- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 5, 2003

THEATER

All’s Well That Ends Well

• Shakespeare’s comedy about Helena and her love of a young nobleman. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 30. Folger Theatre, 201 E. Capitol St. SE. $25-$48. 202/554-7077.

Anger Box

• The world premiere of Jeff Goode’s play, 10 comedic monologues about God, cars, Santa Claus and other subjects. 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Nov. 7-Dec. 27. Cherry Red Productions at the Source Theatre, 1835 14th St. NW. $15. 202/298-9077.

Bounce

• Stephen Sondheim’s musical chronicles the life of con artists Addison and Wilson Mizner. 8 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Through Nov. 16. Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. $25-$90. 202/467-4600.

The Brothers Karamazov

• An adaptation of Feodor Dostoevsky’s novel about a world divided and full of violence and chaos. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 21. Stanislavsky Theater Studio, 1742 Church St. NW. $31-$36. 800/494-8497.

Chekhov’s Jokes

• Two of Anton Chekhov’s comedies — “The Bear” and “The Marriage Proposal” — packaged into one play. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 9. Classika Theatre, 4041 S. 28th St., Arlington. $17-$22. 703/824-6200.

The Dazzle

• Bruce Nelson and Bill Largess recreate the bizarre story of the Collyer brothers, the two eccentrics who barricaded themselves in their mansion with 136 tons of junk. 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 23. Rep Stage at Howard County Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Md.$10-$22. 410/772-4900.

The Dispute

• The story of an experimental “Garden of Eden” created to answer the question, Which of the sexes really was the first to prove inconstant in love? 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 23. Theater Alliance at the H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE. $20-$25. 800/494-8497.

The Fall of the House of Usher

• Edgar Allen Poe’s tale of terror and premature burial, all set in the House of Usher. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 30. Scena Theatre at the Warehouse Theater, 1021 Seventh St. NW. $15-$25. 703/684-7990.

From Tel Aviv to Ramallah: A Beat-Box Journey.

• Hip-hop becomes a documentary when Yuri Lane, beat-box storyteller, performs a piece about life in the Middle East. 10 p.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Monday. Through Nov. 30. Theatre J, 1529 16th St. NW.$15-$22. 202/518-9400.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

• Stephen Sondheim’s musical about a slave’s attempt to gain his freedom. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 14. Signature Theatre, 3806 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. $28-$42. 703/218-6500.

The Grapes of Wrath

• Frank Galati’s award-winning adaptation of John Steinbeck’s novel. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 Saturday and Sunday. Through Nov. 15. Ford’s Theatre, 511 10th St. NW.$18-$40. 202/347-4833.

Hamlet … The Rest is Silence

• A restaging of the Shakespeare classic acted without dialogue but with drama, movement, mime, dance, and music. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 9. Synetic Theater at the Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. $25-$32. 202/462-5364.

Heartbreak House

• Written by George Bernard Shaw, it stands as one of the classics of Western drama. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Nov. 12-Dec. 14. Round House Theatre, East-West Highway and Waverly Street, Bethesda.$29-$39. 240/644-1100.

La Casa Azul

• Inspired by the writings of artist Frida Kahlo, the play tells the story of her inner struggles hours before her first and only exhibition in Mexico City. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Oct. 30-Nov. 1. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. $35. 202/467-4600.

The Life of Galileo

• David Hare’s adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s play about the battle between religion and science. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 7. Studio Theatre, 14th and P streets NW. $33-$45. 202/332-3300.

Lilies

• A love story between two boys, Romeo-and-Juliet style, in the early part of the 20th century. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 9. Actors’ Theatre of Washington at the Source Theater, 1835 14th St. NW. $20-$30. 800/494-8497.

Manteca (Lard)

• Alberto Pedro Torriente’s play about a Cuban family celebrating the new year with hopes for a brighter future. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 15. Teatro de la Luna at the Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang St. Arlington. $15-$25. 703/548-3092.

A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream

• Skakespeare’s tale of an enchanted land inhabited by both humans and fairies. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Jan. 4. The Shakespeare Theatre, 450 Seventh St. NW. $16-$66. 202/547-1122.

Oy!

• Rich Orloff’s comical revue of vignettes on all things Jewish and all things human. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 15. The Center Company, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. $15-$24. 703/323-7965.

Proof

• The story of a young woman who is coping with the mental deterioration of her father, who was once a mathematical genius. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 23. Arena Stage. 1101 Sixth St. SW. $35-$60. 202/488-3300.

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. $34. 202/467-4600.

Topdog/Underdog

• Fresh from off-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. Through Nov. 9. Studio Theatre, 14th and P streets NW. $25-$45. 202/332-3300.

The Underpants

• Adapted by Steve Martin from Carl Sternheim’s 1910 farce, this comedic play tells the story of a government clerk trying to preserve his anonymity after his wife exposes herself in public. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Nov. 6-Dec. 7. The Washington Stage Guild, 1901 14th St., NW. $20-$28. 240/582-0050.

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

• A play investigating the power and brutality of love and the illusions we use to keep ourselves alive. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Nov. 6-Dec. 6. The Keegan Theatre at Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. $22-$25. 703/527-6000.

STAGE

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

Ragtime: The Musical

• The musical based on E.L. Doctorow’s novel about three families and their different worlds. 8:15 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sunday; 7:15 p.m. Sunday. Buffet served two hours before curtain. Through Nov. 23. 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 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

The Three Musketeers

• Alexandre Dumas’ classic novel brought to the stage by the Sterling Playmakers. 8 p.m. Nov. 7-8, 14-15. 3 p.m. Nov. 9, 16. Sterling Middle School, 201 W. Holly Ave., Sterling. $10. 703/437-6117.

DANCE

Dance Place

3225 8th St. NE. 202/269-1600.

• Nejla Yatkin and Guests. Nov. 8-9.

George Mason University Center for the Arts

Concert Hall, main campus, Braddock and Chain Bridge roads, Fairfax. 703/218-6500 tickets, 703/993-8888 information.

• Krasnoyarsk National Dance Company of Siberia. Nov. 9.

Kennedy Center

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

• Dana Tai Soon Burgess and Company. Nov. 6-7.

Kennedy Center

Millennium Stage. F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. All performances are free and begin at 6 p.m. 202/467-4600.

• Ndere Troupe. Nov. 7.

• Nejla Yatkin. Nov. 11.

Joe’s Movement Emporium

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

• Dura Mater performs “Gala Lite.” Nov. 8.

Joy of Motion Dance Center

Jack Guidone Theater, 5207 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202/362-3042.

• “True to Form.” Nov. 8-9.

University of Maryland, College Park

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University Boulevard and Adelphi Road. 301/405-7847.

• Reggie Wilson Fist and Heel Performance Group, Black Umfolosi and Noble Douglas Dance Company. Nov. 9.

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 8-9 p.m., dancing 9 p.m.-midnight. $10.

• Swing dancing 8:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Thursday. $5.

Clarendon Ballroom

3185 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 8 p.m. $18-$65 (Dinner included). 301/855-9102.

• Doc Scantlin and his Imperial Palms Orchestra. Nov. 19.

Dance Factory

954 N. Monroe St., Arlington. 703/528-9770.

• Beginning to advanced ballroom, Latin and swing classes. Monday-Thursday, 7-9 p.m. Four weeks. $49.

• Ballroom, Latin, swing combo dances. 7-10:30 p.m. Friday. $9-$10; admission includes lesson.

• Country-and-western dance every second Sat. 8:30 p.m. lesson, 9 p.m.-midnight dance. Saturday. $8-$9.

• 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 -10:30 p.m. dance. Sunday. $9.

Dance Studio Lioudmila

18 Roth St., Alexandria. 703/751-8868.

• Tea dance. 2-4:30 p.m. Friday. $7.

• Dance party. 7-11:30 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. Friday. $7. 202/546-2228.

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

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

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

Sequoia Restaurant

3000 K St. NW.

• “A Night At The Cotton Club.” A black tie gala and dinner with performances by Tony award winning original Cotton Club performers Frankie Manning and Fayard Nicholas. Nov. 8. $100. 202/244-9166.

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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