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Arena Stage - Fichandler
1101 Sixth Street, SW Washington, DC 20024
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28 events
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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0 stars
The meal at the Catwalk Cafe was surprisingly wonderful! What a find!
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"Other Desert Cities"
47 ratings
4.1 average rating
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63 events
24 reviews
17 stars
attended May 03 2013

Fabulous play, strong performance.

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17 reviews
11 stars
attended Apr 27 2013

This is an EXCEPTIONAL play. Brilliant staging and outstanding actors. We truly had an amazing evening. We had ordered the prix fixe dinner in advance from the Catwalk Cafe and all four of us enjoyed the food and ambiance.

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15 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 26 2013

Outstanding play. I usually don't like to see plays that just rehash typical family drama, but this one was remarkably well written. Great set and great theater to see it. Acting was good overall but I saw it opening night and there were still...continued

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Hidden secrets are unearthed and family tensions fly high in Pulitzer Prize nominee Jon Robin Baitz’s contemporary family drama Other Desert Cities, hailed by The New York Times as “the best new play on Broadway” in 2011. Helen Hayes Award winner and former Arena Stage Associate Artistic Director Kyle Donnelly returns to direct the D.C.-area premiere of the show with a cast that features Tony Award nominee and two-time Helen Hayes Award winner Helen Carey (Mary Tyrone in Arena Stage’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Broadway’s Hedda Gabler) as matriarch Polly Wyeth and two-time Tony Award nominee Larry Bryggman (Broadway’s Harvey, CBS’s As the World Turns) as patriarch Lyman Wyeth. Rounding out the cast are Emily Donahoe (Broadway’s 33 Variations) as daughter Brooke Wyeth, Scott Drummond (Cherry Lane Theatre’s A Perfect Future) as son Trip Wyeth and Martha Hackett (Pacific Resident Theatre’s Nora) as their Aunt Silda Grauman.

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.