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Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 10/14/2012 SONGS OF MIGRATION
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Terrace Theater
10/17-10/20/2012
Created by internationally acclaimed South African trumpeter, composer, and lyricist Hugh Masekela, Songs of Migration is a musical tribute to the great songs of migrants across the African continent.
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Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 10/14/2012 DRUIDMURPHY: CONVERSATIONS ON A HOMECOMING
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Eisenhower Theater
10/17-10/20/2012
It's the 1970s and Michael, after a ten-year absence, suddenly returns to County Galway from New York. Presented by Tony-winning Druid Theatre Company as part of a three-play cycle of works by renowned Irish dramatist Tom Murphy.
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Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 10/14/2012 DRUIDMURPHY: A WHISTLE IN THE DARK
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Eisenhower Theater
10/18-10/20/2012
The uprooted Carney family tries to adapt aggressively to life in an English city in 1960. Presented by Tony-winning Druid Theatre Company as part of a three-play cycle of works by renowned Irish dramatist Tom Murphy.
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Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 10/14/2012 DRUIDMURPHY: FAMINE
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Eisenhower Theater
10/19-10/20/2012
The villagers of Glanconnor face the real prospect of starvation as the second crop of potatoes fails in 1846. Presented by Tony-winning Druid Theatre Company as part of a three-play cycle of works by renowned Irish dramatist Tom Murphy.
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Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 10/14/2012 DRUIDMURPHY FULL CYCLE: CONVERSATIONS ON A HOMECOMING, A WHISTLE IN THE DARK, FAMINE
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Eisenhower Theater
10/20-10/20/2012
From Ireland's internationally renowned Druid Theatre Company comes DruidMurphy, the epic story of Irish emigration, from The Great Hunger of the 19th century to the "new" Ireland of the '70s, told through three plays by Tom Murphy. In Conversations on a Homecoming, it's the 1970s and Michael, after a ten-year absence, suddenly returns to County Galway from New York and has a reunion with old friends in the small-town pub that is a magnet for dreamers. (This performance begins at 1 p.m. One Act with NO intermission - 1 hour, 50 min. The interval until the next play begins is 70 minutes.) In A Whistle in the Dark, the uprooted Carney family tries to adapt aggressively to life in an English city in 1960. (This performance begins at 4 p.m. Act I - 82 min.; Intermission - 20 min.; Act II - 51 min. The interval until the next play begins is 87 minutes.) In Famine, the villagers of Glanconnor in the west of Ireland face the real prospect of starvation as the second crop of potatoes fails in 1846. (This performance begins at 8 p.m. Act I - 82 min.; Intermission - 20 min.; Act II - 62 min.) The complete running time of all three plays including two intervals is 9 hours, 45 minutes.
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ALMOST, MAINE
GWU Department of Theatre & Dance, Cloyd Heck Marvin Theatre
10/18-10/21/2012
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GUYS AND DOLLS
American University, Greenberg Theatre
10/18-10/27/2012
The perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls is set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City and inhabited by a colorful assortment of gamblers, chorus girls, and missionaries. A hilarious and fast-paced story is balanced with romance and Frank Loesser's immortal score, which includes "Luck Be a Lady," "A Bushel and a Peck," "I've Never Been in Love Before," "Fugue For Tinhorns," "Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat," and "The Oldest Established Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York." A Musical Fable of Broadway Based on a Story and Characters of Damon Runyon Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows Karl Kippola, director Thursday, October 18–Saturday, October 20 and Friday, October 26–Saturday, October 27, at 8 p.m. Saturdays, October 20 and 27, and Sunday, October 21, at 2 p.m. Harold and Sylvia Greenberg Theatre
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Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 10/14/2012 RED HOT PATRIOT: THE KICK-ASS WIT OF MOLLY IVINS
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater
8/23-10/28/2012
by Margaret Engel and Allison Engel directed by David Esbjornson in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle AUGUST 23 – OCTOBER 28, 2012 Academy Award and Tony Award nominee, Kathleen Turner, brings her sizzling blend of sensuality and intelligence to the bravado of newspaper columnist Molly Ivins. A dyed-in-the-wool liberal from deep in the heart of Texas, Ivins' rapier wit made her one of America's highest-regarded columnists, satirists and beloved rabble-rousers. The incomparable Turner "excels" (Variety) in this searing, 75-minute show that weaves personal anecdotes and a look at our national pastime – politics.
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Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 10/14/2012 THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR
Shakespeare Theatre Company, Lansburgh Theatre
9/13-10/28/2012
In Gogol's witty and hilarious satire of provincial Russian bureaucracy, Hlestakov, a civil servant whose imagination runs rampant, has arrived from Saint Petersburg to a small town and is living it up on the government's dime. When bumbling town officials mistake him for an incognito inspector investigating them for corruption, a comedy of errors begins and chaos ensues. Featuring Derek Smith (Much Ado About Nothing, The Merchant of Venice) and directed by Artistic Director, Michael Kahn, "America's premier classical director" (Atlanta Journal Constitution), The Government Inspector portrays self deception, mockery, and pandemonium in this ironic comedy.
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ANYTHING GOES
The Heritage Players
10/12-10/28/2012
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Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 10/14/2012Janis Joplin in Broadway" border="0" height="100" width="100" align="right"> ONE NIGHT WITH Janis Joplin
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater
9/28-11/4/2012
written and directed by Randy Johnson in the Kreeger SEPTEMBER 28 – NOVEMBER 4, 2012 With a voice like whiskey and a laugh like pure joy, Janis Joplin took the music scene by storm. Simultaneously rough and vulnerable, Joplin was dubbed the Queen of Rock ‘n' Roll, proving music wasn't just a man's world anymore. Packed with classic songs ("Piece of My Heart, "Summertime," "Mercedes Benz"), the show also shines the spotlight on trailblazers who influenced Janis – like Bessie Smith, Etta James and Aretha Franklin. Now, in a new musical event featuring more than a dozen singers and band members, playwright-director Randy Johnson creates "a compelling portrait of an artist" (Culturemob) through the words, inspiration and music of one of America's greatest rock 'n' roll originals.
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Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 10/14/2012Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show in Broadway" border="0" height="100" width="100" align="right"> Richard O'Brien'S THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
Washington Savoyards
10/19-11/4/2012
Gorgeous Gals. Thrills and chills. Transylvanian transvestites. Give yourself over to absolute pleasure when the Washington Savoyards open their 41st season with Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show. In The Rocky Horror Show, two clean cut young people, Brad Majors and his fiancee Janet Weiss, run into trouble on their way to visit an old college professor. They seek help at the freaky Frankenstein mansion. However, little did they know that they mansion is inhabited by alien transsexuals from the planet Transylvania and Dr. Frank N. Furter is in the midst of one of his maniacal experiments.
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Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 10/14/2012War Horse in Broadway" border="0" height="100" width="100" align="right"> War Horse
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Opera House
10/23-11/11/2012
Winner of 5 Tony Awards Including Best Play War Horse is a remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship. England, 1914. As World War One begins, Joey, young Albert's beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France. He's soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man's land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home. This powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness that is currently playing to packed houses in London, New York, and Toronto. At its heart are astonishing life-sized puppets created by South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company, that bring to life breathing, galloping, charging horses strong enough for men to ride.
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Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 10/14/2012 DYING CITY
Signature Theater
10/2-11/25/2012
The Washington Premiere of a Bold New Play A transfixing, intimate play from the author of Four and Where Do We Live. One year after his identical twin brother, Craig's, suspicious death in Iraq, Peter shows up unannounced at his sister-in-law Kelly's apartment. Having not spoken since the funeral, Peter and Kelly face-off in a passive-aggressive battle rooted in half-truths and betrayal. The two's emotionally brutal skirmish intersperses with flashbacks of Craig's final night home before deployment. Featuring Thomas Keegan and Rachel Zampelli (Brother Russia), Dying City is a subtle commentary on the heart-breaking ramifications of war.
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