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Madeleine Potter and Michael Urie in Shakespeare Theatre Company's Hamlet

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Valerie Leonard and Grace Bauer in Rep Stage's All She Must Possess, part of the 2018 Women's Voices Theater Festival.

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The cast of Brave Spirits Theatre's The Trojan Women Project, part of the 2018 Women's Voices Theater Festival.

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Justin Calhoun, Christopher Kabara and Jeffrey Shankle in Toby's Dinner Theatre's Young Frankenstein

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Kara-Tameika Watkins, Natascia Diaz, Bobby Smith, John Sygar, Luke Smith and Robbie Schaefer in Signature Theatre's Light Years

  • Six professional Washington, D.C. area theatre companies will write, direct, rehearse and perform original plays based on similar themes in only 24 hours for the 14th annual PLAY IN A DAY, a one-of-a-kind event at Imagination Stage's Lerner Theater, Feb 17 at 8pm. Participating theatre companies include Adventure Theatre MTC (Glen Echo, MD); Flying V (Bethesda, MD); Imagination Stage (Bethesda, MD); Keegan Theatre (Washington, DC); Olney Theatre Center (Olney, MD) and Rorschach Theatre (Washington, DC). Tickets at Bethesda.org

  • Mosaic Theater Company's production of Caleen Sinnette Jennings' Queens Girl in Africa is closed, but there's an opportunity this week to catch a special one-hour presentation of the play at the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC) featuring the talented Bianca Lipford. Performances Feb 8 to 11, tickets $15 for students, $17.50 for seniors and $20 for adults (Visit THEARC).

  • Washington Stage Guild holds a post-show discussion with playwright Arlene Hutton, the author of LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC and SEE ROCK CITY (now on stage) after the Sunday, February 11 matinee. If you've seen the show, come anyway, the talk will start about 4:30. Show closes February 11.

  • Calling all high school musical theater performers: Students between 14 and 17 years old are invited to audition for Stage One, Signature Theatre's 2-week musical theater workshop (July 30 – August 10). Their talented education staff will provide daily training in acting, music and dance, and DC-area theater professionals will teach daily master classes. Sign up for an audition slot today. Auditions: March 10.

  • Olney Theatre Center celebrates at its 80th Anniversary Gala with Tony Award winner Alan Cumming on Saturday, June 2. Visit their website for more details.

  • CHARACTER BUILDING by Booker T. Washington, a Musical from American Ensemble Theater has 4 performances only - Sat, February 3, 10, 17 and 24 @ 1pm. All tickets are pay-what-you-will and benefits Capitol Hill Arts Workshop where it takes place. Adapted by Martin Blank from talks Dr. Booker T. Washington - American educator, orator, author, and advisor to presidents of the United States - gave his students at Tuskegee University offering timeless wisdom for people of any age about how to have a productive life.

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