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Longtime Washingtonian Dick Gregory was a comedian who wasn’t afraid to hold back. Before it was common to do so, Gregory used laughs to address racial bigotry, weaving comedy with activism. His story, and his ability to disarm diverse audiences, is chronicled in the new play, “Turn Me Loose,” now showing at Arena Stage.
Kojo sits down with the show’s director and starring actor, as well as Gregory’s son.
- Edwin Lee Gibson Actor portraying Dick Gregory, "Turn Me Loose"
- John Gould Rubin Director, "Turn Me Loose"
- Christian Gregory Son of Dick Gregory
Christian Gregory on "Turn Me Loose"
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