Photo by Margot Schulman

Aaron Shields, Brigid Cleary, Danny Bernardy, Soneka Anderson in Shear Madness at The Kennedy Center.

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Alan Naylor and the cast of NextStop Theatre Company's Godspell

Photo by Teresa Wood

Katie deBuys, Aldo Billingslea and Michael Tisdale in Folger Theatre's The Winter's Tale

Photo by Teresa Wood

Naomi Jacobson in Theater J's Becoming Dr. Ruth

Photo by DJ Corey Photography

DeMone and the cast in the remount of WSC Avant Bard's The Gospel at Colonus

  • The Actors Salon (founded by actors Liz Mamana, recently in 1st Stage's The Farnsworth Invention, and Beth Hylton, recently in Round House Theatre's Handbagged) presents this topical event Sun, March 25 2pm at Arena Stage, the day after the big march in Washington DC. A staged reading of Jason Odell Williams’ political dramedy CHURCH & STATE from starring Jack Coleman (TV’s Heroes, The Office, Scandal and Dynasty), Beth Hylton, Liz Mamana & Cody LeRoy Wilson. Tickets are $50 suggested donation & all proceeds go to Everytown for Gun Safety.

  • Washington Stage Guild presents ALABAMA STORY by Kenneth Jones starting with Pay-What-You-Can performances on March 22 (7:30pm) and March 23 (8pm). A librarian in segregation-era Alabama purchases a new children’s book for the library, The Rabbits’ Wedding. But the seemingly innocent wedding draws the attention of a grandstanding, intolerant state senator, who leads a crusade against the book. Based on a true story from the 50s.

  • Upcoming at Arena Stage - "Arena Forum: Civil Dialogues." The first on Mon, March 26 at 6:30pm is part of a three-part series of conversations that seek to provide an opportunity for members of the D.C. community to engage in civil discourse about social and politics issues. Led by renowned scholar Amitai Etzioni — Professor of International Relations at The George Washington University — each forum will feature a group of prominent Dialogue Starters. Event is free and open to the public; registration is required. Future forums: Mon, April 23 (Exploring what we owe other people); Tues, May 29 (Exploring the future of race relations in America).

  • SLOPPY FIRSTS, the 16th Annual Sarah Metzger Memorial Play production, takes place March 16-18 at Round House Theatre. Sloppy Firsts is a fresh, funny, utterly compelling story about how it feels to drag through the dark days of high school, presented by the Round House Theatre Teen Performance Company, a pre-professional program for the next generation of theatre artists. Tickets $20, free for teens/college students.

  • Keegan Theatre’s Boiler Room Series will turn up the heat for six local womXn playwrights, six local womXn directors, and a host of actors with the return of the newly named WOMXN on Fire Festival March 11-26. Building on the success and audience feedback of last year’s festival, this year the festival will feature six staged 10-minute plays and two full-length one-womXn plays during WomXn’s History Month. Out of over 160 submissions, the Boiler Room Series selected 36 artists to participate in the festival.

  • GALita, a program of GALA Hispanic Theatre for the entire family, presents the bilingual production of "VolcanO – Tales of El Salvador by Cornelia Cody" March 3 through March 17. Student matinees weekdays plus general public shows on Saturdays. Tickets: $10 each (children), Adults $12 (general public performances).


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