Turn Me Loose

September 6, 2018 @ 8:00 pm – October 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Arena Stage
1101 6th St SW
Washington, DC 20024
Turn Me Loose @ Arena Stage | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

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” (The 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.