My Fair Lady, The Beloved Musical and Tony Award-Winning Classic
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In this modern masterwork -- critically praised as a unique mix of Oscar Wilde and Bertolt Brecht -- the great Irish writer George Bernard Shaw pits a military industrialist against his crusading daughter. She's a Salvation Army major; he's an arms manufacturer and whiskey distiller -- on certain issues, they could not disagree more. But when he begins donating money to her organization, matters come to a head as the characters grapple with questions of business, faith, family and philanthropy. After 16 years, A.C.T. brings Shaw back to the stage with this co-production with Theatre Calgary, one of A.C.T.'s favorite Canadian collaborators, featuring an international cast of Canadian and American actors. Learn More
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"How could I refuse the serious call of this musical?
"Our story is about the transformation of a human being through language, manners, mind, heart and dress; both Eliza Doolitte and Henry Higgins are transformed. It is the story of emancipation - not just about Eliza but also Higgins as he discovers his own humanity. Lerner and Loewe succeeded in maintaining the exquisite language, story and characters from Shaw's brilliant Pygmalion in creating this dynamic musical.
"The other story is about the class and the rigid social structures which confine us. In a world increasingly blown apart by the dynamics of the very rich and the very poor, this musical hits the sweet spot of our contemporary awareness of class. It asks the question: How does language define us? How do we judge others through their language, manners and dress? How does our own class, whether lower, middle, or upper, confine and define us?" --Molly Smith, director/artistic director
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