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"Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?" It was the question that rattled the nation in 1954. Convinced that Communists and Soviet spies and sympathizers had infiltrated the U.S., Senator Joseph McCarthy called a total of 395 witnesses to testify against themselves and others. Among them were just two African-Americans: political activist Eslanda Robeson and poet and playwright Langston Hughes. Presented at MetroStage in Alexandria, Are You Now or Have You Ever Been is a fictional account of the demons and dilemmas faced by Hughes on the eve of his appearance before McCarthy's infamous subcommittee, performed against a backdrop of searing blues and the haunting words of one of America's greatest writers.