Mystery Newsmaker February 17 & 18

Mystery Newsmaker: February 17th & 18th, 2024

In partnership with Arena Stage

Listen to WTOP this Saturday and Sunday morning during the 8am hour for the WTOP Mystery Newsmaker Contest. We’ll play the voice of someone you’ve heard in the news this week on WTOP. 

Be the first caller at 855-885-1035 to correctly identify the mystery newsmaker and win a four pack of tickets to see Tempestuous Elements.

Tempestuous Elements reveals the struggle of educational luminary Anna Julia Cooper as she fights for her students’ rights to an advanced curriculum. In a scandal orchestrated by the government, her tenure as principal of  D.C.’s historic M Street School is sabotaged by her colleagues and neighbors leading Cooper’s professional and personal relationships to become fodder for innuendo and social ostracization. Witness the journey of this formidable Black feminist’s fight for educational equity, freedom, and legitimacy at the turn of the 20th century.

The play is making its world premier at Arena Stage, running February 16th through March 16th, starring a cast of acclaimed DC area actors. Arena Stage thanks Tiffeny Sanchez and Reg Brown for their generous sponsorship of Tempestuous Elements and their tremendous support of Black storytelling in DC.

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