- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 11, 2007

THEATER

Coriolanus

n Coriolanus’ prideful isolation becomes his downfall as he plots to unleash a bloody crusade of vengeance. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Friday, 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Sunday. April 13-May 6. Royal Shakespeare Company at the Kennedy Center, Eisenhower Theater. $25-$78. 202/467-4600.

Crime and Punishment

n Fyodor Dostoevsky’s conversation on the nature of evil, set in the mind of a murderer who relives and explores the thoughts, ideas and feelings that drove him to commit the crimes. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Through April 29. Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Highway, Bethesda. $25-$55. 240/644-1100.

Edward III

n The story of Edward III and his son, the Black Prince, who led England in part of the Hundred Years War against France. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Through April 29. Washington Shakespeare Company at the Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. $25-$50. 703/418-4808.

Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue

n Elliot Ruiz returns from his military duty in Iraq and soon realizes how his experiences unite him with his father and grandfather. In English with Spanish subtitles. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday. April 12-May 12. GALA Hispanic Theater at the Tivoli Theater, 3333 14th St., NW. $15-$34. 202/234-7174.

Eubie!

n A revue that follows the life of composer, pianist and raconteur Hubert “Eubie” Blake. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through April 29. Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney. $36-$46. 301/924-3400.

Family Secrets

n The story of a Jewish family transplanted from the Bronx to Southern California. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through April 15. Theater J, 1529 16th St. NW. $15-$45. 800/494-8497.

The Heidi Chronicles

n Heidi Holland, feminist art historian, recounts significant milestones in her life. 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 May 13. Arena Stage, Fichandler Theater, 1101 Sixth St. SW. $47-$66. 202/488-3300.

I Am My Own Wife

n A one-man show that follows Charlotte von Mahldorf and her triumph over the brutalities of both the Nazis and Communists. 7:45 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 1:45 and 7:45 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. April 18-May 20. Olney Theatre Center at the 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney. $25-$46. 301/924-3400.

Little Red Riding Hood

nThe fable is brought to life with large-scale puppets, live actors and marionettes. 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Through May 25. Classika Theatre, 4041 S. 28th St., Arlington. $12-$15. 703/824-6200.

A Man For All Seasons

n Robert Bolt’s play about Sir Thomas More, who faces down Henry VIII in his effort to divorce Catherine of Aragon and marry Anne Boleyn. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. April 12-May 12. Keegan Theatre at the Church Street Theater, 1742 Church St., NW. $20-$25. 703/892-0202.

Meet John Doe

n A musical adaption of Frank Capra’s film that sets a fictitious John Doe amid political and economic corruption. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Through April 29. Ford’s Theatre, 511 10th St. NW. $25-$52. 202/347-4833.

The Merry Widow

n Franz Lehar’s operetta about a young, wealthy widow who must decide whether to stay in her home country and keep it afloat financially or follow her heart and move to another country. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. April 12-22. Washington Savoyards at Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St., NE. Pay-what-you-can-$40. 202/399-7993.

Mill Town Girls

n A play that navigates the unlikely friendship between a reluctant shutterbug and a heavy metal preacher’s child. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. April 13-May 13. Quotidian Theatre Company at the Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. $15-$20. 301/816-1023.

The Musical of Musicals, The Musical!

n One story becomes five different musicals in this comedic musical parody. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 5 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday. April 12-June 3. MetroStage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $35-$40. 800/494-8497.

The Pillowman

n A writer’s dark fables come to life and are the only clue to a string of recent murders. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through April 29. Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. $29-$55. 202/332-3300.

References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot

n A series of strange occurrences take place in a moonlit back yard on the edge of the California desert. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m. Sunday (May 5 and 12 only). Through May 12. Rorschach Theatre at the Sanctuary Theatre, 1459 Columbia Road NW. $12-$20. 202/452-5538.

Saving Aimee

n A play based on the life of Aimee Semple McPherson, a woman who went from a humble upbringing to the charismatic founder of the Four Square Gospel Church. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through May 13. Signature Theatre, 2800 S. Stafford St., Arlington. $37-$63. 703/820-9771.

She Stoops to Comedy

n A comedic play-within-a-play that takes place during a production of William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It.” 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through April 29. Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, 641 D St. NW. $22-$52. 202/393-3939

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 NW. $34. 202/467-4600.

That Championship Season

n A reunion of a high school championship basketball team rips open old wounds, exposes dashed dreams and unleashes unexpected emotions. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through April 28. American Century Theater at Gunston Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $23-$29. 703/553-8782.

Titus Andronicus

n When Roman Gen. Titus returns from his campaign against the Goths he sacrifices a prince in retaliation, setting in motion a cycle of violence. 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 May 20. Shakespeare Theatre Company, 450 Seventh St. NW. $19-$78.25. 202/547-1122.

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.

DINNER THEATER

The Cotton Candy Club

• Blair Mansion Mysteries performance. 7:30 p.m. April 13. Blair Mansion Inn Restaurant, 7711 Eastern Ave., Silver Spring. $52.95. 301/588-6646.

George M!

• Rags-to-riches story of George M. Cohan. Through June 10. 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.

Murder Ahoy!

• A boisterous buccaneer mystery performed by Mystery Dinner Playhouse. Through April 28. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $42.95. Doubletree Hotel Crystal City, Arlington. 888/471-4802.

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.

DANCE

Dance Place

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

• Illstyle and Peace Productions. 8 p.m. April 14, 7 p.m. April 15. $7-$20.

George Mason Center for the Arts

4400 University Drive, Fairfax. 703/993-8650.

• GMU Dance Company Gala Concert. 8 p.m. April 13-14. $12-$20.

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