Maurice and Susan stroll by Arena Stage in southwest DC on the 4th of July. Two points: 1. It is not at all obvious when one is walking past Arena Stage that the sidewalk follows the curves of the structure. 2. The blog still can't figure out the theatre/theater thing.
Here's an inspirational excerpt from the mission statement of Arena Stage:
Arena Stage produces huge plays of all that is passionate, exuberant, profound, deep and dangerous in the American spirit. We have broad shoulders and a capacity to produce anything from vast epics to charged dramas to robust musicals.