Akeelah and the Bee: An Interview with Molly Yeselson

Photo courtesy of Dan Norman. Akeelah and the Bee is running at Arena Stage from Nov. 13 to Dec. 27. SWNA’s Katelynd Mahoney was lucky enough to interview Molly Yeselson, who plays the role of Izzy/Snorting Girl/Crying Girl. This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. Q: What are you most excited about in […]

Opera in the Outfield 2015

WHAT: Washington National Opera announces the return of M&M’S® Opera in the Outfield Cinderella  WHEN: Saturday, May 16 at 7 p.m. at Nationals Park COST:  Free community event WHAT: live broadcast of family-friendly production of Rossini’s charming opera “Pregame” entertainment and family events begin at 5 p.m. The most popular of Washington National Opera’s community […]

A Date with Justice Scalia

Currently running at Arena Stage is one of the strongest performances of the season in The Originalist. Likely the most famous stage actor in the District, Edward Gero plays the iconoclast Justice Antonin ‘Nino’ Scalia. Through the single act, one hour and 45 minute play, Gero takes on a mentor role to a young law clerk with decidedly opposing […]

‘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 […]

‘Five Guys Named Moe’ Opens at Arena Stage

WANT TO GO? Five Guys Named Moe WHERE: Arena Stage WHEN: Nov. 14 – Dec. 28 TICKETS: Tickets may be purchased online at arenastage.org, by phone at 202-488-3300, or at the Sales Office at 1101 6th St. SW. SOUTHWEST NIGHT: Dec. 26 at 8:00 pm Who is Louis Jordan? Called “The King of the Jukebox”  in his prime in the […]

‘Fiddler’ Shines on Its 50th Anniversary

(photo caption: Michael Nilo with Jonathan Hadary after the show.) (photo caption: Lyricist Sheldon Harnick speaking after the show.) (photo caption: The Fichandler Stage) If you have not been to Arena Stage, you should go. I have lived within a stone’s throw of the theater for a year now, often walking by with my dog, but had […]