Goucher College's Department of Theatre Presents "Pygmalion"
Release date: November 19, 2010
Goucher College's Department of Theatre is presenting Pygmalion, an adaptation and senior independent project by Alison Anderson, on Friday, November 19, and Saturday, November 20, at 8 p.m. in Mildred Dunnock Theatre.
These performances are free and open to the public, but tickets must be reserved. Contact the Mildred Dunnock Box Office at 410-337-6512 to reserve a ticket or for more information.
George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion later became known as the musical My Fair Lady. This production of Pygmalion is an adaptation of Ovid's Metamorphoses and Shaw's Pygmalion. In Ovid's work, a man named Pygmalion constructs a mold of the ideal woman out of ivory and falls in love with her. Shaw's play is a reinterpretation of Ovid's myth in which Eliza Doolittle, a common girl with a Cockney accent, is transformed into a "ideal" woman who could pass as a duchess.
This adaptation asks to what extent does society mold and shape individuals to reflect its wishes, and how may an identity be established under such circumstances. What must an individual do to assert a sense of self-identity, purpose and value?
Goucher senior theatre major Dustin C. T. Morris directs Andersen's adaption of Pygmalion. In addition, the production has been written, produced, and designed by students, who also make up the entire cast.
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