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Seven Guitars Arena Stage By: Jordan Wright December 14, 2021

Joy Jones and Roderick Lawrence in August Wilson’s Seven Guitars at Arena Stage running November 26 – December 26, 2021. Photo by Ryan Maxwell Photography.

Dane Figueroa Edidi in August Wilson’s Seven Guitars at Arena Stage running November 26 – December […]

Jubilee ~ Arena Stage

Jordan Wright May 21, 2019

Jubilee harkens back to the American Reconstruction era when White audiences were beginning to listen to Negro spirituals in concert settings. Songs sung on plantations, in Black churches and on chain gangs – spiritual songs, work songs, songs of the underground railroad and traditional folk tunes – became more […]

A Raisin in the Sun ~ Arena Stage

Jordan Wright April 10, 2017

Lizan Mitchell as Lena Younger. Photo by C. Stanley Photography.

Smack dab in the middle of the civil rights era, African-American playwright Lorraine Hansberry’s classic play “A Raisin in the Sun” premiered on Broadway and it’s just as relevant today as it was in 1959. This sensitive, […]

Belleville – Studio Theatre

Jordan Wright September 8, 2014 Special to The Alexandria Times

In Amy Herzog’s Belleville the viewer is afforded a plate glass window onto the seemingly idyllic Parisian life chosen by an attractive young American couple. Eager to absorb the culture, Abby and Zack, bring their hipster lifestyle to the City of Lights, “Or is […]

Mary T. and Lizzy K. at Arena Stage

Jordan Wright March 31, 2013 Special to The Alexandria Times

(L-R) Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris as Elizabeth Keckly and Naomi Jacobson as Mary Todd Lincoln – Photo by Scott Suchman.

Four indisputably exceptional actors command the stage at Arena Stage’s world premiere of Mary T. and Lizzy K. Of that there […]