What We've Heard

11/16/2018 - 3:52pm

Anacostia Playhouse presents their first "New Works Festival" Nov. 14-17 showcasing 8 new 10-minute plays. All tickets are PWYC. Plays address the themes of deterioration and renovation, both physically and socially, over the course of Anacostia’s long history and examine the impact of revisionist history on Anacostia and its residents. Plays are separated into Group A and Group B; check site for details.

11/15/2018 - 3:17pm

Washington Stage Guild presents
Greg Jones Ellis' 1950s Hollywood-set world premiere of ALL SAVE ONE and has Pay-What-You-Can performances to start the run - Nov. 15 @ 7:30pm, Nov. 16 @ 8pm and Nov. 17 @ 2:30pm. The cast includes Bill Largess, Laura Giannarelli, Lawrence Redmond, R. Scott Williams, and Danny Beason.

11/14/2018 - 12:51pm

Make your holiday season merry and bright with five weekends of WIT (Washington Improv Theater)'s "Seasonal Disorder" at Source Theatre. Featuring seven events each weekend, "Seasonal Disorder" promises a blast of comedy packaged with a bow! Check out the whole schedule for performances Nov 29-Dec 30.

11/14/2018 - 12:47pm

InterAct Story Theatre's Wheaton Family Theatre Series is back on Saturday, November 17 at 11am (crafts at 10:30am) with The Victorian Lyric Opera Company's production of “Jack and the Beanstalk” at Highland Elementary School. FREE.

11/08/2018 - 1:09pm

Keegan Theatre's Boiler Room Series returns for a second season with a Nov. 12 staged reading (FREE) of Up the Ladder, Down the Slide by David Valdes Greenwood. Directed by Josh Sticklin, the play centers on three friends from "the sandwich generation" – adults taking care of their kids and their aging parents at once – as their own dramas take a back seat to those faced by the suddenly vulnerable people who raised them.

11/08/2018 - 1:01pm

Monumental Theatre Company presents Black Girl Magic: A Monumental Theatre Company Concert, Nov. 27 at DC9 Nightclub featuring Jade Jones, Ines Nassara and Awa Sal Secka (seen together in Ford's The Wiz). The three power house vocalists will perform for one night only to celebrate their talent and what makes them magic.

11/06/2018 - 10:54am

Join Mosaic Theater Company for post-show discussions throughout the run following performances of The Agitators. Details on panelists & other discussions during the run (thru Nov 25) on their website, including "Rebellion at The Grassroots" after the Nov. 9, 8pm show; "Voting Rights Today: The Meaning of Centuries of Struggle" after Nov. 10 3pm show; and "Black Women's Suffrage: Abolition Was Not Enough," after the Nov. 11, 3pm show.

11/02/2018 - 1:07pm

Applications for the 2019 Capital Fringe Festival are now open! (Early Bird deadline - Nov 8; Regular Applications deadline - Jan 11, 2019). Have questions about producing a show next July 2019? Join Capital Fringe at the SW BID (Business Improvement District) office to talk about the process of applying and taking part. To attend, email Lee Cromwell, Festival Producer, at lee@capitalfringe.org to RSVP. Accepting applications also for Fringe's commissioning arm, now in its 2nd year. Request for Proposal DEADLINE - Jan 2, 2019.

10/31/2018 - 2:22pm

Arena Stage, after casting two local dogs for it's production of "Anything Goes" (Nov 2 – Dec 23) is partnering with the Humane Rescue Alliance to support the adoption of shelter animals. The Humane Rescue Alliance’s mobile adoption vehicle will be on site at Arena Stage on November 3 and December 8 between performances. City Dogs Rescue will be coming on November 17 and that Rural Dog Rescue will be coming on November 18 and December 2.

10/31/2018 - 2:18pm

Attention Book Lovers! If you love East of Eden, Steinbeck, or just talking books, join NextStop Theatre Company's exclusive Book Talk with Artistic Director Evan Hoffmann on Thurs, November 8 before the 8pm performance. They'll meet at 6:30pm at ArtSpace Herndon for thebook club and light refreshments, and wrap up in time to get to the show. No additional cost for this program, but you do need to purchase a ticket if you want to attend the production. East of Eden runs thru Nov. 18.

10/29/2018 - 3:24pm

Folger Theatre presents, as part of their "Free Folger Friday" on November 16, 2018, 5:30pm, a FREE reading of scenes from James Goldman's "The Lion in Winter" which presents another look at King John and his wacky family. The theatre's run of King John continues through December 2.

10/29/2018 - 10:09am

WSC Avant Bard offers Pay-What-You-Will performances October 18-20 & 22 at 7:30pm at Gunston Arts Center in Arlington, VA for it's Twelfth Night adaptation, ILLYRIA, or What You Will. Advance-purchase PAY WHAT YOU WILL tickets are now also available online. Plus, they'll offer a finite number of Pay-What-You-Will seats for EVERY performance. Check website for details and times.

10/28/2018 - 1:25pm

Keegan Theatre announced initiatives designed to make their productions more affordable including the 20 for $20 and KeeganConnects initiatives, each offering discounted or complimentary tickets to mainstage productions. The 20 for $20 program offers twenty $20 tickets to every Thursday show. Their production of As You Like It runs 11/1-12/2.

10/25/2018 - 4:21pm

Nu Sass Productions offers Pay-What-You-Can performances on November 5 & 13 at 8pm of their production of Dario Fo's "Can't Pay, Won't Pay." The show plays thru November 18 at Caos on F.

10/24/2018 - 11:42am

600 Highwaymen are at Woolly Mammoth thru November 4 with their production of THE FEVER. The FEVER begins as a simple story about an ordinary party and evolves into a spellbinding examination of how we assemble, organize, and care for the bodies around us. THE FEVER tests the limits of individual and collective responsibility and our willingness to be there for one another. Performed in complete collaboration with the audience.

10/18/2018 - 5:54pm

Mark your calendar to get some cool costumes or props from the Shakespeare Theatre Company. Note: sale is at their space on 8th St SE, Barracks Row. Offerings will also include a variety of costumes, special props, furniture and countless other one-of-a-kind surprises made by STC’s brilliant artisans.

10/18/2018 - 4:50pm

Faction of Fools offers Pay-What-You-Want preview on October 19 at 8pm of their commedia version of Shakespeare's Henry V. The show plays thru Nov 11 at Gallaudet University.

10/15/2018 - 10:52am

Join Solas Nua Mon, October 15 for the free play reading CHAROLAIS by Noni Stapleton, directed by Megan Behm and featuring Dorea Schmidt. A surreal comedy of love, longing and one woman's intense rivalry with a Charolais heifer. At Dupont Underground. Doors open at 6:30 / Reading at 7pm. FREE but reservations requested.

10/10/2018 - 3:21pm

DC actor Rick Foucheux, who "retired" last year, has turned his hand to writing plays. His original work, the black comedy "Parts of a Night," will be given a staged-reading along with Chekhov’s classic farce "On the Harmfulness of Tobacco" at Quotidian Theatre's November 3 fundraiser with Rick Foucheux, Kim Schraf, Matthew Vaky, and Chelsea Thaler at The Writer's Center in Bethesda. Ticket includes post-show complimentary wine and catered appetizers and silent auction.

10/10/2018 - 2:27pm

Check out two Pay-What-You-Can (PWYC) performances and other access opportunities for Round House Theatre's How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel. PWYC performances are on Oct 10 at 7:30pm (with a designer discussion) and Oct 13 at 2pm - Oct 12 8pm is FreeBeerFriday, TeenNight and there's a director discussion. Get details on their website.