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Arguendo  
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Arguendo
 
Using verbatim oral arguments and playful physicality, Arguendo introduces us to the Justices-who try to get to the bottom of this First Amendment puzzle-and the poor attorneys on both sides who gamely try to keep up. Each performance will be followed by a post-show conversation with noted First Amendment experts.
   
Camp David  
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater Camp David
 
Sixty-two miles north of Washington, DC, nestled in Catoctin Mountain Park, lies the clandestine retreat known as Camp David. For thirteen tumultuous days, President Jimmy Carter (Emmy winner Richard Thomas) and his wife Rosalynn (Tony nominee Hallie Foote) host Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin (Tony winner Ron Rifkin) and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat (Khaled Nabawy) in an attempt to create the impossible: Peace in the Middle East. How could such a massive thing be done in such a short amount of time? Artistic Director Molly Smith directs the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright's incredible new play based on incredibly true events.
   
Cinderella: the Remix  
Imagination Stage Cinderella: the Remix
 
Cinderella lives in the basement of her Step Mama's house, mixing beats and dreaming of being a DJ. But in Hip-Hop Hollywood, girls are not allowed to DJ and "frontin'" is a crime. When the super-famous J-Prince announces auditions for his "Jam," Cinderella disguises herself as a boy to get the gig. With some help from her Fairy Godmother Hope-rah, Cinderella DJs the Jam (at least until midnight)! Will she ever be allowed to spin as her true self? Or will Cinderella be convicted of frontin' and sentenced to solitary confinement with only the music of Kenny G. for company?
   
The Cripple of Inishmaan  
1st Stage Theatre The Cripple of Inishmaan
 
Excitement ripples through the sleepy Irish community of Inishmaan that is abuzz with the news that a Hollywood filmmaker plans to shoot a movie on a neighboring island. When young "Cripple Billy" lands a screen test, the oddball citizens of Inishmaan mount a heartbreakingly hilarious campaign bursting with dark madcap humor and touching devotion. Tony Award-winning McDonagh creates a quirky, sincere, and scathingly funny fable of the slender line between cruelty and kindness.
   
Golda's Balcony  
Theater J Golda's Balcony
 
A riveting portrait of one of the great women of our time, Golda Meir, Golda's Balcony is the final work from Tony Award-winning playwright William Gibson (The Miracle Worker, Two for the Seesaw), and an award-winning smash that, in 15 sold-out months on Broadway, set the record for the longest one-woman show in Broadway history.
   
Hair  
Keegan Theatre Hair
 
The granddaddy of all rock musicals, Hair is at once both a joyous celebration of youth and a poignant journey through a tumultuous 1960s America. This exuberant musical about a group of teenagers searching for truth, peace and love in a Vietnam War era, has struck a resonant chord with audiences of all ages. Hair features an electic score filled with classics, including "Aquarius," "Let the Sun Shine In," "Good Morning, Starshine" and "Easy To Be Hard." The themes and struggles in Hair remain vital and relevant to the times we live in today.
   
Hansel and Gretel  
The Puppet Co. Hansel and Gretel
 
Humperdink's children's opera, full of magic, music and dazzling special effects. The production has long been a favorite of children and their parents, and is an excellent introduction to musical story for children. "Hansel and Gretel" will get brand new scenery this year.
   
Henry IV, Part 1  
Shakespeare Theatre Company at Sidney Harman Hall Henry IV, Part 1
 
A young prince must decide between tavern roughhousing and the burden of his father's legacy, in the coming-of-age story of heroism, corruption and war. STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn directs the masterful Stacy Keach (King Lear, Macbeth) who plays Shakespeare's beloved character, Falstaff.
   
Henry IV, Part 2  
Shakespeare Theatre Company at Sidney Harman Hall Henry IV, Part 2
 
Continuing from Henry IV Part 1, Young Price Hal seeks to prove to his father, King Henry IV (Ed Gero), that he's ready to the throne by leaving his lowlife behavior behind him. The King's sudden illness and a bloody war forces Hal into action.
   
The Jungle Book  
Adventure Theatre MTC The Jungle Book
 
Orphaned in the jungle as an infant and adopted by a wolf pack, young Mowgli, the man-cub is taught the Laws of the Jungle by Baloo, the bear and Bagheera, the panther. As Mowgli discovers himself and his place as a human, the jungle's greatest menace, Shere Khan, the Bengal Tiger prepares to finish the kill he abandoned years ago.
   
The Lieutenany Of Inishmore  
Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) The Lieutenany Of Inishmore
 
"The Lieutenant of Inishmore" is set in 1993 when the Northern Ireland peace process is struggling to come together and Mad Padraic, a member of the Irish National Liberation Army, chooses to leave Belfast and return to Inishmore upon the news that his beloved cat is ill. When he returns home he learns that his cat has in fact suffered a much more tragic and immediate fate. Padraic, a man whose mentally instability is legendary, is now intent on revenge at any costs.
   
The Liquid Plain  
Centerstage The Liquid Plain
 
In this lyrical and award-winning new drama, two runaway slaves and an amnesic sailor live on the docks of an 18th-century New England seaport. But as identities come to light and truths are revealed, plans for an escape to Africa are put in jeopardy and their lives are forever altered. Kwame Kwei-Armah, after directing the world premiere at Oregon Shakespeare Festival in summer 2013, will stage this sweeping historical saga for Baltimore audiences.
   
Moth  
The Studio Theatre Moth
 
Anime-obsessed Sebastian and emo-Wiccan Claryssa survive high school with a mix of imagination and belligerence. But then a horrific event on the school's athletic field sends Sebastian on an apocalyptic mission, changing their friendship forever. Unfolding in pitch perfect teenspeak by one of Australia's provocative young writers, this US premiere is directed by acclaimed DC actor Tom Story. A visceral exploration of the intimate, devastating betrayals of adolescence.
   
Once On This Island  
Olney Theatre Center Once On This Island
 
From the Tony-winning creators of RAGTIME and SEUSSICAL comes a glorious, Caribbean-infused family musical of enormous heart and magical wisdom. Set in Haiti in the early 20th Century, ISLAND follows the story's young heroine, Ti Moune, as she uses the power of love and storytelling to bring together a community torn apart by racial and economic difference. Full of capricious gods, island magic, and joyous dance numbers, Olney's production is directed by Alan Muraoka, proprietor of Sesame Street's Hooper's Store since 1997.
   
Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus - Built To Amaze!  
Patriot Center Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus - Built To Amaze!
 
See the impossible come to life as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's new circus spectacular, Built to Amaze!, brings high-flying fun to Baltimore. You'll marvel as elephants, tigers, clowns, acrobats and aerialists from across the globe join forces in an incredible display of showmanship and precision. This three-ring circus features gravity-defying acrobatics and daredevilry, with high-wire acts, trampolinists, magnificent animal acts, intricate choreography and more, coming together in one breathtaking performance of nonstop thrills that you have to see to believe. Bring the whole family for the latest production of "The Greatest Show on Earth!"
   
Romeo and Juliet  
Compass Rose Studio Theater Romeo and Juliet
 
The greatest tragic romance of all time, told in the majestic language of the greatest playwright who ever lived.
   
Shear Madness  
The Kennedy Center Shear Madness
 
"Shear Madness" is one of the most popular entertainments in the world, delighting audiences night after night with its unique blend of madcap improvisation and spine-tickling mystery. This unique comedy-whodunit takes place today in the "Shear Madness" hairstyling salon and is chock full of up-to-the-minute spontaneous humor. During the course of the action, a murder is committed and the audience gets to spot the clues, question the suspects, and solve the funniest mystery in the annals of crime.The outcome is never the same, which is why many audience members return again and again to the scene of the mayhem.
   

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