What We've Heard

02/21/2019 - 12:49pm

"Play In A Day" returns on February 23 at 8pm (at Imagination Stage in Bethesda). Six professional Washington, D.C. area theatre companies will write, direct, rehearse and perform original plays based on similar themes in only 24 hours! The plays will be presented at the 15th annual Play In A Day, a one-of-a-kind theatrical event. Participating are Adventure Theatre MTC, Flying V, Happenstance Theater, Imagination Stage, Keegan Theatre, Rorschach Theatre. Tickets $15. Please note, some material is not suitable for children.

02/20/2019 - 2:46pm

Avant Bard offers Pay-What-You-Will performances February 22 to 24 (3 shows only) of A TWO WOMAN HAMLET starring Hannah Sweet & Nicola Collett - a full production at a Pay-What-You-Will price (reservations online recommended). No matter how many HAMLETs you've seen, you have never seen it like this: 2 women, a fake skull, a real shovel & a lot of imagination.

02/20/2019 - 2:36pm

Shakespeare Theatre Company's next Asides Live event is Sunday Feb 24 at 10am. Expand the details of David Muse’s production of RICHARD THE THIRD and then zoom out to consider its context and cultural relevance at this multi-panel symposium, featuring artists, scholars and experts from a variety of fields. $10 General Admission, $5 Students, Coffee and breakfast treats provided.

02/13/2019 - 12:30pm

Playwright Hansol Jung's plays “knit together the agonies of Korean history, the restless excitement and anxiety of the tech age, and the shapes of loss and longing.” Catch one of two Pay-What-You-Can performances of her play "Among the Dead" Feb 14-15 at 8pm at Spooky Action Theater. Reserve PWYC tickets online for only $10 or pay what you will at the door before performances.

02/11/2019 - 2:09pm

Join Keegan Theatre February 11-17 for a full week of new womxn-written and womxn-directed 10-minute plays, one-act plays, and cabarets as part of their 2nd WOMXN on Fire Festival. Building on the success and audience feedback of the 2017-18 festival, this year the festival will feature even more 10-minute plays, one-act plays, and cabarets all fully staged in rep. Over the course of a week, audiences will have the opportunity to interact with an exciting and eclectic grouping of all new works by local, womxn playwrights.

02/08/2019 - 1:08pm

Mosaic Theater Company's 2018-2019 Reading Series continues on Mon, Feb 11 & Tues, Feb 12 at 7pm with THE SHOOTING GALLERY by Aaron Davidman, directed by Michael John Garcés. Tickets $15. Davidman's searing and heartfelt world premiere performance piece about one of the most divisive issues in America today follows his travels around the country to chronicle our nation's love affair with guns and the brutal consequences that lay in its wake.

02/05/2019 - 12:45pm

Rorschach Theatre holds PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN performances this week for their world premiere of Steve Yockey's "Reykjavik", directed by Rick Hammerly. PWYC are Fri, Feb 8 & Sat, Feb 9 at 8pm, and Sun, Feb 10 at 3pm. Performances are at the Silver Spring Black Box (next to the AFI Silver Theatre).

02/05/2019 - 12:43pm

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company has Pay What You Will performances of BLKS Mon, Feb 4 and Tues, Feb 5 at 8pm. Tickets are on sale thru the TodayTix app or website. The show is at 8pm.

01/31/2019 - 12:52pm

Catch Annapolis Shakespeare Company's next CONCERT AND CABARET SERIES offering with "Rock Around the Clock" a 1950's CABARET, ONE NIGHT ONLY - Sun, February 10 at 7:30pm. Travel to the fabulous 1950's for an original and marvelously theatrical show.

01/29/2019 - 5:42pm

Keegan Theatre will hold a BENEFIT PERFORMANCE of its production of The Baltimore Waltz for Whitman-Walker Health, a DC-based non-profit, community health and service provider, with expertise in LGBTQIA and HIV care, on February 2. Following the 8pm performance, Whitman-Walker’s youth services program, REALTalk DC, will host a performance featuring spoken word artists Mary Bowman and Dwayne Lawson-Brown.

01/29/2019 - 5:39pm

Join Nell Gwynn director Robert Richmond at Folger Theatre as he discusses his insights into the production January 31. A wine and light fare reception is included. Tickets are $20. The production runs until March 10.

01/23/2019 - 1:53pm

Best Medicine Rep's production of the hilarious farce PHILOSOPHUS begins February 1 and they're opening their final dress rehearsal to furloughed federal employees and contractors. If you have been affected by the partial government shutdown, they're offering free seats on Thurs, January 31 at 7pm. Just come on by; Seating is limited. For those of you not affected by the partial government shutdown, there are other discounts available. Our first two performances, February 1 at 7pm and February 2 at 2:30pm are Pay-What-You-Can.

01/22/2019 - 6:18pm

JUST ANNOUNCED! Join Round House Theatre on April 6 at The Hamilton Live for their annual "Broadway 'Near' Bethesda" Gala, featuring a performance by multiple Tony Award Winner Audra McDonald.

01/22/2019 - 6:07pm

Keegan Theatre has partnered with Food & Friends for a food drive supporting men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer & other life-challenging illnesses. Bring 5 items to donate & get 1 free drink coupon (nonperishable, canned, or boxed items; No snack/junk food or items in glass). Their production of Paula Vogel's The Baltimore Waltz runs now thru February 9.

01/17/2019 - 4:17pm

Meet the Creator of the "Nibroc Trilogy." Playwright Arlene Hutton joins Washington Stage Guild's cast of "Gulf View Drive" onstage for a conversation with the audience Sunday, January 20, immediately following the 2:30 PM matinee performance.

01/16/2019 - 3:08pm

A great deal and opportunity for prospective theatre techs - "Intro to Theatre Tech at The Theatre Lab" Taught by Angelo Merenda, Weds 7-9:30pm through Feb. 20 (starts tonight Jan 16 but they'll continue to accept students for another week). Essentially a free course plus a tech internship – invaluable training in the technical aspects of theatre at zero net cost! The full $200 tuition will be refunded after completion of approximately 30 hours of hands-on tech experience on one of The Theatre Lab’s spring productions. Details at The Theatre Lab.

01/16/2019 - 3:00pm

The Hub Theatre's 2019 New Play Fest will take place in multiple locations starting January 20 with HEARTLAND, 4pm at Reston's Used Books (followed by others Jan 21, 28 & Feb 4 at other locations). All readings are FREE but seating is limited, so please RSVP. Read about each play and reserve your tickets via the link.

01/14/2019 - 5:45pm

Performances of JUDY GARLAND: A STAR IS BORN continue at Signature Theatre thru January 26 in a tribute to one of Hollywood’s brightest stars. Awa Sal Secka (Signature’s Jesus Christ Superstar) and Katie Mariko Murray (Signature’s Passion) are joined by pianist Chris Urquiaga (Signature’s Entirely Elvis cabaret) pay tribute to the one and only Judy Garland. ARE YOU A FEDERAL WORKER? Signature has added a discounted performance of JUDY GARLAND: A STAR IS BORN just for you on January 23! For specially discounted tickets visit http://bit.ly/judydeal

01/14/2019 - 4:28pm

Catch Annapolis Shakespeare Company's next CONCERT AND CABARET SERIES offering with "Stage Door Canteen" a 1940's CABARET - ONE NIGHT ONLY, Sunday, January 20 at 7:30pm. Written and Directed by SALLY BOYETT
Music Direction & Accompaniment by REENIE CODELKA. Travel to the American Theatre Wing's STAGE DOOR CANTEEN in 1944 for an original and marvelously theatrical show.

01/14/2019 - 4:26pm

Washington Stage Guild invites you to Pay-What-You-Can previews of Gulf View Drive, the third and final play in Arlene Hutton’s romantic trilogy portraying married life in the mid-20th Century. Pay-What-You-Can previews are Thurs, January 17 at 7:30pm; Fri, January 18 at 8pm and Sat, January 19 at 2:30pm. CASH ONLY at the door, no reservations necessary.