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Arena Stage - Fichandler
1101 Sixth Street, SW Washington, DC 20024
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16 reviews
14 stars
Parking: disastrous! We drove around for 20+ minutes and missed the beginning of the show. The residential zoned parking down there is in effect 7 days a week, from 8 am to midnight, making on-street parking impossible for a show. Even metered -- except for a few spots on Maine Avenue. We finally made it through the endless automated voice prompts on Arena Stage's phone line to reach a person to ask where to park. "1101 N Street has a parking garage. Not really -- it's monthly parking only. But across the street, at the 1100 building, if you go down an alley and around to the back of the building (very poor signage), there is an entrance into the garage for the public. $12 on the weekends. Really?!! In SW DC ?
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The meal at the Catwalk Cafe was surprisingly wonderful! What a find!
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"Mother Courage and Her Children"
25 ratings
4.3 average rating
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Vince Careatti Red Velvet
55 events
29 reviews
-2 stars
attended Feb 04 2014

Powerful yet at times funny. As always at Arena Stage much dialogue is lost when a character is facing away from you. It's quite evident when 3/4 of the audience laughs and the other 1/4 remains silent. Staging as always is very imaginative....

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0 stars
attended Feb 12 2014

The show has heart. The new American English translation is great. It remains an agitprop piece, but it is a good show with heart in this production. I saw a matinee for which the house was nearly half empty. I couldn't help but sense that at...continued

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19 reviews
29 stars
attended Feb 12 2014

Fantastic production of an excellent play. All performers outstanding, with special kudos to Kathleen Turner and Erin Weaver. Highly recommended!

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Quotes & Highlights

Check out Arena Stage’s official trailer for Mother Courage.


By Bertolt Brecht

Translated by David Hare

Directed by Molly Smith

Composition and Music Supervision by James Sugg

Movement Directed by David Leong

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.