What We've Heard

10/11/2017 - 1:52pm

In conjunction of their production of Shaw's WIDOWERS’ HOUSES, Washington Stage Guild looks at real estate speculation in a city where fortunes have been made and lives displaced in a gentrifying boom with the The Shaw in Shaw Project. Post-show discussion with the cast, Fri October 13 & after Sat matinee Oct. 21; Panel discussion on urban renewal with downtown residents past and present, after the Sun 2:30 matinee October 15; a reading of JOHN BULL'S OTHER ISLAND, Shaw's second take on the subject, Wed October 18 at 7pm. All events are free, tickets must be purchased to see WIDOWERS’ HOUSES (thru Oct 22).

10/11/2017 - 12:29pm

Caryl Churchill's "Love and Information" at Forum Theatre (thru Oct. 21) has almost as many themes in in it as there are mini-plays. The stories that make up the production tackle how we communicate, how we express love, how technology unites and divides us, and how sharing information can be both an emotional and political act. Join them to talk about all of these themes on Friday, October 13 at a post-show Talk Tank. Join moderator Michael Feldman and our panel of experts to dig deeper into Love and Information - television journalist Joie Chen, author and Georgetown University Professor Deborah Tannen and Ruy Teixeira, a senior fellow at both The Century Foundation and The Center for American Progress.

10/11/2017 - 11:34am

Shakespeare Theatre Company's ReDiscovery Reading Series opens with Vanity Fair, adapted from the novel by William Makepeace Thackeray by playwright and actress Kate Hamill (Sense & Sensibility at Folger Theatre). Mon, October 23 at 7:30pm at Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street NW). FREE but reservations are required. The ReDiscovery Reading Series introduces audiences to new adaptations of great but lesser-known classic plays under consideration for STC’s mainstage seasons.

10/10/2017 - 4:24pm

Digital Eye at BlindWhino is an exciting, interactive event merging theater, film, a live game show and town hall-style discussion to explore how the Digital Age is affecting our everyday lives. As technology moves towards a more intimate experience with its users, we find our private lives becoming the commodity for a global market of data-miners, phishers, and hackers. How do you fit in at the dawn of a new era? Enjoy food trucks and a cash bar while you interact with Digital Eye Partners include various embassies and area theatres - the Austrian Cultural Forum, British Council, Embassy of the Czech Republic, Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain, Goethe-Institut Washington, Embassy of Sweden, Baltimore Center Stage, Blind Whino SW Arts Club, Forum Theatre, The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown University, Shakespeare Theatre Company, and Studio Theatre. October 16-17, 2017 - two presentations each night, 6:15pm & 8:45pm, tickets $20. Digital Eye at BlindWhino info & tickets

10/10/2017 - 11:05am

Constellation Theatre Company introduces opportunities to join a small group of theatre lovers and make some magic of your own with their new "Unleash Your Inner Artist" workshops. Shake up your everyday routine, learn a new skill, and have fun in the process. Open to ages 16+ and all experience levels. Fall offerings include Monster Mask Making with Helen Hayes Award winner Matthew McGee 10/21 or 10/23 and An Introduction to Clowning with Matthew Pauli 10/19.

10/06/2017 - 3:23pm

Have you ever watched a show at Imagination Stage and thought, “I would love to wear that!”? Here’s your chance! Imagination Stage is holding a costume sale Oct. 14-15 that includes everything from modern to period to the fantastic. There is truly something for everyone as pieces range from children to adult sizes and everything is priced to sell. We are also including lots of quality fabrics in the sale this year, so if you want to make something for yourself, we probably have what you are looking for. Bring cash and check only. Sat, October 14: 10am-5pm and Sun, October 15: 12-4pm.

10/03/2017 - 3:46pm

Sarah Gancher's "I'll Get You Back Again," directed by Tony nominee Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812), begins this week at Round House Theatre. Pay-What-You-Can performances are 10/4 (7:30pm) and 10/7 (2pm). 'Teen Night' is Fri 10/6 (bringing together high school students with dinner followed by a pre-show discussion, attend the show, all for special ticket price of $10). And there are various discussions with the artists after the shows on 10/4-10/6.

10/02/2017 - 2:11pm

First Draft at The Rose presents their MODERN GREEKS Series with readings of THE BROKEN COLUMN by Stephanie House, an inspired and magical re-telling of the mythical character Medusa, walking the swamps of a modern day Georgia. FREE ADMISSION, No reservations necessary but you can reserve seats. TUESDAY OCT 3 at ARTS CLUB OF WASHINGTON, 7:30pm, Doors open at 7pm. WEDNESDAY OCT 4 at THEATRE ON THE RUN, ARLINGTON, 7:30pm, Doors open at 7pm.

09/26/2017 - 11:35am

Thousands of costumes from theatre productions on sale for one day only! Take home a piece of theatre history, your Halloween costume, or your new favorite outfit at NextStop Theatre Center's Costume Sale Sat, September 30 7am-11am (750 Center Street, Downtown Herndon, VA). From wedding dresses, to furs, to Cinderella's ball-gowns, to stunning men's suits: don't miss this one time chance. (There are some everyday items like sweaters and vintage jeans, too). PLUS: A Chance to Win An 8 Day European Cruise via raffle tickets. The raffle drawing will take place at 11:05am on September 30. (You do not need to be present to win).

09/25/2017 - 2:57pm

Pay-What-You-Can performances for SOTTO VOCE at Theater J are Oct. 3 and 8 at 7:30pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance online ($15 min) or at the door night of show, based on availability. Love transcends all borders in Pulitzer Prize-winner Nilo Cruz's (Anna in the Tropics; passionate and lyrical Sotto Voce.

09/25/2017 - 1:45pm

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 - 1:07pm

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 - 12:49pm

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 - 12:40pm

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 - 1:00pm

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 - 12:19pm

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 - 8:06pm

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 - 9:46am

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 - 10:04am

"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 - 9:52am

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.