What We've Heard

01/23/2020 - 3:31pm

Anacostia Playhouse presents Clayton LeBouef in his play "RS/24" with previews beginning tonight Jan. 23 (thru Feb. 9). Long recognized for his TV/film roles in NBC's Homicide: Life on the Streets and The Wire, plus performances at Arena Stage and CenterStage, LeBouef will be part of a free ranging discussion on January 31 following the 7:30pm show. Other post-show discussions: February 2, 5 and 8. And there's an Industry Night on Jan. 27.

01/23/2020 - 11:59am

The next Free Folger Friday event features a Shakespearean mash-up comedy about our favorite comedy families going head-to-head. Join Folger Theatre on January 24 (6pm) at a FREE staged reading of Stephen Garvey's Shakespearean mash-up comedy "The Bardy Bunch: The War of the Families Partridge and Brady". Set in the summer of 1974, the casts of The Brady Bunch and The Partridge Family, "recently canceled by ABC and no longer under America's watchful eye—meet in a blood-soaked, passion-filled, very special episode of Shakespearean proportions." Reservations requested.

01/21/2020 - 11:11pm

Washington Stage Guild's production of BLOOMSDAY opens this week with Pay-What-You-Can previews January 23 at 7:30pm, 24 at 8pm and 25 at 2:30pm. Cash only at the door, no advance reservations necessary. Experience Steven Dietz's wistful play with echoes of James Joyce's masterpiece, ULYSSES. Production runs thru February 16.

01/21/2020 - 5:35pm

Round House Theatre begins performances of the award-winning musical SPRING AWAKENING with Pay-What-You-Can performances on Wed, Jan 22 (7:30pm) and Sat, Jan 25 (2pm). Tix on sale at the box office one hour prior to showtime for each PWYC performance, cash/exact change only, with limit of 2 tickets per order. Additionally, Jan 23 (7:30pm) is College Night with a Post-show discussion, and Jan 24 (8pm) is Teen Night with a Pre-show discussion.

01/21/2020 - 5:25pm

Join Studio Theatre for their Work in Process reading of scenes from GOOD BONES by James Ijames on Thurs, January 23 at 7:30pm - and a conversation between James Ijames and Sabiyha Prince about changing neighborhoods, the sounds of a city, and what makes a home. In conjunction with their production of Pipeline (thru 2/16). Work in Process is part of Studio R&D, Studio’s incubator for new plays that encompasses the full range of our commissioning and new work development activities. FREE - but registration required.

01/20/2020 - 11:11am

Join FIRST DRAFT for their next First Draft reading - "Mid Century Rambler" a new play by Chris Stezin. Performances begin at 7:30pm January 21 @ The Arts Club of Washington (Foggy Bottom) and January 22 @ 1st Stage Theatre (Tysons, VA). FREE ADMISSION. A guided audience discussion with the creative team, playwright and actors follows each performance.

01/17/2020 - 11:40am

Ford's Theatre's "Silent Sky", about Henrietta Leavitt and her fellow women “computers” who transformed the science of astronomy, begins performances January 24 with their FREE FIRST PREVIEW. The lottery via their partner TodayTix opens today, January 17 with 600 tickets available to win.

01/13/2020 - 5:53pm

4615 Theatre Company presents a site-specific production of A MEASURE OF CRUELTY written and directed by award-winning writer Joe Calarco, January 18-26. Only four chances to catch this blisteringly exciting play brought to life in Bethesda's legendary Harp and Fiddle pub! You can go early for food and drink an hour before curtain, then buckle in for 60 minutes of nail-biting excitement and powerhouse performances. Tix $20, $16.50 for those under 30.

01/12/2020 - 2:40pm

Folger Theatre's THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR January 14 with a PAY-WHAT-YOU-WILL performance that begins at 7:30pm (tickets available at 5pm at the box office). Plus, catch a director's talk with Aaron Posner on Wed, January 16 at 6:30pm prior to the performance (tix $20 includes wine/light fare; purchase separate ticket for performance) or attend College Night on Fri, January 17 at 8pm ($15 tix available for college students with valid ID). The production runs thru March 1.

01/09/2020 - 6:10pm

Theater J announces two new national Jewish play prizes! They are accepting script submissions now through April 1, 2020 for The Theater J Trish Vradenburg Jewish Play Prize ($15,000 to an Established Playwright) and for the Theater J Patty Abramson Jewish Play Prize ($3,000 And a Stage Reading to an Emerging Woman, Trans, or Non-binary Playwright). Get all the details on their website.

01/09/2020 - 5:37pm

As Folger Theatre prepares for the renovations at their Folger Shakespeare Library home on Capital Hill, check out the plans for their first show of the 2020-21 season this summer in a specially built Shakespearean playhouse in the National Building Museum's great hall in DCist. Shakespeare’s Playhouse will be on view July 4-Sept. 7 and the Folger's summer production inside the exhibit will be "A Midsummer Night’s Dream."

01/09/2020 - 1:35pm

The Petworth Library hosts Mosaic Theater Company for a FREE staged reading of the play "Nathan the Wise" on January 13 at 6:30pm. Join Mosaic actors and staff for a reading and discussion of this re-imagining of a 18th century play by Michael Bloom. First published in 1779, and forbidden by the Church, the play is set during the Third Crusade and follows how the wise Jewish merchant Nathan, the enlightened sultan Saladin, and the (previously anonymous) Templar bridge the gap between their respective faiths in this profound tale of religious tolerance.

01/07/2020 - 4:44pm

Theater J presents a Pay-What-You-Choose preview January 9 at 8pm of Alix Sobler's SHELTERED. Purchase in advance online & choose your price or purchase on the day of the performance in person (walk up sales begin 1 hour before the performance start time, cash only, and limit of two tickets per person).

01/07/2020 - 12:10pm

The application period for the 15th-anniversary Capital Fringe Festival closes this Fri, January 10 at 5pm. Presenting a show in the Fringe Festival is an opportunity to develop work in a competitive, but encouraging, environment with a built-in audience. The festival runs July 7-26.

01/06/2020 - 2:08pm

Performances begin January 7 for OL’ BLUE EYES: FRANK SINATRA starring Vincent Kempski and Katie Mariko Murray at Signature Theatre. Plus they’ve added 4 performances as seats are selling out fast. Try a Little Tenderness thru January 19!

01/02/2020 - 4:53pm

One more chance to catch Solas Nua's hit production of The Smuggler returning for just 12 performances January 2-12 at Round House Theatre's lobby bar.

01/02/2020 - 2:12pm

Best Medicine Rep's FREE reading series continues with a play by Jack Feldstein about America’s most successful playwright. "On the eve of his 90th birthday, Neil Simon asks a 20-something collaborator to help him write one last play. A fantastical romp through the work and life of America’s most successful playwright and the history of American comedy." Free, no tickets. Directed by John Morogiello. Starring David Kessler, Mason Catharini, and Claire Derriennic.

12/31/2019 - 3:30pm

There are more chances to catch Imagination Stage's The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - now extended until January 12!

12/18/2019 - 4:52pm

Join Creative Cauldron for a cozy evening of music during their 2019 Holiday Cabaret season. The final event is "The Greeks Who Stole Christmas" with Helen Hayes Award recipient Jimmy Mavrikes (Signature Theatre's Girlfriend) and Marika Countouris on Sun, December 22 at 7pm.

12/18/2019 - 3:32pm

Avant Bard Theatre Avant Bard presents the final weekend of Scripts In Play Season 30 readings performed at Theatre on the Run in Arlington. Dec 19 (7:30pm) - MEN ON BOATS by Jaclyn Backhaus, directed by Toni Rae Salmi; Dec 20 (7:30pm) - BY SEA by Laura Fuentes, directed by Aria Velz; Dec 22 (2pm) - PAPER DREAM by Lyra Yang, directed by Jennifer Knight. FREE ADMISSION.