McNeese State University Theatre Bayou Players will present "Pygmalion" by George Bernard Shaw at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28-Oct. 1, with a 2 p.m. matinee Oct. 2 in the Shearman Fine Arts Theatre.
"Pygmalion" remains Shaw's most popular and most famous play, mostly through its film adaptation as "My Fair Lady." It tells the story of Henry Higgins, a professor of phonetics, who makes a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering that he can turn a Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, into a refined society lady merely by teaching her how to speak with an upper class accent and training her in etiquette. Eliza teaches Henry that being a lady is more than just speaking like one. This Shaw classic is a sharp lampoon of the rigid British class system of the day and a comment on women's independence, packaged as a romantic comedy.
Cast members include:
Eliza Doolittle - Jessa Theriot, New Orleans
Professor Henry Higgins - Cameron Scallan, Alexandria
Colonel Pickering - Jesse Merrill, Merryville
Alfred Doolittle - Patrick Kelly, Lake Charles
Mrs. Higgins/Partygoer - Wesley Saucier, Welsh
Mrs. Pearce / Hostess - Elise Hamilton, Lake Charles
Freddy/Greek Diplomat - William Lormand, Lake Charles
Miss Eynsford Hill - Suzanne Hieronymus, Welsh
Mrs. Eynsford Hill - Leigh Ward, Lake Charles
Bystander 1/Nepommuck - Jean-Luc Waddle - Sulphur
Bystander 2/2nd Footman/Constable - Ronnie Doyle, Singer
Sarcastic Bystander/1st Footman/Constable - Jonathon Richards, DeRidder
Taximan/Host - Chris Reeves, DeRidder
Bystander/Partygoer/Parlormaid - Kyla Standley, Lake Charles
Production staff includes:
Director- Joy Pace
Assistant Director - Carolyn Woosley
Scenic & Lighting Designer - Shannon Miller
Technical Director - Shannon Miller
Stage Manager - Kevin Delaney, Grand Lake
Property Mistress - Monica Mere, Lake Charles
Costumes & Make-Up - JaLisa Hicks, Jonesboro
Costumes - Sierra Jones, New Orleans
Master Electrician/Light Operator - Norman McKnight, Lake Charles
Sound Operator - Lindsey Mainer, Lake Charles
Ticket prices are $15 for adults, and $10 for McNeese faculty/staff and senior citizens, and free for McNeese students with a current ID. For tickets, call 337-475-5043.
Persons requesting accommodations in accordance with the ADA should contact the Office of the ADA Coordinator at least 72 hours before the event. Additional information is available from: the Office of the ADA Coordinator, Smith Hall, Room 127; Voice: (337) 475-5428; Fax: (337) 475-5960; TDD/TTY, Hearing Impaired: (337) 562-4227; or email@example.com.