What We've Heard

09/19/2018 - 5:37pm

Enter for your chance to win free tickets to Ford's Theatre's 2018-2019 mainstage production's First Previews thru their partnership with TodayTix. First Preview for the classic "Born Yesterday" by Garson Kanin is Fri, Sept 21. Political satire meets romantic comedy in this sharp-edged satire starring Kimberly Gilbert, Ed Gero and Cody Nickell.

09/19/2018 - 1:10pm

Soul Tent Stories is a listening project of the People's University, led by Helen Hayes Award nominated performer and writer Anu Yadav with DC Public Libraries, to develop a theater play on how we heal from racism and poverty. The event is Sat, Sept 24 6:30-8:30pm. We will hear one-minute audio stories from DC residents and members of the Poor People's Campaign of 1968 and today, followed by a storytelling workshop. With refreshments and childcare. (There will also be another listening party on Sun, Sept 23 at 4:30pm at BloomBars 3222 11th St NW).

09/19/2018 - 11:42am

Performances begin this weekend for The Klunch's world premiere of Ian Allen’s "How to Win a Race War." The three-part comic satire, replete with song-and-dance numbers is a parody of white supremacist “race war” fiction, which has proliferated in the years since Timothy McVeigh named "The Turner Diaries" as inspiration for his brutal 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. Friday 9/21 and the matinee on Saturday 9/22 are both Pay-What-You-Can performances.

09/18/2018 - 6:10pm

Coming up from Guillotine Theatre:
Tales of Mystery and the Imagination - Poems and Stories of Edgar Allan Poe. Enjoy a short preview at Taste of Old Town North on Sept 20 7-7:15pm at Montgomery Park (901 Montgomery St in Old Town Alexandria) OR catch it October 27 7-8pm in the Receiving Vault at Ivy Hill Cemetery (2823 King St, Alexandria VA; Parking in the cemetery grounds). Reservations: info@ihcps.org or 703-549-7413 x 1112.

09/13/2018 - 12:59pm

Have a talented canine? Enter your dog in Arena Stage's Canine Casting Call for their production of "Anything Goes." Two dogs will be selected to alternate the role of Cheeky in the upcoming production of the Cole Porter classic (Nov 2 – Dec 23). Casting call is Sat, September 22 from 10am to noon at Arena.

09/13/2018 - 12:54pm

Post-show Talk-Back at Mosaic Theater Company's "Marie and Rosetta" this Sat, Sept 15 following the 3pm matinee: "Race and Rock and Roll: Whitewashing of Black Musical History" with Paige Muller, Mosaic Theater Company's Programming Coordinator; Rex (DC Punk and Soul Musician); Maya Cunningham (Ethnomusicologist and Cultural Activist); Dr. Saïs Kamalidiin (Executive Director, Howard University Center for Ethnomusicology). Ticket must be purchased for the production; talk-back is free.

09/12/2018 - 4:34pm

Taffety Punk Theatre Company holds PayWhatYouCan performances for their production of Pramkicker Wed Sep 12, 7:30pm and
Thu Sep 13, 7:30pm.

09/12/2018 - 4:30pm

Shakespeare Theatre Company recently announced that after an international search, Simon Godwin has been appointed as their next Artistic Director. Simon, who is currently serving as Associate Director at the National Theatre, will succeed Michael Kahn, who has been at the helm of STC since 1986.

08/30/2018 - 11:41am

Theater Alliance launches Season 16 with the Word Becomes Action Festival: Flipping the Script explores themes from upcoming productions and bringing together performances, readings, and workshops to illuminate divergent perspectives including White Rabbit Red Rabbit Aug 30-Sept 1 followed by The Gun Show, Mom Baby God, a reading of The Blackest Battle, a reading of an updated version of Deporting the Divas, and Teatro La Bolsa's Madres de la Revolución followed by a 45-minute workshp.

08/29/2018 - 2:35pm

Check out two Pay-What-You-Can performances for Round House Theatre's SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS, Bess Wohl's off-Broadway hit. PWYC performances are on August 29 at 7:30pm (with a designer discussion) and September 1 at 2pm - plus August 31 8pm is FreeBeerFriday with a director discussion. Get details on their website.

08/27/2018 - 1:53pm

There will be a Pay-What-You-Can performance at MetroStage Aug 30 at 8pm for their production of Athol Fugard's The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek. Performances run thru Sept 30.

08/20/2018 - 2:02pm

Coming up at Spooky Action Theater is their 2018 Mini Festival of Readings, part of New Works in Action. Between September 3 and 9, catch six new plays starting with "Torgus & Snow" September 3 at The Kennedy Center's Page-to-Stage Festival, then other readings at Spooky Action September 4 - 9 (Free to attend, but make a reservation).

08/17/2018 - 4:42pm

Mosaic Theater Company holds a PayWhatYouCan performance of "Marie and Rosetta" on August 22 @ 8pm. Tickets available for purchase at the door beginning an hour before curtain. Discounted tickets can be purchased in advance.

08/17/2018 - 2:12pm

Arena Stage holds its Community Day on Saturday, August 25 beginning at noon.
This FREE even brings a fun-filled day to celebrate the start of the 2018/19 season, plus high-flying aerialists, dance classes taught by Camp Arena Stage Teaching Artists, season-themed activities, live music from local artists, and the return of Taste of the Southwest, featuring small bites from restaurants found on the Wharf and in the Southwest neighborhood.

08/17/2018 - 11:21am

Join Solas Nua Mon, August 20 for this free play reading DANNY & CHANTELLE (STILL HERE), firected by Craig Baldwin and featuring Dani Stoller & Joe Carlson. At Dupont Underground. Doors open at 6:30 / Reading at 7pm.

08/10/2018 - 1:32pm

Constellation Theatre Company holds a Pay-What-You-Can Preview Fri, August 10 (8pm) for their production of Melancholy Play by celebrated writer Sarah Ruhl. All tickets sold at the door starting 1 hour prior to curtain time, first come, first served basis, no advance sales. They'll also have $15 Preview Sat, August 11 (8pm), and $25 Preview Sun, August 12 (8pm)

08/10/2018 - 11:28am

The National Players are back previewing Shakespeare's Twelfth Night before they take the show on the road. Two Pay-What -You-Can performances are on August 16 and 17 in Olney Theatre Center's Historic Theatre. All donations go towards National Players. CASH ONLY. Tickets purchased on the day-of show at the box office starting at 5pm. All purchases must be in-person and in CASH. No phone or internet sales.

08/09/2018 - 12:53pm

Coming up August 10 & 11 at Creative Cauldron...​Enjoy and be enlightened by a night of talented teens from the award winning Music Therapy Center in " A Place To Be" featuring songs about the struggles that teens go through.

08/09/2018 - 12:39pm

An exciting new partnership between The Theatre Lab and Levine Music's Act Two Pre-Professional music theater program for high school students (led by Helen Hayes Awards recipients Tracy Olivera and Walter Bobby McCoy). This partnership strives to expand musical theatre training to high school students and adults.

08/01/2018 - 1:21pm

GALA Hispanic Theatre's Paso Nuevo & Summer Youth program will present Blood Wedding at GALA’s Main Stage on Friday, August 3 at 8PM. This adaptation, by GALA veteran Cornelia Cody, of Federico Garcia Lorca’s play will explore gang warfare in our city through a bilingual performance that will be FREE and open to the public.