Pygmalion

The first thing you need to know about the Alley Theatre’s production of Pygmalion is that it isn’t just a staged version of the popular Audrey Heburn/Rex Harrison film. No, this Pygmalion is much darker, exploring the rigid class divisions and earnest sexual politics of English society at the turn of the 20th century.

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Alley Theatre

615 Texas Ave.
Houston, TX 77002

Category: Theaters

Region: Downtown/ Midtown

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Alley Theatre resident company member Todd Waite appears as Henry Higgins, a phonetics professor who, on a whim, bets a friend he can take a lowly flower girl and change her into a refined young lady. Elizabeth Bunch is Eliza Doolittle, the young woman in question. With a thick Cockney accent and a guttersnipe upbringing, she resists Higgins at every turn. 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays. Through June 12. 615 Texas. For information, call 713-220-5700 or visit www.alleytheatre.org. $21 to $70.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: May 20. Continues through June 12, 2011

 
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