- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 13, 2008

STAGE

Alden Theatre

1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. 703/790-9223, www.mcleancenter.org

• “Mark Nadler in a Nutshell.” Singer, piano player, storyteller, comedian, tap dancer, actor in the Victor Borge vein plays everything from chopsticks to Lizst. 8 p.m. March 15. $28, $34.

Atlas Performing Arts Center

1333 H St. NE. 202/399-7993, www.atlasarts.org

• “Mixed Babies.” African Continuum Theatre Company’s fundraiser and celebrity reading of Oni Faida Lampley’s award-winning play. Readings by Jim Vance, Ysaye M. Barnwell, J.C. Hayward, Barbara Lang, Jewell Robinson. Dessert reception follows the performance. Lang Theatre. 8 p.m. March 24. $100.

• “Conversations about HER.” The debut novelist known only as Tim O. adapts his story of love and loss to the stage, combining music and spoken word. Lang Theatre. 8 p.m. March 28. $27.50-$32.50.

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

University Boulevard and Stadium Drive, University of Maryland, College Park. 301/405-ARTS, claricesmithcenter.umd.edu

• Blind Summit Theatre: “Low Life.” American premiere of a Bunraku-style work based on the short stories, poetry and final novel, “Pulp,” of Charles Bukowski, American chronicler of the down and out. Kogod Theatre. 8 p.m. March 13 and 14. $30. Discussion with the artists follows the performance on March 13.

George Washington University

Betts Theatre, Marvin Center, 800 21st St. NW. 202/994-7470, gwired.gwu.edu/marvincenter/

• “Dirt.” Robert Schneider’s one-man play about an illegal immigrant from Iraq who meets with xenophobia, racism and intolerance in his new country. With Shahin Shakibi, an Iranian-born American citizen. Presented by the Washington Theatre Group. 8 p.m. March 13. $7, $22. Tickets at 301/440-8888, 800/551-7328 or www.washingtontheatregroup.org.

Harman Center for the Arts

610 F St. NW. 202/547-1122, www.shakespearetheatre.org/harmancenter

• ReDiscovery Reading: “The Liar.” David Paul directs a reading of Corneille’s seminal 1643 comedy. 7:30 p.m. March 31. Free but reservations required, with tickets to be picked up by 7:15 p.m. at the Lansburgh Theatre Box Office on the day of the performance.

Lincoln Theatre

1215 U St. NW. Tickets through 877/77CLICK or www.vdaytour.com. See www.thelincolntheatre.org

• “Stomp Dat!” The Delta Sigma Theta Step Show. Teams from area schools and community groups in presentations aimed at educating youth about the dangers of drugs, alcohol and tobacco. 4 p.m. March 29. $15, $20.

Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Campus

Ernst Theatre, Center Drive off Wakefield Chapel Road, Annandale. 703/323-3159, www.nvcc.edu/annandale/continuing/cultural

• “Dirt.” Robert Schneider’s one-man play about an illegal immigrant from Iraq who meets with xenophobia, racism and intolerance in his new country. With Shahin Shakibi, an Iranian-born American citizen. Presented by the Washington Theatre Group. 8 p.m. March 21. $7, $22. Tickets at 301/440-8888, 800/551-7328 or www.washingtontheatregroup.org.

Signature Theatre

4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. 703/820-9771, www.signature-theatre.org

• “First You Dream: The Songs of Kander & Ebb with Karen Akers.” The Tony-nominated singer performs 15 numbers from the Kander and Ebb songbook in a cabaret setting. Part of Signature’s Kander & Ebb Celebration. 8 p.m. March 13 and 14; 6 and 9 p.m. March 15; 3 and 8 p.m. March 16. Some performances sold out.

Wolf Trap: The Barns

1645 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets at the box office or at www.tickets.com, 703/218-6500. See www.wolftrap.org

• Chicago City Limits. Improv troupe. 8 p.m. March 21; 7:30 p.m. March 22. $22.

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Melton Rehearsal Hall, 641 D St. NW. All readings at 7 p.m. Free; no reservations required. 202/393-3939, www.woollymammoth.net

• Playground Playwrights Group New Play Readings: “About Some Baby” by Kristen DeWulf. March 19.

• Playground Playwrights Group New Play Readings: Three comic shorts by Michael Merino. March 26.

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