- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 6, 2006

THEATER

The Beaux’ Stratagem

n After squandering their fortunes on drinking and gambling, Tom Aimwell and Jack Archer head for the countryside, where they hope to seduce two rich women in this 18th-century classic. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 31. Shakespeare Theatre Company, 450 7th St. NW. $19-$76.25. 202/547-1122.

A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas

n Dickens’ classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge and the three ghosts who haunt him on Christmas Eve. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Through Dec. 30. Ford’s Theatre, 511 10th St. NW. $30-$55. 202/347-4833.

The Christmas Foundling

n A baby boy is orphaned in the California Sierra on Christmas Eve and two miners agree to raise him. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Dec. 9-30. Journeyman Theatre Company at H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE. $15-$20. 800/494-TIXS.

Cinderella

n Rodgers and Hammerstein’s version of the tale of a prince, a pumpkin coach, a fairy godmother and a dreamer with a missing shoe. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 31. Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney. $34-$44. 301/924-3400.

Faith Healer

n Brian Friel’s dark tale of Francis Hardy, a faith healer, whose past is revealed through his confession and those of his wife and close friend. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Through Dec. 23. Keegan Theatre at Gunston Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $15-$20. 703/892-0202.

Katie Couric’s ‘The Brand New Kid’

n It’s the first day of second grade for Lazlo Gasky, and Ellie McSnelly risks being ridiculed to spend the afternoon with him in this adaptation of Katie Couric’s children’s book. Times vary. Through Dec. 10. Kennedy Center Theater Lab, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue Northwest. $15. 202/467-4600.

The Little Prince

n The stage adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s children’s book, which tells the story of an aviator whose plane lands in the Sahara Desert and the mysterious prince he meets. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 10. Round House Theatre, 4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda. $28-$55. 240/644-1100.

The Long Christmas Ride Home

n Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel uses music, puppetry and storytelling to create a portrait of the painful bonds of family. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 24. Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St., NW. $29-$55. 202/332-3300.

Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis

n Josie is dreading her 49th birthday, so a client of hers throws a party with a special musical guest. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 17. Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, 641 D St. NW. $22-$52. 202/393-3939.

Movin’ Out

n Five friends live through two turbulent decades in the Billy Joel/Twyla Tharp musical. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 23. National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave., NW. $41.25-$86.25. 202/628-6161.

A Raisin in the Sun

n A black family in Chicago struggles to maintain its dignity and faith in the Lorraine Hansberry classic. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Jan. 6. African Continuum Theatre Company at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St., NE. $10-$25. 202/529-5763.

She Loves Me

n The Broadway classic musical about unlikely Budapest sweethearts and the eccentric colleagues who aid and abet them. 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. 31. Arena Stage, Fichandler Theater, 1101 Sixth St. SW. $55-$74. 202/488-3300.

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.

The Skriker

n Contemporary London is haunted by a shape-shifting gremlin hungry to take possession of a young woman’s baby in Caryl Churchill’s play. 8 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Through Dec. 23. Forum Theatre and Dance at Warehouse Theater, 1021 Seventh St., NW. $13.50-$16.50. 202/489-1701.

tempOdyssey

n A comedy about the epic drudgery of temp work. 8:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 31. Studio Theatre Secondstage, 1501 14th St., NW. $29. 202/332-3300

Tomorrow

n An adaptation of William Faulkner’s short story, set in 1905 Mississippi. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 10. Quotidian Theatre Company at The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. $15-$20. 301/816-1023.

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

Here’s Love: “The Miracle on 34th Street” Musical

• A musical adaption of the popular holiday favorite. Through Feb. 18. 8:15 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 12:30 and 7:15 p.m. Sunday. $28.50-$47. Toby’s Dinner Theatre, 5900 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, Md. 301/596-6161.

Mystery in Mo’ Town I

• Blair Mansion Mysteries performance. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 9. Blair Mansion Inn Restaurant, 7711 Eastern Ave., Silver Spring. $52.95. 301/588-6646.

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.

Take My Family Please, … Please!

• Blair Mansion Mysteries performance. 7 p.m. Dec. 9, 12. Blair Mansion Inn Restaurant, 7711 Eastern Ave., Silver Spring. $52.95. 301/588-6646.

DANCE

Dance Place

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

• Carla & Company with guest artists Jessica Marchant and Amanda Gill. 8 p.m. Dec. 9, 4 p.m. Dec. 10. $7-$20.

The Kennedy Center

Eisenhower Theater, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue Northwest. 202/467-4600.

• Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, “Blueprint of a Lady: The Once and Future Life of Billie Holiday.” 8 p.m. Dec. 7. $14-$38.

• Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, All-Evidence program featuring “Order My Steps,” “Truth Don’ Die,” and “Grace.” 8 p.m. Dec. 8-9. $14-$38.

Warner Theatre

13th and E streets Northwest. 202/397-SEAT.

• Washington Ballet, “Nutcracker.” Times vary. Dec. 7-23. $29-$75.

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