Wednesday, August 27, 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.

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 Saturday . 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. Through Oct. 5. Theatre J, 1529 16th St. NW. $24-$39. 800/494-8497.

The Page-To-Stage New Play Festival

• More than 30 Washington Area theatre companies will present free readings, open rehearsals, and discussions about upcoming plays and musicals. 3-10 p.m. Aug. 31; 1-11 p.m. Sept. 1. Part of the 2nd annual Prelude Festival at the Kennedy Center, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. Free. 202/467-4600.

Nijinsky’s Last Dance

• A one man play starring Jeremy Davidson that tells the story of the ill-fated dancer through a series of flashbacks. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Aug. 27- Sept. 14. Presented by the Signature Theatre Company at the Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. $25-$30. 202/467-4600.

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 Saturday . Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. $38.50-$42.50. 202/432-SEAT.

The Rivals

• Richard Brinsley 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. Through 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 Saturday. 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. 2 and 8 p.m. Aug. 30-31. Wolf Trap Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. $18-$30. Information, 703/938-2404. Tickets, 703/218-6500.


• Fresh off of Broadway, this original work examines race, family and the weight of America’s collective history . 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday. Sept. 3-Oct. 12. The Studio Theatre, 14th and P streets NW. $25-$45. 202/332-3300

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 tonight . Signature Theatre. 3806 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. $20-$32. 703/218-6500.

Worm Girl

• Worm girl is not just a worm, she is also a girl. Follow her as she drags along her three friends to the Pakistan Winter Olympics, a day at the beach and her first prom. 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Aug. 29-Oct. 18. Presented by Cherry Red Productions at the Source Theatre, 1835 14th St. NW. $15. 202/298-9077.


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.



• 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. 30 at Dave & Buster’s, 11301 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $32.95. 301/230-5151.

• The Carpenter House Capers. 8 p.m. Aug. 30. 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. 28. $6-18.

Howard University

Cramton Auditorium, 2400 6th St. NW. 202/518-1213.

• Kankouran presents “Bantaba.” 8 p.m. Aug. 30. $12-$20.


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. 29. $7. 202/546-2228.

• Swing dance. 8-9 p.m. beginners’ workshop, 9 p.m.-midnight dance. Aug. 30. $12. 301/299-8729.

• Waltz dance. 3-3:30 p.m. beginners’ lesson, 3:30-6 p.m. Aug. 31. $7. 703/978-0375.

• Folk dance. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Aug. 31. $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.

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