Written BY George Bernard Shaw
Directed by R.N. Sandberg
This timeless comedy by George Bernard Shaw is a sharply funny commentary on class, gender, and what it means to be true to yourself. Speech professor Henry Higgins makes a bet that he can transform cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle from a low-class nobody to the toast of society at an upcoming garden party. He soon realizes, however, that this feat might not be so easily accomplished; Eliza has strong opinions of her own, and she is prepared to fight Henry every step of the way on her transformation from street urchin to sophisticated duchess. The inspiration for the musical My Fair Lady, the story of Pygmalion has captivated audiences for decades.
DATES AND TIMES
July 3, 4, 8-11, and 16-18 at 8pm; July 4-5, 11-12, and 18-19 at 2pm.
Pygmalion runs approximately 2 hours with one 15 minute intermission.
July 3: Join the cast in a post-show talkback with the director R.N. Sandberg, lecturer in theater and the Department of English.
July 10: Join the cast in a post-show talkback with Stacy Wolf, Professor of Theater.
July 17: Join the cast in a post-show talkback. Special guests TBD.
On July 4, after the 2 PM matinee, join us for some highly American fare after this highly British play with a reception sponsored by Hoagie Haven!