What We've Heard

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.

05/16/2019 - 3:12pm

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.

05/16/2019 - 12:47pm

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.

05/15/2019 - 11:22pm

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.

05/08/2019 - 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.

05/08/2019 - 12:18pm

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.

05/01/2019 - 6:39pm

Love's Labour's Lost is currently running at the Folger Theatre (until June 9) and the theater has a series of special events including a Director Talk with Vivienne Benesch May 2 (tickets include wine & light fare reception), and their Brews and Banter evening, May 16. Sip an adult beverage while enjoying a behind-the-scenes conversation with cast members Ted Lewis and Kelsey Rainwater.

05/01/2019 - 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!

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.

04/23/2019 - 12:42pm

ESCAPE FROM PELIGRO ISLAND begins this weekend at Imagination Stage. Join them for a FREE workshop after the 1:30pm performance on Sat, April 27: "Transforming Yourself to Create Theatre Magic" and learn some tricks of the trade used in the show & find out how you can use your body, voice & imagination to establish new settings, characters and props. (workshop available only for 1:30pm 4/27 ticket-holders).

04/23/2019 - 11:55am

The Broadway stars are coming to the Music Center at Strathmore - Tony Award winner Alan Cumming on April 24 in his show "Legal Immigrant," followed by the venue's annual gala on May 4 with Matthew Morrison (Glee) and Shoshana Bean (Wicked).

04/18/2019 - 1:45pm

Rorschach Theatre holds PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN performances Fri, 4/19 & Sat, 4/20 @ 8PM & Sun, 4/21 at 3PM for the new play Annie Jump & the Library of Heaven. Annie Jump, a small-town teen and science genius, comes face to face with her worst nightmare: a popular girl. When she learns that this girl with great hair might be an intergalactic super computer tasked with bringing humanity to the stars, she must decide what is worth sacrificing to fulfill her destiny.

04/17/2019 - 1:23pm

Tony Award winning composer Jason Robert Brown and actor Lindsay Mendez appear in concert April 18 at The Kennedy Center, singing from Jason’s songbook with his band. The evening also features the nine Musical Theatre Fellows of Kennedy Center's American College Theatre Festival (celebrating it's 50th anniversary) from across the United States and Helen Hayes Award winner Tracy Lynn Olivera.

04/17/2019 - 1:20pm

The Folger Shakespeare Library continues its celebration of Wm Shakespeare's birthday month with a FREE event on April 22: The Shakespeare Birthday Lecture "Rough Magic: Performing Shakespeare through Gaming Technology." Since it was first performed, Shakespeare’s The Tempest has enticed directors to stage the play’s magical beings and events through new technologies. This lecture examines the most recent of these experiments.

04/17/2019 - 11:52am

Solas Nua presents a FREE reading on Mon, April 22 of THE HONEY TRAP by Leo McGann and directed by Matt Torney. Reading takes place at The Mansion on O Street in Dupont Circle and reservations are recommended.

04/11/2019 - 1:47pm

FREE performances and events for kids and families in Wheaton - Saturday, April 13. InterAct Story Theatre Presents "Marian Licha, A Magical Journey through Latin America" as part of their Wheaton Family Theatre Series. Best for ages 3 and up. Puerto Rican-born actor and storyteller Marian Licha weaves alluring and interactive folktales in both English and Spanish, including Puerto Rican “Juan Bobo” stories, her own personal anecdotes, and short bilingual songs in an engaging program that lifts the spirit with humor and life-lessons from the oral tradition.

04/09/2019 - 1:32pm

Additional tix have been made available for The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics's "Republics of Imagination", Mon, April 15 at 7:30pm, an evening of cross-cultural performances inspired and co-curated by celebrated author Azar Nafisi (Reading Lolita in Tehran), highlighting the dangerous power of performance and literature in repressive times, in partnership with and taking place at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. Includes excerpt of Woolly’s upcoming production of "Describe the Night" (May–June), and material from James Baldwin, Azar Nafisi, David Grossman, Wole Soyinka, and others. NOTE: Reserve in advance recommended. Due to high demand, patrons are requested to arrive by 7:20pm or tickets will be redistributed to stand-by patrons. Reception to follow.