“Dick Gregory – uniquely – sacrificed an extremely successful and lucrative career for activism,” shares John Gould Rubin, Director.
“Dick Gregory’s impact is more than being a socially conscious comedian,” says Molly Smith. “He put his heart where his mouth was and used a talent for comedy as a platform for action – and change. He lived in our town and it’s a joy to present a play about him.”
Dick Gregory: Edwin Lee Gibson
Stand-up Comic/Emcee/Interviewer/Gospel Singer/Heckler/Cabbie: John Carlin
Playwright: Gretchen Law
Director: John Gould Rubin
Scenic Designer: Christopher Barreca
Costume Designer: Susan Hilferty
Lighting Designer: Stephen Strawbridge
Sound Designer: Leon Rothenberg
Casting Directors: Jack Doulin, Victor Vazquez
Stage Manager: Erin Cass
Assistant Stage Manager: Christi B Spann
TICKETS: Tickets for Turn Me Loose are $40-95, subject to change and based on availability, plus applicable fees. For information on savings programs such as pay-your-age tickets, student discounts, Southwest Nights and hero’s discounts, visit Arena Stage Tickets and Programs
Tickets may be purchased online at arenastage.org by phone at 202-488-3300 or at the Sales Office at 1101 Sixth St., SW, D.C.
MADLYN MCAULIFFE @MadlynMcAuliffe and CECILIA MENCIA @DCTrending contributed to this story.
NEWS @ THE HIRSHHORN
Last week the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden announced a gift of over 35 seminal works by artist Marcel Duchamp, donated by D.C. collectors Aaron and Barbara Levine. The gift includes a cross-section of Duchamp’s works incorporating his influential pioneering and conceptual ideas, making the Hirshhorn’s Duchamp holdings one of the most extensive, in-depth public collections in the country.
Aaron and Barbara Levine with Hirshhorn Director Melissa Chiu. Photo © Tony Powell,
The collection is complemented by 15 portraits, related photographs and works on paper by Duchamp’s contemporaries including Man Ray, Tristan Tzara, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Diane Arbus, and Irving Penn, among others.
The exhibit is set to open fall 2019.