- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 6, 2006



Clifford Bradshaw, a young American journalist, lands at the notorious Kit Kat Club and falls in love with English entertainer Sally Bowles in a pre-WWII Berlin. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday; 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Sept. 8-Oct. 29. Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St., SW. $60-$74. 202/488-3300.

Cannibal: The Musical

The musical story of Alferd Packer, who according to legend killed and ate five prospectors in the Colorado Rockies in the 1870s. 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Through Sept. 16. Landless Theatre Company at the District of Columbia Arts Center, 2438 18th St., NW. $10-$18. 301/515-4494.

An Enemy of the People

Dr. Stockman discovers that his city’s baths are contaminated and he sets out to warn the other citizens, only to have them rebuke and try to quiet him. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday; 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 22. Shakespeare Theatre Company, 450 7th St., NW. $19-$76. 202/547-1122.


A stage adaptation of Mary Shelley’s gothic horror story. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Sept. 13-Oct. 1. Synetic Theater at the Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. $15-$30. 703/824-6200.

Girl in the Goldfish Bowl

n A look at life in 1962 through the eyes of Iris, a10-year-old girl and a stranger who washes up on the beach. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Sept. 20-Oct. 29. MetroStage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $35-$40. 703/548-9044.

In the Continuum

Two women, one in Los Angeles another in Zimbabwe, learn to live with AIDS. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Sept. 24. Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company,641 D St., NW. $22-$52. 202/393-3939.

A Prayer For Own Meany

The story of John Wheelwright and his friendship with Owen Meany, a man who claims to be a messenger of God. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; 8 Thursday-Friday; 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Sept. 13-Oct. 8. Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Highway, Bethesda. $28-$55. 240/640-1100.

Red Light Winter

The dark story of a love triangle that began in a hostel in Amsterdam and continues to New York. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 15. Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St., NW. $29-$55. 202/332-3300.

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

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

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.

Short Order Stories

In late August 2001, Larry’s Diner is packed with parents and their kids making their annual drive to the many colleges in southern New York state, but on this trip one family future might change forever. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Sunday; 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Sept. 22-Oct. 21. Charter Theatre Company at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. $20-$25. 202/333-7009.

Spinning Into Butter

When a black student begins receiving hate mail, the campus erupts as faculty and students try to prove their tolerance by condemning one another. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Sept. 8-30. Journeyman Theatre Ensemble at the Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. $15-$20. 202/669-7229.

State of the Union

Love meets politics in this comedic drama. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Sept. 22-Oct. 22. Ford’s Theatre, 511 10th St., NW. $25-$52. 202/347-4833.

Stones in His Pockets

n Jake and Charlie see the ups and downs of show business when they are hired as extras in their small County Kerry town. 8 p.m. Friday; 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22-Oct. 8. Rep Stage 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. $12-$24. 410/772-4900.


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.


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 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.


Kiss Me, Kate

• Shakepeare’s “Taming of the Shrew” mixed with Cole Porter’s music. Sept. 8-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. Sept. 8-9. 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.



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