Pygmalion: Bernard Shaw Classic That Inspired My Fair Lady
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The last date listed for Pygmalion was Sunday August 28, 2011 / 2:00pm.
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Oscar Wilde was a writer with brilliance to burn, but even he never surpassed The Importance of Being Earnest, perhaps the wittiest, cleverest and looniest play to ever grace the stage. Called a "trivial comedy for serious people," Wilde's masterpiece finds two young bachelors, Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff, taking on the same "Ernest" alias in hopes of wooing their ladies. The scheme, of course, goes comically awry. The formidable Lady Bracknell is then brought in to help sort things out. Revived numerous times on Broadway -- most recently in 2011 -- Earnest was also adapted into a 2002 film with Oscar winners Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth. Now Victor Pappas, the world-renowned director, helms an exciting new production for the Seattle Shakespeare Company. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Wendy WooleryRed Velvet
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Shaw is one of my favorite playwrights, and Pygmalion is one of my favorite plays. We were very excited at the prospect of seeing the production, and we were not one bit disappointed. The cast was marvellous. Their accents were impeccable, and their command of Shaw's wordy language was fabulous. The one piece of staging with which I disagreed was that of the first appearance of Alfred Doolittle. I thought he was constantly speaking upstage and therefore difficult to understand. His second appearance was much better blocked. A thoroughly delightful experience of a very well-produced play!
Following Sound Theatre Company’s critically acclaimed productions of The Belle of Amherst, Top Girls, and Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida among others, Pygmalion builds on STC’s tradition of presenting plays which center on the role of language in our lives.
Company members Frank Lawler as Henry Higgins and Carolyn Marie Monroe as Eliza Doolittle lead a cast of Seattle actors: Bill Higham, Daniel Guttenberg, Daniel Stoltenberg, Chris Hille, Lee Ann Hittenberg, Lindsay Lucas Arnold, Judy Sanders, Gianni Truzzi, and Kelsey Hamilton.