Arena Stage Premiere Shines Light on Unseen History

By Sheila Wickouski On January 21, Arena Stage will host the world premiere of Change Agent, a fictional take on the historic events of the 1960’s that still shape our world today. Tony Award-nominated playwright and director Craig Lucas, known for An American in Paris and The Light in the Piazza, imagines how unsung influencers […]

Arena Stage Prepares to Launch Pandemic-Delayed Premiere of Celia and Fidel 

  By Sheila Wickouski In March 2020, the pandemic forced Arena Stage’s production of Celia and Fidel, written by Eduardo Machado, to close the same day it opened. On October 8, the cast and crew will prepare for another opening night of this world premiere production.  Set during a critical moment in the Cuban revolution, […]

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 […]