- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 7, 2005

THEATER

After Ashley

• A teenager gets thrust unwillingly into the national spotlight after a family tragedy becomes talk-show fodder. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 16. The Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, 641 D St. NW. $30-$48. 202/393-3939.

Alexa’s Necklace

• A riled woman taps into her wild imagination to deal with her child’s death. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Sept. 9-Oct 2. Natural Theatricals at George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria. $20. 703/739-9338.

Camille

• One of the world’s great love stories and the inspiration for Verdi’s operatic masterpiece “La Traviata.” This new adaptation returns to the original novel for its shockingly frank and powerfully emotional portrayal of a woman who can afford everything — except to fall in love. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Sept. 14-Oct. 16. Round House Theatre, East-West Highway and Waverly Street, Bethesda. $15-$50. 240/644-1100.

The Disputation

• A witty British play, set in 13th century Barcelona, that re-creates a time when missionary zeal challenged the existence of a questioning, nonconformist community. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 2. Theatre J at the D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. $10-$38. 800/494-8497.

Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde

• Wilde, the rock star of his generation, was at the center of a battle with Victorian mores. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Sept. 18. Presented by Theater Alliance at the H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE. $25. 800/494-8497.

It Had To Be You

• This two-person play tells an unusual show-biz story. She is a desperate B-actress of a certain age; he is a successful commercial television producer. She holds him captive in her apartment, swearing not to let him go until he is a) in love with her, and b) willing to jump-start her career. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday. Sept. 8-Oct. 8. American Century Theater at Theater II, Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $18-$26. 703/553-8782.

Metamorphosis

• Steven Berkoff’s visceral adaptation of Kafka’s classic story, a glimpse of a tortured soul struggling against the isolation of contemporary society. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Through Oct. 31. Catalyst Theatre Company, Suite 401, 1816 Kalorama Road NW. $25-$30. 800/494-8497.

The Miracle Worker

• The story of young Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan, who helped Helen battle her disability. 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. 11. Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney. $29-$39. 301/924-3400.

A Number

• A heart-wrenching and complex relationship between a father and son lies at the heart of Caryl Churchill’s bold exploration of the personal cost of powerful new technology. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 16. Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. $37-$52. 202/332-3300.

Othello

• Shakespeare’s tale explores the tragedy of a love destroyed by jealousy. 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. 30. The Shakespeare Theatre, 450 Seventh St. NW. $14.25-$71.25. 202/547-1122.

Passion Play

• In this cycle of three plays, three historic tellings of the Passion play are the backdrop for up-and-coming playwright Sarah Ruhl’s bold examination of truth, love, loyalty and belief through the ages. 7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Through Oct 16. Arena Stage, Kreeger Theater, 1101 Sixth St. SW. $46-$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.

Top Girls

• A funny and provocative look at the personal sacrifices a woman makes to achieve success not only in the late 20th century, but over the last 1,200 years. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Sept. 8-Oct. 1. Fountainhead Theater, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. $20. 703/553-8782.

Urinetown

• A water shortage has crippled the sewer system of a Gotham-like town, and the government outlaws the use of private toilets, forcing residents to use public, pay-per-use amenities in this dark comedy. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 9. Signature Theatre, 3806 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. $31-$55. 703/218-6500.

STAGE

The Capitol Steps

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202/397-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

Grease

• The story of the Class of ‘58 at Rydell High, where the Burger Palace boys and the Pink Ladies define what’s cool. Through Sept. 4. 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday; 12:30 and 8:15 p.m. Wednesday; 12:30 and 7:15 p.m. Sunday. $25.50-$44. Toby’s Dinner Theatre, 5900 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, Md. 301/596-6161.

Murder Upon Request

• The interactive comedy-mystery group performs 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.

One Life to Lose — A Deadly Nighttime Soap

• Blair Mansion Mysteries performance. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9-10. Blair Mansion Inn Restaurant, 7711 Eastern Ave., Silver Spring. $52.95. 301/588-6646.

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. $59.

• Ballroom, Latin, swing combo dances. 7-10:30 p.m. Friday. $10-$11; admission includes lessons.

• Country and swing dance every second Saturday. 8:30 p.m. lesson, 9 p.m.-midnight dance. $10.

• Contemporary ballroom dances and practice parties. Saturday nights. $9-$10. 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.

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 (state Route 3), Bowie.

• LA Singles Friday Dance. Large wood dance floor accommodates up to 300 singles. Music is top-40s 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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