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.
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