Arena Stage is nearly ready to open its door to the new Mead Center for American Theater!
“every tongue confess,” is a world-premiere performance in Arena Stage’s brand new 200-seat theater, the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle, designed specifically for new plays and to “cradle” artistic risk.
“every tongue confess”
by Marcus Gardley
directed by Kenny Leon
November 9, 2010 – January 2, 2011 in the Kogod Cradle
In the backwater town of Boligee, Alabama, the summer heat is rising higher, driving the townsfolk to distraction and conjuring the spirits of the past to walk the earth. Wrapped in the combustible music of a Deep South juke joint and the sweat-soaked gospel of a revivalist church tent, intergenerational stories of loss and redemption collide. Playwright Gardley blends ancient myth with magical realism, Biblical allegory with the local TV news to create a fiery theatrical furnace in which some will be saved, some will be purged and the truth cannot escape.
Date: November 9, 2010-January 2, 2011
Time: check calendar on website for performance times
Location: Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater: 1101 6th Street SW Washington, DC 20024
Tickets for “every tongue confess” start at $40 plus applicable fees. Discount tickets are available for patrons purchasing tickets for multiple shows, students and groups. A limited number of $15 tickets for patrons ages 30 and under go on sale each Monday for performances that week. (All patrons must present valid ID.) HOTTIX, a limited number of half-price, day-of-performance tickets, are available 30 minutes before curtain prior to every performance. Tickets may be purchased online at www.arenastage.org, by phone at
202-488-3300 or at the Arena Stage Sales Office at 1101 6th St., SW, D.C.