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Jitney ~ Arena Stage

Jordan Wright September 22, 2019

As the play opens, Turnbo pulls out a set of checkers from a purple felt Crown Royal whiskey sack and the mood is set. It’s a 1977 snapshot of Pittsburgh’s Hill district in the office of a rundown gypsy cab station. August Wilson’s period play focuses on eight African […]

The Color Purple ~ Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Jordan WrightAugust 7, 2018

So many plays and musicals on the African American human condition during slavery in America have been written since The Color Purple made its thunderous debut 13 years ago. Based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same name, the heartbreakingly poignant musical returned to Broadway in […]

Roe ~ Arena Stage

Jordan Wright January 22, 2017 Special to The Alexandria Times

(L to R) Sarah Jane Agnew (as Sarah Weddington), Mark Bedard and Jim Abele in Roe. Photo by C. Stanley Photography.

Coming hard on the heels of the historic Women’s March in DC, is Arena Stage’s presentation of Roe. In the scheme of […]