FWA’s special holiday celebration for our High School of Economics and Finance and Baruch College mentees was a huge success! The Mentor-Mentee Celebration, which kicks off the holiday season at FWA, began with a luncheon at John Jay College and was followed by a lively stage performance of Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady at Lincoln Center.
The Luncheon provided an excellent opportunity for the high school mentees to engage with the college mentees and gave all of the mentees a chance to meet and converse with other FWA mentors. The food was delicious and the hot chocolate station was a big hit. After lunch we walked over to Lincoln Center, taking a moment for some selfies in front of the world famous Lincoln Center fountain and the flower “My Fair Lady” backdrop. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the revival of My Fair Lady, which brought a modern feminist twist to the classic story based on George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion.
The show tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a “proper lady.” Along with the classic songs, beautiful costumes, impressive set design and staging, the play tackled subjects as relevant a hundred years ago as they are today – social inequalities, class and wealth disparities, and gender dynamics in society.
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