The Statehood No Other Way (NOW) Foundation,
in association with the Gregory Family,
cordially invites you to a celebration of the life of
~ DICK GREGORY ~
on the anniversary of his 86th birthday.
“Scorchingly Funny and Brilliant. Takes Your Breath Away.”
—The New York Times
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DICK GREGORY!
Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate the life of this Civil Rights leader with family and friends at a champagne reception at Arena Stage immediately following this amazing play.
TURN ME LOOSE
Friday, October 12, 2018
We have purchased a block of tickets in the Orchestra Section at Arena Stage for this performance. Seating is limited, so purchase your tickets today! Following the show, we will also mark the occasion of Dick Gregory’s 86th birthday with a special cake and champagne reception.
Tickets for the play and reception are $100.
Please join us at this historic event to celebrate the life of Dick Gregory
who was a strong advocate for DC statehood. Proceeds from this event
will benefit the Statehood No Other Way (NOW) Foundation.
Tickets to this event are not tax-deductible.
This intimate and no-holds-barred drama chronicles Dick Gregory’s rise as the first black comedian to expose audiences to racial comedy. His comedy spared no one – including politicians, celebrities and the white supremacists who were part of his regular audience.
In confronting bigotry head-on with biting humor and charm, Gregory turned his activism into an art form, risking his own safety at each performance.
Playwright – Gretchen Law | Director – John Gould Rubin
In association with John Legend and The Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation
WhereThe Kreeger Theater at Arena Stage1101 – 6th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024
WhenFriday, October 12, 2018
8:00 PM EDT
Get in TouchU.S. Senator Michael D. Brown
to 4501 Western Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016.
Statehood No Other Way (NOW) Foundation
The Statehood NOW Foundation is a nonprofit organization creating a nationwide campaign to get the word out about the disenfranchisement of the citizens of our nation’s capital. It’s the start of a new movement to finally fulfill the promise of democracy for the residents of Washington, DC by making DC the 51st state of the Union.