"The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain," says Eliza Doolittle, rather loverly. Hooray, thinks phoneticist Henry Higgins, who's made a bet to transform Doolittle into a society lady -- from a cockney flower girl. But Higgins doesn't count on his "creation" having a mind of her own. George Bernard Shaw's most popular play, Pygmalion, is perhaps more widely known as the inspiration for the musical My Fair Lady. This witty tale from the master playwright both delighted and scandalized audiences in 1912, and this fresh interpretation at the Long Beach Playhouse remains a great battle-of-the-sexes and social-class comedy.