Venue Details

247 Star Starred
Arena Stage - Kreeger Theater
1101 Sixth Street, SW Washington, DC 20024
202-488-3300
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Member Tips

lauren
Wear whatever you want.
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lauren
Green line metro
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lauren
The cafe has nice but very expensive food (think museum prices)
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lauren
Bring tissues
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sequin
Street parking is available - i parked for free in front of nearby school
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Goldstar Member
Run time longer than expected so my meter ran out 10 minutes earlly (about 2 hours and 40 minutes)
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Reviews & Ratings

145 ratings
4.7 average rating
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63 reviews
20 stars
attended Jun 28 2012

The play is gripping and holds one's attention throughout. For anyone who remembers the period portrayed, it can be very difficult to watch. But the strident, preachy... continued

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55 reviews
70 stars
attended Jun 23 2012

Originally I went to this show to see the stars of Brothers and Sisters. I am really happy I did. The show was a powerful reminder to American society of a very serious... continued

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17 reviews
3 stars
attended Jun 19 2012

Powerful, moving play. Fine acting. Great production.

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Quotes & Highlights

“A great night at the theater.” -The New York Times
“… riveting …” —Newsday
“If you only see one play, make it this one.” —Backstage
“… reaches out and grabs you with the force of an explosive new work.” —Hollywood Reporter
“_Flawless … passionately raw … superb.”— Washington Poststory.html
“It’s hard to imagine a better production.”— _”Washingtonian":http://www.washingtonian.com/blogs/afterhours/theater-review/theater-review-the-normal-heart-at-arena-stage.php (4 Stars)
“Extraordinarily intense.”— Baltimore Sun
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“Pitch-perfect”-Washington Examiner
“_Must be seen.”—"_Talkin’ Broadway“:http://www.talkinbroadway.com/regional/dc/dc603.html
_”A towering achievement.“—”DC Theatre Scene_":http://dctheatrescene.com/2012/06/19/the-normal-heart-2/
“Uproariously funny at times, emotionally intense.”— We Love DC
“A must-see.”— "
Maryland Theatre Guide
“:http://www.mdtheatreguide.com/2012/06/theatre-review-the-normal-heart-at-arena-stage/
_”Arena Stage’s production will doubtlessly inspire conversations that can end the silence and save lives."— ShowBizRadio
“Not merely a great play; it’s an important one. Don’t miss it.”— "_Woman Around Town
“:http://www.womanaroundtown.com/sections/playing-around/the-normal-heart-a-tableau-of-rage
_”A heart-wrenching gem … this is a show that should not be missed.”— DC Metro Theater Arts (5 Stars)
“The best play I have ever seen … an unforgettable visit to the theater.” — "_Examiner.com
":http://www.examiner.com/review/the-normal-heart-s-stunning-debut-at-arena-stage

About the Ticket Supplier: Arena Stage

Arena Stage today stands as a flagship American theater. Arena Stage was one of the first not-for-profit theaters in the United States, as well as a pioneer of the regional theater movement. It was the first regional theater to transfer a production to Broadway, the first invited by the U.S. State Department to tour behind the Iron Curtain, and the first to receive a Tony Award. Taking a leadership role in extending theater’s horizons, Arena Stage has implemented groundbreaking policies and programs, promoting diversity in all aspects of theater, from theatergoing to production.

The Arena Stage legacy of world-class productions includes vast epics, charged dramas, rousing musicals, and probing profiles. From the monumental to the developmental, Arena Stage has helped build the canon of American theater. While they produce American classics, Arena Stage premieres new American plays and supported works in progress. They’ve nurtured artistic growth and engaged the community, broadening and intensifying the theatrical experience for one and all. And yet, in spite of it all, in their second half-century they see themselves as more fresh, restless and dynamic than ever.