Turn Me Loose / Arena Stage


Epic opening night! What an incredible performance. Please don’t miss the opportunity to experience what the entire DC area is electrified over. For tickets please visit arenastage.org the play runs through October 14th!

Heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to everyone who had a hand in opening night’s official DC premier of Turn Me Loose @arenastage — Thank you to the Sponsors, Artistic Director – Molly Smith, President of the corporation – Edgar Dobie, Trustee Board Chair -Judith N. Batty, Playwright – Gretchen Law, Director – John Rubin • Actors

-Edwin Lee Gibson- a force to be reckoned with as Dick Gregory, he’s clearly been training for this role for his lifetime, John Carlin – Class, talent and grace on full display as he portrays a multitude of characters most whom lack the love for humanity that he clearly exudes • Show manager – Cheryl Dennis, Producer -Ron Simons, Thank you to the Designers, the Coaches (hello Kim James Bey), Stage Managers (hello Erin Cass) and Company Managers, and to anyone I may have inadvertently omitted.

Thank all of you for this epic journey called Turn Me Loose. Thank you for allowing us to travel back and forth in time to watch this geniuses we simply called Dad, shine his light.

Review: ‘Turn Me Loose’ at Arena Stage


Published by Dr. Christian Claxton Gregory

Dr. Christian Claxton Gregory (Bio) Christian Gregory is the eighth child of Dick and Lillian Gregory. Born in Chicago, he was raised on a 1,000 acre farm in Plymouth, Massachusetts, where the pastoral setting and lifelong lessons in wellness spurred his interest in physiology and the mind-body connection. After graduating from Morgan State University, he earned a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University in Atlanta. Dr. Gregory practiced in Washington for twenty-five years, caring for DC natives, leading entertainment figures, and friends in the movement including Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King, Betty Shabazz, Dorothy Height, Cicely Tyson, and Stevie Wonder. When Dick Gregory decided to resume an active speaking and entertainment schedule, he became his father’s manager. Together they formed Dick Gregory Media, Inc. in 2015. Dr. Gregory’s unique combined experiences in patient care and entertainment management fostered the desire to develop the linkages between activism, communication, the performing arts, and physical well-being. To that end, he established Tower Hill Farm Health & Wellness and Tower Hill Farm Entertainment. Since his passing in 2017, Christian Gregory has managed his father’s estate and intellectual property, and has successfully guided the development of other projects on his father’s life, including the stage play TURN ME LOOSE and the film THE ONE AND ONLY DICK GREGORY.

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