Arena Stage to roar back with mix of bubbly and soul

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In July 2022, the world-premiere musical American Prophet: Frederick Douglass in His Own Words — filled with soaring new melodies and powered by Douglass’s own speeches and writings — will make its debut in the Kreeger Theater. Charles Randolph-Wright (Broadway’s Motown the Musical, Arena’s Born For This: The BeBe Winans Story) returns to Arena with this new work that celebrates the revolutionary legacy of one of history’s first freedom fighters. Co-written and featuring new music by Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Marcus Hummon, this daring and heart-stirring musical dramatizes Douglass as a young, fierce abolitionist and distinguished orator.

American Prophet: Frederick Douglass in His Own Words
Co-written and directed by Charles Randolph-Wright
Co-written and music by Marcus Hummon
In the Kreeger Theater | July 15 – August 28, 2022