Writing Contributed by Molly Smith and Edgar Dobie

Joy. Where do we look for joy, where do we find joy? One quick answer is here—at the Mead Center with you, our audiences. Even with the continuing twists and turns 2022 brought us, it has been invigorating to return to live theater.

We hope that you have ample time to spend with family, friends, and loved ones this holiday season. Theater provides a space for empathy and there is much joy to be found at Arena Stage. Who can imagine a better place than the theater to feel collective joy away from our screens and sharing the world with others? 

Thank you for spending this special time with us at Arena Stage, and best wishes for a joyous 2023.