Swampoodle, a play exploring the NoMa neighborhood’s intriguing history, debuts at the historic Uline arena May 21. Swampoodle is a daring and innovative look into the past, a tailor-made spectacle created by The Performance Corporation and Solas Nua, both Irish arts and theatre organizations. Purchase tickets.
Uline Arena hosted The Beatles’ first-ever North American concert and witnessed dozens of historic sporting, entertainment and political events, like Malcolm X’s address to an audience that included the leader of the American Nazi party. The arena is located on the site of DC’s forgotten Irish-American neighborhood, Swampoodle, which now comprises much of the rapidly growing NoMa neighborhood. The show combines the glamour of old-school show biz with the grit of an Irish ghetto to create a fantastic adventure.
The show previews on Friday, May 20, with additional performances on May 21, 24, 25, 26, 27 & 28, at 8.30 p.m. Tickets are available online for $25.