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Arena Stage - Fichandler
1101 Sixth Street, SW Washington, DC 20024
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33 events
19 reviews
17 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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"Other Desert Cities"
47 ratings
4.1 average rating
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64 events
24 reviews
18 stars
attended May 03 2013

Fabulous play, strong performance.

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38 events
19 reviews
13 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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54 reviews
7 stars
attended May 14 2013

Set and acting very good; lead young actress needs more seasoning, I'm afraid, but did a good job. Play itself is very well written, above the typical play.

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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.