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Snow Child

An Alaskan Fairy Tale

A Reading List for Arena Stage's "Snow Child"

Theater based on great literature is always exciting, and if it’s musical theater, even better.

Ms. Marvel Vol. 1

My Name is My Name

Books That Place Significance in Names

Names can often carry heavy significance. They can be descriptive, oppressive or liberating. Here are some stories that actively or passively, do interesting things with naming. Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona

The Great Society

Power Play

"The Great Society" by Robert Schenkkan - A Reading List

Lyndon Johnson served as president during a tumultuous time in United States history. A masterful politician, Johnson ascended to to the office suddenly and unexpectedly, after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and presided over immense changes brought about during the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War and his own ambitious social policy agenda.

The Wolves

Join the Pack

Susan DeLappe's The Wolves - A Reading List

As part of the Women's Voices Theater Festival, D.C.'s own Studio Theater is presenting The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe. With an ear for the bravado and empathy of the teenage years, The Wolves explores the violence and teamwork of sports and adolescence, following a pack of 16-year-old girls who turn into warriors on the field.

The Price

The Price of the Past

Arthur Miller's The Price - A Reading List

What do our possessions mean and what do they say about our lives? How do we deal with the memories and meanings of our accumulations at the end of our lives? What is the price we pay for our choices? The great Arthur Miller explored these questions in his very personal and lesser-known play, The Price.

Native Gardens

Green Hedges Make Good Neighbors

A Reading List for Arena Stage's Native Gardens

Although DC is the City of Trees, we do not generally look at the plant life around when we tell the stories of our lives and our communities in the District. But gardens and plants often make for the best metaphors and signposts for understanding our relationships to each other and to the city that we inhabit. 

The Originalist

An American Original

A Reading List for Arena Stage's 'The Originalist'

Needless to say, the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia shook up U.S. politics deeply. Scalia's influence on the court was profound, and it is no surprise that writers have engaged both his legal career and writing as well as his overall personal presence on the court in trying to understand him. 

Shakespeare's Kings cover

Shakespeare's "Henry VI" and "Richard III"

Two Kings, One Crown

William Shakespeare's "The Hollow Crown" series returns to PBS this month! 

The Little Foxes

Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes

Mon., Oct. 3 at 7 p.m.

You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Library discussion of Lillian Hellman's drama The Little FoxesThis event is presented as part of In the Arena, a community discussion of works being produced at Arena Stage.  Copies of the play are available for checkout at the Southwest Library's information desk.

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