Arena Stage produces American classics, as well as new American plays. Every play is top notch, ranging from from monologs, to musicals, to comedy. The cast and production team are professionals who reflect the fact that Arena is the largest non-profit theater in DC. Being based in DC they have some good African American themed plays, including Crowns, which tells the stories of various generations of women via the hats they wear. Crowns was received so well that it has ran, outside of the regular season, for the last two summers.