Written by George Bernard Shaw
Directed by Elizabeth van den Berg
Based on classical myth, this classic comedy of manners tells the story of wily Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle and her transformation into a "proper lady" at the hands of snobbish speech professor Henry Higgins. On a bet, Higgins takes Eliza in off the street and attempts to pass her off as a member of the upper class at a garden party. The end result produces a very ladylike Eliza, one with plans and feelings of her own. Shaw's comedy is as sharp and insightful today as it was when it first premiered in 1912.
October 2-5 at 7:30 p.m. In WMC Alumni Hall.
Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors, students, and the McDaniel College community.
Directed by Ron Miller
Playback is a form of improvisational theatre, created through the unique collaboration of performers and audience. An audience member tells a personal story, chooses actors to play the roles, then watches as the story is recreated as theatre. Playback theatre aspires to create a space where every voice might be heart and any story--ordinary or extraordinary--performed and witnessed. Playback performance requires spontaneity, sensitivity and skills in theatrical improvisation. Performers are members of a class in playback theatre in the Interactive Theatre focus area of the Theatre Arts Department at McDaniel College. Ron Miller teaches the class and directs the performance.
November 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. In WMC Alumni Hall.
The performances are free and open to the public.