrath

Lady Britomart Undershaft (8/9, 8/10, 8/15)
Kathryn Bikle

Stephen Undershaft
Mark Kozlowski

Mrs. Morrison
Carol Elaine Cyr

Barbara Undershaft
Giulia Pellegrino

Sarah Undershaft
Anna Stacy

Charles Lomax
Nathan Rollins

Adolphus Cusins
Jeremy Brouillet

Andrew Undershaft
K. Zachary Abbott

Rummy Mitchens
Cara King

Snobby Price (8/8, 8/9, 8/10)
Utkarsh Mital

Snobby Price (8/15, 8/16, 8/17)
Manan Arya

Jenny Hill
Larissa Charnsangavej

Peter Shirley
Trevor Roper

Bill Walker
Peter Lommen

Mrs. Baines
Regina Colombo

Elizabeth Terlinden

Production Crew

Todd Brun

Ann K Lindsey

Musical Direction
Gemma Mason

David Seal

Set Design
Elena Scire

Set Construction
Elena Scire, Zach Tobin,

Manan Arya, Carol Elaine Cyr

Set Painting
Anne Hyvarinen

Constance Panzarello

Uniform Design
Christine Kennedy

Costume Crew
Elizabeth Sun, Cara King

Lynne McGrath, Carol Elaine Cyr

Hair and Makeup
Penelope Chan, Julie Duong

Marissa Medina, Alyssa Medina

Aidan F. Brooks, Zach Tobin

Marty Gibbons

Sound Design
Gemma Mason, David Brun

Lighting and Sound Ops
David Seal, Zach Tobin

Zach Erickson

Production Stage Manager
Ashley Stroupe

Assistant Stage Manager
Gaselle Melendez

Cara King

Graphic Design
Utkarsh Mital

Manan Arya, Elena Scire

Dialect Coach
Cara King

Kelvin Bates, Carrie Ancker

Utkarsh Mital, Carrie Ancker

Production Assistance
Elizabeth Terlinden

Contact explicit@caltech.edu for more information.