What We've Heard

01/17/2020 - 11:40am

Ford's Theatre's "Silent Sky", about Henrietta Leavitt and her fellow women “computers” who transformed the science of astronomy, begins performances January 24 with their FREE FIRST PREVIEW. The lottery via their partner TodayTix opens today, January 17 with 600 tickets available to win.

01/13/2020 - 5:53pm

4615 Theatre Company presents a site-specific production of A MEASURE OF CRUELTY written and directed by award-winning writer Joe Calarco, January 18-26. Only four chances to catch this blisteringly exciting play brought to life in Bethesda's legendary Harp and Fiddle pub! You can go early for food and drink an hour before curtain, then buckle in for 60 minutes of nail-biting excitement and powerhouse performances. Tix $20, $16.50 for those under 30.

01/12/2020 - 2:40pm

Folger Theatre's THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR January 14 with a PAY-WHAT-YOU-WILL performance that begins at 7:30pm (tickets available at 5pm at the box office). Plus, catch a director's talk with Aaron Posner on Wed, January 16 at 6:30pm prior to the performance (tix $20 includes wine/light fare; purchase separate ticket for performance) or attend College Night on Fri, January 17 at 8pm ($15 tix available for college students with valid ID). The production runs thru March 1.

01/09/2020 - 6:10pm

Theater J announces two new national Jewish play prizes! They are accepting script submissions now through April 1, 2020 for The Theater J Trish Vradenburg Jewish Play Prize ($15,000 to an Established Playwright) and for the Theater J Patty Abramson Jewish Play Prize ($3,000 And a Stage Reading to an Emerging Woman, Trans, or Non-binary Playwright). Get all the details on their website.

01/09/2020 - 5:37pm

As Folger Theatre prepares for the renovations at their Folger Shakespeare Library home on Capital Hill, check out the plans for their first show of the 2020-21 season this summer in a specially built Shakespearean playhouse in the National Building Museum's great hall in DCist. Shakespeare’s Playhouse will be on view July 4-Sept. 7 and the Folger's summer production inside the exhibit will be "A Midsummer Night’s Dream."

01/09/2020 - 1:35pm

The Petworth Library hosts Mosaic Theater Company for a FREE staged reading of the play "Nathan the Wise" on January 13 at 6:30pm. Join Mosaic actors and staff for a reading and discussion of this re-imagining of a 18th century play by Michael Bloom. First published in 1779, and forbidden by the Church, the play is set during the Third Crusade and follows how the wise Jewish merchant Nathan, the enlightened sultan Saladin, and the (previously anonymous) Templar bridge the gap between their respective faiths in this profound tale of religious tolerance.

01/07/2020 - 4:44pm

Theater J presents a Pay-What-You-Choose preview January 9 at 8pm of Alix Sobler's SHELTERED. Purchase in advance online & choose your price or purchase on the day of the performance in person (walk up sales begin 1 hour before the performance start time, cash only, and limit of two tickets per person).

01/07/2020 - 12:10pm

The application period for the 15th-anniversary Capital Fringe Festival closes this Fri, January 10 at 5pm. Presenting a show in the Fringe Festival is an opportunity to develop work in a competitive, but encouraging, environment with a built-in audience. The festival runs July 7-26.

01/06/2020 - 2:08pm

Performances begin January 7 for OL’ BLUE EYES: FRANK SINATRA starring Vincent Kempski and Katie Mariko Murray at Signature Theatre. Plus they’ve added 4 performances as seats are selling out fast. Try a Little Tenderness thru January 19!

01/02/2020 - 4:53pm

One more chance to catch Solas Nua's hit production of The Smuggler returning for just 12 performances January 2-12 at Round House Theatre's lobby bar.

01/02/2020 - 2:12pm

Best Medicine Rep's FREE reading series continues with a play by Jack Feldstein about America’s most successful playwright. "On the eve of his 90th birthday, Neil Simon asks a 20-something collaborator to help him write one last play. A fantastical romp through the work and life of America’s most successful playwright and the history of American comedy." Free, no tickets. Directed by John Morogiello. Starring David Kessler, Mason Catharini, and Claire Derriennic.

12/31/2019 - 3:30pm

There are more chances to catch Imagination Stage's The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - now extended until January 12!

12/18/2019 - 4:52pm

Join Creative Cauldron for a cozy evening of music during their 2019 Holiday Cabaret season. The final event is "The Greeks Who Stole Christmas" with Helen Hayes Award recipient Jimmy Mavrikes (Signature Theatre's Girlfriend) and Marika Countouris on Sun, December 22 at 7pm.

12/18/2019 - 3:32pm

Avant Bard Theatre Avant Bard presents the final weekend of Scripts In Play Season 30 readings performed at Theatre on the Run in Arlington. Dec 19 (7:30pm) - MEN ON BOATS by Jaclyn Backhaus, directed by Toni Rae Salmi; Dec 20 (7:30pm) - BY SEA by Laura Fuentes, directed by Aria Velz; Dec 22 (2pm) - PAPER DREAM by Lyra Yang, directed by Jennifer Knight. FREE ADMISSION.

12/17/2019 - 1:43pm

Keegan Theatre has extended the deadline to January 1 for submissions for their WOMXN on Fire Festival. Requesting new 10-minute plays, one-acts, and cabarets by DC-area womxn-identifying playwrights. More info and submit go to link.

12/10/2019 - 9:57am

Olney Theatre Center presents a special sensory-friendly performance of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN for children and adults on the autism spectrum or other sensitivity issues on December 15 at 7pm. Tickets are $25 and can only be purchased through the Box Office (301-924-3400).

12/09/2019 - 11:11am

Catch the next free reading from FIRST DRAFT of THE GIFT OF THE MAGI, a new adaptation of the holiday classic by Helen Hayes award-winner Peter Coy, directed by Christopher Lane. December 10 at the Arts Club in DC and December 11 at 1st Stage in Tysons. A guided audience discussion with the creative team, actors and playwright follows each performance.

12/06/2019 - 11:47am

I TAKE YOUR HAND IN MINE, a play suggested by the love letters of Anton Chekhov and Olga Knipper, traces the passionate relationship between the world famous dramatist and Russia’s leading actress. Taffety Punk Theatre Company presents this show for only 6 performances December 9 to 13. Tickets are $15.

12/05/2019 - 12:04pm

InterAct Story Theatre’s FREE performing arts series welcomes back Happenstance Theater December 7 (at Highland Elementary School) as these charming vintage clowns play circus animals, sing as a human calliope, do a classic circus mirror routine, invent a number of ridiculous “entrées,” perform live music. Great for families of all ages.FREE and open to the public. Doors open at 10:30am for pre-show craft activities. Show begins at 11am.

12/04/2019 - 1:52pm

The first preview of every Mosaic TheaterCompany production has a limited number of Pay-What-You-Can tickets available for purchase online or at the door beginning at an hour before curtain. Plus all other preview performances will have 20 PWYC tickets available for purchase at the door only. Catch EUREKA DAY's PWYC Wed, December 4 8pm. MEET THE PLAYWRIGHT! Thurs, December 5 following the 8pm show, join a Creative Team Talkback with the Playwright Jonathan Spector & Director Serge Seiden.