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An Irish Carol Dec 26 - Dec 28, 2014  
Keegan Theatre at Theater J An Irish Carol
 
Told with a quintessential Irish charm, An Irish Carol pays homage to the classic holiday tale A Christmas Carol. Written by Dublin native and Keegan company member Matthew J. Keenan, the play follows one evening in the life of David, a wealthy Dublin pub owner who's lost touch with his own humanity in the interest of self-protection and material success. But this Christmas Eve, David's life may change forever when he's challenged by a voice from the past, provoked by those in the present and faced with the reality of a lonely future. The show, which has played to sold-out audiences for the past two years, is a modern fable told with all the biting humor and incisive candor of its Irish playwright.
 
   
In Praise of Love Jan 1 - Jan 25, 2015  
Washington Stage Guild at Undercroft Theatre In Praise of Love
 
A comedy of misunderstanding that transforms into something much deeper, acclaimed British playwright Terrence Rattigan's In Praise of Love explores those times when unkindness is the kindest thing. Based on the real-life relationship between actors Rex Harrison and Kay Kendall, the work dives into a seemingly fractured family whose ties to each other are deeper than any of them realize. Since its debut in London more than 40 years ago, the play has been performed thousands of times, including a Broadway run in which Harrison played the role that was based on him.
 
   
The T Party Jan 2 - Jan 17, 2015  
Forum Theatre at Silver Spring Black Box Theater The T Party
 
Based on real and local stories, The T Party is an immersive theatrical event that transgresses, transforms, and transcends gender norms. Through an exhilarating series of scenes, songs, videos, and at least one dance party, this will be an experience like no other!
 
   
Beauty and the Beast Jan 6 - Jan 11, 2015  
Warner Theatre Beauty and the Beast
 
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
 
   
Choir Boy Jan 7 - Feb 22, 2015  
The Studio Theatre Choir Boy
 
Tarell Alvin McCraney's latest acclaimed play tracks the coming-of-age of a group of talented young African-American prep-school singers whose choral prowess is woven seamlessly into the story. Pharus, the undisputed superstar of the choir, is searching for the courage to let his true self shine through, in this work by MacArthur Fellowship winner McCraney (The Brother/Sister Plays), who's been called "without question, the hottest young playwright in America" (Chicago Tribune). After moving audiences with its stirring spirituals in New York and L.A., Choir Boy soars into D.C.
 
   
In Love And Warcraft Jan 7 - Jan 25, 2015  
No Rules Theatre Company at Signature Theatre In Love And Warcraft
 
In this Washington, D.C. premiere, the worlds of online gaming and in person relationships collide in this up-to-the-minute comedy about straddling the real world and the virtual one. Evie Malone is a college student, a World of Warcraft master, and a virgin. She also makes a little extra cash by writing love letters for people who can’t quite manage their own real relationships. No amount of digital gaming expertise or even her virtual boyfriend can help her out when she finds herself with a handsome, non-virtual, boyfriend, who is ready to rock her worlds
 
   
Gutenberg! The Musical! Jan 8 - Feb 1, 2015  
NextStop Theatre Company at Industrial Strength Theatre Gutenberg! The Musical!
 
Bud and Doug have a dream! They have written (what they are pretty sure) is the next smash Broadway musical! It’s about Johann Gutenberg, the inventor of the printing press and it features all the drama, spectacle, and pizzazz that you would expect from hits like Les Miserables or The Lion King. The only catch is that they need someone to produce the show. So in the meantime, these two overly enthusiastic writers are ready to sing all the songs and play all the parts in this historical musical epic.
 
   
Crime and Punishment in America: Two Intense One-Act Dramas Jan 9 - Jan 31, 2015  
Gunston Arts Center Crime and Punishment in America: Two Intense One-Act Dramas
 
The volatile mix of racial tensions, inequality and crime come to a head in this evening of timely one-act dramas from The American Century Theater. David Mamet conceived the story of Cops, which was brought to life by acclaimed playwright Terry Curtis Fox, and is one of the most intense shows TACT has produced. Cops is an intense, real-time portrayal of a bloody hostage showdown between police and a fugitive in a gritty diner. Then, Pulitzer Prize winner William Saroyan's Hello Out There brings you the story of a down-on-his-luck gambler and an unhappy cook who meet and fall in love at the jail where he is locked up. In the hands of one of America's finest writers, the unlikely romance manages to be both hopeful and tragic. In the role of the Young Man, James Orleans Brown nabbed TACT's first Helen Hayes nomination.
 
   
Life Sucks (Or the Present Ridiculous) Jan 14 - Feb 15, 2015  
Theater J Life Sucks (Or the Present Ridiculous)
 
Award-winning local writer-director Aaron Posner (Stupid, F**king Bird, The Chosen) debuts his latest, loosely inspired by Chekhov's Uncle Vanya. As in that Russian melancholic masterpiece, no one is satisfied with their lives -- not the gorgeous, desirable woman who considers herself deeply misunderstood, nor the middle-aged man who's all too aware of his own shortcomings. And then there's the not-so-pretty girl whose beauty shines from within. Billed as both poignant and hilarious, Life Sucks (Or the Present Ridiculous) receives its world premiere at Theater J.
 
   
The Whale Jan 14 - Feb 1, 2015  
Rep Stage at The Studio Theatre The Whale
 
Since the death of his partner, a morbidly obese man confines himself to his small apartment on the outskirts of Mormon Country, eating himself into oblivion. Desperate to re-connect with his long-estranged daughter, he reaches out to her, only to find a viciously sharp-tongued and wildly unhappy teen. Championed by the Associated Press as "Compelling, funny, and unexpectedly impactful”, The Whale tells the story of a man's last chance at redemption, and of finding beauty in the most unexpected places.
 
   
Go Back for Murder Jan 16 - Jan 25, 2015  
City of Rockville at F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre Go Back for Murder
 
Get swept up in one of Agatha Christie's signature whodunits, in this thriller adapted by the author herself in 1960. After receiving a letter from her late mother, professing her innocence in the fatal poisoning of her husband, a devoted daughter sets out to clear her Mom's name. She and her lawyer convince a quintet of suspects to return to the scene of the crime to replay the events of that day, ultimately unmasking the true killer.
 
   
Rehearsal for Murder Jan 16 - Jan 31, 2015  
CenterStage Theater Rehearsal for Murder
 
In the nail-biting mystery Rehearsal for Murder, a group of actors, a producer and a director assemble to rehearse the new play by Alex Dennison. But the group soon discovers that the playwright has an ulterior motive for the meeting. Each of them was part of Dennison's last production, which was marred by the apparent suicide of its star, Dennison's fiancée. Now, tension grows as a series of surprising revelations come to light about what really happened that fateful night. Audiences will be kept guessing until the final, unexpected climax. D. D. Brooke adapted the Edgar Award-winning 1982 teleplay for the stage.
 
   
Circus! Jan 16 - Feb 15, 2015  
The Puppet Co. Circus!
 
In grand circus tradition, the "Grandest Show on Strings" features a collection of clowns, death-defying acrobats, and an amazing menagerie of fauna from the farthest reaches of the globe. Performed by Christopher and Queen Suyat, many of the acts were built more than 50 years ago by Christopher’s parents for "Len Piper’s International Marionette Circus."
 
   
Gigi Jan 16 - Feb 12, 2015  
The Kennedy Center Gigi
 
A Gigi like you've never seen! Starring Vanessa Hudgens as Gigi, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's celebrated musical will play a pre-Broadway engagement at the Kennedy Center in an all-new production directed by Eric Schaeffer with a re-envisioned book by acclaimed British playwright and Emmy-nominated screenwriter Heidi Thomas. This highly anticipated, limited premiere engagement also features Tony Award winner Victoria Clark as Mamita Alvarez, three-time Tony nominee Dee Hoty as Aunt Alicia, two-time Tony nominee Howard McGillin as Honore Lachaille, Corey Cott as Gaston Lachaille, and Steffanie Leigh as Liane d'Exelmans. Recommended for age 10 and up.
 
   
Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery Jan 16 - Feb 22, 2015  
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
 
Get your deerstalker cap on—the play’s afoot! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor), comes a fast-paced comedy about everyone’s favorite detective solving his most notorious case. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson must crack the mystery of “The Hound of the Baskervilles” before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than 30 characters. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can b
 
   
Mockingbird Jan 17 - Feb 1, 2015  
The Kennedy Center Mockingbird
 
Adapted by Julie Jensen from the 2010 award-winning book by Kathryn Erskine, this vibrant and moving world premiere play, commissioned by the Kennedy Center and VSA, tells the story of a young girl on the autism spectrum who changes a community. Age 10+
 
   
Bessie's Blues Jan 21 - Mar 15, 2015  
MetroStage Bessie's Blues
 
The legacy of the blues comes alive through the story of Bessie Smith, "Empress of the Blues," in this 20th anniversary production of the six-time Helen Hayes Award-winning Bessie's Blues. Reprising the role she originated, Helen Hayes winner Bernardine Mitchell returns as Bessie Smith, with writer Thomas W. Jones II also directing and choreographing the production. Winner of a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and a member of the Blues, Jazz, and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame, Bessie Smith is one of the most influential musicians of the twentieth century. With songs like "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out," "The St. Louis Blues" "Careless Love Blues" and many more, Smith helped define the blues in the '20s and '30s. Now this iconic figure once again comes to life as this acclaimed show returns.
 
   

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