What We've Heard

06/25/2019 - 1:02pm

There's only one thing that can save the earth from the clutches of evil and darkness: unscripted theater. Washington Improv Theater’s interplanetary adventure "Starship Odyssey" will give audiences a dose of sci-fi adventure. Each show is headlined by a WIT ensemble. Also check out "Starship Odyssey: The Final Mission" - a live summer blockbuster that spans centuries and star systems. Running til August 4.

06/21/2019 - 2:43pm

On June 24, Nu Sass' production of Howard Zinn's "Marx in Soho" returns for one performance featuring Mary Myers' Helen Hayes nominated performance.Tickets $20. The time is now. The place is here. Karl Marx is back from the dead. And he's got some things to say.

06/20/2019 - 6:39pm

Visit Studio Theatre this summer for "Showroom," a curated performance series in the summertime spirit—with spirits. The series includes:
EVERY BRILLIANT THING - thru July 7, DIANA OH IN CONCERT - June 28 & 29, SPOKAOKE - July 6 & 7, MORTIFIED - July 13 at 7pm/9pm, BRIGHT COLORS AND BOLD PATTERNS - July 9-28. EVERY BRILLIANT THING, Studio's presentation of Olney Theatre Center's hit production, is a play about depression, resilience, and the lengths we will go to for those we love—told in collaboration with the audience.

06/20/2019 - 12:47pm

Eight Nights, a new play by Jennifer Maisel, directed by Theater J's Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr, and featuring a cast of Theater J favorites, is being given a staged reading at City Winery on June 24 at 7pm (doors at 6pm). “8 Nights of Eight Nights” is a series of staged readings of Eight Nights on eight different nights in eight different cities, to raise funds and awareness for HIAS in the wake of the Tree of Life shooting in Pittsburgh, and to stand with all those who are persecuted on the basis of race or religion the world over.

06/20/2019 - 12:28pm

Convergence Theatre is back with their critically acclaimed production of "Guerrilla Theatre Works: A New Nation" to Northern Virginia. June 21 & 22 at 7:30pm. Admission is FREE (donations gratefully accepted). Also, June 29 at the One Journey Festival at the Washington National Cathedral. "A New Nation" probes responses to the immigration crisis in the US and current perceptions of the stranger, amplifying diverse voices to challenge fear and strengthen our sense of home.

06/19/2019 - 11:22pm

Wit's End Puppets presents "Malevolent Creatures, a puppet triptych, "3 stories inspired by British folklore, retold with puppets and actors to comment on the world today. Tix $15, June 20 & 21 at 8pm at GALA Hispanic Theatre. For ages 13+.

06/19/2019 - 6:52pm

Rorschach Theatre's Klecksography returns Sat, June 22, at Atlas Performing Arts Center (5pm, 7pm, or 9pm performances). What started out as a smattering of short-play showcases in 2007 has morphed into an annual one-day extravaganza featuring 6 area theater companies and over 60 performers and creative professionals. The event is inspired by Hermann Rorschach's famous ink-blot test: All of the artists will base their play/film on a single, distinctive piece of visual art and have 1 week to create it. The resulting showcase features 12 plays and 6 films from Rorschach Theatre, Theater Alliance, Solas Nua, Longacre Lea, Flying V, and We Happy Few, American University.

06/19/2019 - 2:08pm

Mosaic Theater Company's "Twisted Melodies," a powerful one-man show, based on the life of ’70s soul singer and composer Donny Hathaway, begins performances June 19 at The Atlas with a Pay-What-You-Can show - and runs til July 21. Note there are ASL Interpreted & Open Captioned shows July 19 (8pm) and July 20 (3pm) and Open Captioned show on July 20 (8pm). Plus numerous discussions throughout the run.

06/19/2019 - 12:28pm

Longacre Lea switches it up for 2019 from its annual August production to THE WATCHLIST FESTIVAL - a 2-week celebration of collaboration and community with a series of play workshops, discussion, film, and a multi-media gallery June 24-July 6 (at Catholic University's Callan Theatre). Audience are welcome at (almost) any rehearsal—and at the presentation nights for each project. Entry is free, but please make a reservation. Full schedule and information at above link.

06/17/2019 - 6:25pm

The 2019 Capital Fringe Festival is approaching soon - July 9 - 28 in SW DC. Tickets are now on sale. Additionally catch a preview of shows on June 28 in the outdoor Festival Preview at Market SW.

06/07/2019 - 6:00pm

Discounted previews ($15) are June 8 to June 14 for Scena Theatre's "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui" by Bertolt Brecht at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. The tale of the meteoric rise of a small-time Brooklyn hoodlum who takes over the cauliflower racket in 1930’s Chicago, Ui ruthlessly disposes of his competitors to enrich himself and gain power.

06/07/2019 - 11:52am

Solas Nua presents a free reading June 9 at 4pm (Mansion on O Street, NW) of "May the Road Rise Up" by Belfast playwright Rosemary Jenkinson, performed by Amanda Forstrom. Reading is 60min, Free, but reservations are required. Cash bar. When Mia’s boyfriend leaves her, she falls into debt and loses her job, but she still stays cheerful throughout our recessionary times. Mia is aided and abetted by her BFF, wedding singer, Paddy, who can sniff out a party at a hundred yards. Then she lands a new job, driving round Belfast’s busy streets, and thinks to herself surely life is on the up. But is it?

06/06/2019 - 4:53pm

Theatre at the museum! AMAZING GRACE, a Broadway musical inspired by the awe-inspiring story behind the world’s most beloved song is currently on stage at DC's newest museum, the Museum of the Bible. Performances run til August 18 (Sundays at 2pm, Fridays at 2pm & 7pm, Saturdays at 2pm & 7pm).

06/06/2019 - 11:29am

On June 8 10:30am, Anacostia Playhouse presents Shakespeare For The Young with a FREE performance of "Adventures in Arden," an interactive puppet show for children 4-10. Based on Shakespeare's As You Like It and set in Africa, the story includes interactive play with the audience. Short workshop for the children follows where they use their bodies and voices to explore the rhythms and beats they heard in Shakespeare’s language during the play.

06/05/2019 - 5:11pm

The Hothouse New Play series returns June 10 (7pm) to Theater Alliance for an Evening of "Goddess." - In conversation with "Klytmnestra," their current production, local playwrights developed short plays about one woman's encounter with a goddess. Tickets $5.

06/05/2019 - 1:30pm

Catch one of two Pay-What-You-Can performances of Sarah Ruhl's "The Oldest Boy" June 6 & 7 at 8pm at Spooky Action Theater. Reserve PWYC tickets online for only $10 or pay what you will at the door (cash) before performances. An American mother and a Tibetan father must make a life-altering choice when Tibetan monks seek their 3-year-old son as the reincarnation of a revered Buddhist lama for a life of spiritual training in India.

05/25/2019 - 3:12pm

Best Medicine Rep holds its next FREE reading June 2 at 2:30pm - "Blood: A Comedy" by David Lee White, directed by Kelsey Yudice. Jacqueline Stanzi is an eccentric life-long atheist and college professor who has lost her tenure for trying to teach intelligent design in a science class. Struggling with confusion and memory loss, Jacqueline decides that the only way to save her mind - and her highly dysfunctional family - from destroying itself is for them all to get religion.

05/21/2019 - 3:59pm

Pay-What-You-Can performances are May 23 & 24 at 8pm for Taffety Punk Theatre Company's double-bill of "Antigonick" (an inspiring & contemporary new telling of Sophokles' classic by poet/translator Anne Carson) and "The Fragments of Sappho" (Carson's unparalleled translation of all that remains of Sappho's poetry shaped by choreographer Katie C. Sopoci Drake and director Marcus Kyd with an ensemble of dancers, actors, and musicians). Performances continue thru June 8.

05/20/2019 - 12:21pm

Now through June 10th, Signature Theatre is accepting submissions from area playwrights for their "SigWorks: Monday Night New Play Readings" series so you can have your work highlighted in a fun and informal setting. Only 4 slots available for the 2019-20 season; Plays must be full-length (no musicals) and playwrights must currently live in DC, Maryland, or Virginia. Click above link for more information on submissions.

05/16/2019 - 3:46pm

Avant Bard offers Pay-What-You-Will tickets for A MISANTHROPE (May 30-June 30). Advance-purchase Pay What You Will tickets are available online for previews and on sale online for all other performances beginning the Monday before. Matt Minnicino's A Misanthrope distills Molière's best-known farce into quippy rhyming couplets. And it pokes fun at social flattery with a hot take on the absurdity of modern hot airs. Hypocrisy has never been more hilarious.