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"Ulysses on Bottles" Looks at Life in Israel & Gaza

at Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington
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Premiering in the U.S. as part of the "Voices From a Changing Middle East" Festival, this drama is set in an Israeli prison, where a Jewish lawyer takes on the case of an Arab literature teacher, brin... [more+]

Premiering in the U.S. as part of the "Voices From a Changing Middle East" Festival, this drama is set in an Israeli prison, where a Jewish lawyer takes on the case of an Arab literature teacher, bringing the lives of the Israeli middle class and those struggling in the Gaza Strip into sharp contrast. Gilad Evron's prize-winning "Ulysses in Bottles" brings James Joyce's classic novel into play too, exploring issues like personal independence and morality. This Mosaic Theater Company production comes to the stage at DC's Atlas Performing Arts Center. [less-]

"Master Class": Tony-Winning Bio of Opera Diva Maria Callas

at MetroStage, Alexandria
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One of the most glamorous celebrities of her time -- and the definition of a diva -- world-renowned opera star Maria Callas comes to vibrant life in this wickedly funny stage bio that won a Tony Award... [more+]

One of the most glamorous celebrities of her time -- and the definition of a diva -- world-renowned opera star Maria Callas comes to vibrant life in this wickedly funny stage bio that won a Tony Award for Best Play. Terrence McNally's "Master Class" finds the singing legend leading a voice class, and while she both cajoles and terrorizes to get the best out of her students, she muses on her past glories and many heartbreaks. DC favorite Ilona Dulaski stars in this production at MetroStage. [less-]

Subversive Comedy "Hir" From Woolly Mammoth Theatre Co.

at Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Washington
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Freed from her husband's oppression after he suffers a stroke, a suburban housewife lights the fuse on a revolt against patriarchy in "Hir", aided by her newly liberated transgender son. But when her ... [more+]

Freed from her husband's oppression after he suffers a stroke, a suburban housewife lights the fuse on a revolt against patriarchy in "Hir", aided by her newly liberated transgender son. But when her other son returns home from combat duty in Afghanistan, he's not exactly thrilled to find his family under siege from his own mother. "The New York Times" raved, "Perhaps no play this year inspired a greater sense of awe than Taylor Mac's audacious dive into the dysfunctional-family playpen of American theater." Check out the Woolly Mammoth production of this subversive comedy on stage in Washington, D.C. [less-]

Robert Schenkkan's "Building the Wall" Depicts a Horrifying Near Future

at Silver Spring Black Box Theatre, Silver Spring
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Sat, May 27
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President Trump's anti-immigration campaign has hit full stride catching millions of undocumented immigrants in its sweeping net. Private prisons swell and incarceration camps overflow, leading to unb... [more+]

President Trump's anti-immigration campaign has hit full stride catching millions of undocumented immigrants in its sweeping net. Private prisons swell and incarceration camps overflow, leading to unbearable conditions. In "Building the Wall", a historian interviews a prison supervisor as he awaits sentencing for carrying out the federal policy that has escalated into the unimaginable. Tony-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan ("The Kentucky Cycle", "All the Way") looks at what happens when the inconceivable becomes inevitable in this riveting drama, running at Silver Spring Black Box Theatre. [less-]

Three Women Explore Reproductive Rights in New Drama "Sioux Falls"

at Mead Theatre Lab, Washington
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Three women -- a hopeful mother-to-be, a disaffected student and an abused wife -- battle personal demons, bureaucratic red tape and mermaids on the most difficult and personal journeys of their lives... [more+]

Three women -- a hopeful mother-to-be, a disaffected student and an abused wife -- battle personal demons, bureaucratic red tape and mermaids on the most difficult and personal journeys of their lives. Their destination? The only clinic in the state that offers abortion services. Poignant and funny, "Sioux Falls" examines the complexity surrounding a woman's right to choose. 10th Muse Productions brings Megan Dominy's imaginative drama to D.C.'s Mead Theatre Lab. [less-]

"The Glass Menagerie" -- Tennessee Williams' Masterpiece

at Parlor Room Theater , Washington
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Sat, May 27
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Brimming with poetic language and emotional longing, Tennessee Williams' memory play "The Glass Menagerie" is rightly considered a true classic, a work that's lost none of its power over the generatio... [more+]

Brimming with poetic language and emotional longing, Tennessee Williams' memory play "The Glass Menagerie" is rightly considered a true classic, a work that's lost none of its power over the generations. Set in a Depression-era St. Louis tenement, aspiring poet Tom struggles with a mind-numbing job and a smothering home life. His overbearing mother, a former Southern belle, constantly pushes her son to bring home "gentleman callers" for his painfully shy sister Laura, whose collection of glass animals means everything to her. But when Tom finally produces a male visitor, the guest's presence sends shock waves through the family -- and the fragile fantasy world they've built may be irreparably shattered. Experience this moving, beautiful production at the Parlor Room Theater. [less-]

Female Astronomer Overcomes Obstacles in Period Drama "Silent Sky"

at Silver Spring Stage, Silver Spring
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Sat, May 27
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"Silent Sky" is the true story of how a group of extraordinary women banded together to find a way to measure the universe while overcoming adversity. Set in the early 1900s, "Silent Sky" follows Henr... [more+]

"Silent Sky" is the true story of how a group of extraordinary women banded together to find a way to measure the universe while overcoming adversity. Set in the early 1900s, "Silent Sky" follows Henrietta Leavitt, an aspiring scientist who joins the Harvard Observatory's all-female "human computer" team. Once there, however, she finds the women are kept behind the scenes and told to keep their ideas and theories to themselves. As Henrietta navigates these impossible waters, she tries to keep her personal life and family obligations in focus. This powerful production from Silver Spring Stage examines a woman's place in professional society during a time of both historic discovery and endless oppression. [less-]

"Fear Eats the Soul": New Play Brings Acclaimed German Film to the Stage

at Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington
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In 1974 Germany, widow Emmi falls in love with the younger Ali, a Moroccan immigrant. Everyone is appalled when they marry, although family and friends ultimately accept the couple's unconventional ma... [more+]

In 1974 Germany, widow Emmi falls in love with the younger Ali, a Moroccan immigrant. Everyone is appalled when they marry, although family and friends ultimately accept the couple's unconventional marriage. However, the two find that they must face their own mounting fears and insecurities. Atlas Performing Arts Center presents the U.S. theatrical premiere, adapted from the renowned German film of the same name that won two awards at the Cannes Film Festival. Don't miss this bold exploration of multiracial marriage, star-crossed lovers, and how fear can destroy our hopes and dreams. [less-]

World Premiere Musical "Kaleidoscope" Explores Shadows of Memory

at Creative Cauldron, Falls Church
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Sat, May 27
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During the run of a legendary Broadway performer's comeback one-woman show, things take a turn when she forgets anecdotes or creates new stories out of the air, causing concern among the crew that Alz... [more+]

During the run of a legendary Broadway performer's comeback one-woman show, things take a turn when she forgets anecdotes or creates new stories out of the air, causing concern among the crew that Alzheimer's disease appears to be rearing its ugly head. In the new world premiere musical "Kaleidoscope", written by Matt Conner and Stephen Gregory Smith, the shadows of memory are explored with humor and pathos. [less-]

"Outside Mullingar": Wry Romantic Comedy from "Moonstruck" Writer

at Keegan Theatre, Washington
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Sat, May 27
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"I don't hate you," Rosemary says to Anthony. "I just don't like you." In the Tony-nominated "Outside Mullingar" by John Patrick Shanley ("Doubt", "Moonstruck"), these two introverted neighbors have l... [more+]

"I don't hate you," Rosemary says to Anthony. "I just don't like you." In the Tony-nominated "Outside Mullingar" by John Patrick Shanley ("Doubt", "Moonstruck"), these two introverted neighbors have lived in rural Ireland and known each other for years, but their lives intersect sharply when a parent dies and property rights come into question. Ultimately a tenderhearted romantic comedy, Shanley's play proves that love, whether early or late, always shows up right on time. Come see why Charles Isherwood of "The New York Times" called "Outside Mullingar" "Shanley's finest work since "Doubt"," when it comes to the stage of Washington DC's Keegan Theatre. [less-]

"The Father" Explores What Happens When Emotional Signposts Leave

at Studio Theatre - Metheny Theatre, Washington
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Sun, May 28
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Even at 80, André remains a man of quick wit and domineering personality. But things are beginning to get strange in "The Father", Florian Zeller's internationally acclaimed work. André's trusted wa... [more+]

Even at 80, André remains a man of quick wit and domineering personality. But things are beginning to get strange in "The Father", Florian Zeller's internationally acclaimed work. André's trusted watch goes missing, reappears and is lost again. His daughter's stories don't add up. His furniture disappears. And there are strangers sitting at his table. As the signposts of our lives disappear, this exploration of one man's mind and the loss of it, rings powerfully true. Ted van Griethuysen stars in this production at the Metheny Theatre. [less-]

"Shear Madness": The Hilarious Whodunit

at The Kennedy Center - Theater Lab, Washington
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Set in a local hair salon and with lines as up-to-date as the morning's news, "Shear Madness" is a hilarious whodunit with "you" as a central character. When the salon's landlady is murdered at the ou... [more+]

Set in a local hair salon and with lines as up-to-date as the morning's news, "Shear Madness" is a hilarious whodunit with "you" as a central character. When the salon's landlady is murdered at the outset, a blend of mystery and improvisational theater ensues. Audience members are called upon to match wits with the suspects and try to catch the killer at this wildly popular comedy where "shrieks of laughter night after night" can be heard at the Kennedy Center, according to the "Washington Post". [less-]

"Dial M for Murder" -- See the Classic Thriller on Stage

at The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children's Theater , Hagerstown
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Sun, May 28
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FULL PRICE: $44 - $48
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Best known as a film by Alfred Hitchcock, "Dial M for Murder" was first a successful stage play written by another English master of suspense, Frederick Knott ("Wait Until Dark"). In this production o... [more+]

Best known as a film by Alfred Hitchcock, "Dial M for Murder" was first a successful stage play written by another English master of suspense, Frederick Knott ("Wait Until Dark"). In this production of the classic thriller, Tony Wendice plans to murder his unfortunate wife to claim her fortune for himself. He arranges for the perfect crime ... but things don't quite go according to plan. This timeless masterpiece of construction and plotting weaves a tangled web of clues and red herrings, back-stabbings and blackmail that will keep you hooked from start to finish. Catch "Dial M for Murder" at the Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children's Theater in Hagerstown. The ticket price includes a tasty dinner. [less-]

"The Arabian Nights": Acclaimed Adaptation From Constellation Theatre

at Source, Washington
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Mon, May 29
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Ali Baba, Sinbad, Aladdin -- the list of classic characters and tales spun in "The Arabian Nights" is unrivaled in all of literature. Also known as "One Thousand and One Nights", this timeless work of... [more+]

Ali Baba, Sinbad, Aladdin -- the list of classic characters and tales spun in "The Arabian Nights" is unrivaled in all of literature. Also known as "One Thousand and One Nights", this timeless work of imagination has been captivating audiences for hundreds of years. Now, Constellation Theatre reprises its acclaimed production of Tony-winner Mary Zimmerman's stage adaptation, bringing all of the original's magic to life. The young Scheherazade, desperate to stave off her own execution, spins tale after tale for her new husband, the king. Each night, she weaves a spellbinding story, hoping that her vivid imagination will buy her the time she needs to win both the king's heart and her own freedom. Experience this testament to the power of storytelling when "The Arabian Nights" comes to Source in Washington, DC. [less-]

"The School For Lies": Freewheeling, Modern Take on Molière Classic

at Lansburgh Theatre, Washington
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Contemporary slang meets 17th-century farce in "The School for Lies". Adapted from Molière's "The Misanthrope", playwright David Ives ("Venus in Fur", "All in the Timing") transforms Molière's class... [more+]

Contemporary slang meets 17th-century farce in "The School for Lies". Adapted from Molière's "The Misanthrope", playwright David Ives ("Venus in Fur", "All in the Timing") transforms Molière's classic into a modern satire told entirely through verse. The result is a delightfully incongruous comedy of manners that lets you peer inside the Parisian salon of Celimene, a young widow with a sharp tongue and plenty of eager suitors. Tony Award-nominee David Ives and STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn, the team that created the award-winning French trilogy of "The Liar, The Heir Apparent" and "The Metromaniacs", return to old stomping grounds in this uproarious update of one of the greatest masterpieces of French comedy. Outrageous gags and vicious couplets strike a hilarious balance of class and crass in this classic collision of Molière's biting satire and Ives's modern wit. See it at Lansburgh Theatre in D.C. [less-]

"Proof": Pulitzer-Winning Play Explores Genius & Mental Illness

at Olney Theatre Center - Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab, Olney
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In this Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning family drama, Catherine, the troubled daughter of a recently deceased mathematician, is gripped by the fear that she may've inherited her father's mental illnes... [more+]

In this Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning family drama, Catherine, the troubled daughter of a recently deceased mathematician, is gripped by the fear that she may've inherited her father's mental illness. "Proof" tracks her desperate attempts to stay in control -- despite complications including a budding romance with one of her father's former students, the appearance of a mysterious new work by her dad and the arrival of her long-estranged sister. Set in Chicago, the play chronicles the discovery of self identity through intellectual and emotional challenges and explores the power of love to help us reach our true potential. David Auburn's moving and thought-provoking play, which "The New York Daily News" called "rich and compelling ... full of life, laughter and hope," comes to the stage at the Olney Theatre Center. [less-]

"Les Indes Galantes - Part IV": Jean-Philippe Rameau's Classic Opera Ballet

at Lisner Auditorium, Washington
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Wed, May 31
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"Les Indes Galantes - Part IV" is an 18th century opera ballet by famously gifted French composer Jean-Philippe Rameau. This multinational love story finds a Frenchman, a Spaniard and an American Indi... [more+]

"Les Indes Galantes - Part IV" is an 18th century opera ballet by famously gifted French composer Jean-Philippe Rameau. This multinational love story finds a Frenchman, a Spaniard and an American Indian, vying for the hand of Zima, the daughter of a chief. When the romantic pursuits come to a close, all celebrate in "forêts paisibles" ("peaceful forests"), an idyllic depiction of diverse cultures living in harmony with nature and one another. Watch the cast, Opera Lafayette Orchestra and acclaimed D.C. chamber vocal ensemble Gallery Voices as they highlight the incomparably rich music of this classic piece at George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium. [less-]

"King Lear" -- Shakespeare's Great Psychological Thriller

at Gunston Arts Center, Arlington
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Regarded by many as Shakespeare's best work, "King Lear" depicts an aging monarch's descent into madness as his family and country are torn apart by the ambition and jealousy of his children. This swe... [more+]

Regarded by many as Shakespeare's best work, "King Lear" depicts an aging monarch's descent into madness as his family and country are torn apart by the ambition and jealousy of his children. This sweeping legend veers from fairy tale to nightmare, depicting the devastating consequences of pride as King Lear's hubris and his daughters' ambitions destroy not just their own family, but an entire nation as well. See Avant Bard's production of the classic tragic masterpiece, starring local acting legend Rick Foucheux as Lear, at Gunston Arts Center in Arlington. [less-]

"Ma Rainey's Black Bottom": Explosive Drama by August Wilson

at 1st Stage Theater, Tysons
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Thu, June 01
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A theatrical tour-de-force by one of America's greatest playwrights, "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" is a searing drama from Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner August Wilson. Set in the 1920s on the sout... [more+]

A theatrical tour-de-force by one of America's greatest playwrights, "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" is a searing drama from Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner August Wilson. Set in the 1920s on the south side of Chicago, a recording session with blues legend Ma Rainey and her band becomes an intense battle of wills between a hot-headed young trumpeter and veteran musicians -- and between Ma and her white record producers. Experience this first installment of Wilson's award-winning ten-part Century Cycle at 1st Stage Theater in Tysons. [less-]

"Laura Bush Killed a Guy", a Smart, Surreal New Play

at Caos on F , Washington
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It sounds like fake news you'd receive in an email from an older relative, but it's true: In November 1963, Laura Bush, the future First Lady, blew through a stop sign and killed a high school friend.... [more+]

It sounds like fake news you'd receive in an email from an older relative, but it's true: In November 1963, Laura Bush, the future First Lady, blew through a stop sign and killed a high school friend. That fact becomes the basis for a wildly speculative tale of murder, intrigue and world power in "Laura Bush Killed a Guy", a smart, surreal and surprising reexamination of the Bush years. "The Washington Post" calls it "a delectably wicked satire." See this one-woman show starring Lisa Hodsoll at Caos on F in Washington, D.C. [less-]

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