- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 20, 2007

THEATER

Agnes of God

• Science and faith collide when a postulant nun gives birth to an infant and claims it was a virgin birth. 8 p.m. Sept. 21, 22, 28, 29 and Oct. 5, 6, 12, 13; 2 p.m. Sept. 30 and Oct. 14. Sept. 21-Oct. 14. Silver Spring Stage, Woodmoor Shopping Center, 10145 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $13-$18. 301/593-6036.

Ah, Wilderness!

• A teenage boy learns about life in Eugene O’Neill’s only comedy. 8 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. mantinees. Through Oct. 6. American Century Theater at Gunston Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $23-$38. 703/998-4555.

Blind Date/Cita a ciegas

• A blind writer sits on his favorite park bench and connects with the personal stories of strangers. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday. Sept. 20-Oct.14. GALA Hispanic Theatre at the Tivoli, 3333 14th St. NW. $26-$34. 202/234-7174.

The Call of the Wild

• In the harsh, unforgiving landscape of northern Alaska, man and dog must learn to coexist. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19, 20. Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney. Pay-what-you-can performances. 301/924-3400.

Coriolanus

• Coriolanus, a great fighter but an unwilling politician, struggles with his family against politicians and spin doctors determined to see him fail. 8 p.m. Sept. 27-29. Rude Mechanicals at the Warehouse Theatre, 1017-1021 Seventh St. NW. $10-$15. 301/317-7964

Dearly Departed

• A dysfunctional family tries to deal with confrontations and funerals. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 6. Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt. $15. 301/441-8770.

The Fall of the House of Usher

• Edgar Allan Poe’s thriller takes a trip through the sullen route of the human psyche. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Sept. 22-Oct. 31. Synetic Theatre, 4041 S. 28th St., Arlington. $30-$35. 703/824-8060.

Getting Out

• A woman newly released from prison attempts to restart her life, only to have her past haunt her. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Through Sept. 22. Journeymen Theater at the Clark Street Playhouse, 601 Clark St., Arlington. $16-$21. 703/418-4808.

Hot Flashes, Power Surges, Private Summers, and Other Stories

• Rhodessa Jones gives three performances on the nature of womanhood and love. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday. Sept. 26-28. Kogod Theatre, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park. $30. 301/405-ARTS.

A Lesson Before Dying

• In the deeply prejudiced society of Bayonne, La., two black men are grappling to attain their manhood. Call for times. Through Oct. 14. Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Highway, Bethesda. $10, $50-$60. 240/644-1100.

Merrily We Roll Along

• Stephen Sondheim’s reinvention of the Kaufman-Hart musical takes a tuneful trip through the personal and professional lives of three friends. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday; 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday; 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Through Oct. 14. Signature Theatre, 2800 S. Stafford St., Arlington. $40-$69. 703/820-9771.

Mrs. Farnsworth

• 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. Through Sept. 23. Rep Stage at Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Md. $17-$25. 410/772-4940.

My Children! My Africa!

• Athol Fugard’s tale of friendship between two teenagers, one black and one white, in apartheid-torn South Africa. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 7 p.m. Sunday. For additional performances, call for times. Through Oct. 14. Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. $39-$55. 202/232-7267.

Of Mice and Men

• Friendship leads two men to find work and a life for themselves during the Depression. Call for times. Sept. 26-Oct. 21. Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney. $15. 301/924-3400.

Opus

• Before a performance at the White House, a successful string quartet decides to dismiss a member of the group. 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Through Sept. 30. Washington Stage Guild, 1901 14th St. NW. $35-$40. 240/582-0050.

Private Lives

• 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. 23. Playbill Backroom, 1409 14th St. NW. $35. 202/265-3055.

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. $34. 202/467-4600.

The Sunshine Boys

• After 40 years of growing hate between two comics, CBS wants them to partner up for one special night. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Through Sept. 29. Little Theater of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe St., Alexandria. $14-$17. 703/683-5778.

The Taming of the Shrew

• Shakespeare explores the institution of marriage, separation between men and women, and the complicated road to love. Call for times. Sept. 25-Nov. 18. Shakespeare Theatre Company at Lansburgh Theatre, 450 7th St. NW. $23.50-$79.50. 202/547-1122.

33 Variations

• An examination of Beethoven’s life and creative process as he obsessively composes the “Diabelli Variations.” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday; 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Sept. 30. Arena Stage Kreeger Theatre, 1101 Sixth St. SW. $51-$66. 202/554-9066.

The Unmentionables

• American do-gooders stir up tension and trouble in an isolated African village in Bruce Norris’ satire. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Sept. 30. Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, 641 D St. NW. $35-$57. 202/289-2443.

Well

• Mother knows best in a Tony Award-nominated comedy about childhood and family. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday; 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Through Oct. 14. 1101 Arena Stage, Sixth St. SW. $47-66. 202/488-3300.

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.

Gallaudet University

Elstad Auditorium, 800 Florida Ave. NE. 202/651-5501

• “Theatre in the Sky.” Bernard Bragg, founder of the National Theatre of the Deaf, looks back on his world travels in a one-man presentation. 7 p.m. Sept. 28. $10-$20.

Kennedy Center

Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202/467-4600

• “My Trip to al Qaeda.” Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright gives an in-depth look at terrorism and civil liberties in his personal narrative. 7:30 p.m. Saturday (sold out), Monday, Wednesday; 4 p.m. Sunday (sold out). Sept. 22-26. $35.

SPECTACLE

Dulles Town Center

45630 Dulles Center Blvd., Sterling, Va. 703/573-SEAT.

• The Big Apple Circus. Animals, clowns, aerialists, the works. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Monday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Sept. 20-Oct. 8. Dulles Town Center, 45630 Dulles Center Blvd., Sterling. $16-$50. 703/573-SEAT.

Verizon Center

Seventh and F streets NW. 202/397-SEAT.

• “Walking With Dinosaurs — The Live Experience.” 7 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday. Through Sept. 22. $30.50-$82.50.

DINNER THEATER

Blair Mansion Mysteries

Blair Mansion Inn, 7711 Eastern Ave., Silver Spring. Performances each Friday and Saturday. Doors open at 6 p.m., show at 8 p.m. $44.50. 301/588-6646.

• Alternate weeks: “Killer Karaoke” and “Mystery in Mo’ Town.” Call for dates.

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.

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

• “Dreamgirls.” Through Nov. 11.

Lazy Susan Dinner Theater

10712 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Doors 6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. 703/550-7384.

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

Mystery Dinner Playhouse

Doubletree Hotel, 300 Army Navy Drive, Crystal City. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 888/471-4802.

• “Here’s Killing You, Kid.” There is a new sleuth in town, and he has a case to solve. Through Oct. 30.

DANCE

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

University of Maryland, College Park. 301/405-2787

• Margaret Jenkins Dance Company: “A Slipping Glimpse.” 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday; 3 p.m. Saturday. Sept. 20-22. $7-$35.

Kennedy Center

South Plaza, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. 202/467-4600.

• Dancing on the River Terrace. 8:30 p.m. Through Sept. 22.

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