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<span class="fc_order" data-order="1020"></span>Mead Center Parking
2016/17 Parking
Mead Center Parking
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<span class="fc_order" data-order="10" ></span>Born for This
2016/17 Season
Born for This
Book by Charles Randolph-Wright and BeBe Winans
Music and Lyrics by BeBe Winans
Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright
A Co-production with The Alliance Theatre
in Association with Dan Chilewich and Todd Gershwin
Kreeger Theater
July 1 - August 28, 2016


Detroit natives BeBe and CeCe Winans, youngest siblings of the Winans family dynasty, experience the ultimate in culture shocks when invited to join Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker’s Praise the Lord network television show. The Winans teenagers have the opportunity to become more than just television celebrities, but to integrate TV evangelism. As BeBe and CeCe encounter fame, fortune and even a young Whitney Houston, BeBe must learn to balance his desire for success with his true calling. Combining classic Winans hits with brand new songs, this inspirational musical features Juan and Deborah Joy Winans in their Arena Stage debuts as BeBe and CeCe Winans.


<span class="fc_order" data-order="1030"></span>$6 Pre-order Drinks
2016/17 Catwalk Café
$6 Pre-order Drinks
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<span class="fc_order" data-order="1040"></span>Catwalk Café Reservations
2016/17 Catwalk Café
Catwalk Café Reservations
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<span class="fc_order" data-order="20" ></span>The Little Foxes
2016/17 Season
The Little Foxes
By Lillian Hellman
Directed by Kyle Donnelly
Kreeger Theater
September 23 - October 30, 2016


There are people who eat and there are those that get eaten. First in line to be served is Regina Giddens, clawing her way to wealth with her equally calculating brothers. When their plan to control the local cotton mill is thwarted, they’ll turn to ever more devious schemes, even as it further divides their family. Starring Emmy winner Marg Helgenberger (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), Lillian Hellman’s classic tale of greed, betrayal and all the sordid ties that bind takes sibling rivalry to unimaginable heights and reveals how far a ruthless family can bend the rules before they break each other. Part of the Lillian Hellman Festival


<span class="fc_order" data-order="30" ></span>The Year of Magical Thinking
By Joan Didion
Based on her Memoir
Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle
October 7 – November 20, 2016


There is no way to avoid tragedy, loss or their aftermath. Yet we still hope that when faced with inescapable grief, something miraculous can emerge to ease our pain and guide us back to the joy of life. Few writers have experienced loss so suddenly and profoundly — or chronicled it as beautifully — as Joan Didion. Based on her award-winning memoir, The Year of Magical Thinking follows the iconic American author, portrayed by Kathleen Turner (Mother Courage and Her Children), as she learns to reconcile the natural instincts that drive us to bargain with the universal forces that giveth and taketh away.


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2016/17 Season
Carousel
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Directed by Molly Smith
Choreographed by Parker Esse
Music direction by Paul Sportelli
Fichandler Stage
October 28 - December 24, 2016


Dazzling lights, swinging songs and a bad boy to melt your heart — see why Carousel was named the best musical of the 20th century by Time magazine. When Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan fall in love, little do they realize that his rebellious ways will lead to tragedy. Given a chance to make good, will a lucky star save Billy and those he loves? Director Molly Smith reunites with both Nicholas Rodriguez and E. Faye Butler for the first time since 2011’s Oklahoma! in this epic production bursting with classic songs like “June Is Bustin’ Out all Over” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”


<span class="fc_order" data-order="50" ></span>Moby Dick
2016/17 Season
Moby Dick
Adapted and Directed by David Catlin
Book by Herman Melville
A Co-production with the Alliance Theatre and Southcoast Repertory
Kreeger Theater
November 18 - December 24, 2016


Set sail on the holiday season’s biggest adventure! Melville’s classic tale of man’s obsessive battle against nature comes to life in “a triumph of grand theatrical imagination, deep thought, superb acting and eye-popping, ingeniously deployed physical daring” (Chicago Sun-Times). Innovative staging fused with bold trapeze and acrobatic work turn this seafaring classic into a death-defying experiment in aerial storytelling. Climb aboard with Captain Ahab and the crew of the good ship Pequod in this harrowing and intoxicating quest for the great white whale.


<span class="fc_order" data-order="60" ></span>Roe
2016/17 Season
Roe
By Lisa Loomer
Directed by Bill Rauch
Co-production with Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Kreeger Theater
January 12 - February 19, 2017


The lawyer: a young, brilliant, courageous woman who argued Roe v. Wade before the Supreme Court. The plaintiff: a complex, single woman seeking to end an unwanted pregnancy. After the landmark 1973 case that legalized abortion, it’s their divergent journeys after the victory that best reflect the subsequent polarization in American culture. With shocking turns and surprising humor, Roe illuminates the difficult choices women make and the passion each side has for its cause.


<span class="fc_order" data-order="80" ></span>Watch on the Rhine
2016/17 Season
Watch on the Rhine
By Lillian Hellman
Directed by Jackie Maxwell
Fichandler Stage
February 3 - March 5, 2017


Golden Globe winner Marsha Mason (The Goodbye Girl) leads an ensemble cast as Fanny Farrelly in Lillian Hellman’s suspenseful masterpiece Watch on the Rhine. With America on the brink of entering World War II, Fanny’s daughter escapes to the D.C. suburbs with her German husband, a man deeply involved in anti-fascist movements. But with an Eastern European guest with ulterior motives also living in their midst, tensions rise as it becomes clear that no one’s safety can be guaranteed — at home or abroad.


<span class="fc_order" data-order="90" ></span>Intelligence
2016/17 Season
Intelligence
By Jacqueline E. Lawton
Directed by Daniella Topol
Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle
February 24 - April 2, 2017


Covert operative Valerie Plame is racing to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq when the unthinkable happens. With the country at war, her cover is blown and she must navigate a media frenzy, the CIA’s search for answers and her diplomat husband’s dogged pursuit of the truth. Inspired by true events, Intelligence is a political thriller that explores the cost of deception and the consequences of speaking truth to power.


<span class="fc_order" data-order="100" ></span>A Raisin in the Sun
2016/17 Season
A Raisin in the Sun
By Lorraine Hansberry
Directed by Tazewell Thompson
Fichandler Stage
March 31 - April 20, 2017


The “play that changed American theater forever” (New York Times) finally comes to Arena Stage. Lorraine Hansberry’s groundbreaking masterpiece follows the Younger family yearning for a better life far from the cramped confines of their Chicago tenement. Hope arrives in the form of an unexpected financial windfall, but family ties are strained when they realize they have differing definitions of the American dream — but which dreams get realized and which deferred? A Raisin in the Sun paints the African-American experience in brilliant and powerful strokes, as vibrant and vital today as it was in 1959.


<span class="fc_order" data-order="110" ></span>Smart People
2016/17 Season
Smart People
By Lydia R. Diamond
Directed by Seema Sueko
Kreeger Theater
April 14 - May 21, 2017


Do our belief systems stem from our environment, or are some prejudices hard-wired into us? With barbed wit, Lydia R. Diamond (Stick Fly) explores the unavoidable nature of racism and other sticky subjects in the controversial and fiercely funny new play Smart People. Four intellectuals — a doctor, an actress, a psychologist, and a neurobiologist studying the human brain’s response to race — search for love, acceptance and identity in a complex world where political correctness comes face-to-face with cold hard data.