- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 24, 2008

STAGE

George Washington University Lisner Auditorium

730 21st St. NW. 202/994-6800, 301/808-6900 or ticketmaster.com; www.lisner.org

• Poetry Out Loud National Finals. Students compete in poetry recitation and performance. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. Semifinals with 52 champions, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. April 28; finals with 12, 7-10 p.m. April 29. Free and open to the public.

Kennedy Center

Family Theater, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. 202/467-4600, kennedy-center.org

• The Shakespeare Project: “Quick Comedians and Changeable Taffeta: Shakespeare’s Clowns.” Students from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theater, and Dance weave scenes with Shakespearean fools and buffoons into the fabric of contemporary clowning. A Millennium Stage program. 6 p.m. May 9 and 10. Free.

Washington Stage Guild

Readings of plays under consideration for the 2008-09 season. Mead Theatre Lab, Flashpoint, 916 G St. NW. Admission free; donations accepted. 240-582-0050, www.stageguild.org

• “Dangerous Corner.” J.B. Priestley’s play about the fate of those who are reckless with their lives and the lives of others. 7:30 p.m. April 29.

• “The War With the Newts.” Emily Solomon’s adaptation of Karel Capek’s blend of science fiction and social criticism. 7:30 p.m. May 6.

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