- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 21, 2003


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. Oct. 25-Nov. 30. Folger Theater, 201 E. Capitol St. SE. $25-$48. 202/554-7077.


• Stephen Sondheim’s musical that 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 longest-running Broadway musical, based on T.S. Eliot’s poems. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 26. The National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. $35-$75. 800/447-7400.

Charley’s Aunt

• Jack loves Kitty, and Charley loves Amy — but they can’t find a way to profess their love until Charley’s aunt decides to return from Brazil and help the lads out. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 2. Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney. $15-$35. 301/924-3400.

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.

Color Me Dark: A Story of the Great Migration North

• Set in 1919, during fierce racial tensions in the South. A young black girl named Nellie Lee Love moves with her family from Tennessee to Chicago. 7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 2. Kennedy Center Theater Lab, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. $14-$42. 202/467-4600.

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. Oct. 23-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. Oct. 28-Nov. 30. SCENA Theatre at the Warehouse Theater, 1021 Seventh St. NW. $15-$25. 703/684-7990.

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. Oct. 28-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 adaption of John Steinbeck’s novel. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 Saturday-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.


• A Scottish family gathers for the funeral of their World War II veteran patriarch, and soon after, family secrets start coming out of the closet. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 1. Trumpet Vine Theatre Company at the American Century Theater, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. $16-$20. 703/912-1649.

The Life of Galileo

• David Hare’s adaption 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.


• 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.


• Simon Moore’s theatrical adaptation of the Stephen King novel. 10 p.m. Oct. 24, 25 and 31 and Nov. 1. The Landless Theatre Company at the District of Columbia Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. $10-$15. 202/462-7833.

A Night With Dame Edna

• Fresh off a stint on Broadway that won her a Tony award, the comedian from the land down under makes a stop in Baltimore. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 2. The Mechanic Theatre, 25 Hopkins Plaza, Baltimore. $20-$52.50. 410/481-SEAT.


• Rich Orloff’s comical revue of vignettes of 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, Va. $15-$24. 703/323-7965.


• 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.

Rough Crossing

• The Tom Stoppard play about a group of actors and playwrights rehearsing for a Broadway-bound show on an ocean liner crossing the Atlantic. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 26. Metro Stage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $29-$32. 703/548-9044.

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.

Sophisticated Ladies

• A musical revue featuring the music of Duke Ellington. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 25. University of Maryland Department of Theatre at the Ina and Jack Kay Theatre, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. $16-$20. 301/405-2787.


• 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.


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.


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.


The Bad Seed

• The Mount Vernon Players put on Maxwell Anderson’s adaptation of William March’s novel. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 26. Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church. 900 Massachusetts Ave. NW. $10-$12. 202/783-7600.

Harriet The Spy

• A staged version of the blockbuster movie. 7:30 p.m. Fridays; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Oct. 24-Nov. 2. The Children’s Theatre Company at the Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Road, Arlington $7-$10. 703/548-1154.


Dance Place

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

• Boris Willis Moves. Oct. 25-26.

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.

Joe’s Movement Emporium

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

• “Knocking on Wood: A Tap Concert.” Oct. 24.

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

Joy of Motion Dance Center

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

• Delilah & Sirocco. Oct. 25-26.

• “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.


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. 5, 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.

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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