Skip to main content
Add Me To Your Mailing List
 Supporting the Causes We Cherish: Donate Now                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
HomeEventsVillage Night at "Turn Me Loose"

Events - Event View

This is the "Event Detail" view, showing all available information for this event. If the event has passed, click the "Event Report" button to read a report and view photos that were uploaded.

Village Night at "Turn Me Loose"

Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 7:30 PM
Arena Stage
About Arena Stage
1101 6th St SW
Washington, DC  20024

Bob Craycraft
Theatre, Concerts, and Films
Registration is closed
Registrations for this performance are closed. Please email if you would like to be waitlisted.

NEW FOR 2018-2019 SEASON: $20 three-course pre-performance dinner with a member of the Arena Stage team (will be coordinated approximately 30 days before the performance).

NEW FOR 2018-2019 SEASON: $17 on-site parking (limited availability, call 202-488-4380 to reserve your spot).

Attendance is limited to members of Washington-area senior villages and their guests. If registering online, Waterfront members please register as Members; all other Villagers and all guests as Non-Members. You may also email your booking request to or call 202-656-1834.

Tickets will be mailed approximately 3 weeks before the performance.

Venue is ADA compliant.

Cancellation Policy:
Village FlexPlan: Tickets, once purchased, cannot be refunded but a credit for the full amount can be applied to your Village account for future events or your membership renewal for cancellations 30 days or more before the performance. Within 30 and at least one day before the performance, tickets may be donated back to the Village for re-sale and you will receive a receipt for the full amount paid for your tax purposes. Cancellations the day of performance are treated as no-shows.

Arena Stage cafe bookings, once paid, are not refunded by Arena Stage, thus no credit can be extended by Waterfront Village for cancelled cafe bookings and your payment cannot be considered a donation to the Village.
Available Slots:

A Comedic Legend Turn me loose

Gretchen Law

In association with John Legend, Get Lifted Film Company, 
Mike Jackson, The Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation , 
Beth Hubbard, The Private Theatre, Eric Falkenstein, 
SimonSays Entertainment, Jamie Cesa, Jana Babatunde-Bey
By Gretchen Law
Kreeger Theater | September 6 – October 14, 2018

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. “Scorchingly funny and brilliant” (New York Times), Turn Me Loose is an exuberant and raw tribute to Gregory’s life as a civil rights activist, comic genius and unapologetic provocateur.