Turn Me Loose

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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. “Scorchingly funny and brilliant” (New York Times), Turn Me Loose is an exuberant and raw tribute to Gregory’s life as a civil rights activist, comic genius and unapologetic provocateur.

Presented by Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater

Show Type
Drama
Comedy
Running Time
90 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$40 - $90

Discount Tickets Available

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Box Office Phone: 202-488-3300

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 09/06/2018 - 10/21/2018
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Important Dates

Audio-described

  • 09/22/2018 - 2:00pm

Open Caption

  • 10/04/2018 - 8:00pm
  • 10/06/2018 - 2:00pm
  • 10/10/2018 - 7:30pm
Cast
Performer Role
Edwin Lee Gibson Dick Gregory
John Carlin Stand-up Comic/Interviewer/Emcee/Gospel Singer/Others
Production Personnel
Playwright
Gretchen Law
Director
John Gould Rubin
Costume Designer
Susan Hilferty
Set Designer
Christopher Barreca
Sound Designer
Leon Rothernberg
Lighting Designer
Stephen Strawbridge

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Arena Stage - The Kreeger Theater
1101 Sixth Street SW, Washington, DC 20024
About the Venue:
The Kreeger Theater, a 514-seat, fan-shaped space with a modified thrust stage, is updated with current technology and amenities, while retaining the qualities that make it one of the most artist- and audience-friendly spaces in the country: extraordinary flexibility, excellent acoustics, flawless sightlines and remarkably intimate interaction between actor and audience.

Getting There

  • Waterfront-SEU (Green Line)

Parking

  • Street parking
  • Paid garages

Accessibility

  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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