Gainesville Theatre Alliance’s Season Continues with Pygmalion

(JAN 17, 2023—GAINESVILLE, GA) Gainesville Theatre Alliance continues its 2022-23 season with George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, February 10-18 at Brenau University’s Hosch Theatre.

Shaw’s Nobel Prize-winning dramatization of a Cockney flower girl’s metamorphosis into a lady is both a fantasy and a platform for his views on social class, money, and women’s independence. This classic comedic play inspired the musical My Fair Lady. Pygmalion skillfully blends social satire, philosophical wit, a heated battle of the sexes, and what is perhaps the greatest platonic love story ever committed to paper.

The play is special to director and University of North Georgia Professor of Theatre Elisa Carlson, who specializes in speech and dialects. “The character of Henry Higgins was based primarily on the dialectician Henry Sweet, who taught William Tilly, who taught Edith Skinner, who taught Susan Sweeney, who taught me,” she said. Carlson says audiences will enjoy “the sparkling wit, wisdom, and foolishness of characters so many people know and love, along with the big party scene with couples waltzing in fabulous clothes.”

For tickets or more information, visit or call the GTA Box Office at 678-717-3624.