Written and performed by Keith Hamilton Cobb -- an actor most recognizable for his considerable TV work, including The Young and the Restless, Andromeda and All My Children -- this one-man show uses Shakespeare's character of Othello to examine the experience and perspective of black men in America. A classic character whose every fiber is ripe for interpretation, Othello represents both a strong, courageous warrior and a jealous, manipulated and passionate man -- metaphors Cobb cleverly explores to articulate the modern black man's life. At its core, American Moor is focused on racial issues, but this Anacostia Playhouse production is also about American theatre, the power and importance of art, and the nature of pure love. Often funny, but just as often tragic, Cobb's powerful solo show aims to inspire thoughtful conversation on the harmful effects that privileged perspective has on us all.
With gentle music, beautiful puppets, and props, Jack and Calypso lead children and caregivers to a magical, interactive world where giant jellyfish fly through the air, sheep graze in the grass, and lemons create the sun in a "let's pretend" sky. Ages 1-5.
Is there anything more exciting, frightening, and transformational than impending parenthood? Travel back to a university campus in the 1980's, where three couples receive some unexpected news - all set to a tuneful score made of stunning pop songs by Broadway veterans Richard Maltby, Jr. (AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’, MISS SAIGON) and David Shire (SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, BIG The Musical). This musical comedy is a smart, energetic, and immensely likable story of three couples spanning three generations, dealing with the one issue – a BABY!
Hailed by The New York Times as "the best musical of this century" and the winner of nine Tony Awards, The Book of Mormon is the blockbuster Broadway smash from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and the Oscar-winning composer of Disney's Frozen and Avenue Q, Bobby Lopez. This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now, with standing-room only productions in London, on Broadway and across North America, The Book of Mormon has truly become an international sensation.
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!
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by American icon Tennessee Williams (A Streetcar Named Desire), still sizzles with all the passion and greed that first made it famous. The timeless drama unfolds over the course of one sultry evening, as a prominent Southern family is pushed to the brink when tender memories are recalled and life-altering secrets are revealed. Wealthy Southern plantation owner Big Daddy's family has gathered to celebrate his 65th birthday, while sparing him the news that he's dying of cancer. As one son, a former football hero, mysteriously retreats from his desirable but sexually frustrated wife, his money-hungry brother and sister-in-law plot to secure more than their fair share of the family fortune. The Keegan Theatre inaugurates its newly renovated DC theater with this American masterpiece.
Pallas is proud to bring Code Name: Cynthia to Washington, DC for its premiere production. Set during World War II, Betty Thorpe (Code Name: Cynthia) is a stunning beauty and master spy. She is blackmailed into seducing the enemy to save civilization from a ruthless dictator - and her own delicate world from falling to pieces. Based on the true story of an American patriot, Washington, DC becomes a chessboard where honor, sex, and political ethics are up for grabs as the fate of the free world hangs by a thread. Directed by Pallas Founder and Associate Artistic Director Tracey Elaine Chessum, this production is sure to be gripping and unforgettable.
Best known for his role as underdog Benji Applebaum in the two Pitch Perfect movies, Ben Platt takes a break from filming to tackle the title role in Dear Evan Hansen, the world-premiere musical coming to D.C.'s Arena Stage this summer. Set to an original score by Tony nominees Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (A Christmas Story, Dogfight), a book by Steven Levenson (Showtime's Masters of Sex) and directed by three-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal, If/Then), Dear Evan Hansen is a contemporary, intimate story of hope, heartache and the things in life we all need -- friends, family and a place to call home.
Lottie and Lisa are ten-year-old twins who are being raised separately by their divorced parents. When the girls meet unexpectedly at summer camp they discover their true relationship, and the high stakes, madcap adventure begins. Having switched places, the girls discover that their deception is hard to sustain. Will their parents be convinced that the sisters belong together?
Garfield, a chubby and sarcastic tabby cat fantasizes about having the most amazing birthday in the history of birthdays. He deserves it for being the best cat ever! But, it seems that all his friends – Arlene, Odie, Jon and even his nemesis, Nermal, seem to have forgotten. Feeling rejected, Garfield ventures out to find adventure, but quickly learns that “home is where the heart… and the food is.”
Harold Night is WIT's weekly homage to the world-famous longform improv format: the Harold. It all starts with an audience suggestion. From there, WIT’s five Harold teams create unique worlds full of vibrant characters right before your eyes.
James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless yet relevant piece and rare modern classic. The TONY Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.
The story follows a Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King's Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.
Join Detective McDevitt as he re-visits and re-examines the sites and clues surrounding the assassination of our nation’s 16th president. This tour occurs rain or shine and lasts approximately two hours. The distance walked is 1.6 miles from outside of Ford’s Theatre to the White House. History on Foot walking tours DO NOT include entrance to Ford’s Theatre. Please wear comfortable shoes.
The Island devised by Athol Fugard and actors John Kani and Winston Ntshona, and directed by Thomas W. Jones II. Originally seen at MetroStage in 1991, The Island will also return in honor of our 30th anniversary. It depicts the psychological and physical abuse suffered by black political prisoners in South Africa, using the prisoners anticipated performance of the Greek drama Antigone as a symbolic means of political protest. Depicting the conflict of the individual versus the state, whether it be classic Greek, South African apartheid, or certain contemporary situations-clearly a timeless theme. Doug Brown returns to reprise his role of Winston, and has also appeared in Mooi Street Moves, another South African play that MetroStage produced in 1993.
et Them Eat Chaos-created especially for Washington, DC-combines the best of The Second City's recent material plus brand-new sketches and improvs reflecting the zaniness of the world we live in, from the chaos of national and world politics, to the conundrums of contemporary lifestyles, virtual reality, workplace nightmares, dating, and more. If chaos rules your life, take a laugh break with The Second City."
Season 7 comes to a close as a Hub commissioned work makes its way to full production with Leto Legend by Kristen LePine and directed by Helen Pafumi. Charlie is a full time mom, writer and superhero. How does she do it all? And more importantly, is there a way for her to stop? The mythical and modern collide in this comedy about today’s superwoman.
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.