Princeton Summer Theater Continues with “Pygmalion”

Pygmalion, the second show of Princeton Summer Theater’s (PST) 2015 season, runs through July 19 at the Hamilton Murray Theater on Princeton University’s Campus. This timeless comedy by George Bernard Shaw is a sharply funny commentary on class, gender, and what it means to be true to yourself. This production is adapted and directed by Princeton lecturer in Theater and English, R. N. Sandberg.

The show highlights the battle of wits and wills between Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle. Speech professor Henry Higgins makes a bet that he can transform cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle from a low-class nobody to the toast of society at an upcoming garden party. He soon realizes, however, that this feat might not be so easily accomplished; Eliza has strong opinions of her own, and she is prepared to fight Henry every step of the way on her transformation from street urchin to sophisticated duchess.

Pygmalion features Jake Robertson as Henry Higgins and Princeton Summer Theater company member Bits Sola as Eliza Doolittle. The cast also includes Ross Barron (Pickering), Maeve Brady (Mrs. Higgins), Sarah Cuneo (Mrs. Eynsford Hill) Caroline Hertz (Mrs. Pearce/Miss Eynsford Hill), Kanoa Mulling (Freddy Eynsford Hill), and Evan Thompson (Mr. Doolittle).

Tickets are $27.50 for general admission and $22 for students and matinees.

To pre-order tickets, visit www.princetonsummertheater.org or call the PST box office at (732) 997-0205.