- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 12, 2003

THEATER

All the Great Books

• A compact compendium of the world’s greatest books. 7:30 p.m. Monday-Sunday; 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Through Aug. 1. Reduced Shakespeare Company at the Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. $36-$41. 202/467-4600.

Blazing Red/Rojo Carmin

• A comedy about marriage and man and woman. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Saturday. Through June 28. Teatro de la Luna at Gunston Arts Center, Theatre II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $20-$25. 703/548-3092.

Buried Child

• A journey into the disintegration of the American dream. 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. No performance Wednesdays. Through June 14. In repertory with “A Lie of the Mind.” The Keegan Theatre at Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. $25. 703/527-6000, Ext. 2.

Chicago

• The Tony Award-winning musical. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Through June 28. National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. $35-$75. Tickets, 800/447-7400. Information, 202/628-6161

A Class Act

• A musical autobiography of Edward Kleban. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday; 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Through June 22. The Studio Theatre, 14th and P streets NW. $25-$44.25. 202/332-3300.

Closer than Ever

• A celebration of music and its amazing ability to reflect the wonderful vagaries of life and relationships. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. June 18-Aug. 3. MetroStage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $30-$35. 703/548-9044.

Count Basil

• World premiere of a tragedy about what happens when sensual desire intertwines with political strategy. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday; 3 p.m. Saturday. Through June 29. Horizons Theatre at Theater on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. $12-$22. 703/243-8550.

Donna Q

• A modern one-woman show interpretation of Don Quixote. 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. June 17-July 27. Signature Theatre, 3806 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. $32. 703/218-6500.

Ghosts

• Duty to society’s expectations and a father’s sin haunt a family. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday; 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Through July 27. The Shakespeare Theatre, 450 Seventh St. NW. $16-$66. 202/547-1122.

If You Had Three Husbands

• Semi-autobiographical story by Gertrude Stein adapted for the stage. 9 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday. Through June 29. The Stanislavsky Theater Studio, 1742 Church St. NW. $15-$25. 202/265-3748.

Kenneth, What is the Frequency?

• Based upon the 1986 attack on Dan Rather and December 2001 article in Harper’s magazine. 11 p.m. Friday, Saturday. Through July 26. Cherry Red Productions at the Source Theatre, 1835 14th St. NW. $15. 202/298-9077.

Lackawanna Blues

• The misfit characters at Nanny’s boarding house never stop talking about themselves, but ultimately the story they tell is a picture of a woman at the center of her community. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday; 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Through June 22. The Studio Theatre, 14th and P streets NW. $30.25-$44.25. 202/332-3300.

Laughing Wild

• The comic stories of a man and a woman’s separate struggles to find breathing room as they struggle with everything from sexual identity to basic sanity. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday. June 19-July 20. Open Circle Theatre at 1409 Playbill Cafe, 1409 14th St NW. 202/265-3055.

@Cal-Event:A Lie of the Mind

• An exploration of the destinies of two families linked by marriage but set apart by violence, jealousy and distrust. 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. No performance Wednesdays. Through June 15. In repertory with “Buried Child.” The Keegan Theatre at Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. $25. 703/527-6000, Ext. 2.

The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail

• Ponders the cost of ideological and intellectual rigidity. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday. Through June 14. Catalyst Theater Company at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th St. SE. $10-$25. 800/494-TIXS.

Patience

• An aggressive cell-phone executive undergoes a series of traumatic events that make him long for a fresh start in life. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. June 16-July 20. Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company at the Kennedy Center’s AFI Theater, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. $21-$38. 202/467-4600.

Pippin

• The Tony Award-winning musical. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Saturday, Sunday; 7:30 p.m. selected Sundays and Tuesdays. Through June 29. Round House Theatre, Corner of East West Highway and Waverly Street, Bethesda. $29-$37. 240/644-1100.

Private Lives

• A divorced couple reignite the flames of passion when they happen to be honeymooning with their new spouses in adjoining rooms. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sunday; 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Through June 29. Olney Theatre, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Road, Olney. $25-$30. 301/924-3400.

The Rainmaker

• A charismatic out-of-towner promises to bring rain to a drought-filled town and love to a plain girl’s heart. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 7:30 p.m. Sunday; 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Through June 15. The Pearlstone Theater at CenterStage, 700 N. Calvert St., Baltimore. $10-$50. 410/332-0033.

Shear Madness

• The long-running whodunit comedy continues indefinitely. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 9 p.m. Friday; 6 and 9 p.m. Saturday; 3:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Kennedy Center Theater Lab, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. $32. 202/467-4600.

Talley’s Folly

• A revealing and romantic journey about the relationship between a gentle Jewish accountant and a tough Southern belle. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. June 17-July 20. Theater J at the DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. $21-$34. 800/494-8497.

Valentine’s Day

• The area premiere of the “heart” of Foote’s “Orphan’s Home Cycle.” 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through June 29. The Quotidian Theatre Company at The Writer’s Center Auditorium, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. $13-$15. 301/816-1023.

STAGE

Greenbelt Arts Center

Roosevelt Shopping Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301/441-8770.

• “An Evening of David Ives — All in the Timing.” 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Through June 28. $8-$10.

Lincoln Theatre

1215 U St. NW. 202/265-7337.

• Jim Hightower. 8 p.m. June 12. $20-$50.

• Jay Phillips. 8 p.m. June 14. $15.

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202/432-SEAT.

• The Capitol Steps, musical and political satire troupe. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday. $31.50.

The Stage Door Restaurant and Bar

1324 King St., Alexandria. 703/798-1064.

• Under the Beltway Improvisational Comedy. 8:30 and 10 p.m. Friday, Saturday. $9.

Wolf Trap: Filene Center

1551 Trap Road, Vienna.Information,703/938-2404. Tickets, 703/218-6500.

• “Riverdance.” 8 p.m. June 24-29, 2 p.m. June 28, 29. $16-$70.

DINNER THEATER

Annie

• An orphan searching for her parents finds love and family with an adoptive father. Through Aug. 23. The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, 5 Willowdale Drive, Frederick, Md. $34-$36. 301/662-6600.

Fiddler on the Roof

• A Jewish dairyman attempts to preserve his family’s traditions in the face of a changing world in 1905 Russia. 8:15 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sunday; 7:15 p.m. Sunday. Through June 29. Toby’s Dinner Theatre, 5900 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, Md. $22.50-$41. 410/730-8311.

One Life to Lose

• Blair Mansion Mysteries. 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday; some Thursday and Sunday shows. Continues indefinitely. Blair Mansion Inn Restaurant, 7711 Eastern Ave., Silver Spring. $39.95. 301/588-6646.

The Pirates of Penzance

• Classic by Gilbert and Sullivan. 6 p.m. Monday-Sunday; noon Wednesday, Sunday. Through June 29. West End Dinner Theatre, 4615 Duke St., Alexandria. $33-$39. 703/370-2500.

Murder Mystery Players

• Diamond Bessie’s Revenge. June 14, 28, July 12, 26 and Aug. 9, 23 at Dave & Busters, 11301 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $32.95. 301/230-5151.

Murder Upon Request

• The interactive comedy-mystery group performs different plays at two locations: “A Deadly Private Party” at Alfio’s Restaurant, 4515 Willard Ave., Chevy Chase, and “Just Killing Time” at the Arlington Hilton, 950 N. Stafford St., Arlington. 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday; 1 p.m. Sunday. $55. Both run indefinitely. 703/379-8108.

LOCAL THEATER

Arsenic and Old Lace

• What happens when the elderberry wine served by two elderly sisters starts killing people? 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Through June 28. The Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe St., Alexandria. $12-$15. 703/683-0496.

Communicating Doors

• A loveable call girl in the year 2014 is hired for an evening at the Regal Hotel, where an old man confesses his role in the murder of his two wives. 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. June 13-21. Prince George’s Publick Playhouse, Route 202, Cheverly. $8-$10. 301/277-1710.

DANCE

Drew Model School

3500 23rd St. S, Arlington. 202/255-3470.

• “Sand in My Shoes — Outdoors.” 7 p.m. June 13. $5.

Northern Virginia Community College

Ernst Cultural Community Center, Annandale. 703/249-8227.

• “The Owl and the Pussycat.” McLean School of Ballet & Jazz. 7:30 p.m. June 14, 2:30 p.m. June 15. $12-$14.

Wolf Trap: Filene Center

1551 Trap Road, Vienna.Information,703/938-2404. Tickets, 703/218-6500.

• Flamenco Festival Compania Maria Pages and Farruquito.8:30 p.m.June 17. $10-$28.

SOCIAL DANCING

Adelphi Mill Recreation Center

8402 Riggs Road, Adelphi. 301/699-1477.

• Square Roots square-dance teaching club presents a series of dancing lessons. 8 p.m. Monday. $32.

Avalon Studio

15 Mellor Ave., Catonsville, Md. 410/869-9771.

• Swing dancing second and fourth Saturday. Beginners’ workshop 8 p.m.-9 p.m., dancing 9 p.m.-midnight. $10.

• Swing dancing 8:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Thursday. $5.

• Yoga, hip-hop, tap, jazz classes available. Call for times. $60-$100.

• Beginning-to-advanced swing dance classes Monday, Tuesday, Thursday in six-week series. $70-$75.

Dance Factory

954 N. Monroe St., Arlington. 703/528-9770.

• Beginning-advanced ballroom, Latin and swing classes. Monday-Thursday, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Four weeks. $49.

• Ballroom, Latin, swing combo dances. 7 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Friday. $9-$10; admission includes lesson.

• Country and western dance . 8:30 p.m. lesson, 9 p.m.-midnight dance. Saturday. $8-$9.

• Social ballroom dancing. One hour lesson, 6:30 p.m. $2. 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. dance. Sunday. $9.

Dance Studio Lioudmila

18 Roth St., Alexandria. 703/751-8868.

• Tea Dance. 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday. $7.

• Dance party featuring ballroom, swing, Latin music. 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturday. $10.

Friday Night Swing Dance Club

Several locations. Free refreshments. No smoking; no alcohol; no partners necessary. Dance workshops at 8 p.m. 410/583-7337. $12 admission; $10 for members.

Glen Echo Park

Bumper Car Pavilion, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, Md. 301/492-6282.

• Contra dance. 7:30-8:30 p.m. free lesson, 8:30-11:30 p.m. free dance. June 13, 20. $6.

• Swing dance. 8-9 p.m. beginners’ workshop, 9 p.m.-midnight dance. June 14, 21. $10. www.wsdc.org.

• Contra dance. 7:30-10:30 p.m. June 15. $8. www.fsgw.org.

• Waltz dance with the band Laura and the Lava Lamps. 3 p.m. beginners’ waltz workshop, 3:30-5:30 dance. June 15. $5.

• Traditional American dancing including contra dances, square dances, country mixers. 7:30-10:30 p.m. June 22. $8. www.fsgw.org.

Hollywood Ballroom

2126 Industrial Parkway, Silver Spring. 301/622-5494.

• Singles dance party. 8 p.m. lesson; 9 p.m. dance. Friday. $10-$15.

• Social ballroom dancing. 8 p.m. Wednesday; 9 p.m. Saturday. $10-$15.

• Contemporary ballroom dancing. 7 p.m. lesson; 8 p.m. dance. Sunday. $10-$15.

• Tea dance with DJ Jack Scates. 1-4:30 p.m. June 15. $12.

Irish ceili and set dancing

• Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann: Ceili 8 p.m. second Saturday (September-June). John C. Wood Center, 3730 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Bogwanderers Ceili Band. $6-$12. 703/521-4340.

• Greater Washington Ceili Club: Ceili 5 p.m.-9 p.m. last Sunday of month (September-June). Cherry Hill Park Conference Center, 9800 Cherry Hill Road (north of I-495), College Park, Md. $12 adults, $8 seniors and students, $5 ages 11-15, $30 family maximum. Band members vary. 301/294-3568.

Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia

8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. 703/982-0937.

• Israeli dancing with Ethan Halpern. 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday. $4-$6.

National Institutes of Health

Fitness Center, 10 Center Drive, Bethesda. 301/942-2831.

• Scottish country dances. Instruction for beginners and social dancing at 8 p.m. every Monday. $3.

Scottish Rite

The Friday Night Swing Dance Club. 3800 N. Charles St., Baltimore. 410/583-7337.

• Mike Lange’s Boogie Express. 8 p.m. jitterbug workshop, 9 p.m.-midnight dance. June 13. $10-$12.

The Shark Club

4915 Elmo St., Bethesda. 301/718-4030.

• Swing dance with Tommy Barrick and Friends. Swing lesson during band break. 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. every Tuesday. $7 singles, $10 couples.

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