- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 24, 2004

THEATER

Arcadia

• Two present-day scholars race to solve the mysteries surrounding a historic country estate while actors from the 1800s act out what really happened. 8 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through March 28. Rep Stage at Howard County Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Md. $10-$22. 410/772-4900.

Children of Eden

• A musical look into family relationships beginning with Adam and Eve. 7:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday, 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. March 25-June 6. Ford’s Theatre, 511 10th St., NW. $29-$45. 202/347-4833.

Cocktail

• Bartender Roy’s business is failing until he mixes a drink for his wife and adds a special secret ingredient. 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday. March 26-May 15. Cherry Red Productions at the Source Theatre, 1835 14th St. NW. $15. 202/298-9077.

The Crucible

• Arthur Miller’s classic tale about one man’s struggle toward grace, set during the 17th-century Salem witch trials. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Through March 27. The Keegan Theatre at Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. $22-$25. 703/527-6000.

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. March 26-27. $10. District of Columbia Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW.

Elegies: A Song Cycle

• The new musical by Tony Award-winner William Finn that has no traditional storyline, but is blended together by songs focusing on the underlining idea of loss. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through May 9. Signature Theatre, 3806 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. $28-$42. 703/218-6500

Fathers and Sons

• Brian Friel’s adaptation of Ivan Turgenev’s novel recreates provincial Russia in the 19th century through the eyes of two families. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Through April 25. Stanislavsky Theater Studio, 1742 Church St. NW. $31-$36. 800/494-8497.

Fences

• The Pullitzer Prize winning work by August Wilson that portrays the frustation of Troy Maxson, a Negro League basebal player who had to work as a garbage man before the color barrier was broken. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. March 31-May 2. Round House Theatre, East-West Highway and Waverly Street, Bethesda. $10-$39. 240/644-1100.

A Flag is Born

• A political play that provides a inspiring and flamboyant argument for a Jewish homeland. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday. Through April 24. American Century Theater, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $18-$26. 703/553-8782.

Henry IV, Part II

• The second part of the William Shakespeare classic sees Hotspur, the earl of Northumberland, joining forces with the archbishop of York to advance against the king’s army while Prince Hal tries to distance himself from his old friend Falstaff. 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 May 2. The Shakespeare Theatre, 450 Seventh St. NW. $16-$66. 202/547-1122.

Homebody/Kabul

• In Tony Kushner’s look at East-West politics, a British housewife sets off for the adventure of a lifetime in Afghanistan only to disappear and leave her daughter and husband searching the country for her. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through April 11. Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and Theatre J at the D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. $30-$39. 800/494-8497.

Los Big Names

• Writer/comedian Marga Gomez stars in this world premiere solo comedy drama about an actress set to film her underwater death scene. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. March 25-April 18. The Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company at Kennedy Center AFI Theater, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. $24-$39. 202/467-4600.

The Lost Ones

• One man’s Dante-esque voyage into the netherworld, by Irish Nobel laureate Samuel Beckett. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Through April 4. Scena Theatre at the Warehouse Next Door, 1017 Seventh St. NW. $15-$20. 703/684-7990.

On the Rocks

• The George Bernard Shaw comedy that features a head of government who spends all his time listening to people who protest his policies. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through April 4. The Washington Stage Guild, 1901 14th St. NW. $20-$28. 240/582-0050.

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.

Slow Dance on the Killing Ground

• An old store becomes the meeting point for three people with three different lives and opinions. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Through April 18. Everyman Theatre, 1727 N. Charles St., Baltimore. $18-$30. 410/752-2208.

Sweeney Todd

• Stephen Sondheim’s “musical thriller” about a wrongly convicted London barber who, after years of exile in Australia, is back and hungry for vengeance. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through April 11. Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St., Baltimore. $10-$60. 410/332-0033.

The Syringa Tree

• A tale of two families — one black, one white — sharing a house in pre- and post-apartheid South Africa. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Through April 4. Studio Theatre, 14th and P streets NW. $33-$45. 202/332-3300.

Unspoken Prayers

• A father and mother must come to terms with their conflicting views of capital punishment after their youngest daughter is murdered. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday. Through April 11. Horizons Theatre at The Hand Chapel, George Washington University, Mt. Vernon Campus, 2100 Foxhall Road NW. $10-$25. 703/578-1100.

Yellowman

• Two-star crossed lovers try to stay together across a racial divide. 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 April 18. Arena Stage, Kreeger Theater, 1101 Sixth St. SW. $40-$53. 202/488-3300.

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 a competitive improv comedy sketch. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday. $8-$12.

DAR Constitution Hall

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

• Chris Rock “The Black Ambition Tour.” Through March 26. 8 p.m. $39-$59.

Morris Mechanic Theater

1 N. Charles St., Baltimore. 202/432-SEAT.

• Bill Engvall March 27. 8 p.m. $29.75.

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 and 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 and 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.

Crazy For You

• The George and Ira Gershwin musical comedy, set in the 1930s. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 2 and 8 p.m. Sunday. Through June 27. West End Dinner Theatre, 4615 Duke St., Alexandria. $24-$39. 703/370-2500.

42nd Street

• The story of Peggy Sawyer, a young chorus girl and her journey of making it big on Broadway. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1 p.m. weekday matinees, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through April 24. Chesapeake Music Hall, The Dinner Theater of Annapolis, 339 Busch’s Frontage Road #101, Annapolis. $25-$35. 800/406-0306.

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 and Saturday; 1 p.m. Sunday. $55. Both run indefinitely. 703/379-8108

One Life to Lose

• Blair Mansion Mysteries. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; some Thursday and Sunday shows. Continues indefinitely. Blair Mansion Inn Restaurant, 7711 Eastern Ave., Silver Spring. $39.95. 301/588-6646.

LOCAL THEATER

Kind Lady

• The Edward Chodorov thriller about an elderly woman and the people that desire her art collection. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Through March 28. $10-$12. The Mount Vernon Players at the Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church, 900 Massachusetts Ave., NW. 202/783-7600.

DANCE

Dance Place

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

• Regional youth artists. March 27-28. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday. $6-18.

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.

• Moscow Festival Ballet “Cinderella.” March 27. 8 p.m. $25-$50.

• Moscow Festival Ballet “Giselle.” March 28. 2 p.m. $25-$50.

Gunston Theater One

2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. 703/212-7680.

• Jane Franklin Dance “Concert for Community.” March 25. 11 a.m. $5-$15.

• Jane Franklin Dance “Family Matinee.” March 27. 3 p.m. $10-$15.

• Jane Franklin Dance “Around Again.” March 27. 8 p.m. $18-$20.

Kennedy Center

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

• Merce Cunningham Dance Company. 8 p.m. March 26-27. $19-$45.

• The Washington Ballet “Coppelia.” 8 p.m. March 31-April 4. $48-$80.

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. 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.

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. 5-9 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. 8-10 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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