On the Aurora Fox Mainstage
February 23-March 12, 2017
Written by George Bernard Shaw
Directed by Melody Duggan
One of George Bernard Shaw’s best known plays, Pygmalion is a wonderfully witty reworking of the classic Greek myth of Pygmalion and Galatea.
Inspiring the familiar musical, My Fair Lady, this story finds a bedraggled cockney flower girl struggling with the language of love, power, and identity. Shaw was one of the earliest and most vocal critics of classism and misogyny. So, in this story, Eliza Doolittle truly achieves what Henry Higgins, with his clueless bullying and inveterate old bachelordom has set her up for—independence!
This enduring and endearing play winds up as a fabulous pas de deux for two equals.
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Sensory Friendly Performance
Friday, March 3 is a sensory friendly performance for patrons with autism and sensory processing disorders and include accommodations such as:
- Lower sound level, especially for startling or loud sounds
- Lights remain on at a low level in the theater during the performance
- A reduction of strobe lighting or lighting focused on the audience
- Patrons are free to talk and leave their seats during the performance
- Designated quiet areas within the theater
- Space throughout the theater for standing and movement
- Limited crowds and visitors at the theatre during the day and timing of the performance
- Phamaly staff and volunteers trained to be inviting and accommodating to families’ needs
Phamaly thanks the Autism Society of Colorado for their valuable Sensory Friendly guidance, training, and partnership. If you have special requests for attending this performance, please contact Paul Behrhorst at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Audio description is available on March 5 and is also available on-demand for any performance date with 72 hours advance notice. Email email@example.com to arrange.