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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. joes­move­ 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. 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. the­atre­ 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. cap­i­tal­ 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. rep­ 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. fair­ Open­ing Fri­day. GUYS AND DOLLS Stu­dents from Hern­don High School per­form the mu­si­cal com­edy. Hern­don High School, 700 Ben­nett Street, Hern­don. 7038102200. hern­don­ 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.­doll­sjr. 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. 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. face­ 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. shake­spearethe­ 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-cen­ 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. 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. the­howardthe­ 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. rorschachthe­ 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. alexan­dri­ 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. portc­i­ty­play­ 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. 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. the­lit­tlethe­ 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. bbp­pro­duc­ 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. imag­i­na­tion­ 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. lu­mi­nas­tu­ 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. 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. green­beltarts­cen­ 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. re­ston­com­mu­ni­ty­cen­ 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. ad­ven­turethe­ 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. are­ 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.­knot. 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. the­ 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. point­lessthe­ 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. quo­tid­i­anthe­ 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. 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. then­ation­ 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. 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.galathe­ 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. nextstopthe­ 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. sigth­e­ 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. mo­saicthe­ 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. 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. pick­le­ 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. wool­ly­mam­ 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. com­pass­rosethe­ 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. 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. are­ 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. work­house­ 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. the­hubthe­ 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. ol­neythe­ 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. stu­dio­the­ 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. 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. thes­tateth­e­ 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. 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. cap­i­tal­ci­tyshow­ 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. ar­ling­ton­draft­ 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. mgm­na­tion­al­har­ 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-cen­ 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. bethes­d­ablues­ 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. nuan­droidsmu­ 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. mary­landy­outh­bal­ 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. dan­ce­ 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.­nan­dale/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. face­ 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. warn­erthe­ 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.

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