Photo by Tony Hitchcock Photography

Michael Kevin Darnall, Casie Platt and Carolyn Kashner in Spooky Action Theater's The Small Room at the Top of the Stairs

Photo by C. Stanley Photography

Chris Stezin and Jessie Power in Keegan Theatre's The Undeniable Sound of Right Now

Photo by C. Stanley Photography

Francesca Chilcote and Kathryn Zoerb in Faction of Fools' The Cherry Orchard

Photo by Michael Horan

Heather A. Gibson, Kelsey Painter, Philip da Costa and Philip Kershaw in Adventure Theatre MTC's Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt

Photo by Mark Williams Hoelscher

Eirin Stevenson, Anne Flowers, Elizabeth Ung and the cast of Pointless Theatre's Rite of Spring

Photo by Jae Yi Photography

Ron Litman and Oscar Ceville in Scena Theatre's 1984

Photo by Christopher Mueller

Jimmy Mavrikes and Lukas James Miller in Signature Theatre's Girlfriend

Photo by Margot Schulman

Aaron Shields, Brigid Cleary, Danny Bernardy, Soneka Anderson in Shear Madness at The Kennedy Center.

Photo by Mark Williams Hoelscher

Jenna Berk and Grant Cloyd in We Happy Few's Pericles

Photo by Brittany Diliberto

Alex Mills, Irina Kavsadze, Irina Tsikurishvili and Dallas Tolentino in Synetic Theater's Titus Andronicus

Photo by Jeri Tidwell Photography

Matt Hirsh and the cast of Toby's Dinner Theatre's Disney's Newsies

Photo by Teresa Wood

Glenn Fitzgerald, Naomi Jacobson, Maulik Pancholy and Greg Mullavey in Studio Theatre's The Remains

Photo by Scott Suchman

Alexandra Silber and the cast of Shakespeare Theatre Company's Camelot

Photo by Joan Marcus

Charity Angel Dawson, Desi Oakley and Lenne Klingaman in the national tour of Waitress at The National Theatre.

Photo by Teresa Wood

Eric Tucker and Dria Brown in Bedlam's Saint Joan at Folger Theatre.

Photo by Stan Barouh

Dylan Morrison Myers, Keith L. Royal Smith, Jeremy Keith Hunter and Josh Adams in Mosaic Theater Company's Hooded, Or Being Black for Dummies

Photo by Stan Barouh

Ahmad Kamal and Maboud Ebrahimzadeh in Olney Theatre Center's The Invisible Hand

Photo by Teresa Castracane Photography

Madeline Mooney and Gary Perkins III in Solas Nua's The Frederick Douglass Project

  • Save the dates for Pay What You Will nights for "Botticelli in the Fire" at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, the final show in their 2017-2018 Season. Pay What You Will tickets are sold online through the TodayTix app and website. PWYW tickets previously were sold in-person at the theater, but they've moved to online sales to make these performances even more accessible.

  • Theater J offers Pay-What-You-Can previews for "Trayf" on May 30 and 31 at 7:30pm, and $30 discounted shows on June 2 at 8pm & June 3 at 7:30pm. Zalmy lives a double life: by day, he’s the rebbe’s loyal foot soldier, driving a tricked-out “Mitzvah Tank” through NYC with his best friend Shmuel. By night, he sneaks away from his Orthodox community to roller-skate, dance in discos, and listen to rock and roll. But when he befriends a zealous young man eager to be his student, the barrier between Zalmy’s two worlds starts to crack.

  • Folger Theatre offers a Pay-What-You-Will performance of Bedlam's "ferocious" 4-person cast of Shaw's SAINT JOAN this Sunday 5/13 at 7pm. Tickets available at the box office beginning at 5pm. Performances begin on Saturday and run thru June 10.

  • Spooky Action Theater presents THE SMALL ROOM AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS starting with PayWhatYouCan performances on May 17 & 18 at 8pm. By Canadian writer Carole Fréchette, the play will be staged for the first time in Washington DC directed by The Hub Theatre Artistic Director Helen Murray. Performances run thru June 10.

  • Imagination Stage and Hispanic Heritage Foundation partner with Catholic University’s School of Theology and Religious Studies to host two special performances of Óyeme written by playwright Miriam Gonzales – a powerful and timely play about the spiritual, emotional, and physical journey of unaccompanied minors, refugees, and other immigrants – on May 15th on Capitol Hill and at Catholic University. Performances followed by panel discussion of experts and activists; free and open to the public. Óyeme on Capitol Hill May 15, 9–10:30am, U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Room 201, First St NE; Óyeme at Catholic University, School of Theology & Religious Studies May 15, 6-8pm, Pryzbyla University Center.

  • theatreWashington followers - get 50% off with promo code THEATRE10 for $10 tickets to Folger Theatre's upcoming evening of lively theater talk May 16 at 7pm. Washington Post chief theater critic Peter Marks sits down with director Eric Tucker (Sense & Sensibility, Saint Joan, Hamlet) to discuss bringing classic authors such as Shakespeare, Austen, and Shaw to the stage for a modern audience. They'll discuss Tucker's staging of "Saint Joan" at the Folger, the success of Eric’s Bedlam theater in New York, and more. An audience Q&A follows.

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