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Felicia Curry in Factory 449's Lela & Co.

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Miche Braden in Mosaic Theater Company of DC's The Devil's Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith

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Teresa Castracane and Luis Alberto Gonzalez in 1st Stage's Jesus Hopped The "A" Train

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Ryan Tumulty, Daniel Corey, Sarah Taurchini and Colin Smith in Rorschach Theatre's Neverwhere

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Beth Hylton and Joseph Ritsch in Rep Stage's The Heidi Chronicles

  • Mosaic Theater Company's workshop series presents
    NATIVE SON by Nambi E. Kelley, directed by Psalmeyne 24 on Mon, September 25 at 7pm. Tickets $20 general admission. Chicago native Nambi E. Kelley’s retelling of Richard Wright's landmark novel re-imagines the story of 20-year-old Bigger Thomas for a whole new generation.

  • The Laboratory for Global Performance & Politics is hosting the National Theatre of Ghana’s acclaimed production of Tennessee Williams' TEN BLOCKS ON THE CAMINO REAL. This outdoor/marketplace production, a success in Ghana, will be in Washington, DC as part of a multi-city tour to communities throughout the US. Pay-what-you-can tickets are now available. This 75-min production, to be performed in English, takes a West African perspective on Williams’ classic story of love and heroism, weaving in vibrant music and presented in an experiential marketplace setting that highlights the themes of political economy and social stratification at the heart of the play. Mon, Sept 25 (7pm) - West Lawn at the National Building Museum; Tues, Sept 26 (5:30pm) - Red Square on Georgetown University campus with a panel discussion immediately following the performance.

  • Save your clams (that's 1920s slang for cash) at a preview performance of Constellation Theatre Company 's musical THE WILD PARTY next week. PayWhatYouCan Thurs 9/21, discounted tickets for previews on Fri or Sat 9/22 and 9/23.

  • In conjunction with its remount of the Helen Hayes Award winning production of Word Becomes Flesh (now thru Oct. 8), Theater Alliance presents 'The Words Become Action' Festival featuring Olityelwe (The Forgotten) by Smoke & Mirrors Collaborative Sept. 16 & 17, Goldie Patrick's Name Calling Sept. 23 & 24, works by Dane Figueroa Edidi and many other performances now thru Oct. 9.

  • "In Cabaret We Trust" is TBD Immersive's fully-immersive theatre experience that begins as soon as the audience arrives. Set in the 2020s, the popular anti-establishment Cabaret in the heart of D.C. has become a thorn in the side of the government. Complete with aerialists, fire-breathers, bondage performers, and more! You are encouraged to explore the world at the pace and level at which you are comfortable or simply sit and watch the main stage cabaret (the show within a show). Performances Sept 7-29 (mostly Thurs & Fri eves, plus a Sunday) at Blind Whino SW Arts Club (700 Delaware Ave SW).

  • Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company holds their Pay-What-You-Can performances Sept. 5 and 6 for "The Arsonists" by Max Frisch which features Woolly Artistic Director Howard Shalwitz in the cast. Written as a reflection on the rise of both Nazism and Communism, The Arsonists has uncanny new relevance today in light of the rise of populist nationalism around the globe.

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