‘Dear Evan Hansen’ at Arena Stage

WANT TO GO WHAT: Dear Evan Hansen—A world-premiere musical WHERE: The Kreeger Theater WHEN: July 10—August 23 Easy to make fun of August with its hot humid days…threat of hurricanes…the impending death of summer. A woeful month! The February of summer! Easier to have fun in August by escaping into Arena Stage where an exciting new musical […]

With Sherri L. Edelen of ‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’

Sherri L. Edelen  appears as Sonia in Arena Stage’s rollicking production of Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.  The show opens on April 3, just in time for Cherry Blossom celebrations. I started off by asking Sherri if she has any cherry blossom stories. “In my 27 years in the area, only one,” […]

Arena Stage Finishes Season with Familial Drama

The final two shows of Arena Stage’s 2014-15 season, have something in common—what happens when four sisters with very different ideas get together? Christopher Durang’s funny, award-winning play Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (April 3 to May 3) is a madcap mix-up of Anton Chekhov’s masterpiece. The gloomy characters are relocated  to Bucks County, Pa., where […]

‘The Originalist’ Coming to Arena Stage

WHAT: The Originalist by Charles MacArthur Award winner John Strand and directed by Molly Smith. WHERE: Arena Stage’s Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle WHEN: March 6 – April 26 There is controversy about exactly what an “originalist” is and certainly Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is controversial. But there is no question as to the fact that Justice […]