Synopsis: My Fair Lady is a beautiful musical based on George Bernard Shaw’s play, Pygmalion. Professor of linguistics and confirmed bachelor Henry Higgins makes a wager with his colleague Colonel Pickering that in six months he can pass off Eliza Doolittle, a poor flower girl as a duchess at an embassy ball. Through arduous training, day and night, Eliza learns to speak English “properly,” and transforms into a lady respected and admired by all. Eliza forms a bond with Colonel Pickering and most especially with Professor Higgins. However, she finds herself in a difficult position, now too refined to be accepted back into her old life and without means or desire to live as a lady of leisure. When Higgins completely fails to acknowledge Eliza’s role in her own transformation, she leaves his home. It is only then that Higgins realizes that he cares deeply for Eliza. The play ends ambiguously with Eliza’s return, yet it is beloved for being one of the cleverest and most romantic plays of all time.