- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 16, 2007

THEATER

The Devil in His Own Words

n Seeking the essence of the devil through the ages. 8 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Through Aug. 19. Taffety Punk Theatre Company at Flashpoint Mead Theatre Lab, 916 G Street NW. $10. 202/261-6612.

Fiona and Friends at the Carwash

n Part of the Heartfriends Musical series. 7 p.m. Friday, 3 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Venus Theatre Company, 21 C St., Laurel. $12-$15. Through Aug. 26. 301/470-2406.

Hellzapoppin’

n A revival of Olsen and Johnson’s zany 1936 musical revue. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2:30 Saturday-Sunday. American Century Theater, Gunston Theater II, 2700 South Lang St., Arlington. $23-$38. Through Aug. 18. 703/553-8782.

The Hothouse

n Harold Pinter’s dark comedy takes place in a mental institution on Christmas Eve. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Sept. 9. Longacre Lea Productions, Catholic University, 3801 Harewood Road NE. $12-$18. 202/460-2188.

Lazarus Syndrome

n A lonely man is made to feel alive again through the love of his family. 8 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Aug. 16-Sept. 9. Theater Alliance, 1365 H Street, NE. $30. 202/396-0050.

Mrs. Farnsworth

n A.R. Gurney’s comedic play about a wealthy woman who tells a college writing class about her days with a man at the highest level of government. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Aug. 22-Sept. 23. Rep Stage at Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. $17-$25. 410/772-4940.

Private Lives

n Obsessive love and passion plague two couples on twin honeymoons in the Washington Shakespeare Company’s production of the Noel Coward classic. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Through Sept. 9. Playbill Backroom, 1409 14th Street NW. $35. 202/265-3055.

Reefer Madness: The Musical

n The classic parody of the 1936 anti-marijuana propaganda film of the same name. 8:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Aug. 19. Studio Theatre 2ndStage. 1501 14th St. NW. $35. 202/332-3300.

Shear Madness

n 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. $34. 202/467-4600.

Songs for a New World

n Two soldiers in Iraq and their families on the home front grapple with life’s harsh realities in this Open Circle Theatre production. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Aug. 26. Round House Theatre, 8641 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $15-$35. 240/683-8934.

365 Days/365 Plays Festival

n Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks’ tour de force, a play for each day of the year, presented by different arts organizations in weekly cycles of seven plays each. Musefire productions will be performing through Aug. 19. 2437 15th St. NW. Free. studiotheatre.org/365.

Three Sistahs

n The blues musical set in the 1960s showcases the lives of three “sistahs” as they revel in their past and present and look forward to their future. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Sept. 9. MetroStage, 1201 North Royal St., Alexandria. $35-$38. 800/494-8497.

STAGE

The Capitol Steps

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

n 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

n 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.

DINNER THEATER

Blair Mansion Mysteries

Blair Mansion Inn, 7711 Eastern Ave., Silver Spring. Doors 7 p.m., show at 8:30 p.m. $44.50. 301/588-6646.

“Mystery in Mo’ Town.” Aug. 17, 18. Alternates performances weekly with “Killer Karaoke.”

Toby’s Dinner Theatre

5900 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, Md. 8:15 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 12:30 and 7:15 p.m. Sunday. $28.50-$47. 301/596-6161.

“Little Shop of Horrors.” A skid-row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving. Through Aug. 19.

“Titanic, the Musical.” The Tony-winning show that first opened on Broadway in 1997. Aug. 23-Nov. 11.

Lazy Susan Dinner Theater

10712 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Doors 6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Doors 6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday.

“Clue, the Musical.” The world’s best-known suspects come to life in the board-game-turned-musical. Through Oct. 14.

DANCE

Wolf Trap: Filene Center

1551 Trap Road, Vienna. 703/255-1900.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. 8:30 p.m. Aug. 21. $8-$34.

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