- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 16, 2006

THEATER

An Enemy of the People

In Ibsen’s classic drama, Dr. Stockman discovers high contamination levels in his hometown’s water supply and everyone pressures him to keep quiet. Running in repertory as part of the Potomac Theatre Project. 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, 8:15 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 2:15 and 8:15 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 7:45 p.m. Sunday. Through Aug. 27. Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney. $34-$44. 301/924-3400.

Evita

n The award-winning musical that follows the life of the first lady of Argentina as she rises from illegitimate country girl to a national icon. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Aug. 27. Open Circle Theatre at Round House Silver Spring, 8641 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $20. 240/683-8934.

Phoenician Women

n Oedipus lives his days in sorrow and darkness while Eteokles and Polyneikes battle for control of Thebes in Euripides’ classic. 8 p.m. Monday, Thursday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Aug. 27. Natural Theatricals at George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101, Callahan Drive, Alexandria. $19-$22. 703/739-9338.

Picasso at the Lapin Agile

n A comedic look at a chance meeting between the young and undiscovered versions of Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Aug. 19. The Keegan Theatre at Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. $20-$25. 703/527-6000.

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

n Tom Stoppard’s inverted version of “Hamlet” is both dark and comedic. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Sept. 10. Longacre Lea Productions at the Callan Theatre, Catholic University, 3801 Harewood Road, NE. $12-$18. 202/460-2188.

Shear Madness

n 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 Northwest. $34. 202/467-4600.

3/4 of a Mass for St. Vivian

n The story of two girls’ attempt to find answers for the universe’s most infinite questions. 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Sept. 3. Theater Alliance at the H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St., NE. $25. 202/396-0050.

STAGE

The Capitol Steps

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

n 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

n Teams of comedians battle each other in competitive improvisational 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.

n Improvisational comedy. 8:30-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. $7.

DINNER THEATER

Buddy — The Buddy Holly Story

• A musical featuring 20 of Buddy Holly’s greatest hits. Through Sept. 3. 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday; 12:30 and 8:15 p.m. Wednesday; 12:30 and 7:15 p.m. Sunday. $27.50-$46. 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.

The Night Disco Died

• Blair Mansion Mysteries performance. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18-19. 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. Mondays. $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. $9.

• Dance party. 7:30-8:30 p.m. group class, 8:30-11 p.m. dance party. Saturdays. $12.

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.

Cherry Hill Park Conference Center, 9800 Cherry Hill Road (north of Interstate 495), College Park. $12 adults, $8 seniors and students, $5 ages 11-15, $30 family maximum. Band members vary. 301/294-3568.

• Bogwanderers Ceili Band. $6-$12. 703/521-4340.

• Greater Washington Ceili Club: Ceili. 5-9 p.m. last Sunday of month (September-June).

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.

DANCE

Joy of Motion Dance Center

Jack Guidone Theater, 5207 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202/276-2599.

• Bosma Dance, Second annual Guest Room performance. 8 p.m. Aug. 26, 7 p.m. Aug. 27. $14-$22.

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