“A Tale of Two Cities.” A drag queen named Jerry finds a crying baby at his doorstep and acts out the entire Charles Dickens classic to soothe the child. At Synetic Theater. Through June 21.
“Cabaret.” John Kander and Fred Ebb’s musical is set in pre-World War II Berlin, where an American writer woos an English cabaret star. At Signature Theatre. Through June 28.
“Dry Bones Rising.” Two children must figure out how to survive after a catastrophe wipes out everything familiar. At Venus Theatre. Through June 14.
“Jarry Inside Out.” Spooky Action Theater presents a creative biography of French writer Alfred Jarry. At Universalist National Memorial Church. Through June 21.
“Jumpers for Goalposts.” Life plays out in the postgame locker room of Barely Athletic, an amateur soccer team in an LGBT league. At Studio Theatre. Through June 21.
“Las Polacas: The Jewish Girls of Buenos
Aires.” The bilingual musical, which tells the story of Jewish women forced into prostitution in the early 1900s, gets its world premiere. At Gala Hispanic Theatre. Through June 28.
“Mary-Kate Olsen Is in Love.” A young, dissatisfied wife, let down by her unemployed high school sweetheart, seeks a pleasurable distraction from the former child star. At Studio Theatre. Through June 21.
“NSFW (Not Safe For Work).” Round House Theatre presents Lucy Kirkwood’s comedy about a writer who switches gears from a racy men’s magazine to a women’s mag. At Round House Theatre. Through June 21.
“One Destiny.” The play recounts Abraham Lincoln’s assassination through the eyes of actor Harry Hawk and theater co-owner, Harry Ford. At Ford’s Theatre. Through July 3.
“Our Town.” Faction of Fools gives Thornton Wilder’s drama about a young couple its commedia dell’arte touch. At Elstad Auditorium at Gallaudet University. Through June 21.
“Potted Potter.” The Harry Potter book series provides the basis for this family-friendly improv show. At Lansburgh Theatre. Through June 21.
“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.” Tom Stoppard’s tragic comedy, which follows two minor characters from “Hamlet,” is directed by Aaron Posner. At Folger Theatre. Through June 28.
Source Festival 2015. The annual festival features 24 new works, including 10-minute shorts, full-length plays and artistic blind dates. At Source. Through June 28.
“Tartuffe.” A family attempts to defrock a
religious fraud taking advantage of its patriarch. At Sidney Harman Hall. Through July 5.
“The Blood Quilt.” Four estranged sisters reunite after the death of their mother to sew a quilt and learn the details of their inheritance. At Arena Stage.
“The Good Counselor.” The courtroom drama follows a man who, while struggling with his own mommy issues, is representing a mother on trial for killing her son. At 1st Stage. Through June 28.
“The Letters.” Set in the Soviet Union in the 1930s, John W. Lowell’s play explores how artists were censored during Stalin’s reign. At MetroStage. Through June 14.
“The Madwoman of Chaillot.” Four women set out to conquer capitalists in this French comedy staged by WSC Avant Bard. At Gunston Arts Center Theater II. Through June 28.
“The Price.” In celebration of Arthur Miller’s 100th birthday, his play about estranged
brothers reuniting after their father’s death is staged. At Olney Theatre Center. Through June 21.
“The Shipment.” Psalmayene 24 directs Young Jean Lee’s vignettes about African American identity for Forum Theatre. At Silver Spring Black Box Theatre. Through June 13. “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife.” In this comedy, a wellheeled woman’s midlife crisis is disrupted by a mischievous childhood friend who shows up unexpectedly. At Theater J. Through July 5.
“Zombie: The American.” It’s 2063, and the president must decide which situation to deal with first: his cheating partner, an invasion, civil war or zombies. At Woolly Mammoth Theatre. Through June 21.
9 “Disney’s Newsies: the Musical.” The musical follows a group of New York newspaper hawkers who strike when their publisher raises the prices on their inventory. At National Theatre. Through June 21. 9 Table Read Week 2015. Pallas Theatre Collective presents five new works. At Anacostia Arts Center. Through June 14. 10 “Occupied Territories.” The play, presented by Theater Alliance, examines war. At Anacostia Playhouse. Through July 5. 15Will on the Hill. Shakespeare and modern politics come together for this benefit show starring Washington’s elite. At Sidney Harman Hall.
16 “The Book of Mormon.” The comedy musical by the creators of “South Park” follows a pair of odd couple-esque missionaries who are sent to Africa to create converts. At the Kennedy Center Opera House. Through Aug. 16. 19 D.C. Black Theatre Festival. At various locations around Washington. Through June 28. 319 “Garfield, the Musical with Cattitude.” Jim Davis’s cartoon feline sadly searches for a new adventure after he assumes his friends have forgotten his birthday. At Glen Echo Park, Adventure Theatre MTC. Through Aug. 23. 24 “Double Trouble.” Adventure ensues when twin 10-year-olds, raised separately by their divorced parents, accidentally meet up at summer camp. At Imagination Stage. Through Aug. 14. 24 “Peter Pan.” J.M. Barrie’s story about a boy who resists growing up is retold on a circular stage with projections on the tent ceiling. At Threesixty Theatre Tent, Tysons Corner Center. Through Aug. 16. 24 “The Producers.” A producer and an accountant’s get-rich-quick scheme goes awry in this musical comedy. At Olney Theatre Center. Through July 26. 27 “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” The Keegan Theatre company celebrates the reopening of its renovated theater with Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a dysfunctional Mississippi family. At Andrew Keegan Theatre. Through July 26. 27 “Impossible! A Happenstance Circus.” Images from 1930s and ’40s circuses provided the inspiration for the show. At Round House Theatre. Through July 12. 29 “Wedding Band.” The play about a biracial couple in World War I South Carolina is read during this presentation by Shakespeare Theatre Company. At Lansburgh Theatre.
7 “Let Them Eat Chaos.” Chicago’s Second City lampoons American culture. At Woolly Mammoth Theatre. Through Aug. 2.
7 “Once.” In this musical, which won multiple Tony Awards, a Dublin musician finds new inspiration for his love songs when a woman takes interest in his work. At the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater. Through Aug. 16. 8 Sizzlin’ Summer Nights Cabaret Series. Every night a new act takes the stage. At Signature Theatre. Through July 25.
9 Capital Fringe Festival. The festival celebrates its 10th year with more than 120 theater performances, free live music and a beer garden. At Logan Fringe Arts Space. Through July 26. 9 “Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street — Prog Metal Version!” Landless Theatre Company gives a metal twist to Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s play about a murderous barber. At Atlas Performing Arts Center. Through Aug. 2.
10 Contemporary American Theater Festival. In addition to five new plays, the festival celebrates its 25th season with free lectures, readings, post-show discussions and salons. At Reynolds Hall, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, W.Va. Through Aug. 2.
10 “Dear Evan Hansen.” The world premiere musical follows Evan Hansen (Ben Platt) as he keeps secrets in hopes of fitting into an ideal family and getting a perfect girl. At Arena Stage. Through Aug. 23. 10 “The Island.” The play-with-in-a-play follows South African political prisoners as they rehearse a performance of “Antigone.” At MetroStage. Through Aug. 2. 10 “Leto Legend.” The Hub Theatre stages Kristen LePine’s comedy about a superhero/writer/ mom struggling for balance in her life. At the New School of Northern Virginia’s John Swayze Theatre. Through Aug. 2. 10 “This Lime Tree Bower.” Quotidian Theatre Company stages Conor McPherson’s coming-of-age story. At the Writer’s Center. Through Aug. 9. 15 “The BFG.” Sophie and Big Friendly Giant team up to help stop other giants from eating children. At the National Theatre. Through July 25. 15 “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Shakespeare’s story of romance and magic is told through a blend of acrobatics, mime and dance. At Synetic Theater. Through Aug. 9. 15 “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Shakespeare’s magical romantic comedy is staged. At Olney Theatre Center. Through July 26. 15 “Silence! the Musical.” “The Silence of the Lambs” is spoofed in this musical. At Studio Theatre. Through Aug. 9. 17 “Twelve Angry Men.” The drama, which was American Century Theater’s first show, is revisited by the original director with a cast of the company’s regulars. At Gunston Arts Center Theater II. Through Aug. 8. 22 “Varekai.” Cirque du Soleil’s show is set in a mystical forest and draws from the myth of Icarus. At George Mason University’s Patriot Center. Through July 26. 24 “Oliver.” In this musical, a young orphan must navigate a world of pickpockets to survive in 1853 London. At Round House Theatre. Through Aug. 16. 30 “Code Name: Cynthia.” Pallas Theatre Collective’s play is based on the true story of a World War II spy. At Anacostia Arts Center. Through Aug. 16.
11 “The Fix.” The widow of a disgraced presidential candidate attempts to get her son into the White House in this rock musical that lampoons politics. At Signature Theatre. Through Sept. 20. 12 “Julius Caesar.” Shakespeare’s tragedy is staged. At Olney Theatre Center. Through Aug. 16. 13 “The Adventures of Prince Achmed.” Constellation Theatre Company opens its ninth season with the story of a prince on a flying horse who must defeat demons to impress a princess. At Source. Through Aug. 15. 14 “The Three Sisters.” Scena stages the Anton Chekov play in part inspired by the Bronte sisters. At Atlas Performing Arts Center. Through Sept. 12. 20 “Witches Vanish.” In Claudia Barnett’s play, the witches from Macbeth share the stories of women who disappear. At Venus Theatre. Through Sept. 13. 22 “Dogfight.” Before heading to Vietnam, three Marines compete to find the ugliest date, only for one of them to have a change of heart. At Andrew Keegan Theatre. Through Sept. 19.
Berkeley Repertory and South Coast Repertory theaters presentMolière's “Tartuffe,” adapted by David Ball and directed by Dominique Serrand, at Sidney Harman Hall through July 5.
Barrett WilbertWeed as Sally Bowles in Signature Theatre’s production of the Kander/Ebb classic “Cabaret,” through June 28.