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Abominable  
The Hub Theatre at John Swayze Theatre Abominable
 
Sam is dealing with a lot, but so do all teenagers. His bones are growing so fast that sometimes he feels inhuman. Meanwhile, a mysterious and beastly footprint is discovered in the middle of town. While his mother tries to find out what is happening to Sam, more footprints appear and terrify the community as gossip and mayhem abound. A play that walks the brink between boy and man, and man and beast.
   
The Actual Dance  
1st Stage Theatre The Actual Dance
 
On its way to New York for an off-Broadway run, The Actual Dance continues to sweep audiences off their feet with its powerful exploration of illness and life's "last waltz." Featuring local playwright and actor, Samuel A. Simon, The Actual Dance draws on Simon's own experience. Movement and music are interwoven into this dramatic interpretation of his wife's journey through breast cancer and beyond. Even as he bravely gives voice to his worst fears, Simon still manages to demonstrate what love truly means. Kate Holland directs this graceful and inspiring production with live musical accompaniment on guitar and cello.
   
The BFG  
Imagination Stage The BFG
 
Little orphan Sophie can't sleep. When she peeks out the window, she is surprised to see a giant. He's surprised to see her too and whisks Sophie away to his home in Giant Country. But this is no ordinary giant; Sophie's giant is the world's only friendly giant. He operates in the strictest of secrecy to bring good dreams to the human world. Other giants steal and have a nasty habit of eating children! To save the children of England, Sophie and the Big Friendly Giant (BFG) embark on a magical journey to Buckingham Palace.
   
BINGE  
Washington Improv Theater at Source BINGE
 
Gorge yourself on Washington Improv Theater’s summer improv event: BINGE. WIT’s six company ensembles have cooked up a bounty of new offerings for this five-week run, each worthy of going back for seconds. From King Bee’s soap opera-inspired melodrama to Season Six’s sci-fi romps, WIT’s unscripted, one-time-only performances can satisfy any Washingtonian’s quest for entertainment. The five-week run kicks off with a pair of performances by Dummy, the Chicago-based duo of Colleen Doyle and Jason Shott. The performers, who are perform at the revered improv school and theater iO, have cultivated a strong reputation for their emotionally rich and honest 45-minute show.
   
Cabaret XXX: Everybody F*cking Dies  
Fort Fringe Cabaret XXX: Everybody F*cking Dies
 
The time has come. Don’t fear the reaper – join her for a beer and a song! This summer, we invite you to attend the rowdiest, rawkinest memorial service of all time. The original Femmes Fatales — Allyson, Karen, and Toni — met their maker before they could perform their annual cabaret. Their final wishes were to be eulogized in the only way befitting a Pinky Swear bitch: rockin’ the Fringe Festival’s Baldacchino Gypsy Tent. Can our mourners, backed by the faithful band The Exes and a reluctant funeral director, do the belters justice? Will the Femmes go out with a bang or a whimper? Bring your beer and tissues to the Tent to find out!
   
The Campsite Rule  
The Washington Rogues at Anacostia Playhouse The Campsite Rule
 
Leave him better than you found him. Inspired by the famous relationship rule of thumb coined by sex columnist Dan Savage, The Campsite Rule charts the course of career woman Susan and college freshman Lincoln’s unlikely romance. While visiting her alma mater, Susan meets the unusually charming and inexperienced Lincoln at a house party and fireworks ensue. What starts as a one-night stand becomes more involved as Susan resolves to educate young Lincoln in the ways of romance. Alexandra Petri’s sexy new comedy asks, when dating someone much younger, how do you leave him better than you found him?
   
Capital Fringe 2014  
Capital Fringe at Fort Fringe Capital Fringe 2014
 
Capital Fringe is the only major unjuried, self-producing, open-access festival in the Washington, DC area and occurs in July each year. The festival provides all artists, whether new or established, a venue to express and develop their talents and artistic visions in total freedom. Check out comedy, drama or spoken word, productions updating classic texts or performances styles, themes of politics, race or religion, a variety of traditional dance and physical performances, historical biopics and other productions beyond description. FULL SCHEDULE OF SHOWS AVAILABLE ONLINE.
   
Carrie: The Musical  
The Studio Theatre Carrie: The Musical
 
Carrie is lonely. Carrie is angry. Carrie will fit in. Whatever it costs. New blood courses through this contemporary rock musical, based on Stephen King’s haunting story of teen angst, religious fervor, and the complicated relationship between a mother and daughter. As Carrie navigates the harsh realities of high school bullying and her overprotective mother, a new and violent power is unleashed inside her—and she’ll use it.
   
Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci  
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci
 
Two ribald operas dramatize adulterous love affairs, murder and everything in between. In the darkly comic Pagliacci, a play-within-a-play reveals the sordid underpinnings of a clown's relationship with his cheating wife. In the stirring Cavalleria Rusticana a young soldier reunites passionately with his now-married former lover, with tragic results. Often performed in tandem, these two classic works are presented by Maryland Lyric Opera, which strips down its productions to emphasize the raw power of the sound of human voice.
   
Chesapeake by Lee Blessing  
The Edge of the Universe Players 2 at Fort Fringe Chesapeake by Lee Blessing
 
The story of an eccentric--and controversial--performance artist from the South; his enemy, a conservative Southern politician; and the Chesapeake Bay retriever who triggers a supernatural transformation involving all three. This production is presented as a part of the 2014 Capital Fringe Festival, a program of the Washington, DC non-profit Capital Fringe.
   
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time  
Shakespeare Theatre Company at Sidney Harman Hall The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
 
You don't have to fly off to London to see one of the National Theatre's most acclaimed recent works. As part of the ongoing NTLive series, where the renowned theater company's productions are rebroadcast around the world, you'll see the beautiful and imaginative stage adaptation of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. This big screen version gives you a sneak preview of the play before the live version opens on Broadway next season. In the hands of the National Theatre, Mark Haddon's celebrated novel comes to life in an exceptionally heartfelt production. The story follows the fascinating story of Christopher, a 15-year-old living with autism and struggling with the subtle yet powerful effects of a divorce that he cannot comprehend. One night, Christopher finds himself suspected of a heinous crime. Though he avoids and detests human contact, he uses his keen analytical mind to attempt a solution to the mystery and clear his name, even though he's been strictly forbidden by his father to do so. What follows is a harrowing journey that upturns his world and exposes him to the emotional dimensions that he fears so much.
   
Dani Girl  
Randolph Road Theatre Dani Girl
 
In this affecting and surprisingly funny contemporary musical, a nine-year-old girl loses her hair to leukemia, and sets off on a mythical quest to find it, creating her own reality to cope with her cancer. Her imaginary friend and a fellow patient tag along on the fantastical journey, accompanied by an upbeat pop score from the award-winning team of Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond. Dani Girl's been developed through several prestigious programs, including the Festival of New American Musicals, and the ASCAP/Disney Musical Theatre Workshop.
   
The Duchess of Malfi  
We Happy Few Productions at Source The Duchess of Malfi
 
The Duchess of Malfi is a rarely produced Jacobean thriller by John Webster. Corrupt politicians, a cunning spy, and the elusive Duchess all play a razor-sharp game of cat and mouse - rife with dangerous secrets, illicit affairs, madmen, werewolves, and murder. Big Brother lurks around every corner in this noirish masterpiece.
   
An Evening with Danny Kaye  
The American Century Theater at Gunston Arts Center An Evening with Danny Kaye
 
The American Century Theater is thrilled to be welcoming Helen Hayes Award-winning Brian Childers back to TACT for An Evening with Danny Kaye. This production, to be performed as part of TACT’s Robert M. McElwaine “Reflections” series, pays tribute to one of Broadway and Hollywood’s greatest showmen – Danny Kaye. Brian Childers becomes Danny Kaye in a way that lets a new generation discover – and an older generation re-visit – a unique performer.
   
Gidion's Knot  
Forum Theatre at Round House Theatre - Silver Spring Gidion's Knot
 
Over the course of a tense parent/teacher conference, a grieving mother and an emotionally overwhelmed fifth-grade teacher engage in a fraught conversation about the recent suspension and subsequent tragedy involving Gidion. The boy may have been the victim of bullying -- or he may have been the bully. The note he left gives no clues. As the women challenge each other, they earn our compassion and a few much-needed laughs, but can they untangle the knot of questions that Gidion left behind? The enthralling discussion develops into a dramatically charged study of what happens when freedom of expression, the failure of our school systems and personal responsibility collide.
   
I Do! I Do!  
Infinity Theatre Company at CTA Theatre Complex I Do! I Do!
 
I DO! I DO! is exuberantly filled with the wistful sentiments of love. The story begins as Michael and Agnes discover the joys and fears of their wedding day - and wedding night - then swiftly travels with them through fifty years of marriage. Along the way, they raise a family, achieve success, negotiate mid-life crises, and prepare for their golden years. Michael and Agnes reveal their most intimate feelings through charming and witty songs, as they strive to find individuality and empathy through the inextricability (and hilarity) of matrimony. I DO! I DO! is a delightful musical led by two powerhouse performers exploring fifty years’ worth of love and change, as they display life in its most concentrated form - marriage!
   
The Lion King  
The Kennedy Center The Lion King
 
The winner of six Tonys including Best Musical, Disney's The Lion King returns! Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by award-winning director Julie Taymor, whose visual images for this show you'll remember forever. Thrill to the pulsating rhythms of the African Pridelands and an unforgettable score including Elton John and Tim Rice's Oscar-winning song "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" and "Circle of Life." Let your imagination run wild at the Tony Award-winning Broadway sensation Newsweek calls "a landmark event in entertainment."
   

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