Photo by Ryan Maxwell

Eli Pendry, Jhonny Maldonado and Robert Pike in Ally Theatre Company's The War Boys

Photo by Patrick Landes

Dina Soltan and Zoe Walpole in Theatre Prometheus' Or,

Photo by Matthew Murphy

Ben Levi Ross, Aaron Lazar, Christiane Noll and Maggie McKenna in the National Tour of Dear Evan Hansen at The Kennedy Center

Photo by Ryan Maxwell

Rachel Manteuffel, Jon Jon Johnson, Ezra Tozian and Olivia Haller in 4615 Theatre Company's Enron

Photo by Deen van Meer

Kaena Kekoa and Clinton Greenspan in The Kennedy Center's presentation of Disney's Aladdin

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the Puppet Co's production of The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Photo by Cameron Whitman

Gabriella DeLuca with cast of The Keegan Theatre's Legally Blonde

Photo by Margot Schulman

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

Photo by Michael Horan

Louis E. Davis, Caroline Wolfson and John Sygar in Adventure Theatre MTC's The Cat in the Hat

Photo by Jeri Tidwell Photography

Heather Marie Beck in Toby's Dinner Theatre's Mamma Mia!

Photo by Brittany Diliberto

Anne Flowers, Chris Daileader and Karina-Hilleard in Synetic Theater's Treasure Island

Photo by Teresa Castracane Photography

Sean Sekino and Regina Aquino in Olney Theatre Center's Tiger Style!

  • Check out this free and family-friendly annual event at Shirlington-based Signature Theatre August 18. Starting at noon, come enjoy performances every 15 minutes, master classes, family cabarets, season preview concerts, games and crafts all followed by the grand Broadway on the Plaza finale concert. Also, the chance to enter an exclusive online lottery to win free tickets to the performance of "Assassins" that evening.

  • Lots of fun events at Imagination Stage. This is the final weekend for "The Ballad of Mu Lan" thru August 11, including an ASL-interpreted performance Sun, August 11, at 1:30pm. Plus, if you're looking for something fun to do with your littlest ones - check out Sunday Fun-Days August 11 (Five Little Monkeys) and August 18 (Elephant and Piggie). You & your child (ages 1-5) bring your favorite stories to life through dramatic play activities, music, movement, and visual art.

  • Ally Theatre Company presents Naomi Wallace's THE WAR BOYS. Friday, August 9 is a Pay-What-You-Wish preview performance at Joe's Movement Emporium. You can leave a donation when reserving your ticket or just pay at the door. In their spare time three vigilantes, childhood friends, enjoy patrolling the U.S./Mexican border. But these youths soon learn that even the most guarded borders are permeable. When the lines between fantasy and reality become dangerously blurred, these young men are forced to decide what it means to be an American, and who has the right to belong.

  • National Players, America’s longest-running touring company and the hallmark outreach program of the Olney Theatre Center, presents its series of Pay-What-You-Can preview performances of "Walk Two Moons" by Tom Arvetis (based on Sharon Creech’s Newbery Medal-Winning Novel), directed by Jenna Duncan. Pay-What-You-Can on August 10 and 11 in the Historic Theatre. All donations go towards National Players. CASH ONLY.

  • Theater Alliance launches Season 17 with the WORD BECOMES ACTION FESTIVAL August 6-18 - exploring themes from upcoming productions and bringing together performances, readings & workshops to illuminate divergent perspectives. Launches Aug. 8 with BLANK by Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour, then Aug. 15-18 Iyona Blake’s DISTURBED, plus play readings and conversations of full-length plays Aug 6-14 from playwrights Shalom Omo-Osagie, Avery Collins, Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman & Moriamo Tẹmídayọ Akibu, each developing new work over the course of the season in their new Quadrant Plays series.

  • The Anacostia Playhouse asks playwrights to imagine what could happen East of the Anacostia if new residents awoke to find that their new communities no longer had that vibrancy they craved and now they must make a life in a place devoid of the soul that drew them to it, all for their "Silenced Voices: Anacostia Playhouse New Works Festival 2019." The play should be 10-15 minutes, have no more than 4 characters & focus on neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River. Deadline for submissions August 15, 2019.


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