BEDLAM PRESENTS GEORGE BERNARD SHAW’S PYGMALION DIRECTED BY ERIC TUCKER PREVIEWS BEGIN MARCH 12 OP


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BEDLAM (Eric Tucker, Artistic Director; Kimberly Pau Boston, Managing Director) announces their return to the work of George Bernard Shaw with their new production of PYGMALION, directed by Eric Tucker. Previews begin Monday, March 12, 2018 at The Sheen Center (18 Bleecker Street, New York, NY), opening Tuesday, March 27, 2018, for a limited 6 week run through Sunday, April 22, 2018.

Casting, design team and ticket on-sale for BEDLAM’s PYGMALION to be announced shortly.

"At this moment in time I'm extremely interested in exploring how power is negotiated through sexual politics in a gritty interpretation of Shaw's classic play,” said Director Eric Tucker.

George Bernard Shaw’s PYGMALION, based on the classical myth, plays on the complex issue of class in a social world. When Professor Henry Higgins comes across a poor and uneducated Cockney girl named Eliza Doolittle, Higgins makes a bet that he can take Eliza from the gutters of London and pass her off as a society lady. Higgins soon discovers that the task involves more than simply teaching her the right dialect in which to speak.

PYGMALION premiered on Broadway in 1914 at the Park Theatre and subsequently was revived on Broadway five times. In 1956, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe wrote My Fair Lady, a musical based on Shaw’s classic play.

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