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Bloomsday  
Undercroft Theatre Bloomsday
 
A young couple meet on a walking tour of James Joyce's Dublin, but a misunderstanding keeps them apart. Thirty-five years later, they return to retrace their steps and confront their younger selves about the missed opportunity. The area premiere of this time-bending romance. Starring Megan Anderson as Cait, Steven Carpenter as Robert, Danielle Scott as Caithleen and Josh Adams as Robbie. Directed by Kasi Campbell.
   
Bonnie and Clyde  
The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children's Theater Bonnie and Clyde
 
At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies in West Texas to America's most renowned folk heroes and Texas law enforcement's worst nightmares. Fearless, shameless and alluring, the Tony-nominated Bonnie & Clyde_, from the legendary Frank Wildhorn (_Jekyll & Hyde, Civil War, Dracula) is the electrifying story of love, adventure and crime that captured the attention of an entire country. Show is preceded by a buffet meal. Full service cash bar available.
   
Kinky Boots  
Toby's Dinner Theatre - Columbia Kinky Boots
 
The exhilarating true story that will lift your spirits to high-heeled heights! Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Kinky Boots features a joyous score by Cyndi Lauper. Inheriting his father's bankrupt shoe factory, Charlie Price finds inspiration in Lola, a fabulous entertainer with wild ideas. Working together, they turn the factory around, embrace their differences and discover that you change the world when you change your mind!
   
The Merry Wives of Windsor  
Folger Theatre The Merry Wives of Windsor
 
Some appetites never go out of style. The pursuit of money is bound to backfire when the targets are smarter than their gold-digging schemer. Falstaff's dubious plan to woo Windsor's wealthy housewives is met with hilarious retaliation, when the ladies devise a plot to teach him a lesson he won't soon forget. The comedic comeuppance is an absolute treat as Aaron Posner directs The Merry Wives of Windsor, Shakespeare's delightful comedy on love, money, deception and the power of women.
   
The Mountaintop  
NextStop Theatre The Mountaintop
 
On April 3, 1968, room 306 of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis is not yet the scene of one of our nation's greatest tragedies. It is just another motel for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In this bold reimagining of history, Dr. King is visited by an enigmatic maid who can unveil the humanity and vulnerability of America's larger-than-life icon. Full of vivid theatricality, poetic language, and surprising twists, this drama takes us to the summit of a man's historic life and offers a stunning new view of his dream for our nation.
   
Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World  
Atlas Performing Arts Center Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World
 
From the Egyptian-American winner of the Steinberg New American Play Award comes a romantic comedy about Muslim and American identity full of unexpected twists. Musa, a new immigrant from Egypt, picks up Sheri, a boisterous and quirky waitress, after her shift. A night of improbable passion turns into an extended labyrinth of cultural assumptions upended. ​
   
Pipeline  
Studio Theatre Pipeline
 
Nya is a single mom and dedicated teacher at a high-poverty city school, determined to give her teenaged son Omari opportunities that her students will never have. When an altercation with a teacher at his private school threatens Omari's future, Nya has to fight a system that's against him in any environment. A searing, eloquent, and deeply compassionate look at a broken education system, the moments we are pushed to our limits, and the ferocity of one parent's love.
   
Recent Tragic Events  
Atlas Performing Arts Center Recent Tragic Events
 
Prologue Theatre continues to explore this season's question "Where do we look to find ourselves?" with Craig Wright's Recent Tragic Events. It is September 12th, 2001; the setting is the Minneapolis apartment of Waverly, a young advertising executive. Soon to venture on a blind date amidst the television news coverage of the September 11th attacks, Waverly becomes preoccupied when she discovers that her twin sister, Wendy, a student in New York, has not been heard from. Waverly reassures herself that Wendy had no reason to be at the World Trade Center. As the evening unfolds, Waverly and her blind date, Andrew, an airport bookstore manager, realize that they are connected by a succession of bizarre coincidences. As Waverly awaits word on Wendy, the date is complicated by visits from her crazed-musician neighbor, Ron, and his girlfriend, Nancy, and a startling visit from Waverly's great aunt, Joyce Carol Oates - played by a sock puppet.
   
Richard The Second  
Convergence Richard The Second
 
In this lyrical and hauntingly beautiful opening chapter, a philosopher king faces the specter of military overthrow. King Richard II believes his rule to be divine and untouchable. But when a scorned relative returns to England's shores with designs for the throne, Richard must reckon not only with the fickle nature of his hollow crown, but also his own flawed humanity.
   
RS/24  
Anacostia Playhouse RS/24
 
Clayton LeBouef's RS/24 makes a return visit to the Playhouse. Since its inception, the mission of the Anacostia Playhouse, nestled in the heart of the historic Anacostia community, has been to focus on producing quality and relevant works that appeal to every generation. Keeping with this tradition, we are proud to announce that kicking off 2020 will be the return of RS/24, the riveting original work of Clayton LeBouef. Recognized for his brilliant performances on TV, film and stage, with roles in NBC's Homicide Life on the Streets, HBO's The Wire and Something the Lord Made, Mr. LeBouef's ethereal drama explores how the lives of characters Hubie, a record shop owner and a distressed Street Worker, collide one night on a chance meeting. Each is unaware of how this encounter will play a significant role in carving out their destinies. In reverence to the African Diaspora, RS/24 also draws upon ancestral wisdom, vintage music and the return of vinyl to show the connection of how African American music has shaped world culture. RS/24 is a must-see.
   
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.
   
Sheltered  
Theater J Sheltered
 
It is 1939, and Hitler's assault on Europe has begun. Though much of the world has turned its back on the Jews of Europe, Evelyn and Leonard Kirsch suspect that the menace is real. This ordinary American couple makes a bold decision that could save the lives of many Jewish children and change the course of history. But first, they must convince their estranged friends to help. What begins as a night of cocktails and conversation becomes a tense negotiation of politics, morality, and survival - and the stakes are life and death. A suspenseful story that will bring you to the edge of your seat. Featuring McLean Fletcher, Kimberly Gilbert, David Schlumpf, Alexander Strain and Erin Weaver.
   
Silent Sky  
Ford's Theatre Silent Sky
 
A decade before women gained the right to vote, Henrietta Leavitt and her fellow women “computers” transformed the science of astronomy. In the Harvard Observatory, Leavitt found 2,400 new variable stars and made important discoveries about their fluctuating brightness, enabling fellow scientists to map the Milky Way and beyond. This inspiring drama explores the determination, passion and sacrifice of the women who redefined our understanding of the cosmos. Director Seema Sueko (Arena Stage’s The Heiress) makes her Ford’s Theatre debut with this compelling story dubbed “sheer magic” by the San Francisco Chronicle.
   
Spring Awakening  
Round House Theatre Spring Awakening
 
For a repressed group of teenagers, the road to adulthood is fraught with suffocating confusion in Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater's Tony-winning adaptation of Frank Wedekind's prescient 19th-century drama. As the adults in their lives exert control but withhold guidance, Melchior, Wendla, Moritz, Ilse, and their friends navigate blindly through the enigma of their burgeoning sexuality. Both haunting and high-octane, the score bristles with anthems to adolescence like "Mama Who Bore Me" and "The Bitch of Living," and is infused with a blend of folk, pop, and rock that gives this tale unexpected soul. With generational gaps growing wider than ever, the angst and defiance at the heart of this boundary-pushing musical act as a bridge between our deeply personal yet wholly universal experiences.
   
A Thousand Splendid Suns  
Arena Stage A Thousand Splendid Suns
 
Adapted from the New York Times bestselling novel by Khaled Hosseini (Kite Runner), the lives of two Afghan women are inextricably bound together. In the war-ravaged Kabul, Miriam and Laila become unlikely allies in the face of the insurmountable odds of a brutal and oppressive way of life. Hopes of a new life lead to an unselfish and shocking decision, changing the course of their futures forever. Called "emotionally stirring" (Los Angeles Times), this gripping and heart-rending fight for survival will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
   
Yellow Face  
Silver Spring Stage Yellow Face
 
Silver Spring Stage presents the area community theater premiere of Yellow Face by David Henry Hwang. The lines between fact and fiction blur with hilarious and moving results in Hwang's unreliable memoir, where he calls "himself" DHH. Fresh off his Tony Award win, DHH leads a protest against "yellowface" casting in the original Broadway production of Miss Saigon. At the same time, he mistakenly casts a Caucasian actor in the lead Asian role of his own Broadway-bound play Face Value. Meanwhile, DHH's father finds himself ensnared in a political scandal rooted in anti-Chinese paranoia. As these stories intertwine, DHH is forced to confront the complex and changing role that "face" plays in American life today.