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The D.C. premiere of Turn Me Loose, Gretchen Law's acclaimed drama about the life of of comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory, will play an additional six performances at Arena Stage. Under the direction of John Gould Rubin, Turn Me Loose stars Edwin Lee Gibson as Gregory, and will now play through October 21.

The Arena Stage production of Turn Me Loose began performances in the Kreeger Theater September 6. John Carlin completes the cast in the roles of stand-up comic, emcee, interviewer, heckler, and cabbie.


Turn Me Loose chronicles Gregory's life and career. The intimate show, seen Off-Broadway in 2016, is a tribute to Gregory’s life as a civil rights activist and unapologetic provocateur.

Turn Me Loose played the Westside Theatre Off-Broadway starring Emmy winner and Scandal star Joe Morton. The production was directed by Rubin and also featured Carlin, and was produced by John Legend and Mike Jackson, in association with Get Lifted Film Company.

Turn Me Loose is presented in D.C. in association with 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, and Jana Babatunde-Bey.

For tickets and more information Arenastage.org.

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