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James And The Giant Peach Feb 14 - Apr 4, 2016  
Adventure Theatre MTC James And The Giant Peach
When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion which results in a tremendous peach - and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Featuring a wickedly tuneful score by the TONY Award-nominated team of Pasek and Paul and a curiously quirky book by Timothy Allen McDonald.
Road Show Feb 16 - Mar 13, 2016  
Signature Theatre Road Show
The notoriously colorful and charming Mizner brothers come to life in Stephen Sondheim's Road Show. Join influential architect Addison Mizner and his wheeling-dealing brother Wilson on their picaresque misadventures from the Alaskan Gold Rush to India, Hawaii, Guatemala and their eventual development of Boca Raton. Spanning 40 years, this musical travelogue follows the mismatched brothers through all of their opportunistic ups and downs to tell an amazing true story. Tony-winning playwright John Weidman (Contact) reunited with living legend Sondheim (Sweeney Todd) to create this Obie and Drama Desk Award-winning musical. Catch this production of Road Show at Arlington's Signature Theatre, directed by Gary Griffin.
The Promised Land Feb 16 - Feb 28, 2016  
Woolly Mammoth Theatre The Promised Land
The youth ensemble of Habimah, Israel's national theater, created this documentary-infused kaleidoscope chronicling the waves of Sudanese refugees who crossed the desert to enter Israel legally and illegally, finding themselves stranded in a drama of relocation and displacement. Adapted for an American troupe and staged by the former artistic director of the Cleveland Play House, Michael Bloom (Off-Broadway's Sight Unseen), this story personalizes a history of immigration and asks pointed questions about race and the limits of empathy in a welcoming society. Part of the Voices From a Changing Middle East Festival, this production will take place in Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company's 100-seat Rehearsal Hall.
Antigone Project Feb 17 - Mar 6, 2016  
Studio Theatre Antigone Project
Five award-winning female playwrights bring five very different explorations of Sophocles' tragedy to life. "Antigone Project; a Play in 5 Parts" reconsiders this classic story from a variety of rich and radical perspectives of race, class and gender. With such settings as World War I, a modern African Village and the underworld of Hades, we see a sister's love and devotion through many lenses in a work that The New York Times lauded as "engaging, seductive and wildly divergent."
Romeo and Juliet Feb 17 - Mar 27, 2016  
Synetic Theater Romeo and Juliet
Synetic's landmark and "enthralling" (The Washington Post) production of Romeo and Juliet returns! In this passionate and lyrical piece, set among the gears of a giant clock, the greatest of Shakespearean lovers race against time itself to outrun their fate. One of the original "wordless Shakespeares", this production received 6 Helen Hayes Award Nominations and 2 wins, for Outstanding Resident Play and Ensemble. This production will not have dialogue.
The Maid's Tragedy Feb 18 - Mar 6, 2016  
Brave Spirits Theatre at Lab at Convergence The Maid's Tragedy
Heartbreak. Betrayal. Revenge. When the King of Rhodes commands young Amintor to break his betrothal with his love Aspatia and marry the beautiful Evadne, a chain of horrific events begins. Aspatia, jilted and desperate to die, longs for justice to right her wrongs. Evadne, secretly the King's mistress, loses all honor when her torrid affair comes to light, and only vengeance will restore it. Melantius, Rhodes' greatest warrior and Evadne's brother, swears restitution for his defiled sister and the betrayed Amintor and will defy a King and God Himself to get it. Passionate, sexy, and twisted, this Jacobean tragedy will keep audiences entranced to the bitter end. Brave Spirits presents the DC-area professional premiere!
Animals Out Of Paper Feb 19 - Mar 12, 2016  
Silver Spring Stage Animals Out Of Paper
Animals Out of Paper is an uncommon love story from acclaimed playwright Rajiv Joseph, a Pulitzer Prize finalist for the Broadway drama Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. Andy, a calculus teacher and avid fan, pressures the reclusive Ilana, a world-famous origami artist, into becoming an unwitting mentor to a troubled teenage prodigy named Suresh. These three intriguingly flawed characters begin to reshape and mold each other's lives in much the same way they fold and crease their paper art. Watch this touching drama unfold at Silver Spring Stage in Maryland.
Kabarett and Cabaret Feb 20 - Mar 6, 2016  
Source Kabarett and Cabaret
The political tide of the 1930's brought a flood of prolific artists to America: Korngold, Weill, Schoenberg, Hollander, and Marlene Dietrich. Fall in love again with forgotten Berliner and Viennese gems of gallows humor, satire, and schmaltz. Experience the music born in Berlin that immigrated all the way to the Silver Screen.
Suddenly Last Summer Feb 22  
Source Suddenly Last Summer
Catharine, a poor relative of a prominent New Orleans family, seems to have gone mad following her cousin Sebastian's mystery-shrouded death on a trip to Europe. Meanwhile, Sebastian's mother, trying to cover up her son's homosexuality and death, threatens to lobotomize Catharine for her incoherent babbling regarding Sebastian's demise. Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn and Montgomery Clift famously starred in the 1959 adaptation of Tennessee Williams' Southern Gothic play. Now you can witness Rainbow Theatre Project's staged reading of Williams' powerful Suddenly Last Summer, rife with mid-century denial and poignant sexual code, at Source Theatre in Washington, DC.
Othello Feb 23 - Mar 27, 2016  
Shakespeare Theatre Company at Sidney Harman Hall Othello
Don't miss your chance to see Shakespeare Theatre Company's new production of Othello . Even among the classics, Shakespeare's Othello stands apart for its passion, its sense of danger, and its continued relevance amidst the evils of the modern world. Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army, and his new wife, Desdemona, seemingly have it all -- true love, success and happiness. But can anyone protect them from "honest" Iago, a master magician of deceit? The inspiration for villains as varied as Milton's Satan and Breaking Bad's Walter White, Iago is one of the most hypnotically evil characters ever created, and the driving force behind Shakespeare's profound tragedy of love and jealousy. This production at Sidney Harman Hall will be directed by Ron Daniels, an honorary associate director at the Royal Shakespeare Company.
In the Heights Feb 24 - Feb 28, 2016  
Montgomery College (PAC) at Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center In the Heights
In the Heights made a splash on Broadway, scoring the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical and winning over audiences with its fresh-faced charm and vibrant music. With incredible hip-hop dancing, a contemporary Latin-flavored score and a story from Lin-Manuel Miranda (creator of the new Broadway show Hamilton), In the Heights is an exhilarating journey into the lives of the residents of the Dominican-American neighborhood of Washington Heights in New York City. It's a place where everyone knows your business and things are about to shake up as romances bloom, dreams are challenged and one winning lottery ticket threatens to change everything. Now the talented student-performers of Montgomery College stage this acclaimed musical at Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center.
Crimes Of The Heart Feb 25 - Mar 20, 2016  
NextStop Theatre Crimes Of The Heart
Mission Objective: Uncover sordid events of the past when the three Magrath sisters gather to await news of their family patriarch, living out his last hours in the local hospital. This award-winning play is known for its grave-yet-hysterical, touching-but-dysfunctional portrait of a Mississippi family.
The Lion Feb 26 - Apr 10, 2016  
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater The Lion
Some stories have to be sung. Writer/performer Benjamin Scheuer uses his guitar - actually, six guitars - in this wholly-original musical experience that tells a coming-of-age story that "lifts the spirit" (Time Out New York). The award-winning songwriter inspires and disarms with his raw wit and emotional depth as he leads you on a rock 'n' roll journey from boyhood to manhood, through pain and healing, to discover the redemptive power of music. Don't miss the show New York Daily News calls "an irresistible winner." Much like its hero, The Lion roars.
The Dancing Princesses Feb 26 - Mar 20, 2016  
Creative Cauldron at ArtSpace Falls Church The Dancing Princesses
A group of princesses, each more beautiful than the last, are locked in their room each night, but in the morning, their dancing shoes are completely worn through as if they had been dancing all night! Join our Learning Theater Ensemble as a young knight attempts to find out the princesses' secret in a musical adaptation of this classic Grimm tale.
Girls! Girls? Girls. Feb 27 - Feb 28, 2016  
Atlas Performing Arts Center Girls! Girls? Girls.
DC native Marjuan Canady transforms herself into 10 diverse characters in Girls! Girls? Girls., a one-woman show that captures the universal voices and concerns of black women. From "booty" fashion mogul Sara Baartman to Black Women News anchor Beverly Brushetta to hot rapper 40 Ounce, Canady explores how society has viewed black women in the past, in the present and in the funny yet frightening future while critiquing the power of the media, celebrity culture and our negative notions of black female identity. Rooted in hip-hop theater and feminist aesthetics, Girls! Girls? Girls. explores issues of sexual exploitation, devaluation and misogyny at Atlas Performing Arts Center, where it appears as part of the 2016 INTERSECTIONS Festival.
The Flick Mar 1 - Apr 17, 2016  
Signature Theatre The Flick
Set in the popcorn-strewn, empty aisles of a crumbling Massachusetts movie theater, this 2014 Pulitzer Prize winner exposes the surprising tenderness and comedy in the everyday. Spilled soda on the floor. Leftover food wrappers stashed in the seats. Three minimum wage employees perform the humdrum labor necessary to keep one of the last 35 millimeter projectors running. Through seemingly small conversations about movie actors, broom techniques and weekend plans, the characters divulge heartbreak, hopes and a compelling story all their own. With her finely-tuned comic eye, Annie Baker (Circle Mirror Transformation, The Aliens) brings a rich humanity to three people who desperately strive to connect, help each other move on and accept their place in the world.
1984 Mar 9 - Apr 10, 2016  
Shakespeare Theatre Company at Lansburgh Theatre 1984
Although the year 1984 has long passed, George Orwell's chilling prophecy of the future is timelier than ever in today's contemporary society. Based on the classic dystopian novel, 1984 breathes new life on stage at the Lansburgh Theatre in Washington, D.C. Within the superstate Oceania, the omniscient Big Brother holds its citizens in constant surveillance while perpetual war rages. Meanwhile, protagonists Winston and Julia must attempt to resist the oppressive Party that utilizes psychological manipulation and physical discipline to brainwash society.

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