Geoge Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion" to be Performed at FDU in November
Madison, NJ – October 27, 2005 – George Bernard Shaw’s classic comedy, “Pygmalion” will be staged in Dreyfuss Theater, College at Florham Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University during the week of November 14. Evening performances will be held on Wednesday, November 16 through Saturday, November 19 at 8 p.m. There will be a Sunday matinee on November 20 at 2:30 p.m. General admission is $10; $5 for students. Tickets will be sold at the door prior to the performance.
A special matinee for high school classes will be held on Friday, November 18, at 11 a.m. Arrangements for high school classes to attend my be made by calling Stephen Hollis or the director, Rob Barron, at 973-443-8467, as space is limited.
In this comedy, G.B. Shaw uses the interaction between speech expert Professor Henry Higgins and a common flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, to satirize the class distinctions of the late 1800s. This witty comedy was about social class and behavioral relationships between men and women. Eliza learns how to pass for royalty and Henry learns about life and love.
Shaw received an Academy Award for Best Screenplay for the 1938 film version of “Pygmalion.” Revived as the immensely popular Broadway musical, “My Fair Lady” in 1956, the film version followed in 1964.
The production is sponsored by FDU’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts. For more information or directions, call 973-443-8661.