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"The School For Lies": Freewheeling, Modern Take on Molière Classic

at Lansburgh Theatre, Washington
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Contemporary slang meets 17th-century farce in "The School for Lies". Adapted from Molière's "The Misanthrope", playwright David Ives ("Venus in Fur", "All in the Timing") transforms Molière's class... [more+]

Contemporary slang meets 17th-century farce in "The School for Lies". Adapted from Molière's "The Misanthrope", playwright David Ives ("Venus in Fur", "All in the Timing") transforms Molière's classic into a modern satire told entirely through verse. The result is a delightfully incongruous comedy of manners that lets you peer inside the Parisian salon of Celimene, a young widow with a sharp tongue and plenty of eager suitors. Tony Award-nominee David Ives and STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn, the team that created the award-winning French trilogy of "The Liar, The Heir Apparent" and "The Metromaniacs", return to old stomping grounds in this uproarious update of one of the greatest masterpieces of French comedy. Outrageous gags and vicious couplets strike a hilarious balance of class and crass in this classic collision of Molière's biting satire and Ives's modern wit. See it at Lansburgh Theatre in D.C. [less-]

Relive the News Stories That Have Shaped Our Lives at the Newseum

at Newseum, Washington
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Wed, May 31
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Stories of the world come alive at the Newseum, where you can go behind the scenes to experience how and why news is made. See some of the final photographs of the only journalist who died covering th... [more+]

Stories of the world come alive at the Newseum, where you can go behind the scenes to experience how and why news is made. See some of the final photographs of the only journalist who died covering the 9/11 attacks, witness the epic struggle of the civil rights movement in the '60s, marvel at a comprehensive collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs and hear never-before-told stories from the journalists and photographers who stood on the front lines of history. This high-tech museum features seven levels of galleries and exhibits, theaters, retail spaces and visitor services where you can explore electronic news, unique artifacts, photojournalism, news history and world news. And, since there's so much to see, your ticket is good for two consecutive days. Take your time and see half the first day, then return the next day to catch what you missed. [less-]

International Spy Museum: Enter the World of Secret Agents

at International Spy Museum, Washington
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From real-life spy gadgets to the stories behind the coolest secret agents in movies, the International Spy Museum is the first and only public museum in the United States dedicated solely to the worl... [more+]

From real-life spy gadgets to the stories behind the coolest secret agents in movies, the International Spy Museum is the first and only public museum in the United States dedicated solely to the world of espionage. Upon arrival, you'll be given a secret identity, which you'll use to test your spy skills throughout the experience. Then, you'll explore a series of themed rooms, where you'll hear historic tales, examine artifacts and participate in activities. Get ready for exhibits like "Spies Among Us", which focuses on WWII-era German and Russian spy rings, and "Exquisitely Evil", a tribute to the villains of cinema's most famous spy -- James Bond. "Exquisitely Evil" features more than 100 film artifacts from both old and new Bond movies, plus interactive exhibits that allow you to take over the controls of a villain's lair, brave the depths of a virtual shark tank, play spy vs. spy with other visitors, disarm a missile before time runs out and more. [less-]

Subversive Comedy "Hir" From Woolly Mammoth Theatre Co.

at Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Washington
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Freed from her husband's oppression after he suffers a stroke, a suburban housewife lights the fuse on a revolt against patriarchy in "Hir", aided by her newly liberated transgender son. But when her ... [more+]

Freed from her husband's oppression after he suffers a stroke, a suburban housewife lights the fuse on a revolt against patriarchy in "Hir", aided by her newly liberated transgender son. But when her other son returns home from combat duty in Afghanistan, he's not exactly thrilled to find his family under siege from his own mother. "The New York Times" raved, "Perhaps no play this year inspired a greater sense of awe than Taylor Mac's audacious dive into the dysfunctional-family playpen of American theater." Check out the Woolly Mammoth production of this subversive comedy on stage in Washington, D.C. [less-]

"The Father" Explores What Happens When Emotional Signposts Leave

at Studio Theatre - Metheny Theatre, Washington
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Even at 80, André remains a man of quick wit and domineering personality. But things are beginning to get strange in "The Father", Florian Zeller's internationally acclaimed work. André's trusted wa... [more+]

Even at 80, André remains a man of quick wit and domineering personality. But things are beginning to get strange in "The Father", Florian Zeller's internationally acclaimed work. André's trusted watch goes missing, reappears and is lost again. His daughter's stories don't add up. His furniture disappears. And there are strangers sitting at his table. As the signposts of our lives disappear, this exploration of one man's mind and the loss of it, rings powerfully true. Ted van Griethuysen stars in this production at the Metheny Theatre. [less-]

"Master Class": Tony-Winning Bio of Opera Diva Maria Callas

at MetroStage, Alexandria
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One of the most glamorous celebrities of her time -- and the definition of a diva -- world-renowned opera star Maria Callas comes to vibrant life in this wickedly funny stage bio that won a Tony Award... [more+]

One of the most glamorous celebrities of her time -- and the definition of a diva -- world-renowned opera star Maria Callas comes to vibrant life in this wickedly funny stage bio that won a Tony Award for Best Play. Terrence McNally's "Master Class" finds the singing legend leading a voice class, and while she both cajoles and terrorizes to get the best out of her students, she muses on her past glories and many heartbreaks. DC favorite Ilona Dulaski stars in this production at MetroStage. [less-]

"Les Indes Galantes - Part IV": Jean-Philippe Rameau's Classic Opera Ballet

at Lisner Auditorium, Washington
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Wed, May 31
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"Les Indes Galantes - Part IV" is an 18th century opera ballet by famously gifted French composer Jean-Philippe Rameau. This multinational love story finds a Frenchman, a Spaniard and an American Indi... [more+]

"Les Indes Galantes - Part IV" is an 18th century opera ballet by famously gifted French composer Jean-Philippe Rameau. This multinational love story finds a Frenchman, a Spaniard and an American Indian, vying for the hand of Zima, the daughter of a chief. When the romantic pursuits come to a close, all celebrate in "forêts paisibles" ("peaceful forests"), an idyllic depiction of diverse cultures living in harmony with nature and one another. Watch the cast, Opera Lafayette Orchestra and acclaimed D.C. chamber vocal ensemble Gallery Voices as they highlight the incomparably rich music of this classic piece at George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium. [less-]

"Proof": Pulitzer-Winning Play Explores Genius & Mental Illness

at Olney Theatre Center - Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab, Olney
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In this Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning family drama, Catherine, the troubled daughter of a recently deceased mathematician, is gripped by the fear that she may've inherited her father's mental illnes... [more+]

In this Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning family drama, Catherine, the troubled daughter of a recently deceased mathematician, is gripped by the fear that she may've inherited her father's mental illness. "Proof" tracks her desperate attempts to stay in control -- despite complications including a budding romance with one of her father's former students, the appearance of a mysterious new work by her dad and the arrival of her long-estranged sister. Set in Chicago, the play chronicles the discovery of self identity through intellectual and emotional challenges and explores the power of love to help us reach our true potential. David Auburn's moving and thought-provoking play, which "The New York Daily News" called "rich and compelling ... full of life, laughter and hope," comes to the stage at the Olney Theatre Center. [less-]

"King Lear" -- Shakespeare's Great Psychological Thriller

at Gunston Arts Center, Arlington
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Regarded by many as Shakespeare's best work, "King Lear" depicts an aging monarch's descent into madness as his family and country are torn apart by the ambition and jealousy of his children. This swe... [more+]

Regarded by many as Shakespeare's best work, "King Lear" depicts an aging monarch's descent into madness as his family and country are torn apart by the ambition and jealousy of his children. This sweeping legend veers from fairy tale to nightmare, depicting the devastating consequences of pride as King Lear's hubris and his daughters' ambitions destroy not just their own family, but an entire nation as well. See Avant Bard's production of the classic tragic masterpiece, starring local acting legend Rick Foucheux as Lear, at Gunston Arts Center in Arlington. [less-]

"Laura Bush Killed a Guy", a Smart, Surreal New Play

at Caos on F , Washington
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It sounds like fake news you'd receive in an email from an older relative, but it's true: In November 1963, Laura Bush, the future First Lady, blew through a stop sign and killed a high school friend.... [more+]

It sounds like fake news you'd receive in an email from an older relative, but it's true: In November 1963, Laura Bush, the future First Lady, blew through a stop sign and killed a high school friend. That fact becomes the basis for a wildly speculative tale of murder, intrigue and world power in "Laura Bush Killed a Guy", a smart, surreal and surprising reexamination of the Bush years. "The Washington Post" calls it "a delectably wicked satire." See this one-woman show starring Lisa Hodsoll at Caos on F in Washington, D.C. [less-]

"Ulysses on Bottles" Looks at Life in Israel & Gaza

at Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington
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Premiering in the U.S. as part of the "Voices From a Changing Middle East" Festival, this drama is set in an Israeli prison, where a Jewish lawyer takes on the case of an Arab literature teacher, brin... [more+]

Premiering in the U.S. as part of the "Voices From a Changing Middle East" Festival, this drama is set in an Israeli prison, where a Jewish lawyer takes on the case of an Arab literature teacher, bringing the lives of the Israeli middle class and those struggling in the Gaza Strip into sharp contrast. Gilad Evron's prize-winning "Ulysses in Bottles" brings James Joyce's classic novel into play too, exploring issues like personal independence and morality. This Mosaic Theater Company production comes to the stage at DC's Atlas Performing Arts Center. [less-]

"Ma Rainey's Black Bottom": Explosive Drama by August Wilson

at 1st Stage Theater, Tysons
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A theatrical tour-de-force by one of America's greatest playwrights, "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" is a searing drama from Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner August Wilson. Set in the 1920s on the sout... [more+]

A theatrical tour-de-force by one of America's greatest playwrights, "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" is a searing drama from Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner August Wilson. Set in the 1920s on the south side of Chicago, a recording session with blues legend Ma Rainey and her band becomes an intense battle of wills between a hot-headed young trumpeter and veteran musicians -- and between Ma and her white record producers. Experience this first installment of Wilson's award-winning ten-part Century Cycle at 1st Stage Theater in Tysons. [less-]

"A Chorus Line": Tony-Winning Musical Sensation

at Harmony Hall Regional Arts Center - John Addison Concert Hall, Fort Washington
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Experience the joys, struggles and heartbreaks of an ensemble's worth of show-biz hopefuls as they audition for a Broadway play in Marvin Hamlisch's blockbuster backstage musical "A Chorus Line". Prod... [more+]

Experience the joys, struggles and heartbreaks of an ensemble's worth of show-biz hopefuls as they audition for a Broadway play in Marvin Hamlisch's blockbuster backstage musical "A Chorus Line". Produced by the Tantallon Players at Harmony Hall Regional Arts Center in Ft. Washington, this cherished classic combines poignant drama with top-notch song and dance, winning it the Pulitzer Prize and nine Tony Awards in its original run, including Best Musical and Best Score. This always-entertaining show also boasts pop songs that have become a true part of American culture, like "The Music and the Mirror," "One (Singular Sensation)," "I Can Do That," "What I Did for Love" and more. [less-]

"The Jungle Book": Youth Production of Kipling's Adventure Tale

at Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, Arlington
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Join Mowgli and his animal friends when Rudyard Kipling's classic children's story "The Jungle Book" comes to life on stage at the Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre in Arlington, starring a cast of t... [more+]

Join Mowgli and his animal friends when Rudyard Kipling's classic children's story "The Jungle Book" comes to life on stage at the Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre in Arlington, starring a cast of talented youngsters ages 9-18. Audiences of all ages will thrill to this tale of a boy raised by wolves who sets out on an adventure through the jungle with the help of his friends Bagheera the panther and Baloo the bear, where they must face the evil tiger Shere Khan, who hates mankind. The timeless tale teaches audiences about loyalty, honor, courage, tradition, integrity and persistence. [less-]

"The Man Who" Brings Oliver Sacks' Explorations of the Human Mind to the Stage

at Spooky Action Theater, Washington
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Fri, June 02
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Conventional reality is simply a starting point in an astonishing universe just waiting for us to explore in "The Man Who". Inspired by the Oliver Sacks bestseller "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a ... [more+]

Conventional reality is simply a starting point in an astonishing universe just waiting for us to explore in "The Man Who". Inspired by the Oliver Sacks bestseller "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat", this hypnotizing theatrical work tells the stories of several patients as Sacks saw them: as heroes endowed with great courage and tenacity, moving through realities stunningly altered by neurological quirks. Called "one of the most magically effective explorations of the mind (also possibly the soul) ever be attempted on the stage" by "The New York Times" in its original Broadway run, "The Man Who" now comes to Spooky Action Theater in D.C. [less-]

"Fear Eats the Soul": New Play Brings Acclaimed German Film to the Stage

at Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington
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In 1974 Germany, widow Emmi falls in love with the younger Ali, a Moroccan immigrant. Everyone is appalled when they marry, although family and friends ultimately accept the couple's unconventional ma... [more+]

In 1974 Germany, widow Emmi falls in love with the younger Ali, a Moroccan immigrant. Everyone is appalled when they marry, although family and friends ultimately accept the couple's unconventional marriage. However, the two find that they must face their own mounting fears and insecurities. Atlas Performing Arts Center presents the U.S. theatrical premiere, adapted from the renowned German film of the same name that won two awards at the Cannes Film Festival. Don't miss this bold exploration of multiracial marriage, star-crossed lovers, and how fear can destroy our hopes and dreams. [less-]

Mentalist Alain Nu Shares His Secrets in "Mind-Magic & Merlot"

at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Washington
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Fri, June 02
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Alain Nu has headlined at Caesars Palace and the International Spy Museum, and performed for presidents, politicians and royalty. Now you can learn some of this world-class mentalist greatest mind-rea... [more+]

Alain Nu has headlined at Caesars Palace and the International Spy Museum, and performed for presidents, politicians and royalty. Now you can learn some of this world-class mentalist greatest mind-reading tricks at "Mind-Magic & Merlot", a series of monthly workshops in which attendees learn one of Nu's most foolproof feats -- perfect for performing as icebreakers at public speaking engagements or for amazing your friends and colleagues. Following each demonstration and lesson at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop in D.C., the conversation shifts into a deeper meditation on how principles of the week's concept may be utilized in everyday life. And as a special treat, merlot tastings will be offered throughout the workshop. [less-]

Three Women Explore Reproductive Rights in New Drama "Sioux Falls"

at Mead Theatre Lab, Washington
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Three women -- a hopeful mother-to-be, a disaffected student and an abused wife -- battle personal demons, bureaucratic red tape and mermaids on the most difficult and personal journeys of their lives... [more+]

Three women -- a hopeful mother-to-be, a disaffected student and an abused wife -- battle personal demons, bureaucratic red tape and mermaids on the most difficult and personal journeys of their lives. Their destination? The only clinic in the state that offers abortion services. Poignant and funny, "Sioux Falls" examines the complexity surrounding a woman's right to choose. 10th Muse Productions brings Megan Dominy's imaginative drama to D.C.'s Mead Theatre Lab. [less-]

Sibling Rivalry Runs Amok: "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"

at James Lee Community Center, Falls Church
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Christopher Durang's side-splitting satire pokes fun at Chekhov's classic dramas, but you definitely don't need to know anything about Russian lit to appreciate the wackiness of this farce. Step-sibli... [more+]

Christopher Durang's side-splitting satire pokes fun at Chekhov's classic dramas, but you definitely don't need to know anything about Russian lit to appreciate the wackiness of this farce. Step-siblings Vanya and Sonia are enjoying a quiet, peaceful life in the country when their celeb sister, Masha, returns home for an unexpected visit. Masha brings along Spike, her latest young boy-toy, and what follows can only be described as an unforgettable weekend. Explore the troubles of celebrity, social networking, and age in a laugh-out-loud comedy from Providence Players that will tickle your funny bone and stimulate your mind at James Lee Community Center in Falls Church. [less-]

Family Treasure Hunt Cruise on the Boomerang Pirate Ship

at Boomerang Pirate Ship, Washington
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Set sail for an afternoon of swashbuckling fun as you and your little mateys search for adventure and booty. This family cruise takes place aboard the Boomerang Pirate Ship, which holds the city's tre... [more+]

Set sail for an afternoon of swashbuckling fun as you and your little mateys search for adventure and booty. This family cruise takes place aboard the Boomerang Pirate Ship, which holds the city's treasure. But the keys to the chest have been stolen by rascally scallywags, and your job is to recover them. You'll search the waterways of the Potomac, armed with water cannons and pirate bravado while having fun playing games, dancing and getting your face painted. Little buccaneers and their parents will love this creative cruise idea, complete with on-board snacks and drinks for purchase, and will be sent home with treasure and souvenirs after enjoying an afternoon on the water seeing the sights in a whole new way. [less-]

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