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Review: ‘Pygmalion’ falls short in uneven Pasadena Playhouse revival
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His characters embody divergent ideological positions and, regardless of the legitimacy of their views, can advocate for themselves with giddy conviction and an eloquence that can run circles around the rest of us tongue-tied mortals. The period is kept vaguely Victorian, with stiff and formal and not particularly eye-catching costumes by Leah Piehl and drawing room accouterments such as a writing desk, an ottoman and a collection of impressively arrayed books establishing the elevated social milieu. But creating a novel visual life for the production seems to have taken precedence over the acting. It was difficult to recover from the poorly staged first act.