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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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2 reviews
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attended Nov 27 2011

Barely funny and very, very anti-gay. Nero is played as a lisping queen and the word fa___et is uesed. Don't bother.

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attended Nov 26 2011

The venue itself was really great. I had never been there before. The theatre was and "arena/in the round" stage. I think they did a great job with the staging/blocking of it so that it was visible to everyone around all four sides of the...continued

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attended Nov 26 2011

This was terrible. It is not even near the quality one expects from Arena Stage. Enormously disappointing.

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Quotes & Highlights

“Amy Freed gives zaniness a good name … a silly-savvy lark … a provocative bowl of goofy … The delightfully snide Danny Scheie purrs, simpers, fumes and camps it up grandly.” -–_Washington Post _
“If you love broad comedy, there’s a lot of it in You, Nero. Amy Freed captures all of that weird excess and contradiction in her comedy _You, Nero … matched perfectly  by Scheie’s giddy characterization.” -–"Washington Examiner _":


This show is recommended for audiences ages 18 and up due to the mature content.

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.