What We've Heard

04/18/2019 - 1:45pm

Rorschach Theatre holds PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN performances Fri, 4/19 & Sat, 4/20 @ 8PM & Sun, 4/21 at 3PM for the new play Annie Jump & the Library of Heaven. Annie Jump, a small-town teen and science genius, comes face to face with her worst nightmare: a popular girl. When she learns that this girl with great hair might be an intergalactic super computer tasked with bringing humanity to the stars, she must decide what is worth sacrificing to fulfill her destiny.

04/17/2019 - 1:23pm

Tony Award winning composer Jason Robert Brown and actor Lindsay Mendez appear in concert April 18 at The Kennedy Center, singing from Jason’s songbook with his band. The evening also features the nine Musical Theatre Fellows of Kennedy Center's American College Theatre Festival (celebrating it's 50th anniversary) from across the United States and Helen Hayes Award winner Tracy Lynn Olivera.

04/17/2019 - 1:20pm

The Folger Shakespeare Library continues its celebration of Wm Shakespeare's birthday month with a FREE event on April 22: The Shakespeare Birthday Lecture "Rough Magic: Performing Shakespeare through Gaming Technology." Since it was first performed, Shakespeare’s The Tempest has enticed directors to stage the play’s magical beings and events through new technologies. This lecture examines the most recent of these experiments.

04/17/2019 - 11:55am

On the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage April 18 (6pm) - The Michael Kanin Playwriting Awards Short Play Showcase. Presenting a selection of short plays performed, with national finalists competing for the Gary Garrison National Ten-Minute Play Award and the John Cauble Award for Outstanding Short Play, and features leading actors from the Washington, D.C. community.

04/17/2019 - 11:52am

Solas Nua presents a FREE reading on Mon, April 22 of THE HONEY TRAP by Leo McGann and directed by Matt Torney. Reading takes place at The Mansion on O Street in Dupont Circle and reservations are recommended.

04/11/2019 - 1:47pm

FREE performances and events for kids and families in Wheaton - Saturday, April 13. InterAct Story Theatre Presents "Marian Licha, A Magical Journey through Latin America" as part of their Wheaton Family Theatre Series. Best for ages 3 and up. Puerto Rican-born actor and storyteller Marian Licha weaves alluring and interactive folktales in both English and Spanish, including Puerto Rican “Juan Bobo” stories, her own personal anecdotes, and short bilingual songs in an engaging program that lifts the spirit with humor and life-lessons from the oral tradition.

04/09/2019 - 1:32pm

Additional tix have been made available for The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics's "Republics of Imagination", Mon, April 15 at 7:30pm, an evening of cross-cultural performances inspired and co-curated by celebrated author Azar Nafisi (Reading Lolita in Tehran), highlighting the dangerous power of performance and literature in repressive times, in partnership with and taking place at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. Includes excerpt of Woolly’s upcoming production of "Describe the Night" (May–June), and material from James Baldwin, Azar Nafisi, David Grossman, Wole Soyinka, and others. NOTE: Reserve in advance recommended. Due to high demand, patrons are requested to arrive by 7:20pm or tickets will be redistributed to stand-by patrons. Reception to follow.

04/09/2019 - 12:48pm

Washington Stage Guild presents a FREE staged reading of Henrik Ibsen's classic play "Hedda Gabler," April 10 at 7pm - performed by the cast of WSG's current production of RESOLVING HEDDA, Jon Klein's reimagining of the Ibsen play (which closes April 14).

04/09/2019 - 11:58am

Flying V's Awesome-A-Thon is back with 24 straight hours of Flying V themed programming. Running 10pm, Sat, April 13 to 10pm, Sun, April 14, this 24-hour festival and fundraiser features original performances and staged readings, explosive stage combat - and much more. Stay for one event or the entire time. Admission is PAY WHAT YOU CAN for the entire day, and all proceeds go to support Flying V's 2019 programming.

04/03/2019 - 4:53pm

Brave Spirits Theatre's As You Like It begins Thurs, April 4 with a Pay-As-You-Will performance. The show, directed by Jessica Aimone, runs til April 27 and features "new music that expands Shakespeare’s beloved characters" from composer and musical director Zach Roberts.

04/02/2019 - 2:54pm

The Hub Theatre presents a free reading of T(estosterone) by Kit Yan and Simone Wolff, directed by Orion Johnstone Sunday, April 7 at 6pm. Two trans and gender non-conforming best friends on a trip to Planned Parenthood - one to get on T, one to get off. Reading takes place at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in Georgetown. Seating is LIMITED, so RSVPs recommended.

04/02/2019 - 1:11pm

Mosaic Theater Company holds a Pay-What-You-Can performance of of "Les Deux Noirs: Notes on Notes of a Native Son" on April 7 7:30pm (running in rep with "Native Son"). PWYC tickets available for first preview of every Mosaic mainstage show with a limited number available for purchase at the door one hour before curtain (steeply discounted tickets @ $10 can be purchased in advance).

03/29/2019 - 1:43pm

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company holds two Pay-What-You-Will shows on April 1 and 2 for The Peculiar Patriot, writer/performer Liza Jessie Peterson's "blistering critique of the American criminal justice system" (Broadway World) inspired by her work with inmates at NYC's Rikers Island prison. Tickets can be reserved via TodayTix and there will be a very limited number of seats and standing-room tickets available on the night of the performance.

03/28/2019 - 12:42pm

Looking for something fun to do with your littlest ones? Join Imagination Stage on March 31 at 11am for the next Sunday Fun-day where you and your child (ages 1-5) bring your favorite stories to life through dramatic play activities, music, movement, and visual art. Each session you leave with a special take-home item we used or created that day, as well as a Parent Pack to extend the experience at home. Other dates almost any weekend this spring.

03/27/2019 - 3:13pm

Meet award-winning Playwright Jon Klein, author of Washington Stage Guild’s "Resolving Hedda" as he joins the director and cast for a Post-Show Talk-Back. Saturday, March 30 at 5pm following the matinee. FREE, but tickets must be purchased to see the performance. The production runs thru April 14.

03/22/2019 - 12:47pm

Catch Theater J's "The Jewish Queen Lear" (now thru April 7 at Georgetown Univ) and some add'l Creative Conversations (free events, but you do need to purchase tickets to see the production): Sun, March 24 following 2pm matinee - From Yiddish to English and Back Again; Sun, March 31 following 2pm matinee - Sunday Symposium: Yiddish Theater: Then and Now.

03/20/2019 - 7:18pm

The stars are coming out to celebrate and support area theatres in coming months. Join Round House Theatre on April 6 at The Hamilton Live for their annual "Broadway 'Near' Bethesda" Gala, featuring a performance by multiple Tony Award Winner Audra McDonald. And Olney Theatre Center's Annual Gala features Broadway, TV, and Film Star Cheyenne Jackson on Saturday, May 18.

03/20/2019 - 6:00pm

There are only two more public performances of Imagination Stage’s "Óyeme, the Beautiful," at the American Art Museum on March 22 and Catholic University on March 25. Written by Miriam Gonzales, it's based on the real-life experiences of participants in the ¡Óyeme! youth project, which works with immigrant and refugee children to “provide a creative arts outlet” for their experiences and trauma. The show is suitable for children grade 7+ and RSVPs are required.

03/20/2019 - 1:00am

Signature Theatre and Arena Stage have announced they will be launching the GalaPro app, a first-of-its-kind mobile app for accessibility that allows patrons to use closed captioning in real time during live performances. Patrons who use captions will be able to access them on demand through their phone at any show they want with this innovative app made specifically for theatergoers. Signature begins testing the program during Grand Hotel in April followed by Spunk and Blackbeard. Arena will begin with the world-premiere production of JQA in March.

03/19/2019 - 4:14pm

Catch Pay-What-You-Can performances of "Resolving Hedda," a “boisterously funny” (LA Times) modern re-imagining of Ibsen’s notorious schemer by local playwright Jon Klein at Washington Stage Guild. PWYC performances are March 21 7:30pm, March 22 at 8pm and March 23 at 2:3opm. The production runs thru April 14.