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Cry "Havoc!" Nov 4  
Folger Theatre Cry
Inspired by Stephan Wolfert's experience as a soldier, writer and performer, Cry "Havoc!" is a unique, interactive exploration of the soldiers found in the plays of William Shakespeare. Using the famous playwright's timeless words, plus a few of his own, Wolfert brings to life the voices of iconic figures like Richard III, Othello and Henry V, among others. Following this one-night-only performance, Wolfert is joined in an audience discussion with Dr. Niobe Way, Promundo-US, and Michael Witmore, director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, to further explore the themes of violence, recovery and community both through and outside of Shakespeare.
We Are Africa Nov 4 - Nov 9, 2014  
The National Theatre We Are Africa
With a cast of 32 of South Africa’s brightest and most versatile young performers, singers, drummers and dancers, AFRICA UMOJA – The Spirit of Togetherness, 20 Years of Freedom and Democracy Tour is a joyous celebration of dynamic talent, thrilling energy, great voices and sensual dances that sweep across the bright and vibrant South African traditional landscape.
There Is a Happiness That Morning Is Nov 4 - Nov 23, 2014  
Theater On The Run There Is a Happiness That Morning Is
WSC Avant Bard presents a delightful tale of lust in academia and a comedy in rhyming couplets. Two William Blake scholars are forced to apologize to their classes for their highly inappropriate public display of affection if they want to save their jobs. (A reprise of the acclaimed production for the 2013 Capital Fringe Festival’s fallFRINGE.)
Bad Jews Nov 5 - Dec 21, 2014  
The Studio Theatre Bad Jews
It's a battle royale of the family kind -- the Jewish family kind. The night after their Holocaust survivor grandfather's funeral, three cousins battle it out over an heirloom -- a necklace of a chai, the Hebrew word and symbol for life -- that saw Poppy through a concentration camp and into his new life in America. In one corner is Daphna: volatile, self-assured, unbending. In the other, Liam: secular, entitled and just as stubborn (toting a goyishe girlfriend to boot). And in the middle, Liam's brother Jonah, who tries futilely to stay out of the fray. This savage comedy about identity, family and legacy was the hottest show in New York City last year. Jewish or not, you're sure to see your own family in the midst of all the comic mayhem.
Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe Nov 6 - Dec 7, 2014  
Molotov Theatre Group at Cultural Arts Center Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe
History's greatest horror writer stands alone in the growing darkness of his own mind, trying to convince himself -- and the audience -- that's he still sane as his best stories come to life in Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe. Before Poe died of "brain congestion" shortly after being found on the streets of Baltimore, dressed in a stranger's suit and muttering mysterious phrases, he wrote the spookiest stories ever put to paper. Now four of his favorites -- "The Raven," "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Pit and the Pendulum" and "The Tell-Tale Heart"-- are brought to the stage in this production from the Molotov Theatre Group. Adapted by Eric Coble (The Velocity of Autumn), Nightfall With Edgar Allan Poe captures both the poetry and the terror of Poe's originals, where the border between sanity and madness is often very thin. Come, if you dare!
Madama Butterfly Nov 7 - Nov 9, 2014  
Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric Madama Butterfly
Puccini's Madama Butterfly is one of the most beautiful -- and one of the most tragic -- operas ever staged. It's the story of an innocent young geisha who catches the eye of an American Naval officer and becomes his temporary "wife," only to be left behind when he returns to America. What began as a beautiful love story becomes a heartbreaking tragedy when the abandoned bride must make an agonizing choice. The role of "Madama Butterfly" offers young divas the opportunity to perform one of the most famous arias in the soprano repertoire, "Un bel di," sung as Butterfly waits faithfully for her lover to return from across the sea. The opera is fully staged in the original Italian, with English translation projected above the stage.
Lady Lay Nov 9  
Warehouse Theater Lady Lay
Where were you when you first heard the Berlin Wall was coming down? In Lydia Stryk's new play with music Lady Lay, the main character is a frustrated clerk in the Berlin Employment Office who hears the music of Bob Dylan for the first time just as the Wall starts crumbling. You can follow her journey of musical and political discovery when Warehouse Theater stages a workshop performance of the play on November 9, the 25th anniversary of the Wall's fall.
Disney's The Little Mermaid Nov 12 - Dec 28, 2014  
Olney Theatre Center Disney's The Little Mermaid
In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and live in the world above. But first she’ll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking.
The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism With a Key to the Scriptures Nov 13 - Dec 21, 2014  
Theater J The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism With a Key to the Scriptures
Tony, Obie, Emmy and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner (Angels in America) tackles family and personal dramas in the D.C. premiere of the newly updated The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism With a Key to the Scriptures. Directed by John Vreeke (2013's Race at Theater J), this Brooklyn-set piece centers around a retired longshoreman and lifelong Communist, his grown children and his frank, open discussion of possibly committing suicide -- which doesn't go exactly as planned. Instead, he's caught in a deeply emotional battle over what makes life worth living.
Five Guys Named Moe Nov 14 - Dec 28, 2014  
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater Five Guys Named Moe
Need to chase the blues away? Pull up a seat at the Funky Butt Club to celebrate the fresh, feel-good music of “The King of the Jukebox” Louis Jordan. Suffering from a severe case of the blues, a young man gets the surprise of his life when “the greatest band around” pops out of his radio to cure what ails him. With joyful swing and bouncing be-bop tunes like “Let the Good Times Roll,” “Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby” and “Choo Choo Ch’Boogie,” you’ll be leaping out of your seat and dancing in the aisles with Big Moe, Four-Eyed Moe, Eat Moe, No Moe and Little Moe, better known as Five Guys Named Moe!
MARY POPPINS Nov 14 - Feb 22, 2015  
Toby's Dinner Theatre - Columbia MARY POPPINS
Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, MARY POPPINS includes a score filled with timeless classics such as “A Spoonfull of Sugar” and the Academy Award®-winning “Chim-Chim Cher-ee”. The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family how to value each other again.
A Midsummer Night's Dream (In Repertory) Nov 14 - Dec 7, 2014  
Brave Spirits Theatre at Anacostia Arts Center A Midsummer Night's Dream (In Repertory)
BST pairs the well-­loved comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the rarely produced The Two Noble Kinsmen to interrogate to what lengths we will go for love and what happens to those who get left behind. Though Midsummer was written early in Shakespeare’s career and Kinsmen was a much later collaboration with Fletcher, both stories are set in the realm of Theseus, who, days before his marriage to Hippolyta, must decide how to manage two young men rivaling for the attentions of one woman. Midsummer is directed by Jessica Aimone, fresh off of Pinky Swear Productions’ hit Tiny House Plays. Washington City Paper called Tiny House Plays “a fascinating five­-show compendium of extremely cozy theater.”
Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol Nov 14 - Jan 1, 2015  
Adventure Theatre MTC Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol
Tiny Tim longs to have his father home on Christmas day, but mean old Mr. Scrooge won’t give Bob Crachit the day off! There must be a way to change Scrooge’s mind – perhaps a ghost or two will set Scrooge right. Can this clever boy and his best friend Charlotte save Christmas and change the heart of the meanest man in town? This exciting world premiere story of a father and son is adapted by Broadway’s Tony-winning Ken Ludwig (Twas the Night Before Christmas) and his very own son, Jack. Get ready for the wildest ride you've ever had at Christmas!
My Fair Lady Nov 14 - Nov 23, 2014  
Damascus Theatre Company at Olney Theatre Center My Fair Lady
The enchanting My Fair Lady has ascended as high as a Broadway production can since its debut in 1956, winning Tony Awards as well as the Best Picture Oscar for its film adaptation. Now, Damascus Theatre Company presents its rendition of this show-stopping musical wherein Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle transforms into a well-bred lady under the tutelage of Professor Henry Higgins. With an unforgettable score that includes such favorites as "With a Little Bit of Luck," "The Rain in Spain," "I Could Have Danced All Night," "On the Street Where You Live" and "Get Me to the Church on Time," this beloved musical aims to woo even the hardest-hearted of viewers.
Ghost Brothers of Darkland County Nov 15  
Warner Theatre Ghost Brothers of Darkland County
this southern gothic, supernatural musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County is written by best-selling author Stephen King, with music by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp, and musical direction by Grammy Award-winning T Bone Burnett, This extraordinary collaboration 16 years in the making is a haunting tale of fraternal love, lust, jealousy and revenge, performed by an ensemble cast of 15 actors and a four-piece live band, comprised of members of John Mellencamp’s band. The staging of Ghost Brothers is an amalgam of different styles – both old fashioned, resembling an old-style radio show, and yet, modern and
101 Dalmatians Nov 19 - Jan 11, 2015  
Imagination Stage 101 Dalmatians
When Mr. and Mrs. Dearly welcome a new litter of Dalmatians to their 1950s London home, Cruella de-Vil is quick to plot their kidnap. Loving puppy parents Pongo and Missis discover their location, and set out on a harrowing adventure through the countryside to rescue their puppies. With the help of several friendly dogs along the way, the family reunites on Christmas Day, and Cruella is defeated. But will the Dearlys take in all 101 dalmatians?
A Christmas Carol Nov 20 - Jan 1, 2015  
Ford's Theatre A Christmas Carol
The annual Ford’s Theatre production of A Christmas Carol has been a Washington tradition for more than 30 years. Join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as they lead the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation and redemption. Originally conceived by Michael Baron, this music-infused production captures the magic and joy of Dickens’s Yuletide classic. Celebrated Washington stage actor Edward Gero returns to play Scrooge in the production The Washington Posthailed as “musically high-spirited” and “infectiously jolly.”

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