PHOTO CALL: Manna Nichols and Benedict Campbell Star in Arena Stage's My Fair Lady

By Krissie Fullerton
18 Nov 2012

Benedict Campbell and Manna Nichols co-star as Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle, respectively, in the Arena Stage engagement of Molly Smith's My Fair Lady, which arrived in Washington, DC, Nov. 3.

My Fair Lady, which has a score by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, will run through Jan. 6, 2013.

The cast also features Nicholas Rodriguez as Freddy Eynsford-Hill, Thomas Adrian Simpson as Colonel Pickering, Sherri L. Edelen as Mrs. Pearce, Catherine Flye as Mrs. Higgins, Benjamin L. Horen as Zoltan Karpathy, James Saito as Alfred Doolittle, Rayanne Gonzales as Mrs. Eynsford-Hill, Kurt Boehm as Jamie and Ronald Duncan as Harry.

The company is completed by Bev Appleton, Lucia Daisog, Dean Andre de Luna, Erin Driscoll, Jennifer Irons,  Robert Mintz, Jesse Palmer, Jobari Parker-Namdar, Joe Peck, Sade Simmons, Kim Willes, Hannah Willman, Jessica Hartman, Victor J. Wisehart, Will Burton and Afra Hines.

Smith first staged this "innovative and fresh reinterpretation" of the classic about a flower girl schooled by a dialectician/grammarian for Shaw Festival audiences in April 2011.

Here's a look at the Arena Stage production:

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The cast of My Fair Lady
Photo by Suzanne Blue Star Boy


For tickets and information, visit arenastage.org.