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Friday, Oct. 29, 2004


From the streets to high society

The International Theatre Company London will present George Bernard Shaw's classic comedy, "Pygmalion," in Kobe, Kyoto, Himeji and Tokyo this November.

Peter Joucla will direct the play, on which the movie "My Fair Lady" was based. A story about power and love, it depicts the transformation of a common flower girl into a lady of society and her often funny and touching conflicts with language and class.

The performance schedule is:

Kobe, Nov. 8, 7 p.m., Canadian Academy, (078) 857-0100. Adults 3 yen,000/ students 1,000 yen.

Kyoto, Nov. 9, 6:30 p.m., Kyoto Kyoiku Bunka Kaikan (3 mins from Keihan Marutamachi Station), (075) 771-4221. Adults 5 yen,000/ students 2,500 yen.

Himeji, Nov. 12, 6 p.m., Eagle Himeji 3F, I-messae Hall. Organized by Himeji Dokkyo University, (079) 223-2221. Adults 1 yen,000/ students 500 yen.

Tokyo, Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m., Musashino Kokaido Hall (3 mins from Kichijoji Station, South Exit), (042) 246-5121; Nov. 18, 6:30 p.m., Seiryo Kaikan Hall, (03) 3581-5650. Adults 5 yen,000/ students 2,500 yen.

Advance tickets are available from Ticket Pia for Tokyo and Kyoto performances. For more information, call (03) 5469-2869 or (03) 5469-2841, fax (03) 5469-2870 or visit www.stageplay.jp

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