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‘Proof’ from Peter’s Alley does the math on real-life loss

The prize-winning play grapples with issues of trust and faith in relationships.

How to be a hero: The lesson of ‘Remember This’ at...

David Strathairn's spectacularly affecting performance as Jan Karski becomes not only an emotional but a moral experience.

A performance of magnitude and nuance: David Strathairn as Jan Karski

At Shakespeare Theatre, this one-man play about a hero who bore witness to the Holocaust packs a wallop.

With ‘Flyin’ West,’ Everyman Theatre delivers on its commitment to EDI

Pearl Cleage’s groundbreaking play features pioneering Black women overcoming daunting odds.

Paul Taylor Dance Company opens Kennedy Center dance season with verve

Two familiar works ease us back into the theater on a high note.

‘My Lord, What a Night’ becomes truly thrilling at Ford’s Theatre

Imagined musings on the historically real friendship between Marian Anderson and Albert Einstein, two powerful voices for freedom.

‘Becoming Dr. Ruth’ returns to Theater J and welcomes us in

The evening encourages us to engage with Dr. Ruth’s memories as well as to contemplate what might be our own.

A grand night of singing in ‘A Familiar Melody’ at NextStop

A revue of beloved showtunes makes for a giddy reunion of artists and audience.

Shavian wit meets its match in ‘Dear Liar’ from Washington Stage...

Lively and brilliant letters between George Bernard Shaw and the original Eliza Doolittle from before there was Zoom.

‘Bright Star’ shines at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts

A powerful and transformative story full of heartbreak and hope.

‘Teenage Dick’ at Woolly Mammoth is entertaining and revelatory

A funny, scary adventure rife with incandescent ideas.

Tune in to Kennedy Center’s big 50th birthday party Friday on...

Celebrating 50 years of the National Cultural Center, the evening is hosted by six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald. 

In ‘Prepping for Widowhood,’ it’s ladies night and never too late

Best Medicine Rep channels women of a certain age ready for their next act.

Adventure Theatre’s ‘Luchadora!’ a fantastic show for the whole family

The tale of a teen tomboy, set in the world of Mexican wrestling.

A dazzling solo performance in ‘Bo-Nita’ from 1st Stage

Terri Weagant juggles accents and body postures to give us five distinctly and flamboyantly desperate people we won’t soon forget.

That goofy guy Patton Oswalt kicks off Kennedy Center comedy season

He slayed the audience for over an hour and got a standing O.

Shakespeare Theatre Company’s ‘The Amen Corner’ returns in glory

The acclaimed production of James Baldwin's classic is back for two weeks only.

Round House Theatre’s ‘Quixote Nuevo’ is a comedic quest at its...

A man who imagines he's Don Quixote runs after adventure and tilts the world.

Wildly theatrical ‘Swindlers’ opens at Baltimore Center Stage

The actors are all in top form, but we don’t learn enough about their characters to become invested in what happens to them. 

‘Good People’ kicks off Keegan’s 25th season with a blazing success   

A play deeply attuned to the ways people from disparate backgrounds interact and feel, it will bring you straight to the essence of what it is to be human.