- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 4, 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.

Beehive: The ‘60s Musical Sensation

• Six women bring the singing stars of the ‘60s to life in this comedic musical. 7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Through Aug. 8. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. $45-$48. 202/467-4600.

The Best Man

• The ‘60s drama offers a behind-the-scenes look at the good and bad of politics. In repertory with “Measure for Measure” and “Perfect Pie.” 7:45 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; 2 and 7:45 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 1, 4:30 and 7:45 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Through Aug. 8. Potomac Theatre Project at Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney. $5-$10. 301/924-3400.

Copenhagen

• During World War II, two longtime friends on opposite sides of the war arrange a secret meeting, and the contents of that meeting have mystified scholars and historians for years. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Aug. 8. Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney. $15-$36. 301/924-3400.

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.

Fifteen Rounds With Jackson Pollock

• Jackson Pollock’s rise and fall on the American art scene. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Aug. 8. Hyacinth Theater Company at the Warehouse Theater, 1021 Seventh St. NW. $12-$22. 202/783-3933.

The Glass Menagerie

• The Tennessee Williams classic about the Wingfield family’s struggle to hold its ground in 1939 St. Louis. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Through Aug. 8. The Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. $25-$75. 202/467-4600.

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. Aug. 5-Sept. 5. Presented by Theater Alliance at the H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE. $20-$25. 800/494-8497.

Measure for Measure

• A reworking of William Shakespeare’s play that explores the private morality of public officials, state hypocrisy, and the abuse of authority. In repertory with “The Best Man” and “Perfect Pie.” 7:45 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; 2 and 7:45 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 1, 4:30 and 7:45 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Through Aug. 8. Potomac Theatre Project at Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney. $5-$10. 301/924-3400.

Parallel Lives: The Kathy and Mo Show

• The two-woman sketch comedy show starring Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Through Aug. 7. Phoenix Theatre DC, 1409 14th St. NW. $10-$20. 202/441-9738.

Perfect Pie

• Two friends, Patsy and Marie, meet after years of separation only to have a terrifying secret of their past emerge. In repertory with “The Best Man” and “Measure for Measure.” 7:45 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; 2 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 1, 4:30 and 7:45 Saturday-Sunday. Through Aug. 8. Potomac Theatre Project at Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney. $5-$10. 301/924-3400.

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.

Tommy

• A boy’s journey from pain to triumph with an energizing rock soundtrack. 8:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Aug. 8. Studio Theatre Secondstage, 1333 P St. NW. $30. 202/332-3300.

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

Cats

• Broadway’s longest-running musical, based on “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats,” by T.S. Eliot. 8:15 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sunday; 7:15 p.m. Sunday. Buffet served two hours before curtain. Through Aug. 8. Toby’s Dinner Theatre, 5900 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, Md. $22.50-$43. 410/730-8311.

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. 6-7 and 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.

• Jessica Marchant and Stefanie Quinones. 8 p.m. Aug. 7; 7 p.m. Aug. 8. $6-$18.

Joy of Motion Dance Center

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

• “Dancing Coast to Coast” with Crosscurrents Dance Company and Lineage Dance Company. 7 p.m. Aug. 7; 8 p.m. Aug. 8. $12-$18.

• 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. 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.

• 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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