Since My Fair Lady is based on a play by iconoclastic writer George Bernard Shaw and carries forward some of his cerebration as well as his story line, it’s not likely to take a very romantic stance.
Yes, boy meets girl, but in an unusual way. And whether boy and girl get together at the end is left to interpretation. If yes, it won’t be in any conventionally romantic way.
Outside of Covent Garden Opera House on an evening in March, linguists Henry Higgins (Michael Shawn Starks) and Hugh Pickering (Dennis Murphy) get into a bit of bother with a Cockney flower seller named Eliza Doolittle (Helen Anneliesa Raymond). Her accent is so thick she’s barely understandable. Ignoring her as a woman with feelings and perceiving her purely as an experiment to be pursued, they settle on a wager: Higgins can, he vows, transform Eliza into a woman he can pass off as a lady of society simply by teaching her to speak proper English.
Wednesday-Sunday through Sept. 27. Tickets are $16-$17.