WHAT: Healing Wars
Arena ends its 2013-14 season with a world premiere dance event. Healing Wars is Liz Lerman’s newest theatrical dance piece, which explores the experiences of healers — medics and soldiers from the Civil War to the present — who are tasked with treating the physical and psychic wounds of battle. Healing Wars is a collaborative endeavor that has involved veterans, artists, clinicians, medical historians, and military experts as part of the National Civil War Project.
WHEN: June 6 – 29, 2014
WHERE: Kogod Cradle at Arena Stage
FOR TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION: arenastage.org/shows-tickets/single-tickets/savings-programs/. Tickets may be purchased online at arenastage.org, by phone at 202-488-3300,or at the sales office at 1101 6th St. SW.
Cell Phones for Soldiers is a nonprofit dedicated to providing cost-free communication services to active-duty military members and veterans. Drop off used cell phones at Visitor Services when you come to see Healing Wars and Arena Stage will deliver all donations. Proceeds from the phones are used to purchase prepaid international calling cards for troops and provide emergency financial assistance to veterans.
Post-Show Conversation—Thursday, June 19 following the 8:00 p.m. performance
Arena Stage’s 2014-15 season will open Sept. 5 with a world premiere comedy, The Shoplifters. Musicals for November and December include Fiddler on the Roof and Five Guys Named Moe. A special feature will be  Our War, a National Civil War Project theatrical event.
There will also be a world premiere political drama, The Originalist, about Justice Scalia, as well as some favorites: Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery,
August Wilson’s King Hedley II,  and Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. The season will end with Katori Hall’s The Blood Quilt, a world premiere family comedy-drama.
By: Sheila Wickouski

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