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The world premiere of American Prophet: Frederick Douglass In His Own Words at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. in the summer of 2022 received consistent and overwhelmingly positive reviews.  Here are several we'd like to share.

The Wall Street Journal

Charles Isherwood

"A stirring new musical.... His words ring forth with scalding power."

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The Washington Post
Peter Marks

"In beguiling ‘American Prophet,’ Frederick Douglass lets freedom sing." 

The Guardian
David Smith

“Frederick Douglass gets the Hamilton treatment with new musical.”

Broadway World
Morgan Musselman

DC Theater Arts
Bob Ashby

"Unforgettably powerful 'American Prophet' is on fire at Arena"

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