- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 20, 2008

STAGE

Atlas Performing Arts Center

1333 H St. NE. 202/399-7993, www.atlasarts.org

• “Mixed Babies.” African Continuum Theatre Company’s fundraiser and celebrity reading of Oni Faida Lampley’s award-winning play. Readings by Jim Vance, Ysaye M. Barnwell, J.C. Hayward, Barbara Lang, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Jewell Robinson. Dessert reception follows the performance. Lang Theatre. 8 p.m. March 24. $100.

• “Conversations about HER.” The debut novelist known only as Tim O. adapts his story of love and loss to the stage, combining music and the spoken word. Lang Theatre. 8 p.m. March 28. $27.50-$32.50.

1409 Playbill Cafe

1409 14th St. NW. 202/265-3055.

• “By The Bog Of Cats.” A reading of playwright Marina Carr’s play about an Irish traveler who avenges her past. Presented by the Irish theater company Solas Nua as part of a monthly free play reading series. 7 p.m. March 24. Free.

George Mason University Center for the Arts

4400 University Drive, Fairfax. 888/945-2468, www.gmu.edu/cfa

• The Acting Company: “Moby Dick Rehearsed.” The Orson Welles adaptation of Herman Melville’s classic novel, presented by John Houseman’s ensemble. Concert Hall. 8 p.m. April 5. $17-$34.

• The Acting Company: “The Tempest.” The ensemble founded by theater legend John Houseman tackles Shakespeare’s classic. Concert Hall. 7 p.m. April 6. $17-$34.

Harman Center for the Arts

610 F St. NW. 202/547-1122, www.shakespearetheatre.org/harmancenter

• ReDiscovery Reading: “The Liar.” David Paul directs a reading of Corneille’s seminal 1643 comedy. 7:30 p.m. March 31. Free but reservations required, with tickets to be picked up by 7:15 p.m. at the Lansburgh Theatre Box Office on the day of the performance.

Kennedy Center

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

• August Wilson Monologue Competition Finals. Three high school student finalists — from Atlanta and the District — perform monologues from August Wilson’s 10-play cycle, in conjunction with the Kennedy Center’s celebration, “August Wilson’s 20th Century.” 6 p.m. April 7. Free. A Millennium Stage presentation.

Kennedy Center

Millennium Stage, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. Performances start at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Free. 202/467-4600, www.kennedy-center.org

• ITheatrics Broadway Junior All Stars in “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley Junior.” Young performers from the New York area. April 19.

Lincoln Theatre

1215 U St. NW. Tickets through 877/77CLICK or www.vdaytour.com. See www.thelincolntheatre.org

• Stomp Dat! The Delta Sigma Theta Step Show. Teams from area schools and community groups in presentations aimed at educating youth about the dangers of drugs, alcohol and tobacco. 4 p.m. March 29. $15, $20.

Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Campus

Ernst Theatre, Center Drive off Wakefield Chapel Road, Annandale. 703/323-3159, www.nvcc.edu/annandale/continuing/cultural

• “Dirt.” Robert Schneider’s one-man play about an illegal immigrant from Iraq who meets with xenophobia, racism and intolerance in his new country. With Shahin Shakibi, an Iranian-born American citizen. Presented by the Washington Theatre Group. 8 p.m. March 21. $7, $22. Tickets at 301/440-8888, 800/551-7328 or www.washingtontheatregroup.org.

Round House Theatre

8641 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. 202/644-1100, www.roundhousetheatre.org

• Washington Chu Shan Chinese Opera Institute: “Hundred Acts of the Balustrades.” A premiere showcasing the theatrical style of the Northern Song Dynasty (906-1127 AD), with drama, comedy, dance and acrobatics. 7:30 p.m. March 22; 3 p.m. March 23. $15, $20. Tickets through 301/762-2669 or 703/822-7739; see www.washingtonchineseopera.org.

Studio Theatre

1501 14th St. NW. 202/332-3300, www.studiotheatre.org

• Rainpan 43: The New Absurd. A performance series by paragons of “the new vaudeville,” Trey Lyford and Geoff Sobell. Featured: “all wear bowlers,” “Amnesia Curiosa,” “machines machines machines machines machines machines machines.” Mead Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays; 2:30 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays. April 1-20. $34-$57.

Warner Theatre

13th and E streets NW. 202/397-SEAT, www.warnertheater.com

• The Birchmere and AM Productions present Andrew “Dice” Clay. Obscenity, vulgarity, pride. 8 p.m. April 4. $28-$78.

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Melton Rehearsal Hall, 641 D St. NW. All readings at 7 p.m. Free; no reservations required. 202/393-3939, www.woollymammoth.net

• Playground Playwrights Group New Play Readings: Three comic shorts by Michael Merino. March 26.

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