This timeless comedy by George Bernard Shaw is a sharply funny commentary on class, gender, and what it means to be true to yourself. 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. The inspiration for the musical My Fair Lady, the story of Pygmalion has captivated audiences for decades.
July 3, 4, 8-11, and 16-18 at 8pm; July 4-5, 11-12, and 18-19 at 2pm. $22-$27.50. Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University. P.O. Box 183, Princeton, NJ, 08542. 1-(732) 997-0205. www.princetonsummertheater.org