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Come Celebrate Dick Gregory With Us @ Turn me Loose | Friday, October 12

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“Scorchingly Funny and Brilliant. Takes Your Breath Away.”
—The New York Times


Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate the life of this Civil Rights leader with family and friends at a Champagne Reception in the Grand Foyer at Arena Stage immediately following this amazing play.

Friday, October 12, 2018

We have purchased a block of tickets in the Orchestra Section
at Arena Stage for this performance. Seating is limited, so purchase
your tickets today. Following the show, we will also mark the occasion of
Dick Gregory’s 86th birthday with a special cake and Champagne Reception.

Tickets for the play and reception are $100.

Please join us at this historic event to celebrate the life of Dick Gregory 
who was a strong advocate for DC statehood. Proceeds from this event 
will benefit the Statehood No Other Way (NOW) Foundation. 
Tickets to this event are not tax-deductible.

 This intimate and no-holds-barred drama chronicles Dick Gregory’s rise as the first black comedian to expose audiences to racial comedy. His comedy spared no one – including politicians, celebrities and the white supremacists who were part of his regular audience.

In confronting bigotry head-on with biting humor and charm, Gregory turned his activism into an art form, risking his own safety at each performance.

TURN ME LOOSE, starring Edwin Lee Gibson, is an exuberant
and raw tribute to Gregory’s life as a civil rights activist, comic genius
and unapologetic provocateur.

Playwright – Gretchen Law | Director – John Gould Rubin
In association with John Legend and The Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation

You may send a check or money order, made out to the Statehood NOW Foundation, to 4501 Western Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016, if you so choose. For more information, please call U.S. Senator Michael D. Brown at (202) 330-3519.

  • Where
    The Kreeger Theater at Arena Stage
    1101 – 6th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024
  • When
    Friday, October 12, 2018
    8:00 PM EDT
  • Get in Touch
    U.S. Senator Michael D. Brown
Statehood No Other Way (NOW) Foundation

The Statehood NOW Foundation is a nonprofit organization creating a nationwide campaign to get the word out about the disenfranchisement of the citizens of our nation’s capital. It’s the start  of a new movement to finally fulfill the promise of democracy for the residents of Washington, DC by making DC the 51st state of the Union.

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The DMV2BALT: Stop the Violence Luau | Ft. Beladona and The League Music Group | Friday, August 24th

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Take The Party Bus 

Departs from Natl Harbor Location @8PM

Transportation and Entry to Event is ONLY $45

If you have a ticket for “Transportation Only”, the cost is only $30




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Review: ‘Happy Ending’ at Anacostia Playhouse

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Happy Ending is a one-act satirical comedy written in the 1960s by Douglas Turner Ward, co-founder of the Negro Ensemble Company. He had written an op-ed for the New York Times called “American Theatre: for Whites Only?” that prompted funding and other support for the new company. The NEC’s mission was to create theater by black playwrights from the black point of view primarily (not exclusively) for black audiences. It’s easy to forget what a radical notion about representation that was back then. For that memorial reason alone, the revival of Happy Ending just opened at Anacostia Playhouse is well worthy of attention.

But do not come expecting a museum piece—because this Happy Ending is fresh, funny, and bursting with song-and-dance pizzazz. Yes, song and dance! Director Ella Davis has juiced up this modern classic with a riot of musical numbers. Some of the tunes that embellish the zany storyline are familiar (“What a difference a day makes”); more are brand-new. As composed by Marion Johnson and performed by a spirited cast with big voices, they get the joint jumping. And by the time of the show’s happy ending (no spoiler: the title gives it away), Ward’s comic gem has jumped out of history into the hysterical present.

Read more at DC Metro Theatre Arts

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Fort Dupont Park 2018 Concert Series | Jumanji at FT Dupont Park

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Enjoy an evening outdoors at the Fort Dupont Park amphitheater! Bring your own lawn chair or picnic blanket and find the perfect spot in the grass seating area!


Fort Dupont Park Amphitheatre
3600 F Street, S.E. Washington, DC 20019

Parking is limited. Public transportation is recommended. Take the southbound U2 or V7 bus from the Minnesota Avenue Metro Station to F Street SE, just outside the park.

Info from The Washington Informer

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