- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 11, 2004

THEATER

Antigua

• A modern, multiracial, New York Jewish family deals with the news of a death in this world premiere play inspired by Sophocles’ “Antigone.” 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Aug. 15. Natural Theatricals at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria. $20. 703/739-9338.

Betrayal

• A love triangle between a husband, his wife and his lover is played out on stage with each party struggling to tame their emotions. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Aug. 14-Sept. 11. The Keegan Theatre and Fountainhead Theatre at The Theater on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. $20. 703/920-5923.

Crowns

• Regina Taylor’s musical adaptation of Craig Mayberry and Michael Cunningham’s book about the legendary “hat queens” of the South. 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 Aug. 15. Arena Stage, Kreeger Theater, 1101 Sixth St. SW. $40-$66. 202/488-3300.

D.C.’s Neutrino Video Project

• The Washington Improv Theater creates a 30-minute film on the streets of Adams Morgan right before the eyes of the audience. 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. $10. District of Columbia Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW.

Man With Bags

• A man is afraid he has awoken in a dream when his family, along with his past have changed completely. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Aug. 12-Sept. 5. Presented by Longacre Lea Productions at the Callan Theatre, Catholic University Drama Complex, 3801 Harewood Road NE. $10-$15. 202/460-2188.

Mary’s Wedding

• The story of two young lovers who must battle for their relationship during the chaos of WW1. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Though Sept. 5. Presented by Theater Alliance at the H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE. $20-$25. 800/494-8497.

One Red Flower

• A world premiere musical, set in a wartime Vietnam, that depicts the hellish, sometimes light-hearted experiences the soldiers endured. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Aug. 17-Oct. 3. Signature Theatre, 3806 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. $30-$49. 703/218-8500.

The Producers

• Mel Brooks’ hit musical comedy, the biggest Tony Award-winner in Broadway history. 7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Through Aug. 22. Kennedy Center Opera House, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. $35-$90. 202/467-4600.

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.

The Tempest

• William Shakespeare’s classic play with magic and shipwrecked survivors, along with themes of revenge, romance and comedy. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Aug. 29. The Keegan Theatre at Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. $22-$30. 800/494-8497.

STAGE

Ballston Common Mall

Old Vic Arena, 4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703/294-LAFF

• Comedy Sportz D.C.; teams of comedians battle each other in competitive improv comedy sketches. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday. $8-$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 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

Murder Upon Request

• The interactive comedy-mystery group performs different plays at two locations: “A Deadly Private Party” at Alfio’s La Trattoria, 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.

Murderous Matrimony

• Blair Mansion Mysteries performance. 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday. Aug. 13-14. Blair Mansion Inn Restaurant, 7711 Eastern Ave., Silver Spring. $39.95. 301/588-6646.

West Side Story

• The classic retelling of “Romeo & Juliet” is set in a modern New York City. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1 p.m. weekday matinees, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Sept. 18. Chesapeake Music Hall, Dinner Theater of Annapolis, 339 Busch’s Frontage Road No. 101, Annapolis. $32-$35. 410-626-7515.

DANCE

Dance Place

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

• Dance Place Energizer Camp Talent show. 7 p.m. Aug. 13. $5.

• Dance Place kids on the move summer dance recital. 4 p.m. Aug. 14. $5.

Joy of Motion Dance Center

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

• Joy of Motion Summer Showcase 7 p.m. Aug. 22. $5.

SOCIAL DANCING

Adelphi Mill Recreation Center

8402 Riggs Road, Adelphi. 301/699-1477.

• Square Roots square-dance teaching club presents a series of dance lessons. 8 p.m. Monday. $32.

Avalon Studio

15 Mellor Ave., Catonsville, Md. 410/869-9771.

• Swing dancing second and fourth Saturdays. Beginners’ workshop 8-9 p.m., dancing 9 p.m.-midnight. $10.

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

Dance Factory

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

• Beginning to advanced ballroom, Latin and swing classes. 7-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday. 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 Saturday. 8:30 p.m. lesson, 9 p.m.-midnight dance. $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 (lesson only). 7:30-10:30 p.m. dance. Sunday. $9.

Dance Studio Lioudmila

18 Roth St., Alexandria. Private lessons and group classes, beginning to advanced, ballroom, Latin and swing, no partners necessary. 703/751-8868.

• Tea dance, includes lesson and refreshments. 2-4:15 p.m. Friday. $8.

• Dance party. 7:30-8:30 free group class, 8:30-11 p.m. dance party. 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.

• La Salle Dance Orchestra plays waltz, tango, fox trot and Latin. 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.

Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia

8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. 703/982-0937.

• Israeli dancing with Ethan Halpern. 8-10 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 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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