What We've Heard

06/17/2019 - 6:25pm

The 2019 Capital Fringe Festival is approaching soon - July 9 - 28 in SW DC. Tickets are now on sale. Additionally catch a preview of shows on June 28 in the outdoor Festival Preview at Market SW.

06/12/2019 - 2:08pm

Final performances of Mosaic Theater Company's Sooner/Later thru June 16. Catch some post-show discussions - "The Levity of Wit" after the Thurs, June 13 performance or "The Drama of the Multi-Racial Family" after the Sat, June 15 3pm matinee.

06/07/2019 - 6:00pm

Discounted previews ($15) are June 8 to June 14 for Scena Theatre's "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui" by Bertolt Brecht at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. The tale of the meteoric rise of a small-time Brooklyn hoodlum who takes over the cauliflower racket in 1930’s Chicago, Ui ruthlessly disposes of his competitors to enrich himself and gain power.

06/07/2019 - 12:28pm

As part of the Playwrights' Initiative to support local playwrights, NextStop Theatre Company presents a development staged reading of "Loneliness was a Pandemic" by Olivia Haller, Sun, June 9 at 7pm. No reservation required. Reading is 75 mins with short discussion. Robots have advanced to realize they can do everything better than humans – except make art. The robots have done away with all humans except for a select few artists. Could robots ever be capable of creating art, and if so, could they also be capable of compassion?

06/07/2019 - 11:52am

Solas Nua presents a free reading June 9 at 4pm (Mansion on O Street, NW) of "May the Road Rise Up" by Belfast playwright Rosemary Jenkinson, performed by Amanda Forstrom. Reading is 60min, Free, but reservations are required. Cash bar. When Mia’s boyfriend leaves her, she falls into debt and loses her job, but she still stays cheerful throughout our recessionary times. Mia is aided and abetted by her BFF, wedding singer, Paddy, who can sniff out a party at a hundred yards. Then she lands a new job, driving round Belfast’s busy streets, and thinks to herself surely life is on the up. But is it?

06/06/2019 - 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).

06/06/2019 - 11:29am

On June 8 10:30am, Anacostia Playhouse presents Shakespeare For The Young with a FREE performance of "Adventures in Arden," an interactive puppet show for children 4-10. Based on Shakespeare's As You Like It and set in Africa, the story includes interactive play with the audience. Short workshop for the children follows where they use their bodies and voices to explore the rhythms and beats they heard in Shakespeare’s language during the play.

06/05/2019 - 5:11pm

The Hothouse New Play series returns June 10 (7pm) to Theater Alliance for an Evening of "Goddess." - In conversation with "Klytmnestra," their current production, local playwrights developed short plays about one woman's encounter with a goddess. Tickets $5.

06/05/2019 - 1:30pm

Catch one of two Pay-What-You-Can performances of Sarah Ruhl's "The Oldest Boy" June 6 & 7 at 8pm at Spooky Action Theater. Reserve PWYC tickets online for only $10 or pay what you will at the door (cash) before performances. An American mother and a Tibetan father must make a life-altering choice when Tibetan monks seek their 3-year-old son as the reincarnation of a revered Buddhist lama for a life of spiritual training in India.

05/28/2019 - 11:22pm

Rainbow Theatre Project debuts an evening of new short plays that pay homage to the activists of the Stonewall riots and celebrates the legacy and worldwide changes that started from the June 1969 events. May 31, June 1, June 2 at 7:30pm. Three performances only.

05/25/2019 - 3:12pm

Best Medicine Rep holds its next FREE reading June 2 at 2:30pm - "Blood: A Comedy" by David Lee White, directed by Kelsey Yudice. Jacqueline Stanzi is an eccentric life-long atheist and college professor who has lost her tenure for trying to teach intelligent design in a science class. Struggling with confusion and memory loss, Jacqueline decides that the only way to save her mind - and her highly dysfunctional family - from destroying itself is for them all to get religion.

05/21/2019 - 3:59pm

Pay-What-You-Can performances are May 23 & 24 at 8pm for Taffety Punk Theatre Company's double-bill of "Antigonick" (an inspiring & contemporary new telling of Sophokles' classic by poet/translator Anne Carson) and "The Fragments of Sappho" (Carson's unparalleled translation of all that remains of Sappho's poetry shaped by choreographer Katie C. Sopoci Drake and director Marcus Kyd with an ensemble of dancers, actors, and musicians). Performances continue thru June 8.

05/20/2019 - 12:21pm

Now through June 10th, Signature Theatre is accepting submissions from area playwrights for their "SigWorks: Monday Night New Play Readings" series so you can have your work highlighted in a fun and informal setting. Only 4 slots available for the 2019-20 season; Plays must be full-length (no musicals) and playwrights must currently live in DC, Maryland, or Virginia. Click above link for more information on submissions.

05/16/2019 - 3:46pm

Avant Bard offers Pay-What-You-Will tickets for A MISANTHROPE (May 30-June 30). Advance-purchase Pay What You Will tickets are available online for previews and on sale online for all other performances beginning the Monday before. Matt Minnicino's A Misanthrope distills Molière's best-known farce into quippy rhyming couplets. And it pokes fun at social flattery with a hot take on the absurdity of modern hot airs. Hypocrisy has never been more hilarious.

05/08/2019 - 6:21pm

We Happy Few presents Treasure Island - all around the area in different unique locations. The first is May 4 at the Otis Street Arts Project in Mt Rainier, MD and the others go thru June 8. Check out the schedule and set sail. Audience members 21+ can enjoy a paired cocktail!

05/01/2019 - 12:18pm

The JUBILEE is a yearlong, nationwide theatre festival in 2020 featuring work generated by those who have historically been excluded--including artists of color, Native American and Indigenous and First Nations artists, women, non-binary and gender non-conforming artists, LGBTQIA2+ artists, Deaf artists, and artists with disabilities. Come to Arena Stage's lower lobby on May 14, for Happy Hour featuring nosh, beer, and wine; connect with local institutions who've already pledged to join the JUBILEE, and learn more about the group's vision.

04/30/2019 - 6:52pm

The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics presents THE CHIBOK GIRLS: OUR STORY May 7-9 at Georgetown University, where Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka premieres excerpts of his new work, A HUMANIST ODE FOR CHIBOK, LEAH. Tickets $20, free for GU students. This is the US Premiere of Renegade Theatre's searing work of testimonial theater about the abduction of 276 girls from their school in the Nigerian town of Chibok by the Boko Haram in 2014, and the enduring reverberations of their story

04/30/2019 - 2:35pm

During Round House Theatre's run of JT Rogers' OSLO, based on the true events surrounding the Oslo Peace Accords, there are panel discussions to engage in, starting on Sun, May 5 at 5:30pm with "Life After Oslo." These events are FREE and open to the public, with seating preference given to audience members who are attending the matinee. To see the production, a ticket needs to be purchased.

04/26/2019 - 12:28pm

COMEDY 101 is a free event at Olney Theatre Center,
Sat, April 27 (11:00am - 12:30 pm) in conjunction with their production of "Ken Ludwig's A Comedy of Tenors." Join Jason King Jones, Olney's Sr Associate Artistic Dir. and director of the production for an introduction to comedy you won't forget. Learn some of the basic rules of comedy by watching some of the funniest clips of TV and film. Then get on your feet and run through your comedic paces on the gorgeous set of the show.

04/25/2019 - 1:48pm

Constellation Theatre Company presents THE WHITE SNAKE beginning with a Pay-What-You-Can performance Thurs, April 25 at 8pm. From the theatre that brought to life The Arabian Nights & Journey to the West comes a radiant retelling of one of China’s oldest and most beloved legends. Tickets sold at the door starting 1 hour before show, first come, first served. No advance sale tickets. NOTE: There will be a photographer in the theatre for this performance.