Special Event: Matinee Performance of "Smart People" at Arena Stage

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
11:15am to 2:30pm EDT
Arena Stage
1101 Sixth Street, SW, Washington, D.C.
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For over a year, the local philanthropic community has been engaged in an ongoing learning journey about race, racism, and racial equity. As this work evolves, WRAG members are invited to join us for an afternoon at Arena Stage for a performance of “Smart People” by African-American playwright Lydia Diamond.

The play explores the dynamics of race through the experiences of four characters: Valerie Johnston is a black graduate of the American Repertory Theater’s ART Institute with an MFA in acting; Jackson Moore is a black Harvard Medical School intern on a surgical rotation; Ginny Yang is an Asian-American studying race and identity among Asian-American women, and Brian White is a white neuropsychiatrist and professor who studies perceptions of racial identity. They are indeed smart people who get tangled in the complexity of race in situations both dramatic and comic.

Join us for what promises to be a thought-provoking – and fun – way to engage this community conversation about racism.

$55 without boxed lunch
$70 with boxed lunch (available at 11:15 am)

Show begins at noon. Running time is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes with one intermission.

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