Photo by Ryan Maxwell Photography

Tori Meyers and Seth Rosenke in Flying V's It's The Rest Of The World That Looks So Small

Photo by Claire Kimball

Anderson Wells and John Stange in Brave Spirits Theatre's Coriolanus

Photo by Margot Schulman

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

Photo by Conor Kelley

Ashley K. Nicholas in Rainbow Theatre Project's No Word in Guyanese for Me, part of the 2018 Women's Voices Theater Festival.

Photo by Scott Suchman

Inga Ballard, Shannon Dorsey and Kim Sullivan in Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company's Familiar, part of the 2018 Women's Voices Theater Festival.

  • WSC Avant Bard's 2017 production of THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS returns in all its glory. The production, which received a Helen Hayes Award nomination for Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical, has PAY-WHAT-YOU-WILL previews March 22-24 & 26 (Thurs to Sat & Mon @ 7:30pm) at Gunston Arts Center in Arlington. There's also an ASL-INTERPRETED show on Fri, March 23.

  • Catch Helen Hayes Award recipient Roz White in RESIST: A Revolutionary Cabaret, 3 shows only Feb. 24 & 25 at MetroStage. White pays tribute to Alberta Hunter, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Abbey Lincoln, Roberta Flack, and Nina Simone, depicting their hardships and challenges, and their revolutionary influence on music and pop culture. Empowered by their determination, talent and artistry each has a story to tell and music to be celebrated.

  • Pay-What-You-Can previews are Feb. 21 and 22 at 7:30pm forTheater J's "Becoming Dr. Ruth". Also $30 previews on Feb. 24 at 8pm and Feb. 25 at 7:30pm. The play is the triumphant story of America‚Äôs favorite sex therapist - Dr. Ruth Westheimer - starring Naomi Jacobson and directed by Holly Twyford, running thru March 18.

  • InterAct Story Theatre's Wheaton Family Theatre Series is back on Sun, February 25 (2:30pm, The Wheaton Interim Library) with "Dancing Our Way Through Books" - part of their Family Literacy Fiesta. This FREE community performance celebrates a love of books and stories through the art of creative movement and dance. Led by Kelly King - founder of CityDance Center at Strathmore and Contradiction Dance - kids and adults get to practice reading skills while exploring a story through dance! Register by calling the library at (240) 777-0678 or visiting in person.

  • 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

  • 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).


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