Arena Stage co-founder Zelda Fichandler in front of the company’s first theater venue The Hippodrome, the week before the theater’s opening on August 16, 1950.

Arena Stage co-founder Zelda Fichandler in front of the company’s first theater venue The Hippodrome, the week before the theater’s opening on August 16, 1950.

A legend in the Washington theater scene, Zelda Fichandler died July 29th at the age of 91. One of the founders of Arena Stage, she left an outsized mark on regional theater here and around the country. We speak with the Artistic Director of Arena Stage and Washington Post Theater Critic Peter Marks about her life and legacy.

Guests

  • Molly Smith Artistic Director, Arena Stage
  • Peter Marks Chief Theater Critic, Washington Post

Photos: D.C. Theater Legend Zelda Fichandler

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