- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 27, 2007

THEATER

Agnes of God

• Science and faith collide when a postulant nun gives birth to an infant and claims it was a virgin birth. 8 p.m. Sept. 28, 29 and Oct. 5, 6, 12, 13; 2 p.m. Sept. 30 and Oct. 14. Through Oct. 14. Silver Spring Stage, Woodmoor Shopping Center, 10145 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $13-$18. 301/593-6036.

Ah, Wilderness!

• A teenage boy learns about life in Eugene O’Neill’s only comedy. 8 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. matinees. Through Oct. 6. American Century Theater at Gunston Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $23-$38. 703/998-4555.

Blind Date/Cita a ciegas

• A blind writer sits on his favorite park bench and connects with the personal stories of strangers. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct.14. GALA Hispanic Theatre at the Tivoli, 3333 14th St. NW. $26-$34. 202/234-7174.

Coriolanus

• Coriolanus, a great fighter but an unwilling politician, struggles with his family against politicians and spin doctors determined to see him fail. 8 p.m. Sept. 27-29. Rude Mechanicals at the Warehouse Theatre, 1017-1021 Seventh St. NW. $10-$15. 301/317-7964

Dearly Departed

• A dysfunctional family tries to deal with confrontations and funerals. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 6. Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt. $15. 301/441-8770.

The Fall of the House of Usher

• Edgar Allan Poe’s thriller takes a trip through the sullen route of the human psyche. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 31. Synetic Theatre at the Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 North Kent St., Arlington. $15-$35. 703/824-8060.

Hot Flashes, Power Surges, Private Summers, and Other Stories

• Rhodessa Jones gives three performances on the nature of womanhood and love. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday. Through Sept. 28. Kogod Theatre, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park. $30. 301/405-ARTS.

A Lesson Before Dying

• In the deeply prejudiced society of Bayonne, La., two black men are grappling to attain their manhood. Call for times. Through Oct. 14. Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Highway, Bethesda. $10, $50-$60. 240/644-1100.

Merrily We Roll Along

• Stephen Sondheim’s reinvention of the Kaufman-Hart musical takes a tuneful trip through the personal and professional lives of three friends. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday; 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday; 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Through Oct. 14. Signature Theatre, 2800 S. Stafford St., Arlington. $40-$69. 703/820-9771.

My Children! My Africa!

• Athol Fugard’s tale of friendship between two teenagers, one black and one white, in apartheid-torn South Africa. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 7 p.m. Sunday. For additional performances, call for times. Through Oct. 21. Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. $39-$55. 202/232-7267.

Of Mice and Men

• Friendship leads two men to find work and a life for themselves during the Depression. Call for times. Through Oct. 21. Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney. $15. 301/924-3400.

Opus

• Before a performance at the White House, a successful string quartet decides to dismiss a member of the group. 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Through Sept. 30. Washington Stage Guild, 1901 14th St. NW. $35-$40. 240/582-0050.

Private Lives

• Obsessive love and passion plague two couples on twin honeymoons in the Washington Shakespeare Company’s production of the Noel Coward classic. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Through Sept. 30. Playbill Backroom, 1409 14th St. NW. $35. 202/265-3055.

A Shayna Maidel

• A family’s strength and power endures through separation and tragic incidents of the Holocaust. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Oct. 3-Nov. 4. Rep Stage, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. $12-$25. 410/772-4900

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 NW. $34. 202/467-4600.

The Sunshine Boys

• After 40 years of growing hate between two comics, CBS wants them to partner up for one special night. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Through Sept. 29. Little Theater of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe St., Alexandria. $14-$17. 703/683-5778.

The Taming of the Shrew

• Shakespeare explores the institution of marriage, separation between men and women, and the complicated road to love. Call for times. Through Nov. 18. Shakespeare Theatre Company at Lansburgh Theatre, 450 7th St. NW. $23.50-$79.50. 202/547-1122.

The Trial

• Kafka’s tale of Joseph K., arrested and tried without being told why. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and Oct. 3; 2 p.m. Oct. 13, 20, 27 and Nov. 3. Oct. 3-Nov. 3. Catalyst Theater Company at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. $10. 800/494-TIXS.

33 Variations

• An examination of Beethoven’s life and creative process as he obsessively composes the “Diabelli Variations.” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday; 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Sept. 30. Arena Stage Kreeger Theatre, 1101 Sixth St. SW. $51-$66. 202/554-9066.

The Unmentionables

• American do-gooders stir up tension and trouble in an isolated African village in Bruce Norris’ satire. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through Sept. 30. Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, 641 D St. NW. $35-$57. 202/289-2443.

Well

• Mother knows best in a Tony Award-nominated comedy about childhood and family. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday; 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Through Oct. 14. 1101 Arena Stage, Sixth St. SW. $47-66. 202/488-3300.

STAGE

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.

Gallaudet University

Elstad Auditorium, 800 Florida Ave. NE. 202/651-5501

• “Theatre in the Sky.” Bernard Bragg, founder of the National Theatre of the Deaf, looks back on his world travels in a one-man presentation. 7 p.m. Sept. 28. $10-$20.

Olney Theatre Center

2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney. 301/924-3400.

• “Late Nite Catechism.” One-woman comedic show that takes audience members back to Latin Mass, meatless Fridays, and rulers across knuckles. Call for times. Oct. 4-Nov. 11. $25-$46.

Signature Theatre

4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. 703/ 820-9771.

• “The Word Begins.” Spoken word artists Steve Connell and Sekou take on controversial issues and race relations. Call for times. Oct. 2-Dec. 2. $41-$63

SPECTACLE

Dulles Town Center

45630 Dulles Center Blvd., Sterling, Va. 703/573-SEAT.

• The Big Apple Circus. Animals, clowns, aerialists, the works. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Monday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Through Oct. 8. Dulles Town Center, 45630 Dulles Center Blvd., Sterling. $16-$50. 703/573-SEAT.

POP, JAZZ, FOLK & OTHER

Kennedy Center

Millennium Stage, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. Performances start at 6 p.m. Free. 202/467-4600.

Sinikka Langeland. Sept. 27.

Koji Kakinuma and the taiko group AUN. Japanese moon-viewing on the South Plaza. Sept. 28.

Dance DC Festival. Sept. 29-30.

Merriweather Post Pavilion

10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Md. 202/397-SEAT.

Bob Dylan and his band, Elvis Costello, Amos Lee. 7 p.m. Sept. 28. $75-$125.

Music Center at Strathmore

5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301/581-5100.

India Arie.8 p.m. Oct. 6. $65-$85

State Theatre

220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. Call for showtimes. 703/237-0300.

The Legwarmers. 9 p.m. Sept. 28, 29. $15.

Parokya Ni Edgar, Kamikazee, The Moonbugs, Circled Sin, P.I. 4 p.m. Sept. 30. $50.

B-Side Players, Salvador Santana Band, Cipes and The People. 7 p.m. Oct. 1. $10, $12.

Ki-Mani Marley, Mambo Sauce, DJ Redemption. 8:30 p.m. Oct. 4. $15, $18.

Verizon Center

601 F. St. NW. 202/397-SEAT.

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony. 8 p.m. Oct. 5. $38-$149.

Wolf Trap: The Barns

1645 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets at the box office or at www.tickets.com, 703/218-6500.

Rodney Crowell, Elizabeth Cook. 8 p.m. Oct. 3. $25.

John Gorka with Amilia Spicer. 8 p.m. Oct. 4. $20.

Chad and Jeremy. 8 p.m. Oct. 5. $25

DANCE

DANCE DC FESTIVAL

The Arc

1901 Mississippi Ave. SE. 202/889-5901.

Folklore in the Morning: Asian Community Service 10 a.m.-noon, Grupo Folklorico de Panama 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Native Nations Dance Theater 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sept. 28. Free.

Atlas Performing Arts Center

1333 H St. NE. 202/399-7993.

The Evolution of Step: Kankouran, Lesole’s Dance Project, Nana Malaiyah, Glenn Allen, the DC Youth Ensemble collaborate. 8 p.m. Sept. 29. Free.

Columbus Circle

40 Massachusetts Ave. NE.

The Soul of Salsa: Performance and instruction by International DanceSport and Entertainment. 1-3 p.m. Sept. 30. Free.

Dance Place

3225 8th St. NE. 202/269-1600.

Something for the Seniors: Performance and workshop by Senior Electricity. 1:30 p.m. Sept. 29. Free.

Family Fun & Children’s Fest: Ling Tang 3:30 p.m., Capoeria DC 4 p.m., Princhepia 4:30 p.m. Sept. 29. Free.

Navigating New Nations: Hula, tango, classical Indian and Middle Eastern dance. Hui O Ka Pua Ilma 7 p.m., Cultural Fraternity Pachamama 7:15 p.m., Dakshina 7:30 p.m., Silk Road Dance 7:45 p.m. Sept. 29. Sold out.

Eastern Market

Seventh and C streets SE.

Multicultural Market: Performances and instruction by Kuchipudi, Tappening, Furia Flamenca, Dhoonya Dance, Golden Universe, Tappers With Attitude, Cacho African Dancers, International DanceSport and Entertainment, Gotta Swing, Marcus & Deonna-Hip Hop Hand Dance. Performances begin at various times 1-5:30 p.m. Sept. 30. Free.

Jin

2017 14th St. NW. 202/332-2104

Latin Fever: Performance and workshop with Dance in Time Productions. 5 P.M. Sept. 29. Free.

Kennedy Center

Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202/467-4600.

Asia in Nature: Dance Asia 6 p.m. Sept. 30. Free.

Rhythms and Energy: Irish step dance with Shannon Dunne 6 p.m., the Sound of Africa with Farafina Kan 6:30 p.m. Sept. 29. Free.

Masonic Temple

1000 U St. NW. 202/667-5221

Hand Dance Mania: National Hand Dance Association. 6-9 p.m. Sept. 29. Free.

National Music Center

801 K St. NW. 202/383-1825

Global Fusion: festival opening night. WuiPing Yap, Arax Armenian Dance Ensemble, Ancient Rhythm Dance, Next Reflection Dance, Sharna Fabiano, U Street Caravan, Kankouran. Performances begin at various times 6-8:15 p.m. Sept. 28. Free.

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