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Midlothian High School
2/3-2/3/2017

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Lillian Hellman Festival in Broadway LILLIAN HELLMAN FESTIVAL
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater
2/3-2/3/2017
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater continues the company’s season-long Lillian Hellman Festival by hosting free programming, including staged readings, panel discussions and film screenings, January 25-February 5, 2017 to celebrate the iconic playwright, author and political activist. All Festival events are FREE but reservations are required. To reserve your tickets, visit arenastage.org/hellman-festival or call the Arena Stage Sales Office at 202-488-3300. Reading of Another Part of the Forest Directed by Amelia Acosta Powell Friday, February 3 at 8:00 p.m. In the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle In this biting prequel to The Little Foxes, Hellman exposes the history of the Hubbard family. Patriarch Marcus Hubbard is a self-made man who went from rags to riches during the Civil War through sheer exploitation and manipulation of his fellow man. He treats his wife and two sons with nearly as little respect as his laborers, pitting them against each other. He favors his daughter, Regina, but perhaps their relationship is even a little too close. Not unlike The Little Foxes, no one but the servants come out of the story untarnished by illegal, immoral or unethical behaviors. Under the direction of Arena Stage Artistic Associate and Casting Director Amelia Acosta Powell, the reading features Shayna Blass, Laura C. Harris, Susan Rome, Michael Russotto and Tom Wiggin.
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Lillian Hellman Festival in Broadway LILLIAN HELLMAN FESTIVAL
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater
2/4-2/4/2017
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater continues the company’s season-long Lillian Hellman Festival by hosting free programming, including staged readings, panel discussions and film screenings, January 25-February 5, 2017 to celebrate the iconic playwright, author and political activist. All Festival events are FREE but reservations are required. To reserve your tickets, visit arenastage.org/hellman-festival or call the Arena Stage Sales Office at 202-488-3300. Community-Wide Reading of Pentimento Saturday, February 4 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. In the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle In this multi-hour community reading, members of the public are invited to sit together and read selections of Hellman’s 1973 memoir which offers deep insight into the fiercely intelligent woman and dramatic writer and this era of U.S. history. Like the annual New Bedford reading of the text of Moby Dick, this out-loud experience gives attendees a chance to read anywhere from a few sentences to a few pages aloud—or just to listen and engage with Hellman’s life and work in fresh and immersive way.
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Lillian Hellman Festival in Broadway LILLIAN HELLMAN FESTIVAL
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater
2/5-2/5/2017
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater continues the company’s season-long Lillian Hellman Festival by hosting free programming, including staged readings, panel discussions and film screenings, January 25-February 5, 2017 to celebrate the iconic playwright, author and political activist. All Festival events are FREE but reservations are required. To reserve your tickets, visit arenastage.org/hellman-festival or call the Arena Stage Sales Office at 202-488-3300. Panel Discussion – Hellman: The Radical Sunday, February 5 at 5:00 pm In the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle Independent. Outspoken. Headstrong. Brave. Difficult. Communist. Liar. Depending on who you spoke to, those are just some adjectives used to describe Lillian Hellman. She grew up with the Roaring 20s, cut her teeth on politics during the Great Depression, became a fêted writer during WWII, survived the blacklisting of the 50s, became an idol of the women’s movement of the 60s and 70s and ended her life in notoriety. This panel explores Hellman’s radical lifestyle and the writing that proliferated from it. Panelists include Jackson Bryer, editor of Conversations with Lillian Hellman, and Alice Kessler-Harris, author of A Difficult Woman: The Challenging Life and Times of Lillian Hellman.
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Boeing Boeing in Broadway BOEING BOEING
The Highwood Theatre
1/27-2/5/2017
The Your Theatre division of The Highwood Theatre is thrilled to kick off 2017 with the classic French farce ?'Boeing Boeing?' written by Marc Camoletti, translated by Beverley Cross and Frances Evans. The hilarious 1964 comedy is not only the company's first show of 2017, it is also the first professional production to be performed in The Highwood Theatre's brand new, expanded black box theatre in downtown Silver Spring. 'Boeing Boeing' follows the life of lothario Bernard, a free-wheeling American bachelor who appears to have it all, including a Parisian flat and three international stewardesses happily engaged to him - each unaware of one another’s existence. When his carefully crafted schedule of layovers falls apart one night - on account of faster Boeing jets - Bernard must navigate his fiancees’ arrivals and evade disaster.
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ISM: A TRAGICOMEDY
Mosaic Theater Company of DC
2/6-2/7/2017
Anu Yadav; dir: Paige Hernandez.Sprenger Theatre:
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Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 1/29/2017 "COMPANY"
Alden Theatre
2/3-2/19/2017
The McLean Community Players will present George Furth and Stephen Sondheim’s ground-breaking musical "Company," opening Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, and running weekends through Feb. 19 at the Alden Theatre in the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, VA 22101. After its Broadway debut in 1970, Company was nominated for fourteen Tony Awards and won six. The plot revolves around Bobby—a single man unable to commit fully to a steady relationship, let alone marriage—the five married couples who are his best friends, and his three girlfriends. Unlike most book musicals, which follow a clearly delineated plot, George Furth’s book for "Company" features a series of interlocking sketches, in which the audience sees the ups and downs in the marriages of Bobby’s friends. The sketches are connected by the dazzling Sondheim score, consisting of fifteen musical numbers, including "Getting Married Today," "The Ladies Who Lunch," and "Being Alive." Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $23-$25 and are available at www.McLeanPlayers.org or through OvationTix at 866-811-4111.
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Roe in Broadway ROE
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater
1/12-2/19/2017
The lawyer: a young, brilliant, courageous woman arguing Roe v. Wade before the Supreme Court. The plaintiff: a complex, single woman seeking to end an unwanted pregnancy. The landmark 1973 case legalized abortion, but also began their separate journeys that would come to mirror the polarization in American culture. With shocking turns and surprising humor, Roe illuminates the difficult choices women make and the passion each side has for its cause.
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ROE
Arena Stage
1/12-2/19/2017
Lisa Loomer; dir: Bill Rauch.Kreeger Theater:
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HOODED, OR BEING BLACK FOR DUMMIES
Mosaic Theater Company of DC
1/25-2/19/2017
Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm; dir: Serge Seiden.Sprenger Theatre:
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YO TAMBIÉN HABLO DE LA ROSA (I TOO SPEAK OF THE ROSE)
GALA Hispanic Theatre
2/2-2/26/2017
Emilio Carbalido ; dir: Hugo Medrano .
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BABY SCREAMS MIRACLE
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Co
1/30-2/26/2017
Clare Barron; dir: Howard Shalwitz.Main Stage:
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TREVOR
1st Stage
2/2-2/26/2017
Nick Jones; dir: Alex Levy.
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Watch on the Rhine in Broadway WATCH ON THE RHINE
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater
2/3-3/5/2017
Four-time Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Marsha Mason (The Goodbye Girl) leads an ensemble cast as Fanny Farrelly in Lillian Hellman's suspenseful masterpiece Watch on the Rhine. With America on the brink of entering World War II, Fanny's daughter escapes to the D.C. suburbs with her German husband, a man deeply involved in anti-fascist movements. But with an Eastern European guest with ulterior motives also living in their midst, tensions rise as it becomes clear that no one's safety can be guaranteed — at home or abroad.
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WATCH ON THE RHINE
Arena Stage
2/3-3/5/2017
Lillian Hellman; dir: Jackie Maxwell.Fichandler Stage:
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AS YOU LIKE IT
Folger Theatre
1/24-3/5/2017
William Shakespeare; dir: Gaye Taylor Upchurch.Folger Theatre:
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KING CHARLES III
The Shakespeare Theatre Company
2/7-3/12/2017
Mike Bartlett; dir: David Muse.Sidney Harman Hall:
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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
Riverside Center Dinner Theatre
1/11-3/15/2017

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