Jacob Corsaro and Christina Garcia will star in "Spike Heels," which examines the importance of relationships. | Ian Billings/Courtesy photo

Madi Salvati

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Have you been feeling disconnected from those around you lately? Does the thought of putting effort into anything but re-watching all six seasons of “Lost” sound familiar? Do your roommates think you’ve gone missing because you’ve been holed up in the library studying for midterms?

It sounds like it’s time for a connection intervention. Put down your laptop and step away from Netflix. Free yourself from your sentence to the 24-hour study lounge.

After you’ve done so, check out the Cal Poly theatre and dance department’s latest production of “Spike Heels” by Theresa Rebeck.

How would seeing a modern production of George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion” help you get reconnected?

“Spike Heels” is about relationships, according to Spike Heels director and assistant professor Heidi Nees.

“There are four individuals trying to navigate and negotiate their relationships with each other,” Nees said.

This is easier said than done. In fact, it’s a balancing act.

“I really think that each of these characters is on a journey to find balance within themselves as well as with their relationships with one another,” Nees said.

Spike Heels is an adaptation to Shaw’s “Pygmalion,” but most audiences might know it from the other adaptation, “My Fair Lady.”

It will be showing at 8 p.m. on May 7 – 9 and May 14 – 16 in Alex and Faye Spanos Theatre.

Tickets can be purchased online at PolyTix or at the box office of the Performing Arts Center. Tickets for students, faculty, staff and seniors are $12 and general admission is $20.

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