For anyone who finds the persona of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia a little bit theatrical, Arena Stage thinks it's found the perfect play. Next season, the company will stage the world premiere of a three-actor drama in which the main character is Scalia.
The Originalist, by D.C. playwright John Strand, is the rarest of theater pieces… Read more
President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, plan to join the premiere of the new play Camp David by Lawrence Wright that opens in April in Washington.
The Arena Stage announced Thursday that the Carters will serve as honorary chairs of the red-carpet premiere of Camp David. It's a fundraising event scheduled for April 3 to support programs at the theater. Read more
The Washington Post
By Peter Marks
Several months ago, Molly Smith, artistic director of Arena Stage, approached me with an intriguing offer: organizing and moderating a series of discussions, with theater people and topics of my choosing, onstage before an audience at her theater.
Out of that proposal has come "The Summit," three Mondays in February, March and April, on which accomplished theater professionals will join me at Arena to talk about their jobs, our shared passions, and the practical and philosophical issues that challenge, bedevil, invigorate and perplex the American theater. The events are open to the public and free of charge. Read more
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