- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 8, 2006

THEATER

Citizen 13559: The Journal of Ben Uchida

• The world premiere play about a young Japanese American boy whose world changes overnight when his family is sent to a California internment camp during World War II. 7 p.m. March 10; 1 and 3:30 p.m. March 11, 19; 1, 3:30 and 7 p.m. March 18. Kennedy Center Family Theater, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue Northwest. $15. 202/467-4600.

Death and the King’s Horseman

• Wole Soyinka’s play, based on a true story, explores what happens when a colonial administrator interferes with a Yoruba rite — the suicide of a horseman who is bound to follow his dead king to heaven. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Through March 12. The Washington Shakespeare Company at Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. (Pay what you can — Saturday only) — $22-$30. 800/494-8497.

Don Juan

• Moliere’s comedy follows the 17th-century lover Don Juan and his assistant Sganarelle through Louis XIV’s France. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through March 19. The Shakespeare Theatre, 450 Seventh St. NW. $14.25-$71.25. 202/547-1122.

The Dybbuk

• A cornerstone of the Yiddish theatrical repertoire involves ill-fated lovers, a transmigration of souls, exorcism and cruel class snobbery. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through March 19. Theatre J and Synetic Theater at the D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. $15-$49. 800/494-8497.

Eleemosynary

• Three generations of women share complex, troubled interrelationships that test the limits of love and forgiveness. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Through March 11. Catalyst Theatre Company at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. $10. 800/494-8497.

Fanny’s First Play

• George Bernard Shaw’s comedic play within a play about Fanny O’Dowda, a young playwright, and her father. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through April 2. The Washington Stage Guild, 1901 14th St. NW. $25-$35. 240/582-0050.

Fat Pig

• Neil LaBute’s comedy asks: In a culture obsessed with beauty, can love ever be blind? 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through March 12. Studio Theatre, 14th and P streets Northwest. $32-$46. 202/332-3300.

The God of Hell

• Frank and Emma, a quiet farm couple in Wisconsin, take in Frank’s friend Haynes and their quiet life is turned upside down in Sam Shepard’s political diatribe. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through March 18. Didactic Theatre Company at Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St., NE. $15-$20. 202/399-7993.

Hamlet

• Shakespeare’s tale of a son’s revenge for his father’s murder. 8 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. March 13-April 9. Rep Stage at Howard County Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Md.$12-$24. 410/772-4900.

Haroun and the Sea of Stories

• A master storyteller loses his ability to tell stories after a traumatic event but is rejuvenated when his son finds the fabled Sea of Stories. 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Through April 9. Presented by Theater Alliance at the H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE. $19.75-$26. 800/494-8497.

The Heiress

• A young woman’s heart is caught between a fortune hunter and her protective, penny-wise father in 1850s New York. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through March 12. Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney. $34-$44. 301/924-3400.

The Murder of Isaac

• Motti Lerner’s searing drama explores Israel after the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin through the patients in an Israeli hospital ward specializing in post-traumatic stress disorders. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through March 12. Centerstage, 700 N. Calvert St., Baltimore. $10-$60. 410/986-4008.

The Price

• Two long-estranged brothers meet in their dead father’s attic to dispose of his belongings and reopen old wounds in this Arthur Miller classic. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Through March 18. Fountainhead Theatre at Theater on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. $10-$20. 703/920-5923.

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

• A teacher in 1930s Scotland attempts to mold a group of impressionable girls into her own image, but the game between the teacher and students turns dangerous. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through April 16. Studio Theatre at the Metheny Theatre, 14th and P streets Northwest. $32-$46. 202/332-3300.

The Rainmaker

• One woman’s dreams of love are wilting away until a stranger comes along and pursues her. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through April 9. Arena Stage, Fichandler Theater, 1101 Sixth St. SW. $41-$60. 202/488-3300.

El Rufian Castrucho (Castrucho the Hustler)

• Lope de Vega’s comedy about bored 16th-century Spanish soldiers who spend their time in amorous pursuits while protecting their empire’s newest conquest. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday. Through March 19. GALA Teatro Hispano at the Tivoli, 14th Street and Park Road Northwest.$18-$32. 240/234-7174.

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 Northwest. $34. 202/467-4600.

This Lime Tree Bower

• The Washington premiere of Conor McPherson’s play about a robbery in a chip shop in South Dublin, Ireland, as related by three participants. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Through March 19. Scena Theatre at the Warehouse Theater, 1021 Seventh St. NW. $25-$30. 703/684-7990.

STAGE

The Capitol Steps

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202/397-SEAT.

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

Comedy Sportz D.C.

Ballston Common Mall

Old Vic Arena, 4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703/294-LAFF

• Teams of comedians battle each other in competitive improvisational comedy sketches. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday. $8-$12.

George Mason University Patriot Center

4400 University Drive, Fairfax. 202/397-SEAT.

• Larry The Cable Guy. 8 p.m. March 15. $41.75.

Under the Beltway

Stage Door Restaurant and Bar, 1324 King St., Alexandria. 703/798-1064.

• Improvisational comedy. 8:30-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. $7.

DINNER THEATER

Murder Upon Request

• The interactive comedy-mystery group performs plays at two locations: “A Deadly Private Party” at Alfio’s La Trattoria, 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.

The So-So-Pranos

• Blair Mansion Mysteries performance. 7:30 p.m. March 10-11. Blair Mansion Inn Restaurant, 7711 Eastern Ave., Silver Spring. $52.95. 301/588-6646.

Thoroughly Modern Millie

• The Tony-winning musical based on the Oscar-winning film about a young Manhattan girl looking to get married. Through June 18. 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday; 12:30 and 8:15 p.m. Wednesday; 12:30 and 7:15 p.m. Sunday. $27.50-$46. Toby’s Dinner Theatre, 5900 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, Md. 301/596-6161.

DANCE

Dance Place

3225 Eighth St. NE. 202/269-1600.

• Hip Hop Festival. 8 p.m. March 11, 7 p.m. March 12. $7-$20.

SOCIAL DANCING

Adelphi Mill Recreation Center

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

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

Avalon Studio

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

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

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

Dance Factory

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

• Beginning-to-advanced ballroom, Latin and swing classes. 7-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Four weeks. $59.

• Ballroom, Latin, swing combo dances. 7-10:30 p.m. Friday. $10-$11; admission includes lessons.

• Country and swing dance every second Saturday. 8:30 p.m. lesson, 9 p.m.-midnight dance. $10.

• Contemporary ballroom dances and practice parties. Saturday nights. $9-$10. Call for times.

• Social ballroom dancing. 7-10 p.m. Sunday. $9.

Dance Studio Lioudmila

18 Roth St., Alexandria. Private lessons and group classes, beginning to advanced ballroom, Latin and swing; no partners necessary. 703/751-8868.

• Tea dance, includes lesson and refreshments. 1-3:15 p.m. Fridays. $9.

• Dance party. 7:30-8:30 p.m. group class, 8:30-11 p.m. dance party. Saturdays. $12.

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.

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.

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.

Cherry Hill Park Conference Center, 9800 Cherry Hill Road (north of Interstate 495), College Park. $12 adults, $8 seniors and students, $5 ages 11-15, $30 family maximum. Band members vary. 301/294-3568. • Bogwanderers Ceili Band. $6-$12. 703/521-4340.

• Greater Washington Ceili Club: Ceili. 5-9 p.m. last Sunday of month (September-June).

Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia

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

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

Knights of Columbus Hall

6111 Columbian Way (state Route 3), Bowie.

• LA Singles Friday Dance. Large wood dance floor accommodates up to 300 singles. Music is top-40s and old favorites. Suits or dressy casual. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. every Friday. $9. 410/721-6666 or 410-674-3737

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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