- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 2, 2007

THEATER

CONTINUING

Brooklyn Boy

n A successful author returns to his hometown when his father’s health fails. 1:45 and 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday; 7:45 p.m. Thursday-Friday. Through Aug. 12. Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney. $25-$46. 301/924-3400.

Democracy

n Michael Frayn’s intellectual drama of mid-century West German politics and the spy scandal that engulfed Chancellor Willy Brandt’s government. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Aug. 12. Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney. $35. 301/924-3400.

The Drunkard

n A recent adaption of a 19th century temperance play by Tom Murphy. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Through Aug. 5. Georgetown University’s Devine Theatre in the Davis Arts Center, 37th and O St. NW. $21. 202/595-1915.

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. Aug. 3-26. 301/470-2406.

Godspell

n The Gospel according to St. Matthew, told through clowning, charades and vaudeville. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 1:30 and 7:30 Saturday, 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Aug. 5. Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney. $25-$46. 301/924-3400.

The Phantom of the Opera

n Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical about a mysterious man who lives under the Paris Opera House and his obsession with a chorus girl named Christine Daae. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Through Aug. 12. Kennedy Center Opera House, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. $36-$94. 202/467-4600.

Pygmalion

n A British linguistics expert meets his match when he transforms a cockney girl into a refined young lady. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Aug. 5. Quotidian Theatre Company at The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. $20. 301/816-1023.

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. 5. 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.

Shelter

n Two individuals forge an unlikely bond in World War II Germany and explore the principles of loyalty, sacrifice and friendship. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Through Aug. 5. Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run, Arlington. $10 adults, $5 seniors and students. 703/409-2372.

Songs for a New World

n Two soldiers in Iraq and their families on the home front grapple with life’s harsh realities. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Aug. 26. Open Circle 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. Young Playwrights’ Theater will be performing through Aug. 5. 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.

Riot Act

HR-57 Jazz Club,1610 14th St. NW. 202/625-6229.

n Baltimore comedian Timmy Hall from BET. 9 and 11 p.m., Aug. 3-4. $17.

DINNER THEATER

Here’s Killing You, Kid

Blair Mansion Mysteries performance. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Oct. 30. Doubletree Hotel, Crystal City, Arlington. $42.95. 888/471-4802.

Little Shop of Horrors

A down-and-out skid-row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving. Through Aug. 19. 8:15 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 12:30 and 7:15 p.m. Sunday. $28.50-$47. Toby’s Dinner Theatre, 5900 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, Md. 301/596-6161.

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.

Clue

The world’s best-known suspects come to life in the board-game-turned-musical. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Through Oct. 14. Lazy Susan Dinner Theater, 10712 Richmond Highway, Lorton. $39.95-$42.95. 703/550-7384.

DANCE

Dance Place

3225 Eighth St. NE. 202/269-1600

Lesole’s Dance Project with Jessica Marchant and Emily Berry. 8 p.m. Aug. 5, 7 p.m Aug. 6. $20.

Joy of Motion Dance Center

Jack Guidone Theater, 5207 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202/276-2599

Performance Dance Camp Showcase. 7 p.m. Aug. 4. $5.

La Salle Dance Orchestra

Glen Echo Spanish Ballroom. 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Glen Echo. 703/425-7926.

Performance and dance lesson. Performance: 3:30-6 p.m. Lesson: 3 p.m. Aug. 12. $8.

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