Pygmalion

By George Bernard Shaw
Directed by Shawn Douglass
November 23, 2016 – January 8, 2017

Language lovers rejoice for Shaw’s most enduring and endearing critique of high society at the turn of the century. When Eliza Doolittle volunteers as the subject for Henry Higgins’ exciting social experiment, the optimistic flower girl opens the door to a world more fierce and complex than the dirty London streets. Filled with wit and wordplay, Pygmalion explores what defines who we are and who we might become.

Cast

Annabel Armour
David Darlow
Nick Sandys
Kelsey Brennan
Peter A. Davis
Kyle Curry
Jane deLaubenfels
Sean Foer
Eliza Helm
Laurie Larson
Brian McKnight
Joanna Riopelle
Vahishta Vafadari.

 

Reviews

“Verbally sparkling, provocative, touching and hilarious as ever.”
– Chicago Sun-Times

“The Shavian byplay sparkles, crackles and matters.”
– Stage and Cinema

“This production shakes off some of the dust of history, taking great and obvious pleasure in the delights of dialect and language.”
– Newcity Stage

“Delectable wordplay and terrific performances.”
– Le Bon Travel & Culture

“From casting to pacing to interpretation director Shawn Douglass gives a gratifying evening of lingual gymnastics and generous guffaws.”
– PerformInk

“A brilliant piece of theater.”
– Third Coast Review

 

Field Guide to Pygmalion

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