What We've Heard

12/10/2019 - 3:32pm

Avant Bard Theatre continues their FREE Scripts in Play reading series this week at Theatre on the Run with "Meet Murasaki..." December 13 with other readings to follow on December 14 (The Sweet Science of Bruising), December 15 (bobrauschenbergamerica), December 19 (Men on Boats), December 20 (By Sea) and December 22 (Paper Dream).

12/10/2019 - 9:57am

Olney Theatre Center presents a special sensory-friendly performance of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN for children and adults on the autism spectrum or other sensitivity issues on December 15 at 7pm. Tickets are $25 and can only be purchased through the Box Office (301-924-3400).

12/09/2019 - 11:11am

Catch the next free reading from FIRST DRAFT of THE GIFT OF THE MAGI, a new adaptation of the holiday classic by Helen Hayes award-winner Peter Coy, directed by Christopher Lane. December 10 at the Arts Club in DC and December 11 at 1st Stage in Tysons. A guided audience discussion with the creative team, actors and playwright follows each performance.

12/08/2019 - 12:10pm

Following two sell-out previews and a run at the Tennessee Williams Festival in Provincetown, Spooky Action Theater presents "The Lady from the Village of Falling Flowers" at the Shaw-neighborhood speakeasy Baby Wale with limited performances on December 9 to 18 (and returns to Spooky Action Theater for two kid-friendly performances January 12 and 19, 2020). The Dec 9-18 performances are $25 and include one free happy hour drink - and restaurant open for food purchases following the show, except on Sundays.

12/06/2019 - 4:52pm

Join Creative Cauldron for a cozy evening of music with their 2019 Holiday Cabaret season, launching this Sunday Dec 8 with "This Christmas" from Sandy Bainum. Check out the full roster of talent and shows including Chris Urquiaga, Nora Palka, Kara Tameika Watkins & Stephen Gregory Smith, Jimmy Mavrikes, Nova Payton and more thru December 22.

12/06/2019 - 11:47am

I TAKE YOUR HAND IN MINE, a play suggested by the love letters of Anton Chekhov and Olga Knipper, traces the passionate relationship between the world famous dramatist and Russia’s leading actress. Taffety Punk Theatre Company presents this show for only 6 performances December 9 to 13. Tickets are $15.

12/05/2019 - 2:08pm

Join Signature Theatre for the holiday cabaret "A Motown Christmas" where the holidays get a smooth new groove when delivered Motown style! With Mark G. Meadows, Jade Jones and Shayla Simmons, December 3 to 22. Additional performances have been added as many shows are already sold out so don't miss out!

12/05/2019 - 12:04pm

InterAct Story Theatre’s FREE performing arts series welcomes back Happenstance Theater December 7 (at Highland Elementary School) as these charming vintage clowns play circus animals, sing as a human calliope, do a classic circus mirror routine, invent a number of ridiculous “entrées,” perform live music. Great for families of all ages.FREE and open to the public. Doors open at 10:30am for pre-show craft activities. Show begins at 11am.

12/04/2019 - 1:52pm

The first preview of every Mosaic TheaterCompany production has a limited number of Pay-What-You-Can tickets available for purchase online or at the door beginning at an hour before curtain. Plus all other preview performances will have 20 PWYC tickets available for purchase at the door only. Catch EUREKA DAY's PWYC Wed, December 4 8pm. MEET THE PLAYWRIGHT! Thurs, December 5 following the 8pm show, join a Creative Team Talkback with the Playwright Jonathan Spector & Director Serge Seiden.

11/26/2019 - 3:27pm

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company presents The Second City with a new "She the People" production starting Dec 1 and 3 with Pay-What-You-Will tickets - now on sale via TodayTix. Performances run until January 5 and includes a special New Years Eve events if you attend December 31.

11/26/2019 - 2:40pm

Folger Theatre family presents a Brews & Banter event Dec. 6 @ 6:30pm in conjunction with AMADEUS (now running til Dec. 22). Tickets $15. Join Lilli Hokama & Ian Merrill Peakes from the cast in conversation over Bluejacket beer. Have your questions ready for this off-the-cuff pre-show gathering. Your ticket includes complimentary Bluejacket beer & light fare reception. Beer available for tasting at 6pm. AMADEUS requires separate ticket.

11/26/2019 - 2:12pm

Best Medicine Rep offers 6 Pay-What-You-Can performances of the remount of The Crater Sisters' Christmas Special: Nov. 29 - Dec. 2. Only at the door, subject to availability. They're also partnering with Manna Food Center - so bring a non-perishable food item to receive an additional $2 off reg. priced tickets purchased at the door.

11/22/2019 - 2:04pm

DC Center announces their DC Queer Theatre Festival 2019/2020 Reading Series. Experience local playwrights' new, unpublished diverse, thought provoking and humorous work performed as a developmental staged reading. Includes Playwright Talkback, a reception with light fare, wine, beer & non alcoholic beverages. Tickets: $10.00, $25.00 for the series. First reading: Sat, November 23 at 7pm "Crying On Television" by R. Eric Thomas. Others follow on Dec. 7 from Bob Bartlett, Feb. 22 from Esther Rodriguez.

11/22/2019 - 2:03pm

Solas Nua's next reading is Sun, November 24 3pm at the Mansion on O Street - "Belfast Girls" by Jaki McCarrick, directed by Shanara Gabrielle. Escaping the Irish famine in 1850 five young women seek passage on a ship to Australia. For many of the ‘orphan girls’ on board, the voyage offers a fresh start. But some girls find they cannot escape the memory of the lives they’ve left behind - and that the closer they get to Australia the more powerful the past becomes.

11/20/2019 - 5:42pm

On November 22, Classical WETA’s James Jacobs explores the history of the “Mozart vs. Salieri” myth, providing historical context for the action of Peter Shaffer’s play AMADEUS, now on stage at Folger Theatre. Event is free, but reservations are requested. Sign up online at folger.edu/events. And consider staying for the 8pm performance of AMADEUS (now playing thru December 22).

11/20/2019 - 5:35pm

Round House Theatre begins performances for "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" including 2 Pay-What-You-Can shows on Wed November 20 at 7:3pm and Sat, November 23 at 2pm. Tickets on sale on site one hour before showtime. Also, check out details on Teen Night & Pre-show discussion Nov. 22, College Night & Post-show discussion Nov. 21, plus Post-Show discussions throughout the run.

11/20/2019 - 2:44pm

Tonight November 20 is an intimate conversation with In Series' Artistic Director Timothy Nelson about the history and significance of Berlioz's celebrated oratorio L'ENFANCE DU CHRIST (The Childhood of Christ). Light refreshments and drinks served. This event is free and open to the public - reservations required. Their production of L'ENFANCE DU CHRIST is Dec 7, 8 & 14.

11/20/2019 - 1:54pm

Ford’s TheatreTodayTix have partnered to give you a chance to win up to 2 FREE tickets for the First Preview performance of each production - for A Christmas Carol, it is November 21 7:30pm. 150 tickets are available to win! The lottery is easy to enter and opens the week before the first performance and is open now.

11/20/2019 - 11:57am

On Sat, November 23 4pm We Happy Few (currently performing "Lovers' Vows") will provide the text of Hamlet, scissors, and glue sticks. Are you tired of how wishy-washy Hamlet is? Take one of the best known texts in the Shakespeare cannon and make it your own. You are then welcome to stand up and perform it, or hand it to one of our resident actors to perform on your behalf. There will be Happy Hour specials on food and drink. Participate or just have a drink, chat with some friends, and listen to some reimagined Shakespeare! Tickets are not necessary to attend, but donations are encouraged.

11/13/2019 - 5:59pm

Mosaic Theater Company's THEORY finishes performances thru November 17 - plus their are Cast Talkbacks (November 14 at 11AM) and Accessibility Dates (Open Captioned Performances November 15 & 16 at 8PM; Open Captioned Performance with ASL interpreted post show discussion November 16 at 3PM).