- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 17, 2004

THEATER

Anna in the Tropics

• A dashing Cuban lector is hired to read “Anna Karenina” aloud to the workers in a 1920s South Florida cigar factory, but his presence ignites a yearning for love in the workers. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 21. Kreeger Theater at Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. $40-$59. 202/488-3300.

A Bad Friend

• A 16-year-old girl struggling with the changes of adolescence in a 1950s communist family befriends a potential informer, endangering her family. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 30. Theatre J at the D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. $20-$36. 202/777-3229.

Becoming Adele

• A spunky Brooklyn waitress struggles with screwball situations and colorful characters in an effort to carve out a future for herself and her daughter. 8 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 21. Rep Stage at Howard County Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Md. $10-$23. 410/772-4900.

Buratino

• Alexey Tolstoy’s reworking of the “Pinocchio” story. Noon. Sunday. Nov. 20-March 6. Classika Theatre, 4041 S. 28th St., Arlington. $12.75-$15. 703/824-6200.

Carousel

• Billy Bigelow, a traveling carnival man, and Julie Jordan, a local factory worker fall in love in this holiday musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 26. Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney. $15-$36. 301/924-3400.

A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas

• Charles Dickens’ classic holiday tale about Ebenezer Scrooge. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Nov. 23-Jan. 2. Ford’s Theatre, 511 10th St., NW. $25-$48. 202/347-4833.

The Diary of Anne Frank

• Miss Frank’s moving diary brought to life on stage in this Tony-nominated adaption. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday; 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday; 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 12. Round House Theatre, East-West Highway and Waverly Street, Bethesda. $10-$45. 240/644-1100.

The Fever

• A journey through guilt and confusion of one man’s collision with his conscience. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Nov. 19-Jan. 3. Scena Theatre at the Warehouse Theater, 1019 Seventh St. NW. $15-$25. 703/684-7990.

Grace

• An empty Florida condo, three dead bodies, police sirens blaring, a frenzied knocking at the door. Is this a pulp crime drama or God’s fateful hand at work? 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 19. Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company at the Warehouse Theater, 1021 Seventh St. NW. $24-$42. 800/494-8497.

The Highest Yellow

• In December 1888, Vincent van Gogh, suffering from delirium and a self-inflicted knife wound, was admitted to a hospital in Arles, France, where he would endure an intense period of self-discovery. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 12. Signature Theatre, 3806 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. $30-$49. 703/218-6500.

The Importance of Being Earnest

• Four lovers find themselves snared in romantic entanglements with one another in this Oscar Wilde play. 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 Dec. 26. Fichandler Theater at Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. $45-$49. 202/488-3300.

Ivanov

• A man becomes plagued with guilt and frustration when he finds himself drawn to a beautiful young girl who threatens to destroy the moral foundations of his world. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 12. Studio Theatre, 14th and P streets NW. $35-$48. 202/332-3300.

Movin’ Out

• A story told entirely in dance and song, featuring the music of Billy Joel. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Nov. 19-Dec. 19. The National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. $41.25-$86.25. 800/447-7400.

One Good Marriage, A Simple Tale of Glorious Grief

• A couple celebrating their first wedding anniversary has a chilling secret that bonds them together for life . 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 14. Metro Stage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $32-$38. 800/494-8497.

Pericles

• William Shakespeare’s tale of a tyrant king, a wicked stepmother, a young heroine along with shipwrecks and pirates. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday; 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Jan. 2. The Shakespeare Theatre, 450 Seventh St. NW. $12.75-$68. 202/547-1122.

Pound

• A look at one of St. Elizabeths Hospital most famous patients, poet Ezra Pound. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 28. The Washington Stage Guild, 1901 14th St. NW. $28-$30. 240/582-0050.

Ragtime

• The Tony award winning musical about life in America at the turn of the century. 8 p.m. Nov. 19, 20. Rockville Musical Theatre at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, Rockville Civic Center. 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville. $8-$15. 240/314-8690.

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.

This Old Fairy Tale

• A prince, pressured to marry by his parents, meets a princess who is sent from her kingdom for aid against an evil sorcerer. 3 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Nov. 20-Dec. 31. Classika Theatre, 4041 S. 28th St., Arlington. $12-$15. 703/824-6200.

Titus Andronicus

• Roman war hero Andronicus takes on the she-wolf Tamara, Queen of the Goths, in Shakespeare’s blood-soaked tale of crazed vengeance. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 31. Washington Shakespeare Company at Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. $22-$30. 800/494-8497.

A Tuna Christmas

• Comedians Joe Sears and Jaston Williams portray all 24 citizens of Texas’ third smallest town. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 21. Warner Theatre, 13th and E streets NW. $30-$44.50. 202/397-SEAT.

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

• Brotherly love battles romantic love in William Shakespeare’s exploration of how far people will go over matters of the heart. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 19. Folger Theatre, 201 E. Capitol St. SE. $25-$48. 202/554-7077.

True West

• Two brothers, one an Ivy-League educated Hollywood screenwriter, the other a hapless, cunning, petty thief, have a Southern California showdown in this dark comedy. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Nov. 18-Dec. 19. The Keegan Theatre at Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. $20-$25. 703/527-6000.

Two Trains Running

• August Wilson’s tale of the chaotic 1960s, seen through the eyes of the patrons of Memphis Lee’s Pittsburgh diner. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 28. The African Continuum Theatre Company at the Kennedy Center Film Theater, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. $20-$30. 202/467-4600.

Will Power’s Flow

• Seven neighborhood storytellers come together for an evening of hip-hop, storytelling and music . 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Nov. 19-Dec. 5. Studio Theatre, 14th and P streets NW. $35-$48. 202/332-3300.

The Weir

• A haunting tale of locals swapping ghost stories in an Irish pub. 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 28. Quotidian Theatre Company at The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. $18. 301/816-1023.

STAGE

The Capitol Steps

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202/432-SEAT.

• The musical and political satire troupe. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday. $31.50.

Comedy Sportz D.C.

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

• 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.

Under the Beltway

Stage Door Restaurant and Bar, 1324 King St., Alexandria. 703/798-1064.

• 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.

The Night Disco Died — Solid Gold Edition

• Blair Mansion Mysteries performance. 8 p.m. Nov. 20. Blair Mansion Inn Restaurant, 7711 Eastern Ave., Silver Spring. $39.95. 301/588-6646.

Kiss Me, Kate

• Charles Dicken’s classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1 p.m. weekday matinees, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 20-Dec. 23. Chesapeake Music Hall, Dinner Theater of Annapolis, 339 Busch’s Frontage Road No. 101, Annapolis. $25-$35. 410-626-7515.

Miss Saigon

• The Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil musical about an American soldier who falls in love with a Vietnamese girl during the fall of Saigon. 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday; 12:30 p.m. Wednesday; 12:30 and 7:15 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 21. Toby’s Dinner Theatre, 5900 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia. $22.50-$44. 410/730-8311.

DANCE

Dance Place

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

• LEVYDance. 8 p.m. Nov. 23. 7 p.m. Nov. 24. $6-$18.

Joy of Motion Dance Center

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

• Edwin Aparicio “Intimo.” 8 p.m. Nov. 20; 7 p.m. Nov. 21. $30.

Kennedy Center

Opera House, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. 202/467-4600.

• The Joffrey Ballet, “The Nutcracker.” Times vary. Nov. 24-28 $29-$99.

George Washington University

Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St., NW. 202/397-SEAT.

• Noche Flamenca. 8 p.m. Nov. 19-20. $25-$35.

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. www.dancefactory.com

• 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 lessons.

• Country-and-Western dance every second Saturday. 8:30 p.m. lesson, 9 p.m.-midnight dance. $9.

• Contemporary ballroom dances and practice parties. Saturday nights. $9. Call for times.

• Social ballroom dancing. 7-10 p.m. 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. 1-3:15 p.m. Fridays. $8.

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

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.

Knights of Columbus Hall

6111 Columbian Way (Route 3), Bowie.

• LA Singles Friday Dance. Large wood dance floor accommodates up to 300 singles. Music is Top 40 and old favorites. Suits or dressy casual. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. every Friday. $9. 410/721-6666 or 410-674-3737.

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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