For many Torontonians, a trip to the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake is an annual summer tradition. For the 2015 season, the Shaw Festival is performing Pygmalion, the play about the transformation of Miss Eliza Doolittle. Many readers will be familiar with the movie adaptation, My Fair Lady. (Our giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Alison Kwong, who won 2 tickets to any performance of Pygmalion at the Shaw Festival.)
In George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, Professor of Phonetics, Henry Higgins, makes a bet with a fellow linguist that he can teach flower girl Eliza Doolittle to speak refined English and pass her off in high society as a lady. Eliza, agrees to the experiment because she would like to learn to speak proper English in order to work in a flower shop. Eliza’s father intervenes, but only to wrest some money from Higgins. Shaw was notoriously scornful of Britain’s class system and a supporter of women’s independence, and in Pygmalion, his most popular play, Shaw challenges the notion of the perfect male artist creating the female subject according to his desires and he also asks whether women are indeed inferior to men.
The Shaw Festival’s Pygmalion, directed by Peter Linton, stars Harveen Sandhu as Eliza Doolittle and Patrick McManus as Henry Higgins. Pygmalion is performed at the Festival Theatre from May 31, 2015 to October 24, 2015. Recommended for ages 12 and up, Pygmalion runs for 2 hours and 25 minutes with one intermission.
Our giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Alison Kwong, who won 2 tickets to a performance of Pygmalion at the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
In order to be entered in our giveaway, participants must complete at least two of the following steps. Bonus entries for additional steps. Giveaway closes on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.
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I want to win this giveaway because I’ve never been to the Shaw Festival before. I love theatre and Pygmalion is one of my all-time favourites! Thanks for the opportunity!
I want to win this giveaway because I’ve always wanted to see a play and haven’t had a chance. Would be an amazing oppourtiny to do so. Thanks
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I have never been to the Shaw Festival. I have lived within 3 hours driving distance my entire life. Hook me in with free tickets and then I will be a life long patron.
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I want to win this giveaway because it would be an awesome date night!
My Wife and I love live theatre. We try to go to the Shaw Festival at least once every year. Seen My Fair Lady their already. Would love to see Pygmalion
I would love to see Pygmalion at the Shaw. One of my favourite stories.
I have never been to the Shaw and winning would be a great opportunity!
I want to win this because I’d love to take a trip with my Mom to Niagara-on-the-Lake to have lunch and see a show!
I want to win this giveaway because I would love to see a live version of Pygmalion!
I want to win this giveaway because I would love it if my musical-loving daughter could see this strong female performance. (And who wouldn’t like a trip to Shaw?)
I want to win this giveaway because I have never seen Pygmalion and I love live theatre.
I already like your Facebook page. Tweeted here: https://twitter.com/JubleeW/status/614614448884580353 I follow on instagram (@silverweave).
I want to win this giveaway because I had the chance to see a handful of shows last summer, including Peter Hinton’s Cabaret, and I know Pygmalion is not to be missed!
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