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Theatre Review: ‘All The Way’ at Arena Stage

By Kyle Osborne

Reckoning with the fact that Black Lives Matter. Arm-twisting to get legislation passed. Preparing for possible shenanigans at the upcoming convention.

 (L to R) Jack Willis as President Lyndon Baines Johnson and Bowman Wright as Martin Luther King, Jr. in All the Way at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, April 1-May 8, 2016. Photo by Stan Barouh.


(L to R) Jack Willis as President Lyndon Baines Johnson and Bowman Wright as Martin Luther King, Jr. in All the Way at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, April 1-May 8, 2016. Photo by Stan Barouh.

Although it sounds a lot like 2016, it’s 1964. Lyndon Johnson has become President following the assassination of John F. Kennedy several months earlier. High stakes and high jinks have charged the air with enough electricity to light up the nation’s capital. And that’s just the start of All The Way, the great play that is to politics what a backstage story is to showbiz. The behind the curtain machinations make for an insider’s view of history. In a town full of such folks, this should play well.

Boy, does it ever.

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