- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 24, 2006

THEATER

Assassins

• Tony Award-winning musical that looks at the lives, loves and lunacy of nine infamous American assassins. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday; 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. May 30-July 16. Signature Theatre, 3806 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. $31-$55. 703/820-9771.

Becoming George

• Feminist writer George Sand comes out of retirement to confront a repressive government, a war and her new protege — Sarah Bernhardt. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through May 28. Metro Stage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $35-$40. 703/548-9044.

A Body of Water

• A man and woman awake one morning in an unfamiliar house atop a mountain surrounded by water, and to make matters worse, they don’t know who they are. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Through June 4. Round House Theatre, 8641 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $15-$40. 240/644-1100.

Caroline, or Change

• As the civil rights movement ignites passion across the South, one black woman dreams of changing her life in Tony Kushner’s musical. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through June 25. Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. $39-$62. 202/332-3300.

The David Dance

• David, a homosexual radio talk show host, goes head to head on the air with a born-again talk show host. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through June 10. Trumpet Vine Theatre Company at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. $16-$20. 703/912-1649.

The Elephant Man

• John Merrick was taken away from society because of his physical deformity, until he became a mover in London’s high society. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through June 18. Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney. $34-$44. 301/924-3400.

Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune

• Terrence McNally’s comedic look into the start of an unlikely relationship between a waitress and a short-order cook. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Through June 18. Quotidian Theatre Company at The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. $15-$20. 301/816-1023.

Frozen

• The story of three people whose lives are connected by the disappearance of a 10-year-old girl. 8:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through June 4. Studio Theatre Secondstage, 1501 14th St. NW. $25. 202/332-3300.

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill

• A musical portrait of Billie Holiday’s rise to becoming one of the country’s most renowned entertainers. 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 June 4. Arena Stage, Kreeger Theater, 1101 Sixth St. SW. $49-$68. 202/488-3300.

Mame

• The comedic adventures of an unconventional aunt and her nephew. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. May 27-July 2. Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. $25-$75. 202/467-4600.

The Monument

• A young soldier is about to be executed for war crimes until a mysterious woman steps in to save him — but only if he will obey her for the rest of his life. Times vary. Through June 11. Presented by Theater Alliance at the H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE. $25. 202/396-0050.

A Murder, A Mystery, & A Marriage: A Mark Twain Musical Melodrama

• A recently discovered short story by Mark Twain that has been transformed into a musical. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. May 31-June 25. Round House Theatre, 8641 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $25-$50. 240/644-1100.

On the Verge, or the Geography of Yearning

• Three sisters set off on an exploratory trek to Terra Incognita only to find several inexplicable artifacts — a Hula-Hoop, cream cheese and a news clipping about President Nixon. 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 June 11. Arena Stage, Fichandler Theater, 1101 Sixth St. SW. $47-$61. 202/488-3300.

Pericles

• The Shakespeare Theatre present Shakespeare’s romantic adventure for the annual “Shakespeare Free-for-All.” 7:30 p.m. May 25-June 4 (no performance on May 29). The Shakespeare Theatre at the Carter Barron Amphitheatre, 16th Street and Colorado Avenue, Northwest. Free, tickets are required. 202/547-1122.

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 Northwest. $34. 202/467-4600.

Two Rooms

• A cell in Beirut. A living room in America. Love and life are brought together in a marriage despite a world torn apart by war. 8 p.m. Monday-Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 8 p.m. Sunday. Through May 28. Presented by 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.

• 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 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.

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

Wolf Trap Filene Center,

1551 Trap Road, Vienna. $18-$30. Information, 703/938-2404. Tickets, 703/218-6500.

• Garrison Keillor, “A Prairie Home Companion.” 8 p.m. May 26; 5:45 p.m. May 27. $18-$44.

DANCE

Dance Place

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

• KDNY. 8 p.m. June 3; 7 p.m. June 4. $7-$20.

Joy of Motion Dance Center

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

• Youth Dance Companies: DanceFusion Jazz Project, Soles of Steel and others. 8 p.m. June 3; 7 p.m. June 4. $12-$15.

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. $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.

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