- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 14, 2003

THEATER

Ain’t Misbehavin’

• The life and work of Fats Waller. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday; 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through May 25. Kreeger Stage, Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. NW. $39-$57. 202/488-3300.

An American Daughter

• A political comedy about a woman’s potential nomination for surgeon general and the controversy that surrounds it. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday; 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Through June 1. Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. $35-$53. 202/488-3300.

The Anastasia Trials in the Court of the Women

• An audience-interactive play that explores the still-debated life of the last czar of Russia. 10 p.m. Friday, Saturday. Through June 7. Venus Theatre Company at District of Columbia Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. $12-$15. 202/462-7833.

As You Like It

• The Royal Shakespeare Company performs the Bard’s classic. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Thursday; 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Through May 18. Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. $25-$70. 202/467-4600.

Bea’s Niece

• An exploration of the mind of a female novelist. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through June 8. MetroStage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $25. 703/218-6500.

Beauty and the Beast

• The Broadway smash hit version of Disney’s movie. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, matinees vary. May 21-June 7. National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. $35-$75. Tickets, 800/447-7400. Information, 202/628-6161.

A Class Act

• A musical autobiography of Edward Kleban. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday, 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Through June 22. The Studio Theatre, 14th and P streets NW. $25-$44.25. 202/332-3300.

Come Fly(e) with Me!

• Songs, sketches and cabaret performances celebrating the month of May. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 4 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. May 22-June 1. Interact Theatre Company at Arena Stage Old Vat Theater, 1101 6th St. SW. $30-$35. 703/760-9863.

Farewell Judas

• English translation of Ireneusz Iredynski’s play. 8 p.m. Through May 17. New Polish Theatre, Arlington. $15-$25. 703/527-8879.

Flying Lessons

• Charts a cycle of reactions to September 11 from a woman’s viewpoint. 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Sunday with occasional additional performances. May 17-June 8. George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria. $20. 703/739-9338.

Follies

• The story of aging chorines who return to their glory days for a hindsight glimpse of roads not taken. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through June 1. Signature Theatre, 3806 S. Four Mile Run, Arlington. $40. 703/820-9771.

It’s a Hardbop Life

• A jazz musical about a young man who, in a dream, comes to grip with his attitudes towards women, his talent and the world. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. May 21-25. Ira Aldridge Theater, Howard University, $15-$30. 202/806-7194.

The Mad Dancers

• A man from 19th-century Poland gets transplanted to 21st-century San Francisco. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Through June 1. Theater J at the Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater, DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. $21-$34. 800/494-TIXS.

The Miser

• The children of a stingy man attempt to trick him out of his fortune so they may marry. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sunday; 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Through May 18. Olney Theatre, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Road, Olney. $25-$30. 301/924-3400.

The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail

• Ponders the cost of ideological and intellectual rigidity. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday. Through June 14. Catalyst Theater Company at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th St. SE. $10-$25. 800/494-TIXS.

One Flea Spare

• An aristrocratic couple in London discover two young possible carriers inside their house during the Plague in London. 7:30 p.m. May 15-17. District of Columbia Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. $8-$10. 202/462-7833.

The Play About the Baby

• An older couple teach a younger couple about the necessity of suffering. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday; 7 p.m. Sunday. Through May 25. The Studio Theatre, 14th and P streets NW. $30.25-$44.25. 202/332-3300.

Private Lives

• A divorced couple reignites the flames of passion when they happen to be honeymooning with their new spouses in adjoining rooms. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sunday; 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. May 28-June 29. Olney Theatre, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. $25-$30. 301/924-3400.

The Rainmaker

• A charismatic out-of-towner promises to bring rain to a drought-filled town and love to a plain girl’s heart. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. May 16-June 15. The Pearlstone Theater at CenterStage, 700 N. Calvert St., Baltimore. $10-$50. 410/332-0033.

Richard III

• Richard battles to keep his kingdom against the first of the great Tudor monarchs, Henry VII. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday; 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Through May 18. The Shakespeare Theatre, 450 Seventh St. NW. $16-$66. 202/547-1122.

Rose

• Barbara Rappaport stars as Rose, an elderly Jewish woman who reminisces about the past 80 years of her life. 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Through May 25. The Washington Stage Guild, 1901 14th St. NW. $25-$28. 240/582-0050.

The Second Man

• Two oddly matched couples attempt to find their way to love and happiness. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Through May 24. The American Century Theater at Theater II, Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $19-$24. 703/553-8782.

1776

• A humorous and musical retelling of the country’s founding. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; noon Wednesday; 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Through June 8. Ford’s Theatre, 511 10th St. NW. $29-$45. 703/218-6500 or 202/347-4833.

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.

Soulmates of the Fringe

• Modern Latin American piece about the humor, crudity and hope experienced by the people who live on the margins of society. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday. Through May 18. GALA Hispanic Theatre at Takoma Theatre, 6833 4th St. NW. $18-$28. 202/234-7174.

Thief River

• Explores the effects of choices on the lifelong and largely unexpressed love between two men from a Minnesota farming community. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through June 7. Theater Alliance at the H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE. $20. 800/494-8497.

Underneath the Lintel

• A librarian in the throes of a midlife crisis embarks on a quest to discover how and why a certain book came to be returned 113 years overdue. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Saturday, Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sunday. Through June 8. Round House Theatre, 8641 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $27-$36. 240/644-1100.

What Ever Happened to Black Love

• Ernest Thomas, Bern Nadette Stanis and Terri J. Vaughan star in this play about the condition of the black family. 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Monday and Saturday. May 22-26, 29. Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. $25-$32. 202/432-SEAT.

STAGE

DAR Constitution Hall

18th and D streets NW. 202/432-SEAT.

• Arnez J, Talent, Katt Williams, Mike Brooks.8 p.m. May 17. $40.

District of Columbia Arts Center

2438 18th St. NW. 202/462-7833.

• “Black Gurl, the production.” Multi-media performance. 7:30 p.m. May 23, 24; 3 p.m. May 25. $5-$7.

Gunston Theater II

2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. 703/553-8782.

• “American Century in Song: Post-war Broadway 1947.” American Century Theater. Through May 18. Call for showtimes. $10.

Kennedy Center

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

• The Vietnamese-American Cultural Odyssey. Terrace Theater. 2 p.m. May 18. Free, but tickets required. 703/339-4214.

• “Jazz Speaks!” Terrace Gallery. 8 p.m. May 20. $10-$12.

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 Restaraunt and Bar

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

• Under the Beltway Improvisational Comedy. 8:30 and 10 p.m. Friday, Saturday. $9.

Warner Theatre

13th and E streets NW. 202/432-SEAT. For information, 202/628-1818.

• Dave Chappelle.8 and 11 p.m.May 16. $32.50-$39.50.

• Blue Man Group. 7:30 p.m. May 18. $30-$40.

DINNER THEATER

Annie

• An orphan searching for her parents finds love and family with an adoptive father. May 16-Aug. 23. The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, 5 Willowdale Drive, Frederick, Md. $34-$36. 301/662-6600.

Fiddler on the Roof

• A Jewish dairyman attempts to preserve his family’s traditions in the face of a changing world in 1905 Russia. 8:15 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sunday; 7:15 p.m. Sunday. Through June 29. 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. May 17, 31, June 14, 28, July 12, 26 and Aug. 9, 23 at Dave & Busters, 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

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

• Five children win the chance to explore a whimsical candy factory. 10 a.m. and noon May 20, 21. Signstage at Prince George’s Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Road, Hyattsville. $6-$7. 301/277-1710.

Forever Plaid

• Vienna Theatre Company’s spring musical. 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through May 17. Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE, Vienna. $8-$9. 703/255-6360.

Hair

• The American tribal love-rock musical. 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. May 16-25. Slipperyslope, 1233 Hoffmaster Road, Knoxville, Md. $7-$20. 301/834-9291. Reservations strongly recommended.

The Music Man

• Adapted from the original Broadway production. 7 p.m. May 16, 17, 3 p.m. May 18. Shepherd Elementary School, 7800 14th St. NW. $5-$10. 202/359-9355.

Wit

• A professor diagnosed with ovarian cancer must come to terms with life and death. 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through June 1. Fell’s Point Corner Theatre, 251 South Ann St., Baltimore. $11-$12. 410/276-7837.

DANCE

Black Rock Center for the Arts

12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown. 301/528-2260.

• Deborah Riley Dance Projects, Dana Tai Soon Burgess and Company. 8 p.m. May 17, 3 p.m. May 19. $18.

Corcoran Gallery of Art

500 17th St. NW. 202/639-1770.

• “Lost Soles: One Man Tap Tour de Force.” Thaddeus Phillips. 7 p.m. May 28. $15-$20.

Dance Place

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

• Lesa McLaughlin, Sharon Mansur. 8 p.m. May 17, 7 p.m. May 18. $6-$18.

• Donna Uchizono Company. 8 p.m. May 23, 24. $6-$18.

DC Jewish Community Center

16th and Q streets NW. 202/518-9400.

• “Women in the Bible.” Interactive Dance Midrash program with Joyce Wolpert. 11 a.m. May 18. $7-$10. Reservations recommended.

Duke Ellington Theatre

3500 R St. NW. 202/686-3902.

• “Believe in the Dream.” For the Dancers. 6:30 p.m. May 15. $50.

Kennedy Center

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

• Rincones & Company Dance Theater. Terrace Theater. 7:30 p.m. May 15. $50.

• “Rhythm of Korea.” Youn Duck-Kyung Dance Company. Concert Hall. 8 p.m. May 18. $30-$65.

• Arthur Mitchell’s Dance Theatre of Harlem. Eisenhower Theater. 8 p.m. May 20-24, 2:30 p.m. May 24, 25. $26-$65.

• “Cinderella.” The Washington Ballet. Eisenhower Theater. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday. May 28-June 1. $45-$75.

Lincoln Theatre

1215 U St. NW. 202/432-SEAT.

• Joy of Motion Dance Center Child/Teen Concert. 3 and 6 p.m. May 17. $5-$8.

• Washington School of Ballet Annual Spring Performance. 7 p.m. May 21. $13-$16.

National Museum of Natural History

Baird Auditorium, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202/357-1500.

• Asian Dance Performance. 6:30 p.m. May 16. Free.

Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

5445 Landover Road, Hyattsville. 301/277-1710.

• NAI-NI Chen Dance Company. 10 a.m. and noon. May 15. $6-$7.

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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.

Bethesda/Chevy Chase Rescue Squad Reception Hall

5020 Battery Lane, Bethesda. 301/498-3269.

• May Singles Dance sponsored by The Catholic Alumni Club of Washington. 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. May 17. $12.

Chevy Chase Ballroom

Swing dance class led by Tom and Debra. 5207 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 8:30 p.m.-midnight May 16. $12. 202/363-8344.

• New Memphis Hepcats. May 16.

Clarendon Ballroom

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

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.

. 8:30 p.m. lesson, 9 p.m.-midnight dance. Saturday. $8-$9.

• 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.

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.

• Sunday afternoon tea dance. DJ Jack Scates. Light lunch. 1-4:30 p.m. May 18. $12.

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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