SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – The George Bernard Shaw classic Pygmalion comes alive for three weekends starting December 2nd.
Pygmalion was the basis for the musical My Fair Lady. In 1912 London, professor of phonetics Henry Higgins makes a bet that he can train a bedraggled Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, to pass for a duchess at an ambassador’s garden party by teaching her to assume a veneer of gentility, the most important element of which, he believes, is impeccable speech. The play is a sharp lampoon of the rigid British class system of the day and a commentary on women’s independence. Professor Higgins tutors the very Cockney Eliza Doolittle, not only in the refinement of speech, but also in the refinement of her manner. When the end result produces a very ladylike Miss Doolittle, the lessons learned become much more far reaching.
Pygmalion opens Friday, December 2, 2016, and run Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. through December 18, 2016. All performances are at the Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Road in Savannah. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $20 for seniors, students, and active military. The opening night audience is treated to an after-performance reception catered by Joe’s Homemade Café, Catering & Bakery.
For ticket reservations, call The Collective Face Theatre Ensemble at 912-232-0018. For additional information, visit the company’s website, collectiveface.org, and its Facebook page, The Collective Face Theatre Ensemble.