The generally enjoyable Bedlam production of Pygmalion doesn’t quite settle for the glucose bait.
George Bernard Shaw’s The Man of Destiny could be an evening of delight with a frisson of cerebral exercise.
The ethical deliberations and the professional backbiting and banter of the doctors fare well in the skilled hands of the director and cast.
The staging is a brash translation of Shaw’s early twentieth-century delicacy into twenty-first century Yankee sensibilities.
Simplicity is the key to director Scott Edmiston’s passionate vision for this musical.
The virtuoso approach of Bedlam’s Saint Joan, its unpretentious immediacy, makes this production an exuberant Shavian history lesson that should not to be missed.
The quality of this production of Major Barbara and the seriousness which with the Shaw Festival addresses every aspect of theater makes the long trip from Boston to Niagara-on- the-Lake well worth the while.
Surely the lesson of “Pygmalion” is that Eliza should never look back. She doesn’t need to.
This production of “Pygmalion” is also a case study in how an accomplished director –- former Huntington Theatre Company director Nicholas Martin – weaves every part of his team into a seamless whole.
The Williamstown Theatre Festival production of G.B. Shaw’s 100-year-old classic, “Pygmalion” – which only plays nine more performances – delivers an evening of superb theater on all levels.