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Saturday, September 19, 2009

My Fair Lady Stage Play Review

Saturday, September 19, 2009 Posted by vernon go , , , ,
The Cebu Bloggers' Society and me went to watch this event at CAP Theater, Osmeña Boulevard, Cebu City. I actually watched this twice last September 12 and 19, 2009, it was that Good! It was a mixture of fun, happiness, sadness and anger, the actors were able to portray that in their performance. The main characters were very good, they were really funny and into their characters as well and what surprised me the most was the kissing scene!!! It was a first for me to be able to really watch a stage play and it was a great experience! See the synopsis below:


London, 1912. It is a blustery March evening outside Covent Garden, where flower girls are selling bouquets. Dapper young Freddy Eynsford-Hill accidentally bumps into Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower merchant, causing her flowers to fall into the mud. As she protests volubly, Professor Henry Higgins, a distinguished phonetician interested in all kinds of dialects, laments that of all nationalities, the English are the ones incapable of speaking their own language correctly. He tells Eliza that he and his newfound friend and fellow phonetician, Colonel Pickering can teach her to speak like a lady. Pickering and Higgins decide to turn this experiment into a bet; to see if they can pass Eliza off as a duchess.

The next day, Eliza appears at Higgins' home ready to learn, but her Cockney mannerisms and morals become so exasperating that Higgins nearly gives up. She, in turn, is driven to distraction by his thoughtless treatment and incessant instruction. Finally, however, she triumphantly learns correct pronunciation. As one of her lessons, Higgins takes Eliza to the Ascot Races and introduces her to society for the first time. She at once attracts the attentions of Freddy Eynsford-Hill, who follows her home, hoping to see her again. Finally, after months of hard work, she is ready for the big test, and is taken to a splendid ball. While there, she succeeds in brilliantly convincing all that she is a royal duchess.

After the ball, Higgins and Pickering congratulate each other on their technical work, completely forgetting Eliza. Hurt and angry, she rushes out of the house, and runs into Freddy. He professes his love, but she demands that he stop talking about it. When Higgins awakes in the morning he discovers that Eliza is gone, and muses on the frailties of women. Higgins is now haunted by reminders of the way she has changed his life. The musical ends with an encounter between Eliza and Higgins that suggests each has made a lasting impression on the other.

The next time there would be a stage play in cebu, I suggest you watch it and hopefully I can watch it too!!