Theatres around the world have been restored, renovated, or replaced; that’s nothing new. But encapsulated? Now that’s a new approach to modernization.
In Washington, DC, the venerable Arena Stage has long operated a two-venue facility: its Fichandler Theatre, a 1961, arena-style house (hence the name) with some 800 seats and the Kreeger, a 514-seat proscenium theatre added in 1971. After 30-odd years, the company fe