- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 30, 2003

THEATER

All the Great Books

• A compendium of the world’s greatest books. 7:30 p.m. Monday-Sunday; 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Through Aug. 2. 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 ensemble 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.

Boogie Down to the Hip Hop Sound

• The world premiere of an engaging musical urban fairy tale set in Harlem. 3 p.m. Aug. 2. Howard University’s Ira Aldridge Theater, 2455 6th St. NW. $15. 202/806-5461.

A Boy Named Bobo

• An original student production based on the life and death of Emmett “Bobo” Till, a black youngster who was a victim of racial violence. 5 p.m. Aug. 3. Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre at The George Washington University, 800 21st St. NW. Free. 662/207-4744.

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. 10. 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.

Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris

• Musical with the cabaret songs of the Belgian artist, exploring love, loss, death and war. 8 p.m. July 31-Aug. 2. Part of the Washington Theatre Festival at the Source Theatre, 1835 14th St. NW. $15. 202/462-1073.

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.

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. Aug. 2-24. Warehouse Theater, 1021 7th St. NW. $24-$28. 202/783-3933.

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. August 2-30. Rorschach Theatre at Calvary Methodist Church, 1459 Columbia Road NW. $12-$15. 703/715-6707.

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 Road, 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. 10. 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.

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. 10. 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. Through Aug. 10. The Studio Theatre Secondstage, 14th and P streets NW. $25. 202/332-3300.

Puppetry of the Penis

• The Washington area debut. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 7 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Through Aug. 17. Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 North Kent St., Arlington. $38.50-$42.50. 202/432-SEAT.

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.

Silent Heroes

• Six wives of Marine aviators as they gather in a military base stand-by room after hearing that one of the base’s jet fighters has crashed. 8 p.m. Aug. 3-5. 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. Through Aug. 3. Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. Baltimore. 888/397-3100.

STAGE

@Cal-Event: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. Aug. 9, 23 at Dave & Busters, 11301 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $32.95. 301/230-5151.

• Last Ham Standing. 8 p.m. Aug. 1. Dave & Buster’s, White Flint Mall, 11301 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $15. 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.

LOCAL THEATER

Ain’t Misbehavin’

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

Grease

• Students from the Northern Virginia Community College bring to the stage the rock ‘n’ roll Broadway musical. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1-2, 2 p.m. Aug. 3. Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. $5-$7. 703/845-6244.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

• The Vienna youth players present the hit Broadway musical. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1-2, 8-9, 2 p.m. Aug. 3. Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. $7-$8. 703/255-6360.

Kiss Me Kate

• The Broadway musical recounting the backstage and onstage antics of two feuding couples during a production of “The Taming of the Shrew.” 8 p.m. Fridays; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Saturday.Through Aug. 9. The Act III Theatre Company at the Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Road, Arlington $7-$10. 703/548-1154.

The Music Man

• Seventy-Six trombones and a fast talking con man march into the Little Theatre of Alexandria. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sun. Through Aug. 16. The Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe St., Alexandria. $15-$18. 703/683-0496.

DANCE

Dance Place

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

• El Teatro de Danza Contemporanea de el Salvador. 8 p.m. Aug. 2; 7 p.m. Aug. 3. $6-$18.

Fort Ward Park Ampitheater

4301 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria. 703/425-7926.

• “Music at Twilight” concert with La Salle Dance Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. July 31. Free.

The Jack Guidone Theater at JOM Friendship Heights

5207 Wisconsin Ave., NW. Information, 202/362-3042.

• Performance Dance Camp. 7 p.m. Aug. 2. $5.

• Dance Plus. 7 p.m. Aug. 3. $10.

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.

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. 1. $7. 202/546-2228.

• Swing dance. 8-9 p.m. beginners’ workshop, 9 p.m.-midnight dance. Aug. 2. $12. 301/299-8729.

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

• Folk dance. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Aug. 3. $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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