Rousuck's Review: "American Prophet" at Arena Stage in DC
It's time for another visit with Midday theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck, who joins Tom each week with her reviews of Maryland's regional stage. Today, she tells us about American Prophet: Frederick Douglass in His Own Words, the powerful new biographical musical drama now running at Washington's Arena Stage.
The world premiere production is directed and co-written by Charles Randolph-Wright. His co-writer and the musical's composer and lyricist is Marcus Hummon.
The show is choreographed by Lorna Ventura, with music direction, orchestrations, and additional arrangements by Joseph Joubert.