Prices are for the entire run of the show; individual shows may vary.
ALLY THEATRE COMPANY The company kicks off its inaugural season with a performance of James Ijames’s “The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington,” a look at slavery, its perpetrators and its legacy. Joe's Movement Emporium. 3309 Bunker Hill Rd. Mount Rainier. 301-699-1819. joesmovement.org. Opening Saturday at 8 p.m. $15-$25.
BOSTON BLACKIE RADIO PLAYS Montgomery Playhouse stages two short mysteries, “The Fur Trade” and “The TV Poisoning,” about a reformed jewel thief named Boston Blackie, in the style of oldfashioned radio plays performed live in front of a studio audience. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394. bit.ly/2jFZJjW. Opening Thursday. $12-$20.
CHESS, THE MUSICAL The rock opera tells the story of a Cold War-era chess tournament between two grandmasters — an American and a Soviet — and their fight over a woman. The Theatre Lab. 733 8th St. NW. theatrelab.org. Opening Thursday at 7:30 p.m. $15.
CTRL SPACE COMMAND: AN EXHIBITION IN MOTION A four-part multimedia exhibition and performance about man’s relation to space and time. Curated by Jamal Gray and St. Clair Castro. Capital Fringe Trinidad Theatre. 1358 Florida Ave. NE. 866-811-4111. capitalfringe.org. Opening Thursday at 8:30 p.m. $10-$37.
DORIAN'S CLOSET A musical based on the life of Dorian Corey, an American drag queen and star of the documentary “Paris Is Burning.” Rep Stage, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. 443-518-1500. repstage.org. Opening Wednesday at 7 p.m. $15-$40.
FAIRFAX SPOTLIGHT ON THE ARTS FESTIVAL The three-week festival kicks off for the 32nd year with art exhibits, plays and concerts throughout the city. Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr. Fairfax City. 703352-2787. fairfaxva.gov. Opening Friday. GUYS AND DOLLS Students from Herndon High School perform the musical comedy. Herndon High School, 700 Bennett Street, Herndon. 7038102200. herndondrama.org. Opening Friday at 7:30 p.m. $15.
GUYS AND DOLLS JR. An adaptation of the musical presented in partnership with Kensington Arts Theatre-Second Stage. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394. wapo.st/guysdollsjr. Opening Friday at 7:30 p.m. $12-$15.
JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG L.A. Theatre Work performs the radio-style production based on the Academy Award-winning movie. George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Dr., Fairfax. 703993-8888. cfa.gmu.edu. Opening Sunday at 7 p.m. $26-$44. LOUDER THAN A BOMB Split This Rock hosts the largest youth-team poetry competition in the area. Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. facebook.com/events/1108596455952913. Saturday at 12 p.m. Free.
MACBETH Liesl Tommy directs the classic Shakespeare tragedy. Harman Center for the Arts, 610 F St. NW. 202-547-1122. shakespearetheatre.org. Opening Tuesday. $44-$123. 202-547-1122.
MALY DRAMA THEATRE: THREE SISTERS Lev Dodin teams up with Maly Drama Theatre of St. Petersburg to showcase Chekhov’s work. Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. kennedy-center.org. Opening Wednesday at 8 p.m. $19-$49.
NEW PLAYS/NEW VOICES Best Medicine Rep stages a collection of short plays written by Montgomery County Public School fourth- and fifth-grade students and performed by professional actors. Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo. 301-634-2270. bestmedicinerep.org. Monday at 7 p.m. $8$10.
RHONDA ROSS A show by “The Temptations” and “Girlfriends” actress and daughter of Diana Ross. The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899. thehowardtheatre.com. Sunday at 8 p.m. $20-$40.
RORSCHACH THEATRE: FORGOTTEN KINGDOMS Set in Indonesia, a reverend attempts to convert his community leader’s son. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 202-399-7993. rorschachtheatre.com. Opening Friday at 8 p.m. $20-$30.
SHELDON SCOTT: THE FINEST AMENITIES Three artists from across the region explore Alexandria’s rich history in an immersive performance about ice harvesting from the Potomac. Gadsby's Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 703-746-4242. alexandriava.gov/arts. Opening Sunday at 1 p.m. Free.
TAKING SIDES Port City Playhouse stages the play written by Ronald Harwood about the de-Nazification tribunal of German conductor and composer, Wilhelm Furtwängler, in postwar Berlin. Sleepy Hollow United Methodist Church, 3435 Sleepy Hollow Rd., Falls Church. 703-5346461. portcityplayhouse.com. Opening Friday at 8 p.m. $18-$20.
TEDXFOGGYBOTTOM 2017 The George Washington University student-run TEDx conference features live presentations by innovators and change-makers centered around the theme “In Metamorphosis.” George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. 202-9946800. tedxfoggybottom.com. Saturday at 9 a.m. $20.
THE FABULOUS LIPITONES A musicalcomedy about a barbershop quartet that’s forced to adjust to an unconventional replacement when one of their members dies. The Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe St., Alexandria. 703-683-0496. thelittletheatre.com. Opening Saturday at 8 p.m. $19-$22.
THE IMAGINATORS Building Better People Productions presents its spring production. West Arundel Creative Arts, 1788 Dorsey Road, Hanover. bbpproductions.com. Opening Friday at 10:30 a.m. Free-$10. THE JUNGLE BOOK A play inspired by Rudyard Kipling’s story about a young boy who is raised in the jungle by wolves. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. 301-280-1660. imaginationstage.org. Opening Saturday at 1:30 p.m. $5-$30.
THE PENELOPIAD Lumina Studio Theatre presents Margaret Atwood’s play about what Odysseus’ wife Penelope does while her husband is off fighting the Trojan War. Silver Spring Black Box Theatre, 8641 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-588-8279. luminastudio.org. Opening Friday at 7 p.m. $15-$20.
THE STAND IN BY CIMRMAN ENGLISH THEATRE A two-night engagement of the comedic play about an actor who forgets his lines. New York University, Washington, 1307 L St NW. nyu.edu. Opening Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Free. TRIBUTE Scottie Templeton, 51, has never taken life seriously until his alienated son comes to visit. Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-441-8770. greenbeltartscenter.org. Opening Friday at 8 p.m. $12-$22.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S LONG LOST FIRST PLAY (ABRIDGED) The Reduced Shakespeare Company presents an abbreviated version of the Bard’s first manuscript, which was about 100 hours long and contains unwieldy story lines. Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd., Reston. 703-476-4500. restoncommunitycenter.com. Opening Friday at 8 p.m. $25-$50.
ONGOING ALADDIN AND THE WONDERFUL LAMP Adventure Theatre stages a 50-minute musical adaptation of the story from “The Arabian Nights.” Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-320-1400. adventuretheatre-mtc.org. Through May 21. $19.50.
A RAISIN IN THE SUN A staging of Lorraine Hansberry’s groundbreaking Broadway play about a black family living in South Side Chicago in 1959. Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. 202-488-3300. arenastage.org. Through May 7. $40-$91.
BLOOD KNOT Mosaic Theater stages Athol Fugard’s play about two brothers in South Africa. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 202-399-7993. wapo.st/bloodknot. Through April 30. $20-$60.
BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS The first chapter of Neil Simon’s semiautobiographical trilogy about coming-ofage in Brooklyn is staged. Theater J, 1529 16th St. NW. 202-777-3210. theaterj.org. Through May 7. $15-$57. .D0T::
A ROTOPLASTIC BALLET Pointless Theatre’s production about the last surviving human in a world run by machines. Flashpoint, 916 G St. NW. 202315-1305. pointlesstheatre.com. Through May 6. $15-$30.
DOUBT: A PARABLE Quotidian Theatre Company presents the Pulitzer-winning play about a nun who suspects a priest of sexual misconduct. The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. 301-654-8664. quotidiantheatre.org. Through May 7. $15$30.
EURYDICE Playwright Sarah Ruhl reimagines the Orpheus/Eurydice myth from Eurydice’s point of view. St. Mary's College of Maryland, 47645 College Dr., St. Mary's City. 240-895-2000. smcm.edu. Through April 23. $4-$6. FUN HOME The Tony-winning musical adaptation of Allison Bechdel’s 2006 graphic memoir. National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-628-6161. thenationaldc.com. Through May 13. $48$98.
GUYS AND DOLLS JR. An adaptation of the musical comedy presented in partnership with Kensington Arts Theatre-Second Stage. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394. wapo.st/ guysdollsjr. Through April 30. $12-$15.
IN THE HEIGHTS Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning hit before “Hamilton” is directed and choreographed by Luis Salgado. GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St NW. 202-234-7174. en.galatheatre.org. Through May 21. $35-$60.
K2 Two mountain climbers find themselves stranded just below the summit of K2, the world’s second-highest peak. NextStop Theatre Company, 269 Sunset Park Dr., Herndon. 866-811-4111. nextstoptheatre.org. Through April 30. $35-$45.
MIDWESTERN GOTHIC A new musical from Royce Vavrek about a woman’s mission to leave her isolated, rural community. Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. 703-820-9771. sigtheatre.org. Through April 30. $40-$100.
MOSAIC THEATER: A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT A play based on African psychologist’s Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela’s interactions with assassin Eugene de Kock. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 202-399-7993. mosaictheater.org. Through April 30. $20-$60. OR, A former spy, Aphra Behn hopes to launch a new career as a playwright. Directed by Aaron Posner. Round House Theatre, 4545 East-West Hwy., Bethesda. 240-644-1100. wapo.st/or. Through May 7. $30-$60.
PICKLE PEA WALKS WITH HISTORY Three theatrical walks focus on the White House and are led by a different characters from White House history. Various locations around Washington. picklepeawalks.com. Through Sept. 10. $15-$23.
PIKE ST. Nilaja Sun’s monologue play about a Lower East Side neighborhood that unites in the lead-up to a storm. Woolly Mammoth Theatre, 641 D St. NW. 202-393-3939. woollymammoth.net. Through April 23. $20$93.
PYGMALION A staging of the classic play about a professor who bets that he can train a lowly flower girl to pass for a high-class duchess. Compass Rose Theater, 49 Spa Rd., Annapolis. 410-980-6662. compassrosetheater.org. Through May 21. $23-$38.
RAGTIME The Tony-winning musical based on E.L. Doctorow’s 1975 novel. Ford's Theatre, 511 10th St. NW. 202-347-4833. fords.org. Through May 20. $18-$71. SMART PEOPLE Set on the eve of President Barack Obama’s first election, Lydia Diamond’s provocative play deals with racial bias, class and science. Seema Sueko directs. Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. 202-488-3300. arenastage.org. Through May 21. $40-$111.
THE 39 STEPS Patrick Barlow’s humorous adaptation of John Buchan’s novel and Alfred Hitchcock’s movie is staged. Workhouse Arts Center, 9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton. 703584-2900. workhousearts.org. Through April 23. $20-$30.
THE LATE WEDDING Playwright Christopher Chen’s inventive take on Italo Calvino’s “Invisible Cities” that replaces Calvin’s allegorical cities with marriages. The Hub Theatre, 9431 Silver King Court. Fairfax. thehubtheatre.org. Through May 7. $22-$32.
THE MAGIC PLAY Helen Hayes Award winner Andrew Hinderaker’s latest play is centered around talented young magician and his need for control. Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. 301-924-3400. olneytheatre.org. Through May 7. $20-$70.
THREE SISTERS Anton Chekhov’s drama is directed by Jackson Gay. Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. 202-332-3300. studiotheatre.org. Through April 23. $20$80. WELL Tony Award winner Lisa Kron’s autobiographical play that explores her relationship with her mother. 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Rd., McLean. 703-8541856. 1ststagetysons.org. Through April 23. $15-$30.
$5 COMEDY NIGHT A show hosted by Jose Sanchez and featuring local comedians Adrian Rodney, Petey Steele, Ol Mike Brown, Pearl Rose Hood, Brittany Carney and others. State Theatre, 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. 703-237-0300. thestatetheatre.com. Friday at 7 p.m. $5. CAKE COMEDY TOUR WITH ERYCA NOLAN AND FRANQI FRENCH The comedy tour stars New York-based comedians Carrie Gravenson, Abbi Crutchfield and Kaytlin Bailey, and Los Angeles-based comedian Erin Judge. Drafthouse Comedy Theater, 1100 13th St. NW. Tuesday at 7 p.m. $25. 18 and older. COMEDY FOR KIND — A FUNDRAISER FOR KIDS IN NEED OF DEFENSE The Capital City Showcase presents a comedy show to raise money for KIND, a nonprofit that provides pro bono representation to unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children. Acre 121, 1400 Irving St. NW. 202328-0121. acre121.com. Wednesday at 8 p.m. $10. KASAUN WILSON AND OLIVIA MANCINI AND THE MATES This show is a part of the restaurant’s “Thursday Circus” series with local comedians, musicians and performing artists. Clarendon Grill, 1101 N. Highland St., Arlington. capitalcityshowcase.com. Thursday at 9 p.m. Free. PAUL RODRIGUEZ A show by the Mexican American comedian known for his work on “Blood Work” with Clint Eastwood. Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington. 703-486-2345. arlingtondrafthouse.com. Saturday at 10 p.m. $26.75. SARAH SILVERMAN The stand-up comedian and actress addresses social taboos and controversial topics in her set. MGM National Harbor, 101 MGM National Ave., Oxon Hill. 844-346-4664. mgmnationalharbor.com. Saturday at 8 p.m. $54-$185.
BALLET ACROSS AMERICA American Ballet Theatre star Misty Copeland and New York City Ballet choreographer Justin Peck curate three programs celebrating innovation and diversity in contemporary ballet. Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202467-4600. kennedy-center.org. Friday at 7:30 p.m. Through April 23. $29-$119. EDWIN ORTIZ Y LA MAFIA DEL GUAGUANCO The D.C.-based salsa orchestra formerly known as Orquesta La Romana performs. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 240-330-4500. bethesdabluesjazz.com. Tuesday at 8 p.m. $10. HEARTS COLLECTIVE PRESENTS MAD SCIENCE A multimedia production to celebrate science by the local creative group. A.i Popup Experince, 1720 I St. NW, Washington. 800-263-7643. nuandroidsmusic.com. Saturday at 9 p.m. Through April 23. $20-$30. MARYLAND YOUTH BALLET The company performs three ballets: “Paquita,” “Caroline Goes to the Rodeo” and “Bach No. 3.” Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. marylandyouthballet.org. Saturday. Through April 23. $15-$25. RENNIE HARRIS PUREMOVEMENT: LIFTED A new work by hip-hop choreographer Harris, inspired in part by Charles Dickens’s novel “Oliver Twist.” Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. 202-2691600. danceplace.org. Saturday at 8 p.m. Through April 23. $15-$30. SLEEPING BEAUTY A performance of the classic ballet by the Virginia Ballet Company and School. Northern Virginia Community College — Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. 7033233000. nvcc.edu/annandale/index.html. Saturday at 2 p.m. Through April 23. $10-$30. SUFI MUSIC AROUND THE WORLD An evening of Sufi music and dance from around the world by Amir Vahab Ensemble and Rimi Basu. Capital Fringe Trinidad Theatre, 1358 Florida Ave. NE. 866-8114111. facebook.com/events/ 300633887037394/. Friday at 7 p.m. $15. WASHINGTON BALLET: BALANCHINE, RATMANSKY, THARP Three works from 20th-century choreographers: “Allegro Brillante” by George Balanchine, set to music by Tchaikovsky; “Seven Sonatas” by Alexei Ratmansky, set to keyboard sonatas by Scarlatti; and “Nine Sinatra Songs” by Twyla Tharp, set to pieces made famous by Frank Sinatra. Warner Theatre, 13th and E streets NW. 202-783-4000. warnertheatredc.com. Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Through April 30. $22-$110.
Kate Shindle, left, Abby Corrigan and Alessandra Baldacchino portray the character Alison at varying ages in the Tony-winning musical “Fun Home,” at the National Theatre through May 13.
Tom Story, left, and Nathan Hinton in Athol Fugard’s “Blood Knot,” about two brothers in South Africa, at Mosaic Theater.