What We've Heard

11/07/2019 - 5:25pm

November 11 join Studio Theatre for a reading of THE GRADIENT by Steph Del Rosso, part of their WORK in PROCESS series supporting new works. Tess just landed her dream job at sleek tech start-up The Gradient: a center where men accused of sexual misconduct are sent to be rehabilitated. The clients go in with a lifetime of toxic male conditioning and emerge as new people, sensitized and redeemed. This event is free to attend. Reserve your spot via the link.

11/07/2019 - 1:35pm

Mosaic Theater Company's next Season 5 Locally Grown reading is EAST OF THE RIVER (part 2) with Book, Lyrics, and Music by Star Johnson, directed by Jennifer L. Nelson, is Mon, November 11 at 7pm at The Atlas. Set in the DC community of Anacostia, a group of residents respond to a proposed revitalization project that threatens to gentrify the neighborhood. Purchase $15 tickets at link.

11/06/2019 - 3:32pm

Factory 449 presents 2 more Pay-What-You-Can previews for their production of the play AGNES OF GOD at Anacostia Arts Center (known to cinephiles from the film with Jane Fonda, Meg Tilly & Anne Bancroft). Pay-What-You-Cans are Thurs, November 7 & Fri, November 8 at 8pm. Box office opens 30min before show time.

11/06/2019 - 12:10pm

All hell breaks loose in "The Guitarist, The Mamzer, and the Bar Mitzvah" when a famous rock guitarist plays at a family Bar Mitzvah. This slyly humorous tale with a richly rewarding comic finale is the next FREE reading in Spooky Action Theater's New Works in Action series, Sun, November 10 @ 3pm. Including a talk-back to meet the playwright Irwin Hahn, director Kathryn Chase Bryer and actor Sasha Olinick.

11/06/2019 - 11:59am

Put on your dancing shoes DC and have the time of your life when Signature Theatre brings an all new production of the hit Broadway musical MAMMA MIA! to The Anthem at District Wharf June 25 – July 5, 2020 starring Helen Hayes Award recipient Nova Y. Payton. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, November 8.

11/05/2019 - 11:57am

We Happy Few presents LOVERS VOWS - a surprisingly timely play from a classical female playwright, Elizabeth Inchbald, featuring original music from DC-area band, The North Country. There are PayWhatYouCan Saturday matinees Nov 9, 16 & 23 at 2pm (name your price in advance or at the door) and Pre-Show Wine Tastings with DCanter Nov 9 & 15.

10/31/2019 - 4:38pm

Catch a free solo performance by acclaimed actor David Strathairn (Good Night and Good Luck; Lincoln) November 14 from The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown University. Due to popular demand, they've added a special preview event for "Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski" in which Strathairn’s virtuoso solo performance will headline the university’s historic three day event. The powerful production explores the legacy of Jan Karski, Polish World War II hero, Holocaust Witness, and beloved Georgetown Professor.

10/31/2019 - 2:47pm

Saturday November 2 is the return of Avant Bard's FREE FIRE RING READINGS. This year's tale is the Halloween classic THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW, adapted for the stage by John Heimbuch and Jon Ferguson and directed by Megan Behm. FREE, but RSVPs and costumes are both encouraged. This show is family friendly but be warned, it is as scary as Irving's original thrilling tale.

10/31/2019 - 10:55am

Folger Theatre continues their season with a Pay-What-You-Will performance of Peter Shaffer's Tony Award-winning play, Amadeus, November 5 7:30pm (tix beginning at 5pm at box office, one per person). Catch the Director's Talk with Richard Clifford November 7 pre-performance ($20, wine/light fare reception included), or College Night November 8 ($15 tix for college students with ID). Amadeus runs til December 22.

10/30/2019 - 10:47am

Aquila Theatre returns to George Mason's Center for the Arts and presents George Orwell's 1984 on Nov. 23. A pre-performance discussion begins 45 minutes prior to the performance.

10/25/2019 - 12:46pm

Actor Maulik Pancholy (30 Rock, Weeds, Whitney, Phineas & Ferb, Sanjay & Craig) has appeared on DC stages (Shakespeare Theatre's Taming of the Shrew, Studio Theatre'sThe Remains) and has written a book - THE BEST AT IT - and he's coming to DC to promote it. Catch him on Tues, Oct 29 at Politics & Prose in conversation with Gautam Raghavan. Also on November 4, 7pm at Friendship Heights Village Center in Chevy Chase. Details at maulikpancholy.com. "From actor Maulik Pancholy comes an incredibly charming, heartfelt, and hilarious debut about a gay, Indian American boy coming into his own." Pancholy also served on President Obama's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders, and is the co-founder of the anti-bullying campaign acttochange.org.

10/25/2019 - 12:24pm

Join Quotidian Theatre Company for a post-show discussion led by Conor McPherson expert Professor Gerald Wood following the 2pm matinee on November 3, 2019. Their production of Conor McPherson's PORT AUTHORITY runs thru Nov. 17.

10/25/2019 - 12:16pm

The 34th DC Mayor's Arts Awards is coming up on November 6, held at Dock 5 at Union Market. RSVP to attend this FREE event and celebrate the arts in Washington, DC.

10/25/2019 - 11:53am

It’s the season for a spooky Jewish fable! Join Theater J for their reading of GOLEM STORIES By Edward Einhorn on October 28 (tickets are PayWhatYouChoose). Cast: Tẹmídayọ Moriamo Akibu, Sarah Corey, Maboud Ebrahimzadeh, McLean Fletcher, Timotheus German, Michael Russotto, Chris Stinson, Katie Tkel, Nathan Whitmer. Director: Jenna Duncan. Next reading: December 2.

10/25/2019 - 9:57am

Get in a little early Halloween fun from Guillotine Theatre with their annual "Poems and Stories of Edgar Allan Poe," preceded by a short ghost tour of Ivy Hill Cemetery (Alexandria VA) on Oct 26-28 7pm. $20 but space is limited. Reservations: info@ihcps.org 703-549-7413 x 1112

10/24/2019 - 3:30pm

If you're looking for something fun to do with your young ones, check out some events at Imagination Stage in Bethesda (running The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show thru Oct 27): Saturday Song Cycles are interactive musical experience for you and your child (ages 1-5) and upcoming are 10/26 (Room on the Broom) & 11/2 (We’re Going on a Bear Hunt). Plus, Sunday Fun-Days are October 27 (Spookley the Square Pumpkin) & November 3 (The Little Blue Truck).

10/23/2019 - 1:01pm

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company's tour of "What To Send Up When It Goes Down" finishes performances at THEARC in SW DC (October 24 to 27) prior to its final stop at Woolly beginning October 30. Tickets at THEARC are $5-15 - plus they have partnered with DC Central Kitchen and will be providing free, fresh meals 90 minutes before each performance at THEARC. Meals will be handed out in the Creativity Workshop in Phillips@THEARC – first come/first serve.

10/21/2019 - 1:52pm

Mosaic TheaterCompany begins performances of THEORY this week with a Pay-What-You-Can show on Wed, October 23 at 8pm (plus they'll have 20 PWYC tix during all other previews Oct 24-27, available at the door). Additionally, check out a DIGITAL FREE-SPEECH event tonight October 21 6:30pm (address below) from partner organization NYU Washington, DC. It's a FREE policy discussion spurred by the themes surfaced by THEORY exploring digital free-speech and the lines between complicity and culpability. Discussion at NYU Washington, DC - 1307 L St NW.

10/21/2019 - 11:11am

The Rose Theatre Co's Reading Series FIRST DRAFT begins their 2019-20 Reading Series with Agatha Christie’s THE MURDER ON THE LINKS, adapted from the novel by Leslie Kobylinski. Readings on OCT 22 @ 7:30pm (Arts Club of Washington, Foggy Bottom) and OCT 23 @ 7:30PM (1st Stage, Tysons, VA). Reading cast includes Helen Hayes award-winner Christopher Lane.

10/17/2019 - 4:30pm

Check out Pay-What-You-Can Previews October 18-20 (Fri & Sat @ 7pm and Sun @ 3:30pm) at The Atlas for Rorschach Theatre's site-specific production of SHE KILLS MONSTERS, a dramatic comedy about the world of fantasy role-playing games.