Amelia Musical Playhouse presents My Fair Lady, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, from June 9th to the 25th, with a Sunday matinee on June 19, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. Directed by Geoffrey King, this play is based on Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw.
This “rags to riches” story is a tale about Eliza Doolittle, the central character, who is discovered by her subsequent mentor, Professor Henry Higgins, whilst plying her trade as a cockney flower seller in Covent Garden. By chance, a Colonel Pickering who, like Higgins is an expert on voices, dialects, accents and so on is also present at the time. Higgins wagers Pickering that he can turn Eliza into “a lady” simply by altering her speech & dressing her accordingly. Higgins’ intentions are questioned by both his housekeeper and by Eliza’s father, Alfred P. Doolittle a somewhat uncouth dustman (garbage collector).
Fast forward several months and Higgins’ training is put to the test — first at the Ascot horse race event and subsequently at a grand ball. Eliza passes both tests (just about) and for Higgins that means, “job done.” Meanwhile, Eliza has become the object of the affections of a rather naïve and simple “gentleman” (Freddy) who worships her. Meanwhile, partly thanks to Higgins, Doolittle has become the recipient of a large inheritance and has “moved up” in the world.
So, what is to become of this newly minted “lady?” Will she stay with Higgins in a platonic relationship or fall into the arms of Freddy?
$20 general admission, $15 students
In Person: Stop by AMP Monday-Thursday 8:30am-12:00pm/5:00pm-8:30pm
By Phone: Call (904) 277-3455
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