December 17, 2007

Professor of phonetics, Henry Higgins, makes a bet that he can train a bedraggled Cockney flower girl, Eliza Dolittle, to pass for a duchess at an ambassador’s garden party by teaching her to assume a veneer of gentility, the most important element of which, he believes, is impeccable speech. This play is a sharp lampoon of the rigid British class system of the day and a comment on women’s independ, packaged as a romantic comedy.

Written by George Bernard Shaw in 1912.


Mrs. Eynsford-Hill – Ms. Jennifer Smith
Clara Eynsford-Hill – Ms. Liz Morton
Bystander, Footman – Mr. Allen McCullough
Freddy Eynsford-Hill – Mr. Matt Cavenaugh
Eliza Doolittle – Ms. Hannah Cabell
Colonel Pickering – Mr. Daniel Jenkins
Henry Higgins – Mr. David Staller
Mrs. Pearce – Ms. Beth Fowler
Alfred Doolittle – Mr. Brian Murray
Mrs. Higgins – Ms. Marian Seldes
Narrator – Mr. Michael Riedel

This the first PROJECT SHAW reading in which producer and director David Staller appeared!

Evening hosted by Mr. David Cote of TIME OUT NY

Produced and directed by Mr. David Staller

The Cast of Pygmalion