by George Bernard Shaw

Abridged and Adapted by Steve Cleberg

A CWP Black Box Production

August 2nd - 11th, 2024

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m.

In the original 1912 play that inspired the beloved musical My Fair Lady, Henry Higgins, a professor of phonetics, is so confident that he can train anyone to speak perfect English that he makes a bet with his associate Colonel Pickering that he will train a poor Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, to pass for a duchess.

Higgins first encounters Eliza in Covent Garden. Later she shows up at his door and he reluctantly takes her in. While he has some initial success polishing her speech, the tone of her conversation is still coarse. This does not stop the young, dashing Freddy Eynsford-Hill from finding her alluring when he first meets her at one of Higgins’s mother’s genteel ‘at-homes’.

Mrs Higgins is concerned about the effect her son’s bet will have on Eliza, but he dismisses her worries. Having passed for a woman of wealth and high status with great success at a society ball, Eliza becomes frustrated and upset at the way she has been treated and the uncertainty of her future.

Will Professor Higgins finally see Eliza as more than a test subject? Will Eliza find the answer to the question "what's to become of me?"

Presented with the support of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County and the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners.


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Fri, Aug 2nd, 2024 at 8:00 pm
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Sat, Aug 10th, 2024 at 8:00 pm
Sun, Aug 11th, 2024 at 2:00 pm

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General Admission: $18.00 each

Ticket prices increase by $2 per ticket 24 hours prior to each performance or when a performance date is in high demand, whichever comes first.

Subject to availability, tickets may be purchased at the door. A convenience surcharge of an additional $2 will apply to all tickets purchased at the door.


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Rush tickets will be available for each Carrollwood Players production where tickets are still available 10 minutes before the performance starts. Rush prices are 50% off the normal ticket price.

Eligible patrons who desire Rush Tickets will be placed on a list in the order they arrive at the theater. The list will not be started until the box office officially opens.

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Theatre For All:

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