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Agents of Azeroth  
The Washington Rogues at Flashpoint Agents of Azeroth
 
As part of his massive leaks of classified material, Edward Snowden revealed that NSA and CIA agents were spending large amounts of time and resources investigating the World of Warcraft. Playwright Jennifer Lane and the Washington Rogues ask, “What’s up with that?!?” Agents of Azeroth examines topics like the encroaching surveillance state, cyberbullying, and the mercurial nature of identity in the electronic age. It is also super, super geeky.
   
Back To Methuselah: As Far as Thought Can Reach  
Washington Stage Guild at Undercroft Theatre Back To Methuselah: As Far as Thought Can Reach
 
   
Between Riverside and Crazy  
Studio Theatre Between Riverside and Crazy
 
Irrepressible ex-cop Walter Washington is facing eviction, City Hall, and the recent death of his wife. Clinging to both his grievances and the palatial rent-controlled apartment he shares with his ex-con son and a ragtag surrogate family, Walter needs to shake the past—but isn’t ready to move on. A boisterous and unflinching dark comedy from the playwright of The Motherfucker with the Hat.
   
Carmen: An Afro-Cuban Jazz Musical  
Olney Theatre Center Carmen: An Afro-Cuban Jazz Musical
 
Georges Bizet's timeless, passion-fueled opera Carmen gets an innovative Afro-Cuban jazz twist, thanks to Tony nominee Moisés Kaufman (The Laramie Project Cycle). With music from two-time Grammy-winner Arturo O'Farrill, and choreography by Sergio Trujillo, Kaufman's transformed Carmen into a sexy, swinging musical that moves the action from 1820s Spain to Cuba in 1958. Carmen is now a gun-runner for the rebels at the dawn of the country's revolution. She falls fiercely in love with José, a Batista loyalist. But, when Cuba's boxing legend Camilo returns to Havana, Carmen and José's romance falls apart tragically. Watch their love triangle burst into flames when the world premiere of this fiery redux hits the Olney Theatre Center.
   
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof  
Compass Rose Theater Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
 
This steamy southern drama, filled with characters whose lives are torn with passion and lies won a Pulitzer Prize and was one of Tennessee Williams favorite plays. From the cat-like Maggie, the repressed Brick, with his latent longings, to the shadows of Big Daddy and Big Mama, this powerful story twists and turns our hearts and stirs our own longings. Come with us as we inhabit their world and watch it explode.
   
The City of Conversation  
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater The City of Conversation
 
Georgetown hostess Hester Ferris runs in an elite circle, opening her home for political foes to lay down arms and raise a glass. When her son’s formidable, conservative wife comes on the scene, the parlor pleasantries of D.C.’s past descend into entrenched posturing and an ultimatum that could implode the family. Follow the Ferris clan from the end of Carter’s presidency through the Reagan era and into Obama’s game-changing inauguration in this “smart, literate and funny” (The New York Times) inside look at the theater of politics and the politics of conversation.
   
Collaborators  
Spooky Action Theater Collaborators
 
Recipient of the 2012 Lawrence Olivier Award for Best New Play, Collaborators is a darkly comic take on an imaginary relationship between Russian writer Mikhail Bulgakov and dictator Joseph Stalin - who is the author and, who is writing history?
   
The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound  
Shakespeare Theatre Company at Lansburgh Theatre The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound
 
A madcap night of theater comes to Washington's Lansburgh Theatre courtesy of the Shakespeare Theatre Company with plays by greats Tom Stoppard and Richard Brinsley Sheridan. This double bill of The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound showcases two of the theater world's best-loved behind-the-scenes comedies. First up is playwright Jeffrey Hatcher's (The Government Inspector) fresh take on Sheridan's 18th-century romp The Critic, a whirlwind comedy about bad theater, worse playwrights -- and, worst of all, the critics. Then you'll enjoy Stoppard's whodunit spoof The Real Inspector Hound, a farce that hilariously dissects Agatha Christie-style locked-room mysteries.
   
Disney On Ice - Treasure Trove  
Verizon Center Disney On Ice - Treasure Trove
 
Discover endless riches when Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt comes to DC and brings a skating spectacular filled with classic Disney moments. Get tangled up with Rapunzel and Flynn, enter the worlds of your favorite Disney Princesses and set sail with Peter Pan, Tinker Bell and the cantankerous Captain Hook and his pirate pals on an adventure beyond Never Land! You'll also trek the wilds of Africa with Simba, Nala, Pumbaa and Timon and follow Alice and the Mad Hatter as they march with the Queen of Hearts' Army Of Cards. You won't want to miss this show packed full of Disney treasures to delight Disney fans of all ages.
   
Equus  
Constellation Theatre Company at Source Equus
 
Widely considered one of the great plays of our time, Equus ran for more than 1,200 performances on Broadway and won the Tony for Best Play. Written by Peter Shaffer, best known for penning the Tony-winning play (and later Oscar-winning movie) Amadeus, Equus examines the complex relationship between Alan Strang, a troubled teenager, and Martin Dysart, the brilliant psychiatrist determined to treat him. But "treatment" becomes tricky as Dysart realizes that probing the boy's mind brings him face-to-face with his own scarred psyche. Ritualized worship and sexual ecstasy become interwoven in this theatrical masterpiece featuring a chorus of human horses. Satisfy your curiosity when the show comes to D.C.'s Source.
   
Father Comes Home from the Wars  
Round House Theatre Father Comes Home from the Wars
 
Set during the Civil War, this explosively powerful new drama by Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog) follows a slave, Hero, from West Texas to the Confederate battlefield. Inspired in part by the stories and scope of Greek tragedy, this trilogy examines the mess of war and the true cost of freedom. Voted Top Theatre Pick of 2014 by numerous publications including The New York Times, TimeOut New York, TIME, The Huffington Post, and Vulture.
   
Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 and 3)  
Round House Theatre Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 and 3)
 
Set during the Civil War, this explosively powerful new drama by Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog) follows a slave, Hero, from West Texas to the Confederate battlefield. Inspired in part by the stories and scope of Greek tragedy, this trilogy examines the mess of war and the true cost of freedom. Voted Top Theatre Pick of 2014 by numerous publications including The New York Times, TimeOut New York, TIME, The Huffington Post, andVulture.
   
The Glass Menagerie  
Ford's Theatre The Glass Menagerie
 
Few theatrical debuts have more loudly trumpeted a writer's genius than The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams' first successful play. Tom Wingfield is a poet struggling with a mind-numbing job and a smothering home life. His overbearing mother, a former Southern belle, constantly pushes her son to bring home "gentleman callers" for his painfully shy sister. When Tom finally produces a male visitor, the guest's presence sends shockwaves through the family -- and the fragile fantasy world they've built is irreparably cracked. Catch this unforgettable American masterpiece, full of poetry and longing, at Ford's Theatre.
   
Guards at the Taj  
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Guards at the Taj
 
Exuberantly comic, shockingly brutal and deeply tragic, Rajiv Joseph's Guards at the Taj was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for its portrayal of two good-natured guys operating under the assertion that successfully guarding the Taj Mahal will get them promoted to guarding the harem. Abundant with philosophical questions, the play asks us to ponder the ways in which we define beauty, perfection and, as suggested by The New York Times, "the human price paid throughout history for the caprices of the mighty." Hailed as "one of the most provocatively talented American playwrights" by the Los Angeles Times, Joseph's Guards at the Taj comes to Washington, D.C. courtesy of Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.
   
I Shall Not Hate  
Mosaic Theater Company of DC at Atlas Performing Arts Center I Shall Not Hate
 
The story of the Gaza fertility doctor (nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize) who refuses to relinquish his commitment to coexistence, even after tragedy befalls his family during Operation Cast Lead. The production, performed in Hebrew and Arabic by one of Israel's leading Palestinian actors, Gassan Abbas, brings humanity and heroism to the role of Abuelaish, in a script adapted and staged by one of our Festival's featured young artists, the Israeli director, Shay Pitovsky. Part of the Voices From a Changing Middle East Festival.
   
Jack And Phil, Slayers of Giants-INC  
Imagination Stage Jack And Phil, Slayers of Giants-INC
 
In this contemporary, tongue-in-cheek adaptation of the classic fairy tale, Jack is a sporty, popular kid whose mother is facing foreclosure on their house. Jack enlists Phil, his smart yet nerdy neighbor, to accompany him to a pawnbroker to trade in his Grandfather’s gold watch for quick cash. Instead, the boys are paid in magic beans, and soon enough, a beanstalk grows tall with golden eggs, a harp, and a Giant’s home waiting at the top! After discovering the treasures, Jack becomes an overnight TV sensation, but his failure to acknowledge Phil’s help threatens the boys’ friendship, and very nearly leads to disaster when the Giant decides to come down from the beanstalk.
   
Len Piper's Pinocchio  
The Puppet Co. Len Piper's Pinocchio
 
   

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