Washington, DC

Tempestuous Elements Tickets

The riveting story of Anna Julia Cooper.
Tempestuous Elements Tickets
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Tempestuous Elements Tickets

About Tempestuous Elements

By Kia Corthron
Directed by Psalmayene 24

"A big chunk of hidden history…and hidden D.C. history"
— Molly Smith

Born into slavery in North Carolina, Anna Julia Cooper was a visionary Black feminist and educator in the late 19th/early 20th centuries, and only the fourth African American woman to earn a doctoral degree. Tempestuous Elements—the 11th in Arena Stage’s Power Play cycle—shines a light on Cooper’s tumultuous tenure as Principal of Washington, D.C.’s historic M Street High School where she fought to keep Black education alive, despite the racism, gossip and sexism that threatened to consign her efforts to obscurity.

Start date

February 16th, 2024

End date

March 17th, 2024



Important information

Masks are required for the following performance times:

  • Sunday, February 25, 7:30pm
  • Saturday, March 9, 8pm
  • Tuesday, March 12, 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, March 13, 12pm


Fichandler Stage at Arena Stage

1101 Sixth Street SW, Washington, DC, US, 20024

Show schedule

Day of weekMatineeEvening
Tuesday-7:30 PM
Wednesday12:00 PM7:30 PM
Thursday12:00 PM-
Friday-8:00 PM
Saturday2:00 PM8:00 PM
Sunday-6:00 PM

Frequently asked questions

Where is Tempestuous Elements?

Fichandler Stage at Arena Stage.

What's the price for Tempestuous Elements tickets?

The price for tickets to Tempestuous Elements starts at $30.

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