The Philadelphia Inquirer (philly.com), Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Story by Howard Shapiro chronicles the opening night of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's "My Fair Lady" production on Friday, July 21. Although Shapiro gives the play a positive review, the real story is what happened shortly after intermission, when the power in the theater went out during a thunderstorm and the production became a whole-house affair. Although the only light working in the house was the ceiling light from a backup generator, the cast finished the play but without set changes, thanks to the stagehands and members of the audience holding flashlights and the musical director playing the rehearsal piano onstage. The performance was "beautifully surreal."
Note: Additional reviews in The Morning Call and The Press.
Press Release: They did it: A "Fair Lady" even in foul storm | Posted on: 7/25/2006
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