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Rage Oct 22 - Nov 16, 2014  
Ambassador Theater at Flashpoint Rage
US Premiere. In this tense, one-act, Canadian play, an unstable high-school student confronts a pacifistic guidence councelor in her claustrophobic office at the school. During their increasingly heated conversation a gun is produced, and their encounter becomes a battle of wills. Will "justifiable" violence or passive resistance win the day? Who will survive?
Disney on Ice: Frozen Oct 22 - Nov 2, 2014  
Patriot Center and Royal Farms Arena (Formerly Baltimore Arena) Disney on Ice: Frozen
What better way to experience the wintry world of Disney's Frozen than in a live Disney on Ice show? Join royal sisters Anna and Elsa as you're magically whisked away to the ice kingdom of Arendelle. An uplifting, Oscar-winning tale of true love, Frozen comes to life with graceful skating and amazing special effects. Sing along to beloved songs like "Let It Go," as the hilarious snowman Olaf; Kristoff; his loyal reindeer, Sven; and the mystical trolls set out on an inspiring journey. Also skating into the rink will be Mickey and Minnie Mouse, plus your favorite Disney Princesses and characters from beloved Disney/Pixar films like Toy Story, Finding Nemo and The Lion King.

At Patriot Center Oct 22 - Oct 27
At Royal Farms Arena (Formerly Baltimore Arena) Oct 29 - Nov 2
Sylvia Oct 23 - Nov 16, 2014  
NextStop Theatre Company at Industrial Strength Theatre Sylvia
From A.R. Gurney, one of America’s greatest living playwrights comes a hilarious comedy about the joys and woes of owning a dog. Greg and Kate are happily married, comfortably middle class and blissfully empty nesting. That is, until Greg meets a stray mutt, by the name of Sylvia in the park and brings her home. Tempers quickly flare and sacred bonds are soon tested between man and wife, master and pet, pillow and stuffing.
Richard II Oct 24 - Nov 9, 2014  
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Richard II
One of Shakespeare’s most eloquent works is this poetic chronicle of the cultured and vain King Richard II, who believes himself divinely placed on the English throne. His arrogance contributes to his undoing and the onset of the Wars of the Roses. Rich with beautiful language, this “Hollow Crown” history remains one of Shakespeare’s most-loved plays. Richard II is directed by Kevin Costa.
17th International Festival of Hispanic Theater - ECUADOR "Loca la Juana/That crazy Joan" Oct 24 - Oct 26, 2014  
Gunston Arts Center 17th International Festival of Hispanic Theater - ECUADOR
~~It was always thought - and still is - that there is no greater madness than to talk to oneself. In theater, this madness is called a "monologue." Today we have before us history’s three best-known and/or most famous Joans: Joan of Arc, Joanna the Mad of Castile and Pope Joan. These three important historical figures will be portrayed in a serious and praiseworthy piece of work by our own present-day Joan - "Star Joan" (Juana Estrella) – who with her immense and wild sense of humor will demonstrate for us in true comedic fashion that she’s not Joanna the Mad, but "THAT CRAZY JOAN."
Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen Oct 24 - Nov 23, 2014  
Quotidian Theatre Company at Writer's Center Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen
The magnetic and mysterious Hedda Gabler, stifled by society's coventions, has captivated audiences since she sprang from Ibsen's imagination in 1890. Her perplexing machinations find the perfect home in Washington, D.C.'s politically-charged Georgetown of 1963 in this new adaptation by Michael Avolio.
Macbeth Oct 24 - Nov 23, 2014  
Bowie Playhouse Macbeth
Even at a time when charismatic anti-heroes rule supreme -- especially on cable TV -- Macbeth stands apart. More under-handed than Frank Underwood, more cunning than Michael Corleone and more desperate than Walter White, the Scottish general-turned-king remains the most enthralling example of ambition run amok, of authentic talent corrupted one compromise at time. Now the Annapolis Shakespeare Company presents a bold new production of Shakespeare's dark masterpiece. Set in a gloomy world of ghosts and witches, the tragedy's bloody cycle of corruption and betrayal is thrown into motion when the popular King Duncan of Scotland is murdered by Macbeth, his trusted friend. Egged on by his wife, Macbeth goes on to claim his "destiny" ... but at a terrible price.
Little Dancer Oct 25 - Nov 30, 2014  
The Kennedy Center Little Dancer
With direction and choreography by five-time Tony winner Susan Stroman, this world premiere Kennedy Center musical is inspired by the story of a young ballerina immortalized by Edgar Degas in his famous sculpture at the National Gallery of Art.
Klecksography: Haunting Monsters Oct 25  
Rorschach Theatre at Atlas Performing Arts Center Klecksography: Haunting Monsters
Created by over two dozen theatre artists, KLECKSOGRAPHY: HAUNTING MONSTERS will feature six short plays from six different perspectives - all written and staged during a two-week process. Join the city's most daring theatre company and see what happens when it reveals the monsters' monsters.
As You Like It Oct 28 - Dec 7, 2014  
Shakespeare Theatre Company at Lansburgh Theatre As You Like It
"Love is merely a madness" in this romantic comedy featuring thwarted lovers, a clown and women disguised as men. The duke's daughter and her cousin flee a dangerous situation at the royal court and end up in the mysterious Forest of Arden. There they encounter comical twists and turns on their merry romp toward an eventual happy ending, where true love wins out. Through mischievous misunderstandings, pleasing poetry and hilarious happenstance, As You Like It shows that the forces of romance and justice can make an out-of-kilter world right again. Internationally acclaimed Shakespearean director Michael Attenborough, whose only previous U.S. work has been in New York, selected As You Like It for his much-anticipated American regional debut, as he regards the play as "very personal and warm spirited."
Julius Caesar Oct 28 - Dec 7, 2014  
Folger Theatre Julius Caesar
Beware the Ides of March, Caesar. Julius Caesar returns home victorious, securing both unparalleled power and popularity. Fearful for the Republic and driven by their own ambition, several senators conspire to assassinate the Roman dictator in the Capitol. However, their brash move plunges Rome into chaos and threatens the very democracy they swore to uphold. In the shadow of the nearby Capitol building, Shakespeare’s searing commentary on power, ambition, and democratic responsibility smolders just in time for midterm elections.
How We Get On Oct 30 - Nov 22, 2014  
Forum Theatre at Silver Spring Black Box Theater How We Get On
Forum Theatre brings in the beat with the regional premiere of acclaimed spoken-word poet and playwright Idris Goodwin's new hip-hop drama. Set in 1988, How We Got On mixes the true history of hip-hop with a coming-of-age tale about a trio of suburban Midwestern kids who discover rap as a means to escape their cultural isolation, family turmoil and other issues. It all plays out with the help of a live onstage DJ who re-mixes their lives as they use music to discover and express themselves in places words fail. Goodwin's imaginative work premiered at the prestigious Humana Festival of New American Plays in 2012.
PEN Oct 30 - Nov 23, 2014  
Washington Stage Guild at Undercroft Theatre PEN
A divorced couple wrangle over their college-bound son’s future, and while the boy’s life is about to change, he and his mother undergo perplexing changes themselves. The bonds of a family some would call broken, expressed in David Marshall Grant’s sharp and pointed dialogue, make this Off-Broadway hit a funny, touching success. Featuring Emily Townley, Michael Russotto, and Chris Stinson.
The Murder Room Oct 31 - Nov 15, 2014  
Bowie Playhouse The Murder Room
If Monty Python were tasked with rewriting an Agatha Christie murder mystery, the results wouldn't be half as funny as The Murder Room, where "murder most foul" becomes "mayhem most farcical." Mavis Templeton Hollister returns to Brynwood Cottage in northern England only to find her husband, Edgar, waiting to greet her ... which is slightly distressing, considering she was 99% sure she had killed him earlier. She quickly "finishes the job" but Edgar's disappearance kick-starts a remarkable zany chain of events. Plodding police inspectors, mysterious hidden compartments, dull-witted relations and noisy servants all make The Murder Room an utterly charming place to be. Now Bowie Playhouse stages a fresh production of this "killer" comedy from prolific playwright Jack Sharkey.
Fiddler on the Roof Oct 31 - Jan 4, 2015  
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater Fiddler on the Roof
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of an American classic as Tony nominee Jonathan Hadary (Gypsy, Spamalot) makes his Arena Stage debut as Tevye, a humble Jewish dairyman who's tested daily by his five tradition-defying daughters. But when dangerous forces threaten the village's way of life, Teyve's faith and love for his family give him strength to fight for his home and the traditions of his people. Winner of nine Tony Awards, this celebration of family, community and life's unexpected miracles is filled with unforgettable songs, including "If I Were a Rich Man," "Matchmaker, Matchmaker" and "Sunrise, Sunset."
The 39 Steps Oct 31 - Nov 9, 2014  
Prince William Little Theatre at Hylton Performing Arts Center The 39 Steps
This ingenious comic stage adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock's thriller The 39 Steps turns a cast of four into over 100 zany characters (in 100 minutes) with a mix of Hitchcockian panache, spy novel thrills and a touch of Monty Python absurdity. The winner of two Tony and Drama Desk Awards, The 39 Steps is a fast-paced and funny whodunit that's brimming with action and romance. Accused of a murder he didn't commit, Richard Hannay flees from the authorities and encounters a string of hair-raising adventures -- as well as an unlikely love connection. Gasp and guffaw as four talented actors reenact the entire film, including every train chase, plane crash and murder, and gleefully portray every spy, villain and intriguing character.
Grease Oct 31 - Nov 16, 2014  
City of Rockville at F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre Grease
An all-American favorite, Grease follows the '50s romance of innocent ingenue Sandy and bad-boy greaser Danny Zuko as they enter their senior year at Rydell High. Danny believes their hot summer fling is over ... until Sandy unexpectedly enrolls at Rydell. The hit 1978 movie starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John quickly became a musical phenomenon with catchy sing-along tunes like "Summer Nights," "Beauty School Dropout," "We Go Together" and "Greased Lightning," and this live version remains a perennial favorite. Join Sandy, Danny, Rizzo, Kenickie and the rest of the gang, and discover why Grease is most definitely the word.

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