$4M from feds to revitalize historic Arena Players theater

A west Baltimore theater is getting a much-needed revitalization thanks to members of Maryland's congressional delegation. The historic Arena Players theater, founded in 1953, is the oldest continually operating African American community theater in the U.S., and it's getting a major investment of $4 million that's part of a direct federal investment secured by U.S. Rep. Kweisi Mfume, D-District 7, and Maryland's Democratic U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen. Arena Players is one of a few African American theater buildings owned its organization.