- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 8, 2006

THEATER

Agnes of God

n A contemporary murder mystery set within the confines of a convent, where a devout, innocent nun is accused of infanticide. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 19. Keegan Theatre at Church Street Theater, 1742 Church St. NW. $20-$25. 703/892-0202.

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.

The Bluest Eye

n Pecola Breedlove wants to be loved by others and feels that her skin color is to blame for her loneliness, so she prays for blue eyes in Toni Morrison’s play. 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 12. Theater Alliance, 1365 H St. NE. $25. 202/396-0050.

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. Nov. 15-Dec. 30. Ford’s Theatre, 511 10th St., NW. $30-$55. 202/347-4833.

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. Nov. 15-Dec. 31. Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney. $34-$44. 301/924-3400.

Crestfall

n The story of three struggling women in contemporary Ireland. 8:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 12. Studio Theatre Secondstage, 1501 14th St. NW. $29. 202/332-3300.

Equus

n A young man blinds six horses, and a doctor attempts to find why he did it in Peter Shaffer’s Tony-winning play. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 26. Washington Shakespeare Company, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. $25-$35; pay-what-you-can all Saturday matinees. 703/418-4808.

An Inspector Calls

n The Birling family gathers to celebrate daughter Sheila’s engagement only to find out that the man planning to marry her has a shady past. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 26. Washington Stage Guild, 1901 14th St. NW $30-$40. 240/582-0050.

Jocasta

n A feminist re-imagining of the Oedipus myth, transplanted to 19th-century Martinique. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 18. Natural Theatricals at George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria. $18-$22. 703/739-9338.

Jon Spelman’s Frankenstein

n The classic horror story told from the viewpoint of Dr. Frankenstein’s creature. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 12. Round House Theatre Silver Spring, 8641 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $15-$25. 240/644-1100.

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. Nov. 15-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. Nov. 15-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. 10. Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, 641 D St. NW. $22-$52. 202/393-3939.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

n Lovers fall prey to the lunacy of love and the trickery of mischievous fairies in Shakespeare’s magical romp through the Athenian woods. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 8 p.m Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 26. Folger Theatre, 201 E. Capitol St. SE. $25-$50. 202/544-7077.

My Fair Lady

n Professor Henry Higgins molds cockney flower seller Eliza Doolittle into a society lady in Lerner and Loewe’s classic musical. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Nov. 18, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 19. Signature Theatre, 3806 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. $37-$63. 800/955-5566.

Never the Sinner

n The story of how Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, two teenagers from Chicago, planned the perfect murder and almost got away with it. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 12. Actors’ Theatre of Washington at the Source Theatre, 1835 14th St. NW. $25-$30. 800/494-8497.

9 Parts of Desire

n The story of nine women — eight Iraqi, one American of Iraqi descent — and how their lives have been irrevocably changed by the war and its aftermath. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 12. Arena Stage, Kreeger Theater, 1101 Sixth St. SW. $52-$67. 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.

Spring Forward, Fall Back

n Robert Brustein’s look at successive generations of fathers and sons and their continuing conflicts over music. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 26. Theater J, 1529 16th St. NW. $15-$45. 800/494-8497.

Tintypes

n A musical snapshot of the United States from 1890 to 1917. 8 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 19. Rep Stage at Howard County Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. $12-$24. 410/772-4900.

Tomorrow

n An adaptation of William Faulkner’s short story, set in 1905 Mississippi. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Nov. 10-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

Kiss Me, Kate

• Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew” mixed with Cole Porter’s music. Through Nov. 19. 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.

The Love Shack “Killing You Softly”

• Blair Mansion Mysteries performance. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10-11. 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.

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. $10. Call for times.

• Social ballroom dancing. 7-10 p.m. Sunday. $10.

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 of the month (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 the 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

Dance Place

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

• Step Afrika. 8 p.m. Nov. 11; 4 p.m. Nov. 12. $7-$20.

George Mason University

Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. 888/945-2468.

• Bayanihan Philippine National Dance Company. 8 p.m. Nov. 11; 2 p.m. Nov. 12. $22-$44.

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