- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 1, 2004

THEATER

Bad Girls III: The Redemption

• One ensemble cast plays out five short works by several female playwrights. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Through Sept. 12. Venus Theatre Company at the Warehouse Theater, 1021 Seventh St. NW. $20. 301/470-2406 ext. 4.

Betrayal

• A love triangle between a husband, his wife and his lover is played out onstage with each party struggling to tame his or her emotions. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Through 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.

D.C.’s Neutrino Video Project

• 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.

The Donkey Show

• Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” set to a ‘70s disco soundtrack. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Sept. 3-Oct. 2. Asian Stories in America at the Playbill Cafe, 1409 14th St., NW. $17. 703/371-2559.

The King and I

• A new production of the Tony Award-winning play starring Sandy Duncan. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Through Sept. 5. Wolf Trap Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. $18-$48. 703/255-1900.

Lenny & Lou

• Two neurotic brothers break free from the reins of their manipulative mother in this comedic world-premiere play. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Sept. 26. Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company at the D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. $24-$39. 800/494-8497.

Living Out

• A black comedy that sheds a humorous light on the modern demands of motherhood. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Sept. 8-oct. 10. Round House Theatre, East-West Highway and Waverly Street, Bethesda. $10-$45. 240/644-1100.

M. Butterfly

• A French diplomat’s love affair threaten his career and his notions of love, power and loyalty. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Sept. 3-Oct. 17. Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. $40-$66. 202/488-3300.

Macbeth

• William Shakespeare’s dramatic tale about the fall of the once-noble Macbeth and his lady. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 24. The Shakespeare Theatre, 450 Seventh St. NW. $12.75-$69.50. 202/547-1122.

Man With Bags

• A man is afraid he has awoken in a dream when his family and his past have changed completely. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through 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 World War I. 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 but also sometimes lighthearted experiences soldiers endured. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 3. Signature Theatre, 3806 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. $30-$49. 703/218-8500.

Outdoor Recess

• Earlene and Sharon, two corporate women working in the District, find a new way to relieve their stress. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Sept. 2-19. The Metropolitan Ebony Theatre Company at Prince George’s Community College, 301 Largo Road, Largo. $0-$20. 301/322-0444.

Page-to-Stage Festival

• More than 25 theater companies, reveal their unfinished works through readings, special events and panel discussions. Time vary. Sept. 4-6. The Kennedy Center. Free. F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. 202/295-2400.

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.

Venus

• Lured by the myth of fame and fortune on a European traveling exhibition, 20-year-old dancer Saartje Baartman soon finds out she has become nothing more than a freak in a circus sideshow. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Sept. 26. Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney. $15-$36. 301/924-3400.

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.

Mystery in MoTown

• Blair Mansion Mysteries performance. 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday. Sept. 3-4. 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. 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

Kennedy Center

Millennium Stage. F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. All performances are free and begin at 6 p.m. 202/467-4600.

• Local dance commisioning project: Naoko Maeshiba. 6 p.m. Sept. 14-15. Free.

Kennedy Center

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

• Andanza. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15-16. $25.

University of Maryland, College Park

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University Boulevard and Adelphi Road. 301/405-7847.

• Merce Cunningham Dance Company. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8-10. $7-$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.

• 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 p.m. 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.

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 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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