“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.”
“★★★★ “DELIGHTFUL SHAW.
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.
Sharma, in an exquisitely dexterous performance … raw and vibrant, exultant and unignorable.
Director Eric Tucker has woven smart, relevant touches into his exceptionally performed, highly entertaining, must-see production of Shaw’s classic.
As always with Bedlam, this slimmed-down revival, in which six actors cover 10 speaking parts, is joltingly original.
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.
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.
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.
Photo by Ashley Garrett