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

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Mauricio Martinez and Christie Prades in the National Tour of On Your Feet! at The Kennedy Center

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Piers Portfolio, Michael Harris and Stephanie Ickniowski in Compass Rose Theater's Fiddler on the Roof

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Ron Litman, Oscar CeVille and Nanna Ingvarsson in Scena Theatre's Guilt

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Luigi Sottile, Eliza Huberth, Elan Zafir and Brandon Espinoza in Folger Theatre's The Way of the World

  • Join Keegan Theatre Mon, January 22 at 7:30pm for a special Boiler Maker Staged Reading and Post-Show Discussion as part of Keegan’s Boiler Room Series: Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks by Darren Donohue, directed by Josh Sticklin. Tickets $10

  • Coming up at Spooky Action Theater: a FREE staged reading of"The Demon Hunter", by Nat Cassidy, directed by Samantha Wyer Bello on Sat, January 20 at 8PM. In "The Demon Hunter", a troubled boy grows dangerously obsessed with creatures of darkness, a mysterious street magician perfects a devastating new trick, and a single mother near the breaking point meets with a new therapist in order to better understand the terrifying thoughts that have begun to possess her. Featuring Thais Menendez, Shanara Gabrielle, Michael Anthony Williams, Paul Hope. Talk-back follows to meet the playwright, director and cast.

  • Theater J offers a Pay-What-You-Can performance of Everything is Illuminated on Thurs, January 11 (7:30pm), plus some discounted previews on January 12 & 13 (8pm) and 14 (7:30pm). Based on the best-selling novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, this stage adaptation tells the story of a young man--also named Jonathan Safran Foer--who travels to Ukraine to find the woman who might or might not have saved his grandfather's life. Directed by Aaron Posner and featuring Eric Hissom, Alex Alferov, Billy Finn, Nancy Robinette and Daven Ralston.

  • Thurs, January 11 at 8:30pm is a Pay-What-You-Can Preview for Constellation Theatre Company's The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder. All tickets are sold at the door 1 hour prior to curtain time on a first come, first served basis. No advance sale tickets. Additionally, Fri, January 12 8:30pm is a $15 discounted Preview and Sat, January 13 at 8pm is a $25 discounted Preview, tickets currently on sale.

  • Be the first to see Theresa Rebeck's The Way of the World at Folger Theatre which begins January 9 with a Pay-What-You-Will Performance. Tickets are first come, first served beginning at 5pm at the box office window; limit one ticket person. Additionally, playwright/director Rebeck will share her creative insights on the production in a pre-show discussion at 6:30pm on January 11 (tickets $20, separate admission from the play; wine reception with light fare is included). The Way of the World is part of the 2018 Women's Voices Theater Festival (Jan 15-Feb 15).

  • Theater J's Yiddish Theater Lab - a new initiative dedicated to preserving and reviving the forgotten literature of the Yiddish Theater - joins with Shakespeare Theatre Company's ReDiscovery Reading Series to present The Jewish King Lear on January 8 (at the Lansburgh Theatre). Cast features D.C. favorites, Kimberly Gilbert, Laura C. Harris, Naomi Jacobson and Alyssa Wilmoth Keegan. FREE, but reservations are required.

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