PIGmalion

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Samuel French, Inc., 2010 - Drama - 82 pages
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Dramatic Comedy / 9m, 8f (cross casting and double casting possible) Inspired by Pygmalion, Shaw's classic drawing room tale of language and class division, and its musical incarnation, My Fair Lady, the play tells the story of one Eliza Doolittle-the daughter of a hardscrabble Mississippi pig farmer-who sells homemade pork rinds at the Tri-Counties Fair and Livestock Show, and dreams of someday working as a waitress at "one of those nice downtown barbecue restaurants where all the tourists go." With the support of her best friend, a sassy Transgender firecracker named Miss Tiffany Box, patroness Ida Hill and her daughter Clara; and with Ida's instantly enamored son Freddy nipping romantically at Eliza's heels, Delta-drawlin' Eliza engages the services of a "Kudzu-league" college prof named Henry Higgins to take the country out of her speech and give her some semblance of class. Devotees of Shaw's original will delight in the transplantation of Eliza and Professor Higgins and his colleague Pickering to the American South. But this gentle, warm-hearted comedy gives us something else as well, a question for which everyone in the play must find the answer: how do we reconcile the way we present ourselves on the outside with who we truly are on the inside?
 

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Oh my gosh. I've never read this book before, or seen the play. Truthfully, I don't even know what the plot of the story is. All, I know, is that I love Alison Malee. She's such an amazing actress that I know this play is wonderful. I love her so much. Alison, if you see this please call me at (570)447-7083! :))) 

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Hello, My name is Alison Malee. I was the original Clara Hill. This play is a wonder to work on, and it is purely comedic genius. I strongly suggest you read it.

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
5
Section 3
7
Section 4
49
Section 5
86
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Mark Dunn is the author of more than twenty-five full-length plays. "Belles" and "Five Tellers Dancing in the Rain "have together received over 150 productions throughout the world, and Dunn has been the recipient of several national playwriting awards. He is currently playwright-in-residence with the New Jersey Repertory Company and the Community Theatre League in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Originally from Memphis, he now lives in Greenwich Village with his wife, Mary. Ella Minnow Pea is his first novel.

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