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Craig Wallace in Ford's Theatre's annual production of A Christmas Carol

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Naomi Jacobson, Nova Y. Payton, Donna Migliaccio, Dan Manning, Peggy Yates and Ilona Dulaski in Signature Theatre's Silver Belles

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Maggie Robertson, Jessica Lauren Ball and Rachel Zampelli in Imagination Stage's production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast

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Daven Ralston and Rex Daugherty in The Hub Theatre's The Magi

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  • Rorschach Theatre returns with their annual Klecksography, this one subtitled A VERY PAGAN CHRISTMAS. Created by more than three dozen theatre artists, the show’s seven stories – about holiday celebrations and their pagan beginnings - are all written and staged during a one-week process.Performances Sat, December 10 ONLY with four showings (7pm, 7:45pm, 8:30pm, 9:15pm; shows are 90 minutes and overlap) at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. Plus a 6pm Happy Hour. Tix: $20; Students and Seniors $15.

  • MetroStage presents Fully Committed starring Tom Story from Dec. 8 to Jan. 8. Check our the PayWhatYouCan performance on Thurs, Dec. 8 or meet the playwright, Becky Mode, at the Wed, Dec. 14 performance.

  • On Dec. 14 (7-8:15pm), join Arena Stage for an exclusive Q&A event with their Resident Playwright Ayad Akhtar - facilitated by Deputy Artistic Director Seema Sueko. This event is free, but requires reservation. Ayad Akthar's distinguished body of work includes Disgraced, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2013 and Tony Award nominated for Best Play in 2015, as well as The Who & the What and The Invisible Hand. For reservations, call 202-488-3300.

  • Honor the life of Ebenezer Scrooge’s late colleague Jacob Marley at A Wake for Jacob Marley on December 17, a fundraiser for Unexpected Stage Company. Mingle over hot cocoa and cider with Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, the lesser-known (and less-effective) Ghost of Christmas mid-to-late evening, and more. Hear eulogies from those who knew him best. Listen to carolers sing favorite holiday songs. And enter the world of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol from a new perspective. Tickets $20, $15 for students.

  • DC Native Florrie Bagel returns home this holiday season for a cabaret full of songs that make you want to cozy up by the fire. Monumental Theatre Company's WARM & TOASTY: A Florrie Bagel Cabaret on Mon, December 5 (7:30pm) features music direction by Andrew Gordon and backup vocals by Allie O'Donnell and Tiziano D'Affuso. Direction by Jimmy Mavrikes and Michael Windsor. In the Ark at Signature Theatre (Shirlington, VA) - and after the show, Monumental's 2017 season announcement and a reception.

  • Desire some Tennessee Williams? Join Spooky Action Theater for The Yellow Bird, adapted and directed by Randolph Curtis Rand. Constructed of passages from four Tennessee Williams plays and short stories, The Yellow Bird dissects Alma Tutwiler's dreams, desires and disappointments.Two FREE New Works in Action Workshop performances Sat, Dec 3 (8pm) & Sun, Dec 4 (3pm) featuring Elizabeth Jemigan, Scott Sedar, Hilary Kacser, Lynn Sharp Spears, Matthew Marcus, Lisa Galperin, Rafael Sebastian, Annie Houston and Mary C Davis.

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