- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 2, 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.

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.

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. July 5-Aug. 9. American Century Theater at Theater II, Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $17-$24. 703/553-8782.

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.

Michael Jackson and the Ghost of Ben

• A musical rendition of the life of the King of Pop. 8 p.m. July 9-11. Market 5 Gallery, Eastern Market, 7th and North Carolina Streets, SE. $25. 240/676-9355.

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. July 9-Aug. 10. Olney Theatre, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. $25-$35. 301/924-3400.

Naked Boys Singing

• Local production of the off-Broadway show. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday. Through July 13. Source Theatre, 1835 14th St. NW. $25. 800/494-8497.

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.

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.

Pippin

• The Tony Award-winning musical. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Saturday, Sunday; 7:30 p.m. selected Sundays and Tuesdays. Through July 6. Round House Theatre, Corner of East West Highway and Waverly Street, Bethesda. $29-$37. 240/644-1100.

The Sound of Music

• The Tony award-winning musical. 8 p.m. July 15-19, 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.

STAGE

@Cal-Event:1409 Playbill Cafe Theater

1409 14th St. NW. 202/966-5829.

• “A Night in Tijuana.” Pretentious Actors Collective. 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Through July 12. $10.

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 and 10 p.m. Friday, Saturday. $9.

Warehouse Theater

1021 7th St. NW. 202/783-3933.

• “Macbeth.” Tiny Ninja Theatre Company. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. July 9-12. $15-$18.

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.

The Pirates of Penzance

• Classic by Gilbert and Sullivan. 6 p.m. Monday-Sunday; noon Wednesday, Sunday. Through June 29. West End Dinner Theatre, 4615 Duke St., Alexandria. $33-$39. 703/370-2500.

Murder Mystery Players

• Diamond Bessie’s Revenge. June 28, July 12, 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. 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

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.

DANCE

DANCE

Dance Place

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

• “New Releases.” Choreographers’ Showcase. 8 p.m. July 12, 7 p.m. July 13. $6-$18.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Independence Avenue and Seventh Street SW. 202/357-2700.

• The Naoko Maeshiba Performance Collective. 4 p.m. July 13.

Joe’s Movement Emporium

3802 34th St., Mt. Rainier. 301/699-1819.

• “Informal Performance — Summer Fete.” Nancy Havlik’s Dance Performance Group. 8 p.m. July 11. $5.

Lubber Run Amphitheater

North Columbia and North 2nd streets, Arlington. 703/298-3235.

• “Outdoors.” Jane Franklin Dance. 8:30 p.m. July 5. Free.

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.

Clarendon Ballroom

Swing dance class led by Tom and Debra. 3185 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 9 p.m.-11 p.m. July 8. $10. 703/218-6585.

• Daryl Davis. July 8.

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.

Glen Echo Park

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

• Waltz dance. 3-3:30 p.m. workshop, 3:30-6 p.m. dance. July 6. $5.

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, Md. $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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