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Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 2/16/2014 VIOLET
FORDS THEATRE
1/24-2/23/2014
Set in 1964 in the Deep South during the early days of the Civil Rights Movement, VIOLETfollows the growth and enlightenment of a bitter young womanaccidentally scarred by her father. In hopes that a TV evangelist cancure her, she embarks on a journey by bus from her sleepy NorthCarolina town to Oklahoma. Along the way, she meets a young blacksoldier who teaches her about beauty, love, courage and what it meansto be an outsider. One of the most acclaimed off-Broadway shows of the '90s, VIOLETastounded critics and audiences with its powerful story, its energetic,toe-tapping Gospel, Rock, Country, and Rhythm and Blues score by Jeanine Tesori, and its well-crafted book and lyrics by Brian Crawleythat are not afraid to deal with important, sensitive issues. Itssimple set and modest cast and orchestra requirements adjust to anyscale production. VIOLET features a strong ensemble cast with bravura roles for the two leads.
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VIOLET
Ford's Theatre
1/24-2/23/2014
Ford's Theatre:Brian Crawley; lyrics: Brian Crawley; music: Jeanine Tesori; dir: Jeff Calhoun.
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YELLOW FACE
Theater J
1/29-2/23/2014
Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theatre:David Henry Hwang; dir: Natsu Onoda Power.
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Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 2/16/2014 RENT
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY
2/20-3/1/2014
Set in the East Village of New York City, RENT is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, RENT has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, Jonathan Larson's RENT follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom, and Angel. Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble. Benny has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves, and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.This is theatre at its best -- exuberant, passionate, and joyous. Regional theatres will love the freedom and flexibility that RENT offers; minimal costuming and sets are required. RENT RETURNSVisit the official "Site for Rent" for NYC ticketing and more information on this new production.
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Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 2/16/2014 GODSPELL-2012 REVISED VERSION
BENJAMIN T ROME SCH OF MUSIC-CATHOLIC UNIV OF AMER
2/21-3/2/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 2/16/2014 LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
EDMUND BURKE SCHOOL
2/21-3/2/2014
A down-and out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon "Audrey II" grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination! One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time, this affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies has become a household name, thanks to a highly successful film version and a score by the songwriting team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, who redefined the animated musical film with Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. Charming, tuneful and hilarious, with tongue firmly planted in cheek, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS never fails to entertain. A small cast, band and unit set make the other aspects of production a snap.
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MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater
1/31-3/9/2014
January 31-March 9, 2014 in the Fichandler Stage Tough-as-nails matriarch Mother Courage profits off the very war that steals her children from her one by one. But will the cost of war be higher than she's prepared to pay? Artistic Director Molly Smith helms this unique in-the-round staging of Brecht's powerhouse anti-war play fusing politics, satire and music into an epic theatrical experience. Kathleen Turner returns to Arena Stage after her sold-out run of Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins to star in the mother of all roles.
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MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN
Arena Stage
1/31-3/9/2014
The Fichandler Stage:Bertolt Brecht; trans: David Hare; dir: Molly Smith.
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RICHARD III
Folger Theatre
1/28-3/9/2014
Folger Theatre:William Shakespeare; dir: Robert Richmond.
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THE YOUNG LADY FROM TACNA / LA SE
GALA Hispanic Theatre
2/6-3/9/2014
GALA Theatre:Mario Vargas Llosa; dir: Jos
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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
The Shakespeare Theatre Company
1/16-3/9/2014
Lansburgh Theatre:Oscar Wilde; dir: Keith Baxter.
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WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT...
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Co
2/10-3/9/2014
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company:Jackie Sibblies Drury; dir: Michael Garces.
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Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 2/16/2014 WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT...
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
2/10-3/9/2014
In We Are Proud to Present a Presentation about the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South-West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915, rehearsal descends from collaborative to absurd as a group of idealistic actors come together to tell the little-known story of a centuries-old conflict in South-West Africa. As the troupe recreates the extinction of the Herero tribe by their German colonizers, their own stories, subjectivities, and prejudices rise to the surface. Tensions mount as the actors discover the limits of their good intentions. We Are Proud to Present… is innovative, fast-paced, funny, and a wholly unique take on race, empathy, and the devastating consequences of our best intentions.
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RUMPELSTILTSKIN
Imagination Stage
2/5-3/16/2014
The Annette M. and Theodore N. Lerner Family Theatre:Mike Kenny; dir: Janet Stanford.
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