Wednesday, January 17, 2007


365 Days/365 Plays Festival

• Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks’ tour de force, a play for each day of the year, presented by different arts organizations in weekly cycles of seven plays each. Odyssey Productions will conduct a reading on Jan. 19 at 4:30 p.m. at Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave., NW.

The Boys From Syracuse

• The Rodgers and Hart musical farce, based on Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors.” 8 p.m. Tuesday and Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Jan. 14. CenterStage, 700 N. Calvert St., Baltimore. $10-$65. 410/332-0033.

The Countess

• In Victorian England, a critic’s young wife scandalously divorces him to marry his protege. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Feb. 4. Washington Stage Guild, 1901 T St. NW. $35-$40. 240/582-0050.

Fear Itself

• A comedic play that lampoons the never-ending state of fear that is modern day America. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Through Jan. 27. Charter Theatre Company at National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, 1556 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $20. 202/333-7009.

Desire Under the Elms

• Eugene O’Neill’s tragic play in which a dysfunctional family falls apart because of incest, lies and murder. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Feb. 3. American Century Theater at Gunston Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $23-$29. 703/553-8782.

Into the Woods

• The Stephen Sondheim musical that combines the tales of Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk and Little Red Ridinghood with an original story of a baker and his wife who desperately want children but must remove the curse standing in their way. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Feb. 25. Signature Theatre, 2800 S. Stafford St., Arlington. $37-$63. 703/820-9771.

The Jitney

• August Wilson’s play recreates 1970s Pittsburgh, where jitney drivers must struggle with gentrification, individual responsibility and the definition of community. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Jan. 19-Feb. 18. Ford’s Theatre, 511 10th St. NW. $25-$52. 202/347-4833.

King Lear

• The Classical Theatre of Harlem’s production of Shakespeare’s drama about the trials of an aging king. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Feb. 18. Folger Theatre, 201 E. Capitol St. SE. $32-$50. 202/544-7077.


• A wordless version of Shakespeare’s tragedy blends dance, movement and music. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Through Feb. 25. Synetic Theater at the Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St., Rosslyn. $15-$25. 703/824-6200.

Mojo Mickybo

• Two Belfast boys, one Protestant and one Catholic, make their way through war-torn streets as modern day outlaws. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Through Feb. 3. Keegan Theatre at Theater on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. $15-$20. 703/892-0202.

Noises Off

• The backstage antics of a third-rate theater troupe touring their third-rate farce. 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 Jan. 28. Arena Stage, Kreeger Theater, 1101 Sixth St. SW. $47-$66. 202/488-3300.

Richard III

• King Richard seduces and slaughters his enemies in order to obtain and retain the crown in this Shakespeare drama. 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 March 18. Shakespeare Theatre Company, 450 Seventh St. NW. 202/547-1122.

The Seven Ages of Mime

• An eclectic blend of live music, acrobatics and physical dramatization from renowned mime Mark Jaster. 8 p.m. Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Feb. 3. Round House Theatre Silver Spring. 8641 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $15-$35. 202/644-1100.

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.

Sleeping Arrangements

• A coming-of-age saga of family rejuvenation. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Feb. 18. Theater J, 1529 16th St. NW. $15-$45. 800/494-8497.

The Snow Queen

• A holiday fable of a sister’s journey to save her brother from being turned into ice by the evil Snow Queen. Noon Saturday-Sunday. Jan. 20-Feb. 25. Classika Theatre, 4041 S. 28th St., Arlington. $12-$15. 703/824-6200.

The Tempest

• William Shakespeare’s tale of freedom, temperance, repentance and forgiveness. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Jan. 18- Feb. 3. Keegan Theatre at the Church Street Theater, 1742 Church St., NW. $20-$25. 703/892-0202.

This Is How It Goes

• Neil LaBute’s tension-filled play about a tumultuous interracial love triangle. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Feb. 11. Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. $40-$55. 202/332-3300.

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

• Edward Albee’s comedic play about a couple, George and Martha, and the one evening when the cocktails come out and the gloves come off. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Jan. 28. Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue Northwest. $25-$78. 202/467-4600.


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.


Here’s Love: “The Miracle on 34th Street” Musical

• A musical adaptation of the popular holiday favorite. Through Feb. 18. 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

• 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.

A Murderous Matrimony

• Blair Mansion Mysteries performance. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19-20. Blair Mansion Inn Restaurant, 7711 Eastern Ave., Silver Spring. $52.95. 301/588-6646.


Dance Place

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

• Jane Franklin Dance. 8 p.m. Jan. 20, 4 p.m. Jan. 21. $7-$20.

George Mason Center for the Arts

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

• Momix “Lunar Sea.” 8 p.m. Jan. 20; 4 p.m. Jan. 21. $22-$44.

The Kennedy Center

Opera House, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue Northwest. 202/467-4600.

• Kirov Ballet: “Romeo and Juliet.” 7:30 p.m. Through Jan. 19; 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20; 1:30 p.m. Jan. 21. $47-$125.

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