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The Addams Family  
Toby's Dinner Theatre - Columbia The Addams Family
The Addams Family is taking the world's musical theatre scene by storm with some of the most beloved characters of all time. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family.
After the Revolution  
Centerstage After the Revolution
Emma Joseph is young, ambitious, talented, and about to put the ideals of her politically leftist, New York family into action. But a long-buried secret about her much-loved blacklisted grandfather threatens her work and throws her principles-and loyalties-into question. As the family, including grandmother Vera, wrestle with their legacy, Emma must chart her own course forward.
Imagination Stage Blue
Imagine a world where the only color is blue. Blue flowers, blue grass, even blue cereal! Inky and Pale live in such a world until they discover something RED! In this interactive show, two friends find fun in every color of the rainbow!
A Bright Room Called Day  
Nu Sass Productions at CAOS on F Gallery A Bright Room Called Day
Set in Germany in the 1930s, A Bright Room Called Day is Kushner's insightful drama depicting the lives of a group of friends during the fall of the Weimar Republic and the rise of the Nazi Party. Agnes, a good-hearted German actress with communist leanings, and her artistic and highly liberal friends find their lives transformed over the course of two years as they see their politics and beliefs fail them in the wake of the rising tide of fascism.
Capitol Steps  
The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Capitol Steps
The Capitol Steps put the MOCK in Democracy every Friday and Saturday night in Washington, DC at their home at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW). With their unique blend of musical and political comedy, no person in power is safe as the Capitol Steps skewer everyone whom you voted for!
Doctor Caligari  
Mead Theatre Lab Doctor Caligari
Like seeing Tim Burton's nightmares come to life, Pointless Theatre's production of Doctor Caligari brings one of the first horror films to the stage in a visually stunning adaptation. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, with its distorted, Gothic visual design and creepy carnival plot, was one of the key films of the German Expressionist movement in silent cinema. Pointless Theatre draws on its unique puppetry style, using life-size puppets operated by masked puppeteers, plus stylized set design and a live string trio to capture the distinctive look and feel of the original. Journey into madness as Doctor Caligari takes over Washington, D.C.'s Mead Theatre Lab.
Washington Improv Theater at Source FIST
In its ninth year, Washington Improv Theater’s elimination tournament is where new improvisers cut their teeth and veteran improvisers go out for blood. You, the audience, get to watch it all unfold and vote for the team you think deserves the glory.
Freedom's Song: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War  
Ford's Theatre Freedom's Song: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War
This epic musical features the words of Abraham Lincoln and music inspired by the letters of those who lived through the Civil War. With rousing music, stirring speeches and rich, historic costumes, Freedom’s Song evokes the soaring hopes and tragic losses of the real people of Civil War America. Through a series of highly theatrical vignettes, we see everyday Americans courageously confront the gritty realities of a tattered nation and a war that pitted brother against brother. Lincoln’s inspirational words intermix with these stories, imagining a bloody nation once again unified and the return of a truly United States. Jeff Calhoun (Broadway’s Newsies) returns to direct this lively historical opus.
G-d's Honest Truth  
Theater J G-d's Honest Truth
Roberta and Larry always try to do the right thing – for their son (two and a half years into his engagement); for their marriage (never go to bed angry); and especially for their synagogue (which is always trying to build its membership—they’d be happy to tell you more…). When they have the opportunity to help rescue a Holocaust Torah, they know they have to bring it to Temple Beth David. Inspired by the true story of Rabbi Menachem Youlus, the self-dubbed “Jewish Indiana Jones,” this story, which hits close to home, explores how the Jewish community deals with, responds to and heals from scandal. Told with humor and pathos by the Helen Hayes Award winning playwright and recent recipient of the 2014 Jewish Plays Project Award. Part of Locally Grown: Community Supported Art Festival
God Don' Like Ugly  
Venus Theatre Play Shack God Don' Like Ugly
Esme loves to sing and dance, dressing up in costumes, performing her 'Golden Oldies' to an imaginary audience. Today is Esme's 36th birthday and because she has the mental age of a seven year old, she still lives with her tired and overwhelmed mother, Bessie, (a TAROT READER) in a dilapidated old crumbling home, SET in the rural South. Esme has a twin, not seen for quite awhile. Heartsick Bessie yearns for the twin, who's 'the okay one' to come home to celebrate. This will never happen and only Esme seems to understand this. A stranger, on the run, named SJ, ENTERS their small lives, seeking to hide from a violent partner. She encounters the extraordinary, both in the human beings who live there as well as their magic of simply 'being'.
The Studio Theatre Laugh
The West. The 1920s. Mabel’s had a hard few weeks: A dynamite accident at a gold mine has left her wealthy but orphaned, and she’s shipped off to a calculating aunt whose nephew is charged with seducing her to control Mabel’s fortune. This hapless courtship reveals a shared love of silent movies and a plan for greater things. A story of mishaps and moxie, the romance of Hollywood and ultimately a Hollywood-caliber romance. A world-premiere slapstick comedy from the Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright of Crimes of the Heart.
Lights Rise On Grace  
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Lights Rise On Grace
In an inner-city high school, the daughter of Chinese immigrants falls for the son of a combative African-American family. But when he’s suddenly swallowed up by the system, their desires go in desperate new directions. Re-united six years later, can the lovers build a life together now that their innocence is gone? Lights Rise on Grace—named Outstanding Play for its workshop at the New York Fringe—is a hot-blooded stage event that has been exposed to its theatrical bones: an examination of race, sexuality, and family as unconventional as the relationships it depicts.
Man of La Mancha  
Shakespeare Theatre Company at Sidney Harman Hall Man of La Mancha
Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Man of La Mancha retells the timeless tale of Miguel Cervantes' Don Quixote as a play within a play. Cervantes re-enacts his story of the mad knight, a dying old man who lives in a world of his imagination as he awaits his hearing in the Spanish Inquisition. The show features a treasure trove of some of the greatest songs to come out of Broadway, including "Dulcinea," "I'm Only Thinking of Him," "I Really Like Him" and the anthemic "The Impossible Dream."
Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament  
Medieval Times - Baltimore Castle Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament
Medieval Times is an exciting, family-friendly dinner attraction inspired by an 11th century feast and tournament. Guests are served a four-course banquet and cheer for one of six knights as they compete in the joust and other tests of skill. At Medieval Times expect lots of jousting, swordsmanship, thrilling hand-to-hand combat, and displays of extraordinary horsemanship as part of an exciting story set in Medieval Spain.
The Norwegians  
SCENA Theatre at Anacostia Playhouse The Norwegians
DC-area Premiere! In this contemporary comedy, two women meet in a Minnesota bar and lament the struggle "to find a lover before the first freeze" as well as curse the not-so-nice men who have recently dumped them. It turns out there are really, really nice hit men for hire who will take out your miserable ex and text you when it is over. However, just as the path of love does not run smooth, hilarious twists and complications arise with all involved in this business of revenge.
The Originalist  
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater The Originalist
Four-time Helen Hayes Award winner Edward Gero (Red) returns to Arena Stage as one of America’s most brilliant and polarizing figures: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. When a bright, liberal, Harvard Law School graduate embarks on a nerve-wracking clerkship with Justice Scalia, she discovers him to be both an infuriating sparring partner and an unexpected mentor. How will their relationship affect one of the most incendiary cases ever to reach the nation’s highest court? From Charles MacArthur Award winner John Strand (Lovers and Executioners) comes this daring new work about passionate people risking heart and soul to defend their version of the truth.
Passion Play  
Forum Theatre at Silver Spring Black Box Theater Passion Play
Three communities of players put on the annual Easter story of Christ while navigating the intersection of religion, art, and politics. This boldly inventive play spans three eras: Queen Elizabeth's England, Hitler's Germany, and Reagan's America. Ruhl's exploration of devotion (or/and sacrifice?) takes us on a humorous yet unsettling journey filled with lust, whimsy, and a lot of fish.

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