PYGMALION

July 1727
By George Bernard Shaw
Directed by Nicholas Martin


"You have no idea how frightfully interesting it is to take a human being and change her into a quite different human being."
 With all the parallels of a modern reality-show makeover, an impoverished flower seller is taken in hand by a linguistics professor who attempts to change her accent and pass her off as the epitome of English society.  For a wager.  A sharp satire on class and women's independence, Shaw's century-old masterpiece presents an uproarious and poignant battle of wits between two of theatre's most iconic characters.

Sponsored by Valerie and George Kennedy

Cast

Maureen Anderman
Patricia Conolly
Robert Sean Leonard
Heather Lind
Caitlin O'Connell
Don Lee Sparks
Paxton Whitehead

 

SCHEDULE
Wed | July 17 | 7:30 PM [Preview]
Thu | July 18 | 2:00 PM
Thu | July 18 | 7:30 PM [Opening Night]
Fri | July 19 | 8:00 PM [Family]
Sat | July 20 | 3:30 PM
Sat | July 20 | 8:00 PM
Sun | July 21 | 2:00 PM
Tue | July 23 | 7:30 PM [Talkback]
Wed | July 24 | 2:00 PM
Wed | July 24 | 7:30 PM
Thu | July 25 | 2:00 PM
Thu | July 25 | 7:30 PM
Fri | July 26 | 8:00 PM [Family]
Sat | July 27 | 3:30 PM
Sat | July 27 | 8:00 PM

 

 

Cast

Scene Design | Alexander Dodge
Costume Design | Gabriel Berry & Andrea Hood
Lighting Design | Philip Rosenberg
Sound Design | Drew Levy
Original Music | Mark Bennett

 

Press and Media

"Shaw's witty words are music enough in Nicholas Martin's beguiling production of 'Pygmalion'" | THE BOSTON GLOBE

"'Pygmalion' a triumph in Williamstown...the cast is a true ensemble, a collection of pros finding humor, insight and social commentary in a classic play." | ALBANY TIMES UNION

"Heather Lind...made the role her own...Her subtle and delicious comic chops are that good, especially when contrasted with the controlled Robert Sean Leonard as the clueless, misogynistic Professor Henry Higgins." | BOSTON BROADWAY WORLD

"A case study in how an accomplished director -- former Huntington Theater director Nicholas Martin -- weaves every part of his team into a seamless whole...an extraordinary evening of theater." | ARTS FUSE

"Brilliantly fresh and tantalizing production...by hook or by crook, it must be seen...it will give you a buzz that will last for days." | RURAL INTELLIGENCE