- The Washington Times - Saturday, June 24, 2006

When you go:

Here is a list of children’s theater summer offerings:

m Smithsonian’s Discovery Theater, S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW, Washington; 202/357-1500 or www.discoverytheater.com; Metro, Smithsonian on the Orange and Blue lines or L’Enfant Plaza on the Yellow and Green lines. Discovery Theater will feature the following performances — which are housed at the S. Dillon Ripley Center unless otherwise noted — this summer. Meet the Museum: Trickster Tales and Sea Island Songs, 10, 10:45 and 11:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Friday, Information Age Theater and Galleries, American History Museum, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue; Rainforest Alive, 10 and 11:30 a.m., July 5 through 7; Meet the Museum: Trickster Tales and Sea Island Songs, 10, 10:45 and 11:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., July 7, 14, 21 and 28, Information Age Theater and Galleries, American History Museum; Once Upon a … Puppet — With the Grey Seal Puppets, 10 and 11:30 a.m., July 11 through 14; Tubom, Tubom with Anansegromma, 10 and 11:30 a.m. July 18 through 21; Robert Strong Rocks Out! 10 and 11:30 a.m. July 25 through 28 and noon July 29; Meet the Museum: Trickster Tales and Sea Island Songs, 10, 10:45 and 11:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Aug. 4. Recommended for children of all ages. Tickets: $3.75 to $6 per person.

m Classika Theatre, 4041 S. 28th St., Arlington; 703/824-6200 or www.classika.org. Classika Theatre will perform Galactika 3 p.m. Sunday and Saturday through July 16. Recommended for children age 5 and older. Tickets: $12 in advance and $15 at the door.

m Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda; 301/280-1660 or www.ImaginationStage.org; Metro, Bethesda stop on the Red Line. The Imagination Stage will perform The Borrowers July 5 through Aug. 13. In general, showtimes are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday; 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 7 p.m. Saturday. Call in advance for specific times and dates. Recommended for children age 4 and older. Reservations are recommended. Tickets: $12 to $15 per person.

m The Puppet Co., Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo; 301/320-6668 or www.thepuppetco.org. The Puppet Co. will feature the puppet show Circus at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Wednesday through Friday and 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through July 30. Recommended for children age 3 and older. Tickets: $7 per person.

m The Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo; 301/320-5331 www.adventuretheatre.org. Adventure Theatre will perform The Hobbit, based on the book by J.R.R. Tolkien, at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday July 8 through Aug. 13. Recommended for children age 5 and older.Tickets: $7 per person.

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