PRESS

Capper, Lewis, Sharma, Tucker, Gore

PYGMALION

“When Bedlam slices to the core of a classic text with wit and verve and a show-off’s delight, it’s doing what the company does best… lots of Bedlamite fun throughout.”

Alexis Soloski, The New York Times

“★★★★ “DELIGHTFUL SHAW.

David Finkle, New York Stage Review

A hundred and five years after its première, George Bernard Shaw’s play remains a triumph, eliciting gasps and guffaws, thanks to this production by the experimental Bedlam company.

Ken Marks, The New Yorker

Sharma, in an exquisitely dexterous performance … raw and vibrant, exultant and unignorable.

Laura Collins-Hughes, The Village Voice

Director Eric Tucker has woven smart, relevant touches into his exceptionally performed, highly entertaining, must-see production of Shaw’s classic.

Pete Hempstead, Theatermania

As always with Bedlam, this slimmed-down revival, in which six actors cover 10 speaking parts, is joltingly original.

Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal

Brilliant! … The drama is beautifully brought to life with great ingenuity by Director and Performer Eric Tucker. It is great acting and directorial vision that make Bedlam’s zesty production of Pygmalion such a success.

Marcina Zaccaria, Theater Pizzazz

Bedlam’s very unique vision makes a trip to the beautiful Sheen Center imperative for anyone who appreciates an audacious yet respectful adaptation of a classic.

Elyse Sommer, Curtain Up

The entire Bedlam cast is, as usual, superb. But two cast members are especially inspired hires — Vaishnavi Sharma as Eliza Doolittle and Rajesh Bose as her father Alfred P. Doolittle. The inclusion of performers of Indian descent adds the issue of race (and colonialism and immigration) to the textual ones of class and gender.

Jonathan Mandell, DC Theatre Scene

 

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