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Arena Stage Celebrates Sixth Annual Military Thanksgiving

Service men and women were treated to dinner and a show in Washington, D.C.

The presentation of the colors at the sixth-annual Military Thanksgiving at Arena Stage.
(© Cameron Whitman)

Washington, D.C.'s Arena Stage celebrated its sixth annual Military Thanksgiving on Friday, November 25, coinciding with the opening-night festivities for Lookingglass Theatre's Moby Dick, a coproduction with the Alliance Theatre, and South Coast Repertory Theatre.

Rear Admiral Charles W. Rock and Arena Stage Executive Director Edgar Dobie enjoy the Thanksgiving celebration.
(© Cameron Whitman)

In gratitude for the service of D.C.-area military, Arena Stage invited wounded warriors, service men and women, and their families to a complimentary Thanksgiving dinner and performance of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical Carousel, which is currently running on the Fichandler Stage. Since the first Military Thanksgiving in 2011, Arena Stage has served over 1,000 military members and their families with the annual event.

Moby Dick cast Members Anthony Fleming III, Walter Owen Briggs, and Micah Figueroa enjoy their opening night at Arena Stage.
(© Cameron Whitman)

The opening night reception for Moby Dick, directed and adapted by David Catlin, followed later that evening with the cast and crew on hand to celebrate. The production is set to run through December 24 in the Kreeger Theater.

The company of Moby Dick gathers for a group photo.
(© Cameron Whitman)

For tickets to Moby Dick, click here.
For tickets to Carousel, click here.