Darlington School: Darlington Players to present "My Fair Lady" in downtown Rome, Feb. 25-27 
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Darlington Players to present “My Fair Lady” in downtown Rome, Feb. 25-27

February 23, 2022 | 1990 views

Following a hiatus of the annual winter musical due to the pandemic, Darlington's fine arts department and The Darlington Players will present "My Fair Lady" Feb. 25-27 at the Rome City Auditorium. Showtime is 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Showtime for the Sunday matinee is 2 p.m.

The musical follows Eliza Doolittle, a poor Cockney flower girl, as she works with Professor Henry Higgins on her speech to pass as a proper lady in English society in the early 20th Century. 

"The cast is thrilled to be preparing for another live production at the beautiful Rome City Auditorium!" said Shelley Daniel, theater director. "It has been two years since we performed 'Shrek' in the space, and this will be our first indoor show since then. We are grateful for the opportunity."

This production features 30 Upper School students contributing as actors, crew, student staff and musicians. Seniors Kathryn Davidson and Grayson Davis are playing the lead roles of Eliza Doolittle and Professor Henry Higgins, respectively. The script offers a variety of roles, and most members of the ensemble are playing three to six different characters. Sixteen actors will be transforming between each scene, stepping into 45 different roles, physicalities and personalities, as well as over 95 costumes and three different accents throughout the show. 

"I am most proud of the songs that involve our entire company," said Davidson. "The harmonies in this show can be challenging to learn when the melodies are so familiar to us, but when we finish learning a song, it is so exciting to hear the parts fit so beautifully together"

Other faculty members working on the production include Alex Johnson, choral director; Damon Harvey, band teacher; and Kim Tunnell, director of fine arts. 

Ticket reservations were made available to the Darlington Community earlier this week, and are now available to the general public. Reserved tickets are $15 and general admission tickets are $10. COVID-19 protocols will be outlined during the ticketing process. 

Purchase tickets to the show of your choosing on Eventbrite by visiting the links below:

>> Friday, Feb 25 at 6 p.m.

>> Saturday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m.

>> Sunday, Feb. 27 at 2 p.m.


Company List:

Kathryn Davidson ('22)....Eliza Doolittle

Grayson Davis ('22)....Henry Higgins

Ben Scarbrough ('22)....Colonel Hugh Pickering

Grace Ann Lundy ('22)....Mrs. Pearce, Mrs. Hopkins, Lady Boxington

Parker Scott ('23)....Alfred P. Doolittle, Lord Boxington, Footman

J.R. Johnson ('24)....Freddy Einsford-Hill, Jamie, Zoltan Karpathy, Footman

Janet Scott-Crossland ('22)....Mrs. Higgins, Peasant Woman

Claire Smith ('23)....George, Constable, Charles, Embassy Footman

Orafiri Koko ('24)....Mrs. Einsford-Hill, Peasant Woman, Maid, Servant for Mrs. Higgins

Oliver Liu ('24)....Sir Reginald Tarrington, Peasant Man, Butler

Emma Chen ('24)....Dr. Themistocles Stephanos, Peasant Man, Society Lady, Footman

Kathryn Wilson ('24)....Society Lady, Peasant Man, Maid, Peasant Woman, Queen

Maggie Redding ('25)....Harry, Lady Tarrington, Maid

Julia Beauchamp ('25)....Lady Stephanos, Peasant Woman, Maid

Mary Kebede ('23)....Society Lady, Peasant Woman, Crew

Caroline Warden ('23)....Society Lady, Peasant Woman, Crew

Taylor Zhang ('24)....Assistant Director

Cindy Zhou ('23)....Stage Manager, Poster Art Designer

Wesley Inman ('23)....Crew

Kimberly Johnston ('24)....Crew

Xiya Burton ('24)....Crew

Daniella Argamasilla ('25)....Crew

Ziyi Yang ('22)....Pit Musician

Ruby Zhang ('22)....Pit Musician

Doris Kang ('22)....Pit Musician

William Wang ('23)....Pit Musician

Sara Botwinik ('23)....Pit Musician 

Annie Yang ('24)....Pit Musician 

Chloe Zhao ('24)....Pit Musician