- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 12, 2004

THEATER

Altruists

• A play that shows that some people will do anything for a cause. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. May 13-June 19. Catalyst Theatre Company at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. $15-$25. 800/494-8497.

Belgrade Trilogy

• Young Serbian immigrants seek out a new life after the NATO air war in this dark comedy by one of Europe’s leading playwrights, Biljana Srbljanovic. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Through May 15. Scena Theatre at the Warehouse Theater, 1021 Seventh St. NW. $15-$25. 703/684-7990.

Boy Gets Girl

• Rebecca Gilman’s drama explores the fine line between romance and obsession. 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through May 23 . Presented by Theater Alliance at the H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE. $20-$25. 800/494-8497.

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. Through 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. Through May 15. Cherry Red Productions at the Source Theatre, 1835 14th St. NW. $15. 202/298-9077.

The Comedy of Errors

• Two sets of identical twins separated at birth create a case of mistaken identities and a circus of confusion in this Shakespeare classic. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through May 23. Folger Theatre, 201 East Capitol St. SE. $25-$48. 202/554-7077.

The Cripple of Inishmaan

• An offbeat, quirky comedy full of eccentric characters and unexpected twists written by one of Ireland’s most celebrated young playwrights. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. May 19-June 27. Studio Theatre, 14th and P streets NW. $25-$45. 202/332-3300.

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 and Saturday. $10. District of Columbia Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW.

Enigma Variations

• A writer agrees to a rare interview only to have the questions reveal many of his secrets. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through May 23. The Washington Stage Guild, 1901 14th St. NW. $20-$28. 240/582-0050.

Far Away

• Ten years in the life of Joan, from her childhood to her adult life and the war that rages in her mind. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through May 16. Studio Theatre, 14th and P streets NW. $25-$45. 202/332-3300.

Henry IV, Part 1

• William Shakespeare’s intimate look into the relationship between a father and a son that also features Falstaff, one of Shakespeare’s most popular characters. In repertory with “Henry IV, Part 2.” 2 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday; 8 p.m. Thursday. Through May 16. The Shakespeare Theatre, 450 Seventh St. NW. $19.75-$66. 202/547-1122.

Henry IV, Part 2

• The second part of the William Shakespeare classic sees Prince Hal mature and distance himself from his old friend Falstaff. Through May 16 in repertory with “Henry IV, Part 1” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sunday; 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday. The Shakespeare Theatre, 450 Seventh St. NW. $19.75-$66. 202/547-1122.

Jesus Christ Superstar

• The first big Broadway hit from the legendary writing team Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through May 16. Warner Theatre, 13th and E streets NW. $30.50-$69. 202/783-4000.

Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train

• A prison drama about life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness and the existence of God. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Through May 30. Round House Theatre Silver Spring, 8641 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $10-$39. 240/644-1100.

Lady Chatterley’s Lover

• The D.H. Lawrence classic about an aristocrat’s affair with her gamekeeper. In repertory with “Waiting for Godot.” 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 2 and 8 p.m. Sunday. Through May 22. Washington Shakespeare Company at the Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. $22-$30. 800/494-8497.

Master and Margarita

• An adaptation of one of Russia’s greatest literary works, that stars the Devil, disguised as a professor, wreaking havoc in Stalinist Moscow. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. May 13-June 20. Synetic Theater at the Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. $25-$32. 202/462-5364.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

• The Shakespeare classic, set in Jamaica and featuring the music of Bob Marley. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through May 23. The Metropolitan Ebony Theatre Company at Prince George’s Community College, 301 Largo Road, Largo. $15. 301-322-0444.

Of a Sunday Morning

• A world premier play where one woman’s spiritual quest for truth in the future in hindered by a priority of national security. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday. May 19-June 13. Charter Theater Company, 916 G Street, NW. Pay what you can -$25. 202/333-7009.

Oh, Coward!

• The off-Broadway hit musical spans the realm of Noel Coward’s comedy. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through May 16. Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney. $15-$36. 301/924-3400.

Orpheus Descending

• The Tennessee Williams play that has been descirbed as both tragic and heartbreaking, as well as inspiring and luscious. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. May 14-June 22. Arena Stage, Kreeger Theater, 1101 Sixth St. SW. $40-$53. 202/488-3300.

Passing the Love of Women

• A pair of Talmudic scholars love studying more than they love their wives and love one another more than they love studying. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday,Thursday; 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through June 6. Theatre J at the D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. $18-$39. 800/494-8497.

Senor Discretion Himself

• Pancito, the town drunk in a small Mexican village, becomes the town’s unwilling prophet in this world-premiere musical. 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 23. Arena Stage, Fichandler Theater, 1101 Sixth St. SW. $42-$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.

The Shoemaker’s Prodigious Wife

• Garcia Lorca’s comic play, “a violent farce in two acts,” sees a flirtatious young woman drive her older husband away only to have him return in disguise to test her true feelings. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Through June 13. Stanislavsky Theater Studio at the Church Street Theater, 1742 Church St. NW. $31-$36. 800/494-8497.

A Streetcar Named Desire

• Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about a Southern belle driven to madness by her brother-in-law. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Through May 30. The Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. $25-$75. 202/467-4600.

Waiting for Godot

• The Samuel Beckett classic about two men waiting for M. Godot. In repertory with “Lady Chatterley’s Lover.” 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 2 and 8 p.m. Sunday. Through May 22. Washington Shakespeare Company at the 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 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.

LOCAL THEATER

Beyond Glory

• Actor Stephen Lang enters into the personas of seven American soldiers and sailors who have received the nation’s highest military award, the Medal of Honor. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Through May 31. $30-$35. The Women in Military Service for America Memorial Theater, Memorial Drive, Arlington. 202/772-1165.

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.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

• The musical biblical saga with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1 p.m. weekday matinees, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through July 10. Chesapeake Music Hall, the Dinner Theater of Annapolis, 339 Busch’s Frontage Road No. 101, Annapolis. $32-$35. 410-626-7515.

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

Cotton Club

• Blair Mansion Mysteries performance. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. May 14-15. Blair Mansion Inn Restaurant, 7711 Eastern Ave., Silver Spring. $39.95. 301/588-6646.

DANCE

Dance Place

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

• Gesel Mason Performance Project. 8 p.m. May 15. 8 p.m. May 16. $6-$18.

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.

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.

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202/432-SEAT.

• Doc Scantlin and his Imperial Palms Orchestra present “Swizzle,” a 1930s Big Band supper club. 7 p.m. May 13, 27. $18-$65.

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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