Photo by Ryan Maxwell

Aron Spellane, Vanessa Chapoy and Emily Whitworth in Rorschach Theatre's Annie Jump and the Library of Heaven

Photo by Teresa Castracane Photography

Eleasha Gamble and Megan Anderson in Olney Theatre Center's Mary Stuart

Photo by Ryan Maxwell

Paige O'Malley and Rafael Sebastian in Arts on the Horizon's Sailing on String

Photo by Margot Schulman

Solomon Parker III, Nicki Elledge and Ian Anthony Coleman in Signature Theatre's Grand Hotel

Photo by Margot Schulman

Simone Paulwell, V. Savoy McIlwain, Sean-Maurice Lynch, Jaysen Wright, Lisa Arrindell and Greg Watkins in Arena Stage's Jubilee

Photo by Brittany Diliberto

Matt Dallal, Jack Schmitt, Joshua David Robinson and Zachary Fine in Folger Theatre's Love's Labor's Lost

Photo by Katie Simmons-Barth

Kathryn Tkel, Noah Israel and Robbie Gay in Rep Stage's The 39 Steps

Photo by Carol Rosegg

Jade Jones and Christopher Mueller in Ford's Theatre's Into the Woods

Photo by Constellation Theatre Company

Jennifer Knight and Eunice Bae in Constellation Theatre Company's The White Snake

Photo by Scott Suchman

The cast of Shakespeare Theatre Company's The Oresteia

Photo by Margot Schulman

Tia Shearer, Dallas Tolentino and Aaron Bliden in Imagination Stage's Escape from Peligro Island

Photo by Stan Weinstein

Paula Calvo with the cast in GALA Hispanic Theatre's FAME, The Musical

Photo by Margot Schulman

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

Photo by Bruce Douglas

Derrick Truby Jr and Billie Krishawn in Adventure Theatre MTC's Winnie The Pooh

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Francesca Chilcote, Graham Pilato, Darius Johnson, Kathryn Zoerb, and Ben Lauer (seated) in Faction of Fools' The Great Commedia Hotel Murder Mystery

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the Puppet Co.'s production of Cinderella

Photo by Lilly King

Conrad Feininger, Erin Weaver, Cody Nickell and Todd Scofield in Round House Theatre's Oslo

Photo by Teresa Castracane Photography

Zoe Walpole, Deidra LaWan Starnes and S. Gabriel Mackenna in 1st Stage's The Member of the Wedding

Photo by Jeri Tidwell Photography

Jessica Bennett and Sam Kobren in Toby's Dinner Theatre's The Hunchback of Notre Dame

  • 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.

  • Check out Best Medicine Rep's 3rd annual festival of student written plays, and performed by a company of professional actors. The performances will take place as part of The Gaithersburg Book Festival. This program is sponsored by The Nora Roberts Foundation and the Maryland State Arts Council. Admission is FREE.

  • Coming up May 20, 7pm is Theater J's next Yiddish Theater Lab reading of the season - Yankl the Blacksmith. Reading is Pay-what-you-can (advance purchase encouraged) & at Goethe Forum, Goethe-Institut Washington, 1990 K St, NW (enter on 20th St. NW). When Yankl, the town drunk and a notorious philanderer, gets married, everyone predicts that it won’t last. Everyone except Yankl’s young wife. Cast: Tonya Beckman, Helen Hedman, Donna Migliaccio, Sasha Olinick, Maria Rizzo, Alexander Strain, Craig Wallace, Elan Zafir.

  • The American Pops Orchestra and special guests bring the show tunes of a theater legend to Arena Stage on May 18 with "I Am What I Am: The Music of Jerry Herman." The multi-talented, Helen Hayes Award-winner Tracy Lynn Olivera joins Kathy Najimy (Sister Act), Alexis Michelle (RuPaul's Drag Race), Mauricio Martinez (On Your Feet!), the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington DC, and the Congressional Chorus, for an evening of toe-tapping Herman classics from Hello Dolly!, La Cage aux Folles, Mame, and more.

  • 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.

  • The JUBILEE is a yearlong, nationwide theatre festival 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.


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