- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 1, 2008

Am I Black Enough Yet?

• Playwright Clinton Johnston’s comedic tour of the state of blackness in America. Charter Theatre at Theatre on the Run, 3700 South Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 3 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays. Through May 3. $20, $25. 202/333-7009, www.chartertheatre.org

Antony and Cleopatra

• The ill-fated love affair, one of Shakespeare’s last great tragedies. The “Roman” series; in repertory with “Julius Caesar.” The Shakespeare Theatre at Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through July 6. $42.75-$79.75. 202/547-1122, www.shakespearetheatre.org/harmancenter. Discussion following the evening performance May 21. For other associated discussions and symposium, see Lectures.

Arthur Miller Festival: Death of a Salesman

• Willy Loman takes stock of his life in Arthur Miller’s masterpiece. In repertory with “A View From the Bridge” as part of Arena’s celebration of the playwright. Arena Stage Crystal City, 1800 S. Bell St., Arlington. Call for times. Through May 18. $47-$66. 202/488-3300, www.arenastage.org

Arthur Miller Festival: A View From the Bridge

• An Italian-American longshoreman from Brooklyn betrays his family even as he tries to save it. In repertory with “Death of a Salesman” as part of Arena’s celebration of playwright Arthur Miller. Arena Stage Crystal City, 1800 S. Bell St., Arlington. Call for times. Through May 18. $47-$66. 202/488-3300, www.arenastage.org

The Camus Project: The Plague

• Novelist Albert Camus’ absurdist approach to dealing with calamity, in this case a plague that strikes the Algerian city of Oran. Scena Theatre at the Warehouse Theater, 1021 Seventh St. NW. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Through May 11. $20-$30. 703/683-2824, www.scenatheatre.org, www.warehousetheater.com/theater.php

Closing Time

• The American premiere of Owen McCafferty’s dark, gloomy 2002 play about dark, doomed drunks in a dark, doomed Belfast pub. Keegan Theatre’s New Island Project at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run, Arlington. 8 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, 3 p.m. Sunday. May 8-June 7. $15-$25. 703/892-0202, ext. 2, www.keegantheatre.com

Communicating Doors

• A comic thriller by British playwright Alan Ayckbourn that takes a prostitute back in time and into a murder plot. Silver Spring Stage, Woodmoor Shopping Center, 10145 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. May 4. Through May 4. $13-$18. 301/593-6036, www.ssstage.org

Crumble (Lay Me Down Justin Timberlake)

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