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A Pygmalion Kind of Saturday

Here's an interesting question for you. What do a pig, a male, and a lion have in common? (And no, it's not that they all like to eat).

Okay, so you're probably expecting me to come up with some creative answer to solve this complex riddle. Really, I've got nothing. I can't think of any connection other than the sound the words make when shoved together.

The 3 words become Pygmalion, a comedy by George Bernard Shaw. To many of my friends who are unfamiliar with the play, the name Pygmalion could be confusing. Don't let that throw you off. It's not about pigs! It's just like the musical My Fair Lady, but without the songs and definitely shorter. One thing I know for certain—the characters are charming, and the dialogue is hilarious!

I may seem biased because I happen to be in the play, but Mrs. Hannah La Joy Johnston's graduate speech recital Pygmalion has become an ingenious work of art over these past few weeks. As part of her graduate work, Mrs. Johnston had to direct, plan, and put together her own play, and anyone could audition to play one of the roles. It is worth your time to attend. Trust me.

If you desire to laugh your heart out, cry your eyes out, or simply relax your overworked mind, let a portion of your Saturday plans include enjoying Pygmalion. This delightful production will take place on the Crowne Centre Performance Stage on Saturday, October 26, 2013, at both 4:00 and 7:00 pm. Admission is free, and seats are limited. I can't wait to see you there.

The thoughts and opinions expressed in Life in the Nest are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Pensacola Christian College.
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