"Pygmalion" Comes to
MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Feb. 12- 21
N.J. - Pierrot Productions brings George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion"
to life with a new spin at Mercer County Community College's Kelsey
Theatre. This brilliant commentary on social class and middle class
morality will be presented Fridays, Feb. 12 and 19 at 8 p.m., Saturdays,
Feb. 13 and 20 at 8 p.m., and Sundays, Feb. 14 and 21 at 2 p.m.
Kelsey Theatre is located on Mercer's West Windsor campus, 1200
Old Trenton Road. A reception with the cast and crew follows the
opening night performance on Feb. 12.
in 1912 and
originally set in London at the turn of 20th century, the story
is adapted to New York City in modern times. In the new version,
Eliza Doolittle is an uneducated New York street girl who is transformed
into a lady of society.
standing, from left, Scott Fishman, Derek Capre, Lee Benson, Elliott
Wallace, and Lonnie McCullough; sitting, from left, Samantha Otto,
Eve Connolly, and Sabrina Blackburn; center: Alycia Bauch-Cantor.
Not pictured: Laurie Hardy, Kitty Getlik, Becky Peterson and Dean
her miraculous makeover is Professor Henry Higgins, who, on a bet with
his friend Pickering, becomes her tutor. While teaching her proper diction
and manners, he learns much about himself - about tolerance, patience,
and, especially surprising, love. The contemporary play retains the original's
enduring themes of personal identity, class consciousness and gender roles.
addition to the award-winning stage version of Pygmalion, a 1938 film
version won Shaw an Academy Award for Best Screenplay. In 1956 the musical
adaptation, "My Fair Lady," was first performed on Broadway,
followed by the immensely popular film musical starring Audrey Hepburn
and Rex Harrison in 1964.
The cast features Lonnie McCullough as Higgins, Alycia Bauch-Cantor as
Eliza, Scott Fishman as Pickering, Laurie Hardy as Mrs. Higgins, Lee Benson
as Doolittle, Kitty Getlik as Mrs. Pearce, Derek Capre as Freddie, Sabrina
Blackburn as Clara, and Eve Connolly as Mrs. Eynsford-Hill. Ensemble members
include Samantha Otto, Becky Peterson, Dean Proctor, and Elliott Wallace.
The show is directed by Ruth Markoe of Lawrenceville. Pete LaBriola of
Pennington serves as designer, Ginny McGowen of Philadelphia, Pa., is
stage manager, and Bernard McGowen of Philadelphia, Pa., is lighting director.
Productions will return to Kelsey Theatre for a production of the musical,
"My Fair Lady," from May 7-16.
are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $10 for students and children.
Free parking is available next to the theater. Tickets may be purchased
online or by
calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair
accessible. For a complete listing of adult and children's events, visit
the Kelsey website or call the box office for a brochure.
For more on events at Kelsey Theatre visit:
Visual and Performing Arts Workshops
Return to Current News