What We've Heard

07/19/2019 - 12:21pm

For Synetic Theater's July 24 performance of "Treasure Island", come dressed as your favorite Buccaneer for "Pirate Cosplay Night!" Get 50% off tickets with the code JOLLYROGER. This classic coming-of-age tale follows Jane Hawkins, an orphan who longs for adventure, as she is swept up on a wild hunt for buried treasure with a ruthless band of buccaneers. Along the way, Jane’s bravery, morality, and sense of self are put to the test as she learns about her past and the path she wants to follow. "Treasure Island" runs til August 18.

07/16/2019 - 2:42pm

Creative Cauldron is in the throes of it's annual Summer Cabaret Series. Coming up this week catch Nora Palka in "New York, New Nora" (7/19) and Kathy Halenda's "Somewhere Over the Rose" (7/20). Cabarets thru September including Stephen Gregory Smith, Chris Urquiaga, pianist Mark G Meadows, Katie McManus and more.

07/13/2019 - 11:22pm

Shakespeare Theatre Company's Academy for Classical Acting term comes to a close with a trio of productions featuring the graduate actors including "As You Like It" directed by Aaron Posner, "Measure for Measure" directed by Timothy Douglas and "Macbeth" directed by Craig Baldwin. Performances July 8 – July 26 and Tickets
$15.00 per show or $30 for all three.

07/11/2019 - 12:09pm

1st Stage presents the 3rd ANNUAL LOGAN FESTIVAL OF SOLO PERFORMANCE July 11-21. See The Things They Carried (starting July 11), Joy Rebel (starting July 12) and The Happiest Place on Earth (starting July 13). Limited performances for each. “All three are very different in structure and content but are remarkably beautiful and show off the unique power of solo work.”

07/10/2019 - 11:42am

The run has already begun, but don't miss your chance to catch Mike Daisey's return to DC with A PEOPLE'S HISTORY thru July 21. Recognized as “the master storyteller” by the New York Times, presents his most epic work—18 different full-length monologues, weaving together two very different histories: Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States", and his US History textbook he was taught from in rural Maine 25 years ago. Daisey confronts the legacy of our nation, our complicity, our responsibility, and the future in a unique theatrical event. Performed at Arena Stage as part of the Capital Fringe Festival 2019. Tickets $35, after one show in the series then each subsequent show is $20.

07/10/2019 - 11:27am

Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a FREE performance in your favorite park July 9 to 21 throughout Maryland from Prince George's Shakespeare in the Parks! For more information, call 301 446-3232; or visit arts.pgparks.com. All ages are welcome. This week: July 9, Brookside Gardens-Wheaton, MD; July 10, Meadowside Nature Center-Rockville, MD; July 11, Oxon Hill Manor-Oxon Hill, MD; July 12, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center-College Park, MD; July 13, Cabin John Regional Park Amphitheater-Bethesda, MD; July 14, Harmony Hall Arts Center-Ft. Washington, MD.

07/10/2019 - 11:21am

Hear the story of how Dolley Madison saved a portrait of George Washington as the British burned the White House. Best Medicine Rep's DOLLEY MADISON, PRESIDENTRESS is a fun, intimate portrait of the famous First Lady, performed by Mara Bayewitz. July 12-14 only! Suitable for families.

07/07/2019 - 12:28pm

Infinity Theatre Company presents their BROADWAY CABARET July 10 7pm & July 13 2pm in Annapolis. From contemporary to classic, come hear your favorite and most beloved Broadway hits.

07/02/2019 - 1:42pm

Sharpen those swords and spend some time learning stage combat in a way only Rorschach Theatre can deliver in Fight Camp (July 6-Aug 3). Co-sponsored by The Theatre Lab. Taught by Rorschach Theatre company members and resident ninjas Casey Kaleba and Megan Reichelt, these classes are rooted in traditional stage combat technique but draw from a wide range of approaches and styles. Take them all or drop-in to one. For performers and students with no experience & those already familiar.

06/27/2019 - 3:44pm

As part of the Playwrights' Initiative, NextStop Theatre Company presents their next development staged reading June 30 7pm: "Him" by Tess Higgins. Reading is FREE - No reservation required. Over the course of one night, the final contestants on a reality television dating show are confused and humiliated after discovering some upsetting truths about the intentions of their suitor (a man only referred to as “him”). On a show where women are and are traditionally pitted against each other, they must suddenly come together in a unique way to assert their self-worth and integrity.

06/26/2019 - 6:12pm

Robbie Schaefer (Eddie from Ohio; writer/composer of Signature's musical "Light Years") and performer Ines Nassara (Signature's "Spunk," Ford's Theatre's "The Wiz") host an evening of folk-flavored music with an electric rock beat at Signature Theatre - "Blowin' in the Wind: Folk-rock in America" (thru June 30). Enjoy the lyrical storytelling and guitar melodies of Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon, Neil Young, Tom Petty, James Taylor, Carole King, Paul Simon and some of Robbie’s original songs.

06/26/2019 - 6:00pm

The Embassy of Canada will be hosting a reading of the new play “Chinoiserie” by Canadian artist and playwright Marjorie Chan at the Embassy on July 11 in collaboration with the National New Play Network and the Banff Centre. Reading features Canadian and American actors, is FREE and followed by a light reception. Reservations recommended.

06/26/2019 - 1:32pm

The DC Black Theatre & Arts Festival, a 17-day multidisciplinary arts festival celebrating extraordinary stories from around the world, continues thru July 7 with more than 150 performances by local and national artists, writers, filmmakers and musicians. Check out film, play readings and theatre including Chester Gregory as Jackie Wilson in "The Eve of Jackie" (7/5-7) and Michael Colyar's "Momma" (6/28-30).

06/25/2019 - 1:02pm

There's only one thing that can save the earth from the clutches of evil and darkness: unscripted theater. Washington Improv Theater’s interplanetary adventure "Starship Odyssey" will give audiences a dose of sci-fi adventure. Each show is headlined by a WIT ensemble. Also check out "Starship Odyssey: The Final Mission" - a live summer blockbuster that spans centuries and star systems. Running til August 4.

06/24/2019 - 4:53pm

Theatre at the museum! AMAZING GRACE, a Broadway musical inspired by the awe-inspiring story behind the world’s most beloved song is currently on stage at DC's newest museum, the Museum of the Bible. Performances run til August 18 (Sundays at 2pm, Fridays at 2pm & 7pm, Saturdays at 2pm & 7pm).

06/21/2019 - 2:43pm

On June 24, Nu Sass' production of Howard Zinn's "Marx in Soho" returns for one performance featuring Mary Myers' Helen Hayes nominated performance.Tickets $20. The time is now. The place is here. Karl Marx is back from the dead. And he's got some things to say.

06/20/2019 - 6:39pm

Visit Studio Theatre this summer for "Showroom," a curated performance series in the summertime spirit—with spirits. The series includes:
EVERY BRILLIANT THING - thru July 7, DIANA OH IN CONCERT - June 28 & 29, SPOKAOKE - July 6 & 7, MORTIFIED - July 13 at 7pm/9pm, BRIGHT COLORS AND BOLD PATTERNS - July 9-28. EVERY BRILLIANT THING, Studio's presentation of Olney Theatre Center's hit production, is a play about depression, resilience, and the lengths we will go to for those we love—told in collaboration with the audience.

06/20/2019 - 12:47pm

Eight Nights, a new play by Jennifer Maisel, directed by Theater J's Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr, and featuring a cast of Theater J favorites, is being given a staged reading at City Winery on June 24 at 7pm (doors at 6pm). “8 Nights of Eight Nights” is a series of staged readings of Eight Nights on eight different nights in eight different cities, to raise funds and awareness for HIAS in the wake of the Tree of Life shooting in Pittsburgh, and to stand with all those who are persecuted on the basis of race or religion the world over.

06/20/2019 - 12:28pm

Convergence Theatre is back with their critically acclaimed production of "Guerrilla Theatre Works: A New Nation" to Northern Virginia. June 21 & 22 at 7:30pm. Admission is FREE (donations gratefully accepted). Also, June 29 at the One Journey Festival at the Washington National Cathedral. "A New Nation" probes responses to the immigration crisis in the US and current perceptions of the stranger, amplifying diverse voices to challenge fear and strengthen our sense of home.

06/19/2019 - 6:52pm

Rorschach Theatre's Klecksography returns Sat, June 22, at Atlas Performing Arts Center (5pm, 7pm, or 9pm performances). What started out as a smattering of short-play showcases in 2007 has morphed into an annual one-day extravaganza featuring 6 area theater companies and over 60 performers and creative professionals. The event is inspired by Hermann Rorschach's famous ink-blot test: All of the artists will base their play/film on a single, distinctive piece of visual art and have 1 week to create it. The resulting showcase features 12 plays and 6 films from Rorschach Theatre, Theater Alliance, Solas Nua, Longacre Lea, Flying V, and We Happy Few, American University.