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Classic Comedy in Queens: PYGMALION

  • Flushing Library 41-17 Main Street Flushing, NY 11355 United States (map)


by George Bernard Shaw

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Monday, December 3, 2018
5:30 p.m.
Flushing Library

41-17 Main Street

Our Classic Comedy in Queens reading series continues . . .

"You have no idea how frightfully interesting it is to take a human being and change her into a quite different human being…”


With all the parallels of a modern reality-show makeover, an impoverished flower seller is taken in hand by a linguistics professor. He attempts to change her accent and pass her off as the epitome of English society—for a wager. A sharp satire on class and women’s independence, Shaw’s century-old masterpiece presents an uproarious and poignant battle of wits between two of theatre’s most iconic characters.

Earlier Event: December 23