- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 16, 2003

THEATER

All the Great Books

• A compact compendium of the world’s greatest books. 7:30 p.m. Monday-Sunday; 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Through Aug. 1. Reduced Shakespeare Company at the Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. $36-$41. 202/467-4600.

Bad Girls II Summer Festival

• An enemble of four women and two men perform five diverse plays written by playwrights from all over the country. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Through Aug. 2. Venus Theatre at DC Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. $12-$15. 202/462-7833.

Closer than Ever

• A celebration of music and its amazing ability to reflect the wonderful vagaries of life and relationships. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Aug. 3. MetroStage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $30-$35. 703/548-9044.

Crave

• Four voices from within and beyond one individual life; the voices of a self, ravaged by the loss of love. 7:45 p.m. Monday-Sunday, 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Through Aug. 24. Presented in repertory with “Piaf” and “No Man’s Land.” Potomac Theatre Project at Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Road, Olney. $10. 301/924-3400.

Dear World

• Musical version of the fable “The Madwoman of Chaillot,” in which an eccentric woman organizes Parisians to foil a plot by evildoers. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Through Aug. 9. American Century Theater at Theater II, Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $17-$24. 703/553-8782.

Disputed Bones

• What happens when a young anthropology professor discovers the remains of a 9,000 year-old man. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday, 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Through Aug. 3. Theatre Avocado at the Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. 240/638-5157.

Donna Q

• A modern one-woman show interpretation of Don Quixote. 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through July 27. Signature Theatre, 3806 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. $32. 703/218-6500.

Ghosts

• Duty to society’s expectations and a father’s sin haunt a family. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday; 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Through July 27. The Shakespeare Theatre, 450 Seventh St. NW. $16-$66. 202/547-1122.

Kenneth, What is the Frequency?

• Based on the 1986 attack on Dan Rather and December 2001 article in Harper’s magazine. 11 p.m. Friday, Saturday. Through July 26. Cherry Red Productions at the Source Theatre, 1835 14th St. NW. $15. 202/298-9077.

Lady Chatterley’s Lover

• An aristocrat engages in a clandestine romance with her husband’s groundskeeper. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Through Aug. 10. Washington Shakespeare Company at the Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S Clark St., Arlington. $30. 800/494-8497.

Monster

• Neal Bell’s adaptation of the Frankenstein story. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sunday, 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Through Aug. 10. Olney Theatre, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. $25-$35. 301/924-3400.

The Night of the Iguana

• What happens when a fallen clergyman turned tour guide takes a busload of female tourists to Mexico’s west coast? 8 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Through Aug. 3. Washington Shakespeare Company at the Clark Street Playhouse, 601 South Clark St. Arlington. $30. 800/494-8497.

No Man’s Land

• A shabby, beer-spotted poet enters the home of a wealthy, noted man for a night. 7:45 p.m. Monday-Sunday, 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Through Aug. 24. Presented in repertory with “Piaf” and “Crave.” Potomac Theatre Project at Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Road, Olney. $10. 301/924-3400.

Patience

• An aggressive cell-phone executive undergoes a series of traumatic events that make him long for a fresh start in life. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through July 20. Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company at the Kennedy Center’s AFI Theater, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. $21-$38. 202/467-4600.

Piaf

• The life of Edith Piaf, born in a gutter and raised in a brothel. 7:45 p.m. Monday-Sunday, 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Through Aug. 24. Presented in repertory with “Crave” and “No Man’s Land.” Potomac Theatre Project at Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Road, Olney. $10. 301/924-3400.

Polaroid Stories

• Classical mythology and real life stories are adapted for contemporary times. 8:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. July 17-Aug. 10. The Studio Theatre Secondstage, 14th and P streets NW. $25. 202/332-3300.

The Sound of Music

• The Tony Award-winning musical. 8 p.m. July 17-19, 2 p.m. July 19, 20. Wolf Trap: Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. $18-$55. 703/218-6500.

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.

Talley’s Folly

• A revealing and romantic journey about the relationship between a gentle Jewish accountant and a tough Southern belle. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Through July 20. Theater J at the DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. $21-$34. 800/494-8497.

Titus! the Musical?

• A take-no-prisoners, punk-rock treatment of the Bard’s nastiest play. 8 p.m. July 23-26. Part of the Washington Theatre Festival at the Source Theatre, 1835 14th St. NW. $15. 202/462-1073.

The Will Rogers Follies, a Life in Revue

• Larry Gatlin stars in the Tony award-winning musical. July 29-Aug. 3. Lyric Opera House, 140 West Mount Royal Ave. Baltimore. 888/397-3100.

STAGE

@Cal-Event:Kennedy Center

Concert Hall, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. 202/467-4600.

• Jerry Seinfeld. 7 p.m. July 26. $49-$79.

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.

DINNER THEATER

Annie

• 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.

Footloose

• 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 prior to 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. July 26 and Aug. 9, 23 at Dave & Busters, 11301 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $32.95. 301/230-5151.

• Last Ham Standing. 8 p.m. Friday. Dave & Buster’s, White Flint Mall, 11301 Rockville Pike. $15. 301/230-5151.

• The Carpenter House Capers! 8 p.m. Saturday. July 26, Aug. 23. Dave & Buster’s, White Flint Mall, 11301 Rockville Pike. $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.

LOCAL THEATER

Ain’t Misbehavin’

• A musical revue about the great Fats Waller’s life. Call for showtimes. July 24-Aug. 3. Takoma Theater, 4th and Butternut streets, NW. 202/234-0312.

Romeo and Juliet

• An Irish take on William Shakespeare’s classic. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Through July 27. The Keegan Theatre at Mount Olivet United Methodist, 1500 N. Glebe Road, Arlington. $20-$25. 703/527-6000, ext. 2.

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

• Based on the classic tales of Narnia and performed by Joe’s Movement Emporium Motion Theater Camp participants. 7 p.m. July 26, 10 a.m. July 27. Prince George’s Community Pool, 34th and Buchanan streets, Mt. Ranier. $5-$10 suggested donation. 301/699-1819.

SOCIAL DANCING

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.

• Yoga, hip-hop, tap, jazz classes available. Call for times. $60-$100.

• Beginning-to-advanced swing dance classes Monday, Tuesday, Thursday in six-week series. $70-$75.

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.

• Dance party featuring ballroom, swing, Latin music. 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturday. $10.

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.

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum

134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 703/838-4242.

• Civil War dance classes. 7:30-9:30 p.m. July 17, 24, 31. $10 per class or $25 for the series.

Glen Echo Park

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

• Traditional American dancing including contra dances, square dances, country mixers. 7:30-8:30 p.m. free lesson, 8:30-11:30 p.m. dance. July 18, 25. $7. www.fnd.folkdancer.com.

• Cajun Dance. 3-3:30 p.m. beginners’ workshop, 3:30-6 p.m. dance. July 27. $10. 301/309-0895.

• Ballroom dance. 3-3:30 p.m. beginners’ lesson, 3:30-6 p.m. July . $7. 301/299-8729.

• Traditional American dancing including contra dances, square dances, country mixers. 7:30-10:30 p.m. dance. July 20, 27. $9. www.fsgw.org.

• Swing dance. 8-9 p.m. beginners’ workshop, 9 p.m.-midnight dance. July 19, 26. $12. 301/299-8729.

• Waltz dance. 3-3:30 p.m. beginners’ lesson, 3:30-6 p.m. July 20. $7. 703/978-0375.

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 (September-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 (September-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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