- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 4, 2007


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.


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 at the 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.

Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune

n Two lonely midlife lovers, a short-order cook and a waitress, try to forge a relationship in Terrence McNally’s two-person play. 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 April 8. Arena Stage, Kreeger Theater, 1101 Sixth St. SW. $52-$66. 202/488-3300.

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. April 6-May 13. Arena Stage, Fichandler Theater, 1101 Sixth St. SW. $47-$66. 202/488-3300.

Little Red Riding Hood

n The 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.

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 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 22. 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). April 11-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. April 10-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 22. 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.

Writer’s Cramp

n A comedic look at the literary mores of an overlooked, under-appreciated Scottish writer named F.S. McDade. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Through April 7. Scena Theatre at the Warehouse Theatre, 1021 Seventh St. NW. $15-$32.50. 703/683-2824.


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.


George M!

n 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 Upon Request

n 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.

The Cotton Candy Club

n Blair Mansion Mysteries performance. 7:30 p.m. April 6-7. Blair Mansion Inn Restaurant, 7711 Eastern Ave., Silver Spring. $52.95. 301/588-6646.


Dance Place

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

n 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.

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

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