“The Lion” at Arena Stage

The Lion at Arena Stage

Last Friday evening Tom & I went to see the stage production of “The Lion” at Arena Stage in Washington, DC. We heard about it from Tom’s Mom Gloria, who goes to six plays a year with a group of ladies she knows. She went to see “The Lion” a couple of weeks ago and thought that we would enjoy it as well. Luckily, there were two seats available together for the 8:00 PM show on Friday, so we grabbed those. The seats were in the last row, but as we found out, every seat is a good one in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle, one of three theaters at Arena Stage. It has 200 seats and is a very intimate setting. It was the perfect venue for this musical, which focuses on the life story of writer/performer Benjamin Scheuer, who uses his voice and multiple guitars to connect with the audience. The “beautiful acoustically sound, wooden basket-weaved walls” (per the Arena Stage website) really enhance the performance, which runs 70 minutes long with no intermission.

We really enjoyed this and would love to recommend, but unfortunately yesterday evening was the last performance in DC! He will be performing in San Francisco and Pittsburgh next, so if you happen to be in either location, be sure to check it out. The production’s website can be found here, and there is also a ton of interesting information on the Arena Stage website (videos, an interview with Mr. Scheuer, photos and much more).

It turns out one of our agents, Dara Mossburg, actually went the show last night and loved it too!

Susan Hall