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The Night Fairy Sep 24 - Oct 26, 2014  
Imagination Stage The Night Fairy
Flory is a Night Fairy who is attacked by a bat. When her wings are damaged in the struggle, she is forced to learn how to survive in the daylight among the other birds and animals in a typical backyard. During her adventures, Flory makes new friends, and eventually reconciles with her foe. By the time her wings begin to sprout back, Flory has discovered a renewed sense of creativity, diplomacy, and resilience that she never knew she had.
Awake and Sing! Sep 24 - Oct 29, 2014  
Olney Theatre Center Awake and Sing!
Odets’ 1935 play follows the Bergers, a Jewish family from the Bronx trying to make ends meet during the Depression. The family’s matriarch Bessie – one of the most spectacular roles in the American canon – will stop at nothing to keep her family together… even if it means ripping her children’s dreams apart.
A Midsummer Night's Dream Sep 25 - Oct 12, 2014  
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company A Midsummer Night's Dream
Lovers, fairies and fools wreak havoc in the forest on the eve of a royal wedding. Join us for the magic and merriment when the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company presents William Shakespeare's romantic comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Ian Gallanar, CSC's Founding Artistic Director. Be among the first to experience the grandeur of the new Chesapeake Shakespeare Company theater for the classics in the heart of downtown Baltimore. Together, we'll mark the start of a new relationship for CSC and Baltimore audiences. Let the Season for Celebration begin!
Lobster Alice Sep 25 - Oct 12, 2014  
Flying V at Writer's Center Lobster Alice
John Finch is an uptight animator working on Disney’s Alice and Wonderland, who also happens to be in love with his secretary – Alice. Alice is young woman who knows she wants something more from life. Salvador Dali is a force of nature. When Dali arrives at the studio to create his own animated short, he turns both of their lives into a tornado mixture of Surrealism and Wonderland! Can he create more than he destroys?
Rabbit Hole Sep 25 - Oct 19, 2014  
Peter's Alley at Theater On The Run Rabbit Hole
An intensely emotional examination of grief, laced with wit, insightfulness, compassion and searing honesty . . .as a family moves on after the accidental death of their four-year-old.”
Driving Miss Daisy Sep 26 - Oct 26, 2014  
Ford's Theatre Driving Miss Daisy
Acclaimed Washington stage actors Nancy Robinette and Craig Wallace return to Ford’s to perform in this beloved classic. When Daisy Werthan causes a car wreck, her son hires hard-working chauffeur Hoke Colburn to look after her. What begins as a hostile clashing of wills between a stubborn Jewish matriarch and a proud black man evolves into a decades-long friendship as the two navigate Civil Rights-era Atlanta. With humor and heartfelt emotion, Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play poignantly explores the transformative power of true friendship.
Ab Ovo's Guachinton Sep 26  
Teatro de la Luna at Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre Ab Ovo's Guachinton
More than 25 years ago in Paraguay, a businessman, an architect and a urologist teamed up and decided to leave their careers behind to become the performance trio Ab Ovo. Since then, they've produced dozens of shows featuring their signature brand of wacky music and comedy mixed with sharp social satire, becoming a true Latin American pop-culture phenomenon. Now Tony Apuril, Alberto Benítez and Tito Ibarrola are bringing their act to D.C., with the aptly titled Guachinton, performed entirely in Spanish and presented by Teatro de la Luna.
Three Decembers Sep 27 - Oct 4, 2014  
Artisphere Three Decembers
hree Decembers chronicles three decades in the lives of a Broadway diva and her adult son and daughter. With a luminous score by composer Jake Heggie (Moby-Dick, Dead Man Walking) and a poignant and witty libretto by Gene Scheer, Three Decembers is a “modern masterpiece” (Opera Today)
Tiny House Plays Sep 27 - Oct 12, 2014  
Pinky Swear Productions at Boneyard Studios Tiny House Plays
Set in and inspired by Boneyard Studios, a charming tiny house community in Washington, DC, the funny, poignant, sometimes provocative Tiny House Plays touch on the important questions: Is there an afterlife? Is gentrification bad? What do you do when the Grim Reaper comes to dinner and just won’t leave?
Evita Sep 30 - Oct 19, 2014  
The Kennedy Center Evita
Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony-winning musical tells the remarkable story of Eva Peron's rise from Argentina's slums to First Lady through some of theater's most beautiful songs, including "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" and "High Flying, Adored."
The Island of Dr. Moreau Oct 1 - Nov 2, 2014  
Synetic Theater The Island of Dr. Moreau
Stack up all the mad scientists who have ever conducted abominable experiments in a secret laboratory -- from Victor Frankenstein up through Dr. Evil -- and all of them together are not half as brilliant, deranged and flat-out horrifying as Dr. Moreau. More terrifying than any of H.G. Well's other creations (and that's counting the aliens of The War of the Worlds and the Invisible Man), Dr. Moreau and his private zoo/nursery of half-man, half-animal "children" have thrilled and repulsed audiences since first appearing in print in 1896. Now Synetic artistic director Paata Tsikurishvili will direct and appear in a fresh adaptation of Wells' The Island of Dr. Moreau. Set to original music and charged with riveting dialogue, this highly physical tale creates a horrifying world you will long remember.
Uno, dos, tres con ANDRES! Oct 1 - Oct 3, 2014  
Discovery Theater at the Ripley Center Uno, dos, tres con ANDRES!
Counting has never been more fun in English and Spanish. Local kids’ music star Andrés Salguero offers sing-alongs to songs familiar and new, including great music from his debut CD, ¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!, creating plenty of bilingual fun. Get set to bailar y aprender (dance and learn) with Andrés!
Venus in Fur Oct 1 - Oct 19, 2014  
Rep Stage - Horowitz Center Venus in Fur
When a young actress arrives several hours late to her audition for a play based on a nineteenth-century erotic novel, the playwright-director is less than impressed. But the actress’s masterful performance flips the script on the demanding creator’s expectations and turns the session into an electrifying battle of the sexes. Hailed as “seriously smart and very funny” by The New York Times, the award winning Venus in Fur is a laugh-out-loud game of cat and mouse that blurs the lines of fantasy and reality.
Derrell Lawrence's Do You Trust Your Best Friend? Oct 3 - Oct 5, 2014  
Warner Theatre Derrell Lawrence's Do You Trust Your Best Friend?
This star studded, funny and dramatic stage production is between two people who are just starting their lives together in what seems to be the "perfect" relationship.
Doktor Kaboom Oct 4 - Oct 12, 2014  
The Kennedy Center Doktor Kaboom
Back by popular demand, Doktor Kaboom returns with a world premiere Kennedy Center co-commission! This time focusing on the power of electricity, he creatively blends theater with the wonders of scientific exploration to audience's delight.
Elmer Gantry Oct 7 - Nov 9, 2014  
Signature Theatre Elmer Gantry
Fiery and passionate, with a rich blues, folk and gospel-infused score, Elmer Gantry brings the evangelical charlatan of Sinclair Lewis' satirical novel to life in an adventurous new reimagining. The charismatic, but completely broke, salesman Elmer Gantry stumbles upon a struggling religious tour, led by pious evangelist Sister Sharon Falconer. Falling for Falconer, Gantry joins the troupe as a preacher and, with a little showmanship and theatrics, transforms the revival into the hottest ticket in town. However, inspired by Falconer's earnestness and his reawakened spirit, Gantry inserts one spectacle too many and risks blowing up the entire operation.
The Taming of The Shrew Oct 8 - Oct 26, 2014  
Pallas Theatre Collective at Anacostia Playhouse The Taming of The Shrew
In a place where parades come before schoolwork, a front porch is an open invitation to visit the neighbors and folks walk to the rhythm of a zydeco beat, a man returns home with a need to be free of his worldly ambitions and assimilate back into the community that raised him. As he re-learns the language of "the good life" he finds himself at odds with the girl who's passionately fighting against the ways of this close-knit bayou village. While Kate and Petruchio battle, tease and spar their way to love, they soon learn they are no match for the magic of a Louisiana night. Artistic Director Ty Hallmark’s Taming of the Shrew will work to answer Pallas’ season question – How Far Would You Go … Before you come home.

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