- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 20, 2003


Anna Karenina

• Based on the Leo Tolstoy novel, this is a story of passion, scandal and betrayal that all begins with a glance across a crowded train station. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Sept. 21. Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Road, Olney. $15-$35. 301/924-3400.

Love in Exile

• A love affair threatens the cohesion of a small group of Bolsheviks before the Russian Revolution. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Sunday. Warehouse Theater, 1021 Seventh St. NW. $24-$28. 202/783-3933.

The Master and Margarita

• It is springtime in Moscow, and the devil has come to stage his annual ball and wreak havoc on a city that believes in neither heaven nor hell. 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Through Aug. 30. Rorschach Theatre at Calvary Methodist Church, 1459 Columbia Road NW. $12-$15. 703/715-6707.

The Mineola Twins

• A look at views on feminism, Vietnam, sexuality, family values and politics through the eyes of polar opposite twin girls. Presented by the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Aug. 25-Oct. 5. Theatre J, 1529 16th St. NW. $24-$39. 800/494-8497.

Washington Theatre Festival One Acts

• Four one act plays each evening. The plays include: “The Burning Monks, ” “Elvis of Nazareth,” “Variations on a Theme: Irish Authors Held Hostage” and “A Hillside in Hell.” Through Aug. 22. Part of the Washington Theatre Festival at the Source Theatre, 1835 14th St. NW. $15. 202/462-1073.

Painted Alice

• Employing Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” as a guide, “Painted Alice” follows a painter’s struggle to find inspiration for a commissioned work. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Sept. 7. Presented by Theater Alliance at the H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE. $20-$25. 800/494-8497.

The Power of the Dog

• Stalin is seeking immortality through portraiture, a woman is fleeing execution, and a soldier has theories of holistic filmmaking, all set in October 1944. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Sept. 7. Presented by Longacre Lea Productions at the Callan Theatre, Catholic University Drama Complex, 3801 Harewood Road NE. $10-$15. 202/332-3300.

Puppetry of the Penis

• The Washington-area debut. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 7 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Through Aug. 24. Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. $38.50-$42.50. 202/432-SEAT.

The Rivals

• Sheridan’s 1774 romantic comedy that takes a deeper look into the lengths a person will go to capture true love. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Aug. 26-Oct. 19. The Shakespeare Theatre, 450 7th St. NW. $16-$66. 202/547-1122.

The Rocky Horror Show

• The cult rock classic musical that encourages audience participation. 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Aug. 30. Presented by the Landless Theatre Company at DCAC, 2438 18th St. NW. $15-$20. 202/462-7833.

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. $32. 202/467-4600.

Thoroughly Modern Millie

• The Tony-winning musical that takes audiences back to the jazz age of New York City through the footsteps of Millie Dillmount, a Kansas girl, who tries to turn the city upside down with the latest trends in fashion, politics and love. 8 p.m. Aug. 26-31. 2 p.m. Aug. 30-31. Wolf Trap Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. $18-$30. Information, 703/938-2404. Tickets, 703/218-6500.

Translations of Xhosa

• A young American confronts her womanhood on a journey through the cultural and political landscape of South Africa. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 6 and 9 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Sunday. Presented by the Boston University School of Theatre Arts in association with the Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Road, Olney. $10. 301/924-3400.

Twentieth Century

• A remake of the 1932 Broadway show in which a big-time theater producer tries to lure film star Lilly Garland back to his room aboard a luxury train bound for New York. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Aug. 28. Signature Theatre. 3806 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. $20-$32. 703/218-6500.


Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202/432-SEAT.

• The Capitol Steps, musical and political satire troupe. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday. $31.50.

The Stage Door Restaurant and Bar

1324 King St., Alexandria. 703/798-1064.

• Under the Beltway Improvisational Comedy. 8:30-10 p.m. Friday, Saturday. $7.



• An orphan searching for her parents finds love and family with an adoptive father. Through Aug. 23. The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, 5 Willowdale Drive, Frederick, Md. $34-$36. 301/662-6600.


• A free-spirited stranger helps an uptight town learn to relax its strict codes. 8:15 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sunday; 7:15 p.m. Sunday. Buffet served two hours before curtain. Through Aug. 31. Toby’s Dinner Theatre, 5900 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, Md. $22.50-$41. 410/730-8311.

One Life to Lose

• Blair Mansion Mysteries. 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday; some Thursday and Sunday shows. Continues indefinitely. Blair Mansion Inn Restaurant, 7711 Eastern Ave., Silver Spring. $39.95. 301/588-6646.

Murder Mystery Players

• Diamond Bessie’s Revenge. Aug. 23 at Dave & Buster’s, 11301 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $32.95. 301/230-5151.

• The Carpenter House Capers. 8 p.m. Aug. 23. Dave & Buster’s, White Flint Mall, 11301 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $32.95. 301/230-5151.

Murder Upon Request

• The interactive comedy-mystery group performs different plays at two locations: “A Deadly Private Party” at Alfio’s Restaurant, 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.



Dance Place

3225 Eighth St. NE. 202/269-1600.

• El Teatro de Danza Contemporanea de El Salvador. 8 p.m. Aug. 27-28. $6-18.

Joy of Motion Dance Center

Jack Guidone Theater, 5207 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202/362-3042.

• Middle Eastern Dance Festival. 8 p.m. Aug. 23, 4 and 7 p.m. Aug. 24. $15.


Adelphi Mill Recreation Center

8402 Riggs Road, Adelphi. 301/699-1477.

• Square Roots square-dance teaching club presents a series of dancing lessons. 8 p.m. Monday. $32.

Avalon Studio

15 Mellor Ave., Catonsville, Md. 410/869-9771.

• Swing dancing second and fourth Saturday. Beginners’ workshop 8 p.m.-9 p.m., dancing 9 p.m.-midnight. $10.

• Swing dancing 8:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Thursday. $5.

Dance Factory

954 N. Monroe St., Arlington. 703/528-9770.

• Beginning-advanced ballroom, Latin and swing classes. Monday-Thursday, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Four weeks. $49.

• Ballroom, Latin, swing combo dances. 7 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Friday. $9-$10; admission includes lesson.

• Contemporary ballroom dances and practice parties 9 p.m.-midnight Saturday. $9-$10.

• Social ballroom dancing. One hour lesson, 6:30 p.m. $2. 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. dance. Sunday. $9.

Dance Studio Lioudmila

18 Roth St., Alexandria. 703/751-8868.

• Tea dance. 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday. $7.

Friday Night Swing Dance Club

Several locations. Free refreshments. No smoking, no alcohol, no partners necessary. Dance workshops at 8 p.m. 410/583-7337. $12 admission; $10 for members.

Glen Echo Park

Bumper Car Pavilion, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301/492-6282.

• Folk dance. 7:30-8:30 p.m. beginners’ lesson, 8:30-11:30 p.m. Aug. 22. $7. 202/546-2228.

• Swing dance. 8-9 p.m. beginners’ workshop, 9 p.m.-midnight dance. Aug. 23. $12. 301/299-8729.

• Waltz dance. 3-3:30 p.m. beginners’ lesson, 3:30-6 p.m. Aug. 24. $7. 703/978-0375.

• Folk dance. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Aug. 24. $9. 202/546-2228.

Hollywood Ballroom

2126 Industrial Parkway, Silver Spring. 301/622-5494.

• Singles dance party. 8 p.m. lesson; 9 p.m. dance. Friday. $10-$15.

• Social ballroom dancing. 8 p.m. Wednesday; 9 p.m. Saturday. $10-$15.

• Contemporary ballroom dancing. 7 p.m. lesson; 8 p.m. dance. Sunday. $10-$15.

Irish ceili and set dancing

• Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann: Ceili 8 p.m. second Saturday (Sept.-June). John C. Wood Center, 3730 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Bogwanderers Ceili Band. $6-$12. 703/521-4340.

• Greater Washington Ceili Club: Ceili 5 p.m.-9 p.m. last Sunday of month (Sept.-June). Cherry Hill Park Conference Center, 9800 Cherry Hill Road (north of I-495), College Park. $12 adults, $8 seniors and students, $5 ages 11-15, $30 family maximum. Band members vary. 301/294-3568.

Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia

8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. 703/982-0937.

• Israeli dancing with Ethan Halpern. 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday. $4-$6.

National Institutes of Health

Fitness Center, 10 Center Drive, Bethesda. 301/942-2831.

• Scottish country dances. Instruction for beginners and social dancing at 8 p.m. every Monday. $3.

The Shark Club

4915 Elmo St., Bethesda. 301/718-4030.

• Swing dance with Tommy Barrick and Friends. Swing lesson during band break. 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. every Tuesday. $7 singles, $10 couples.

Wolf Trap

1624 Trap Road, Vienna. Information, 703/938-2404. Tickets, 703/218-6500.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide