What We've Heard

09/25/2017 - 3:57pm

The first two performances of Theater J's THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO are Pay-What-You-Can, November 29 & 30 at 7:30pm. The Tony Award-winning play by Alfred Uhry, author of Driving Miss Daisey, is directed by Amber Paige McGinnis and features Josh Adams, Shayna Blass, Madeline Joey Rose, Julie-Ann Elliott, Sasha Olinick, Zack Powell and Susan Rome.

09/25/2017 - 2:45pm

Annapolis Shakespeare Company is pleased to announce a new CONCERT AND CABARET SERIES featuring a variety of live music styles and intimate theatre. Performances will take place throughout the season in their new 75-seat Cabaret space and 125-seat black box theatre including The Great American Songbook October 8 and encore performances of POE... and all the others October 23, 25, 30 and November 1.

09/22/2017 - 2:07pm

Join WSC Avant Bard for their All-Lady Hamlet, October 4 (7-9pm) at New District Brewing Company in Arlington. See Hamlet just as Shakespeare would have liked it: drunk, in a bar, performed entirely by DC’s greatest lady actors. Admission is free (but don’t forget to tip your bartender). Tasty local brews by New District Brewing Company. Rowdy, Elizabethan antics courtesy of Shakespeare in the Pub. (Performer sobriety not guaranteed.) “Directed” by John Stange featuring: Bri Manente as Hamlet, Angela Kay Pirko as Ophelia...and more to be announced!

09/20/2017 - 1:49pm

We Happy Few Productions presents Bram Stoker's Dracula as the next installment of our Classics in Action series. Performances October 14 (Otis Street Arts Project in Mt. Rainier), October 26 (SE Library in Eastern Market), October 30 (Capitol Hill Arts Workshop in Eastern Market).
With faithful adherence to Stokers text, immersive staging, and chilling, terrifying (and of course silly) performances, we bring the audience into the heart of Draculas conflict: the intersection of predator and prey. Performances will be specifically tailored to each performance space, and is best enjoyed with our custom drink pairing in hand. Bring Your Own Garlic.

09/20/2017 - 1:40pm

The power of music to reach far and wide has fueled countless important movements in recent decades. Now is the time to turn up the music to turn down the hateful rhetoric that has become a hallmark of the gun debate. Keegan Theatre joins hundreds of concerts happening all over the United States on Sept 24 at 7:30pm to mobilize and heal. Featuring some of DC theatre’s finest artist activists, including Ines Nassara, Bridget Linsenmeyer, Jade Jones, Eben Logan, and many more!

09/19/2017 - 2:00pm

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.

09/19/2017 - 1:19pm

Talk-backs with Hungarian playwright Andras Visky will take place after each performance of I KILLED MY MOTHER September 23-30 now at Spooky Action Theater. Well-known in Europe, his plays have been staged in various countries including England, Scotland, Romania, France, Italy and Poland. Tickets here

09/14/2017 - 9:06pm

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.

09/07/2017 - 10:46am

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.

09/06/2017 - 11:04am

"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).

09/06/2017 - 10:52am

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.

08/14/2017 - 12:38pm

Jared Shamberger's one-person performance, UNSAID, is coming to the Anacostia Playhouse for two performances only - Aug 25 & 26 at 8pm. Jared was on stage in Theater Alliance's Still Life with Rocket and will be in their production of Flood City later this season. Through a dozen different characters, Jared explores the nature of secrets and the messy, unpredictable, and sometimes comical effects of confession. Join Jared as he discovers if salvation can be found in the things we don’t say.

08/11/2017 - 11:17am

The Wizard of Hip by Thomas W. Jones II begins at MetroStage with a Pay-What-You-Can performance Thursday, August 17 at 8pm ($10 minimum)

08/07/2017 - 2:55pm

The First Draft at The Rose Reading Series presents HATRACK (workshop edition) by James L. Crowell on TUES, AUG 15 at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in Georgetown. Doors open at 6:30pm, reading at 7pm. HATRACK is a historically-based drama of one man's trial to save himself and redeem a nation. Guest Directed by Christopher Lane, featuring Ray Ficca, Rick Foucheux, Christopher Lane, Bill Largess, Susan Lynskey, Robert Mrazek, Chris Stezin, and Christopher Walker

FREE ADMISSION. Seating is limited for this performance.
No reservations. Walk-ins only. First come, first seated!

08/02/2017 - 5:42pm

Check out this FREE show at GALA Hispanic Theatre, August 4, from GALA's Paso Nuevo youth ensemble and the Summer Youth Employment Program - Tell 'em What's Really Wrong/ Diles lo que esta realmente mal.
Join us while we engage in the lives of these young adults trying to find the light in their darkness. Be ready to listen because I think they're ready to tell you what's really wrong!

08/02/2017 - 1:26pm

Shakespeare Theatre Company's annual FREE FOR ALL presents a return of it's recent production of Othello, August 15 - 27 at Sidney Harman Hall. Two weeks of free performances!

08/02/2017 - 1:19pm

To acknowledge her outstanding contribution to classical theatre in America, Actress Laura Linney will be awarded the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s prestigious William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre (Will Award) at the Harman Center for the Arts 10th Anniversary Gala on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Sidney Harman Hall.

07/31/2017 - 6:07pm

Upcoming Family Programs at The Folger Shakespeare Library. Children ages 5 to 14 and their families are invited to join on the first Saturday of each month to have fun learning and sharing Shakespeare’s language and experiencing the Folger.
Sat, Aug 5 is "Bantering Bard" - FREE. Win a battle of wits with Shakespeare's comical comebacks, 10-11am: Ages 5-7, 11am-12pm: Ages 8-14.

07/31/2017 - 1:38pm

The Atlas Performing Arts Center welcomes applications from performing artists and companies for their INTERSECTIONS Festival 2018 - February 23 to March 10, 2018. INTERSECTIONS is a performing arts festival which presents work that impacts our society, culture, and world by informing, inspiring, educating, and entertaining. Deadline: August 15, 2017, 5PM. Online applications only.

07/31/2017 - 12:57pm

Happenstance Theater's final performance of BON VOYAGE! A Happenstance Escapade is Pay-What-You-Can tonight, July 31, 8pm. Come one, come all to Round House Theatre, just one block from Bethesda Metro. PWYC tickets go on sale in person at the box office at 7pm, one hour prior to 8pm curtain. Cash and exact change only. Limit of 2 tickets per order.