Audio Described Performances for Large Theaters in the Washington DC Metro Area

Arranged in Order Alphabetically by theater

 

Theater, Show Title, Describer and Program Notes

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The Grange Theater 9818 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA 22066Mclean Community Players –

1-800-838-3006

Harvey, the 1944 Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by Mary Chase, features – like Beckett’s Waiting for Godot – a principal character who is ever present but never apparent. Unlike Godot, however, Harvey is a whimsical “forget-all-your-worries” flight of fancy, principally powered by the endearing eccentricities of Elwood P. Dowd, a middle-aged bachelor who, in his own words, wrestled with reality all his life but ‘finally won out over it”.

Elwood is the only member of the cast (or audience* for that matter), who can see and converse with Harvey, an invisible six-foot three-inch mythical rabbit. The Players first brought Harvey to the Grange 30 years ago, and there are those local citizens who swear, despite the rabbit’s “disappearance” after the last show of the 1986 run, that he never left. After all, he has the power to stop a clock so that no time passes. It is our joy to try to find out the truth by bringing the show back to the Grange for eight performances in March 2018.

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

Mar 9, 2018 - Mar 24, 2018

 

Sun 3/18/18

2:00pm

Arena Stage Fichandler at the Mead Center - 202-488-3300

The Pajama Game

The Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory is a tiptop model of efficiency — so why are things getting so steamy? It could have something to do with how hard new superintendent Sid Sorokin has fallen for Babe Williams, the trouble-making head of the union grievance committee. Sparks really start to fly when a workers’ strike pits management against labor and ignites an outrageous battle of the sexes. Packed with seductive dance numbers like “Steam Heat” and “Hernando’s Hideaway,” the best way to ensure a good night’s rest during the hectic holiday season is to play The Pajama Game!

Fri 10/27/17

Sun 12/24/17

Sat 11/18/17

2:00pm

Arena Stage Fichandler at the Mead Center - 202-488-3300

The Great Society

Robert Schenkkan’s Tony Award-winning play All the Way set the stage for President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s sudden ascent to the White House. In its D.C. premiere, The Great Society brings the second half of Schenkkan’s epic story to its harrowing conclusion. As America is divided by civil rights protests and the anguish of the Vietnam War, LBJ struggles to maintain his relationship with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., keep his political opponents in check and complete a raft of impossibly ambitious social policy projects. Jack Willis reprises his “stunning performance” (Broadway World) in this political thrill ride that explores the America of our past to better understand the America of today.

Fri 12/2/18

Sun 3/11/18

Sat 2/17/18

2:00 pm

Arena Stage Fichandler at the Mead Center - 202-488-3300

 

Two Trains Running

It’s 1969 and the Civil Rights Movement is sending tremors through Pittsburgh’s Hill District. At the center of the community is Memphis Lee’s diner, slated to be demolished — a casualty of the city’s renovation project. Confronted with a rapidly changing world, Memphis and his regular customers struggle to maintain their solidarity and sense of pride. From Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson comes this masterpiece about everyday lives in the shadow of great events, and of unsung citizens who are anything but ordinary. “Perfection … a work by a writer at the peak of his powers.” (Variety)

Fri 3/30/18

Sun 4/29/18

Sat 4/21/18

2:00 pm

Arena Stage

The Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle at the Mead Center

202-488-3300

 

The Price

Everything has a price — even our dreams. Victor Franz has returned home to settle his late father’s estate. In an attic overflowing with memories and furniture he meets the enigmatic Gregory Solomon (Hal Linden), a professional appraiser committed to turning a profit off Victor’s past. But before a bargain can be struck, an estranged brother enters the scene to reframe Victor’s memories and force them both to reconsider the true cost of personal sacrifices. One of the most personal plays by an American theater giant, Arthur Miller’s The Price is “as relevant today as the day it was written.” (The Hollywood Reporter)

Fri 10/6/17

Sun 11/5/17

Sat10/21/17

Sat10/28/17

2:00pm

2:00pm

Arena Stage

The Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle at the Mead Center

202-488-3300

Hold These Truths

Reeling from the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, and driven by fear and prejudice, America placed its own citizens of Japanese ancestry in internment camps. A play for our times, Hold These Truths tells the true story of Gordon Hirabayashi, the American son of Japanese immigrants who defied an unjust court order to uphold the values on which America was founded. Filled with hope and buoyed by unquenchable patriotism, Hirabayashi’s unflinching defiance will leave you cheering the strength of the individual and his dedication to his own unalienable rights. “Surprisingly humorous and openhearted.” (Seattle Times)

Fri 2/23/18

Sun 4/18/18

Sat 3/24/18

2:00 pm

Arena Stage Kreeger at the Mead Center - 202-488-3300

 

Native Gardens

Good fences make good neighbors right? From the outrageous mind of playwright Karen Zacarías (Destiny of Desire), comes this hot new comedy about the clash of class and culture that pushes well-meaning neighbors over the edge. Tania, a very pregnant Ph.D. candidate, and Pablo, her rising attorney husband, move next door to Virginia and Frank, a deep-rooted D.C. couple with an impeccably trimmed backyard. But when a questionable fence line puts a prize-worthy garden in jeopardy, neighborly rivalry escalates into an all-out border dispute, challenging everyone’s notions of race, privilege and where to draw the line on good taste.

Fri 9/15/17

Sun 10/22/17

Sat.10/7/17

2:00 pm

Arena Stage Kreeger at the Mead Center - 202-488-3300

Nina Simone: Four Women

Velvet-throated songstress Nina Simone hypnotized audiences with her signature renditions of standards from the American songbook. But on September 15, 1963, a devastating explosion in Birmingham, Alabama rocked our entire nation to the core, and from the memory of the four little girls that were lost in this unimaginable tragedy came “Four Women” — along with Simone’s other activist anthems like “Mississippi Goddam,” “Old Jim Crow” and “To Be Young, Gifted and Black.” Through storytelling and song, Nina Simone: Four Women reveals how this iconic chanteuse found her true voice — and how the “High Priestess of Soul” helped define the sound of the Civil Rights Movement.

Fri11/10/17

Sun 12/24/17

Sat 12/9/17

2:00 pm

Arena Stage Kreeger at the Mead Center - 202-488-3300

Sovereignty

Some wounds refuse to heal. Mary Kathryn Nagle’s daring new work, which debuts as the fourth production in Arena Stage’s Power Plays initiative, travels the intersections of personal and political truths, historic and present struggles. Sarah Ridge Polson, a young Cherokee lawyer fighting to restore her Nation’s jurisdiction, must confront the ever-present ghosts of her grandfathers. With shadows stretching from 1830s Cherokee Nation (now present-day Georgia) and Andrew Jackson’s White House to the Cherokee Nation in present-day Oklahoma, Sovereignty asks how high the flames of anger can rise before they ultimately consume the truth.

Fri 1/12/18

Sun 2/18/18

Sat 1/27/18

2:00 pm

Arena Stage Kreeger at the Mead Center - 202-488-3300

Snow Child

Eowyn Ivey’s debut novel The Snow Child, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, is reborn as a magical new musical featuring a score that combines Alaskan backcountry string-band traditions and contemporary musical theater. The 1920 Alaskan wilderness is a brutal place to try to save a marriage. Reeling from the loss of an unborn child, Mabel and Jack struggle to rebuild their lives even as the fissures between them continue to widen. But everything changes suddenly when they are visited by a wild, mysterious girl who embodies the dark woods that surround their cabin. In this beautiful and violent land, things are rarely as they appear, and what the snow child teaches them will ultimately transform them all.

Fri 4/13/18

Sun 5/20/18

Sat 5/5/18

2:00 pm

Fords Theatre - 202-347-4833

History on Foot Walking Tours:
Investigation: Detective McDevitt
By Richard Hellesen; Directed by Mark Ramont

March Through October
Join Detective McDevitt as he re-visits and re-examines the sites and clues surrounding the assassination of our nation’s 16th president. This outdoor tour lasts approximately two hours and makes at least eight stops. The distance walked is 1.6 miles from outside of Ford’s Theatre to the White House. Please wear comfortable shoes.

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Fords Theatre 202-347-4833

Death of a Salesman

Arthur Miller’s Pulitzer Prize-winning classic challenges us to reconsider what it means to succeed and the cost of chasing the American Dream.

Fri 9/22

Sun 10/22

Tue 10/3

Sat 10/14

7:30pm

2:pm

Fords Theatre 202-347-4833

A Christmas Carol

Join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as they lead the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation and redemption. Originally conceived by Michael Baron, this music-infused production captures the magic and joy of Dickens’s Yuletide classic. Acclaimed actor Craig Wallace returns to play Ebenezer Scrooge. This annual production has been a Washington tradition for 35 years.

Thur 11/16

Sun 12/31

Tue 11/28

Sat 12//16

7:30pm

2:00pm

Fords Theatre 202-347-4833

Jefferson’s Garden

In this sweeping drama set during the American Revolution, playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker explores the contradictions between our founding fathers’ ideals and the realities of freedom in America.

Fri 1/19/18

Sun 2/11/18

Sat 2/3/18

2:00pm

Fords Theatre 202-347-4833

The Wiz

In this Tony-winning musical, journey through Oz with Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion on their quest to meet the Wiz.

Fri 3/9/18

Sun 5/12/18

Tues 3/27/18

Wed 5/9/18

Sat 5/12/18

 

 

 

 

7:30pm

7:30pm

2:00pm

 

 

Hexagon - Woodrow Wilson High School Theater, 3950 Chesapeake Street NW, Washington, DC 20016 (Between Nebraska Avenue and 40th Street) 202-333-7469

www.hexagon.org

Nothing at this time

 

 

 

National Theater:  1-800-514-3849

World Premiere Prior To Broadway! Full of razor-sharp wit and remarkable insight, MEAN GIRLS takes a look at friendships — and human nature — through a ferociously funny lens. Be the first to see this world premiere, produced by Lorne Michaels and Stuart Thompson.

10/31

12/3

Sun. 11/5/17

2:00 p.m.

National Theater:  1-800-514-3849

Les Miserables

 

Sun.

12/24/17

1:00 pm

National Theater:  1-800-514-3849

An Evening with The Piano Guys

YouTube superstars ThePianoGuys bring their one-of-a-kind arrangements and comedic charm to the National Theatre for a limited holiday residency.

12/13

12/16

 

 

National Theater:  1-800-514-3849

Something Rotten!

 

Sun.

2/11/18

2:00 pm

National Theater:  1-800-514-3849

Waitress

 

Sun.

5/20/18

2:00 pm

Olney Theatre Center – Historic Stage 301 924 3400

Nothing at this time

 

 

 

Olney Theatre CenterMainstage 301 924 3400

In The Heights

From the creator of the global hit sensation Hamilton comes Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first Broadway musical, In The Heights. Now, Olney Theatre Center and Round House Theatre unite to transport Miranda's beloved Washington Heights from the top of Manhattan to the Olney Mainstage. Usnavi, the local proprietor of the corner bodega, is our guide through Washington Heights, a vibrant New York neighborhood full of striving immigrants and young lovers. When a winning lottery ticket is sold, fortunes shift, romance blooms and hope springs eternal. Infused with hip-hop beats, salsa and Latin soul, Round House Theatre and Olney Theatre Center present In The Heights – the musical event of the fall! All performances of In The Heights will be performed at Olney Theatre Center

Wed 9/6

Sun 10/8

Wed 9/20/17

Sat 10/14/17

8:00 pm

 

 

2:00pm

Olney Theatre CenterMainstage 301 924 3400

ANNIE

From the director of last year's hit holiday musical, Mary Poppins, the sun will come out brightly during the holidays. Annie has been the gateway for millions of kids to develop a love of live theatre, with this 40th Anniversary production, a new generation gets its shot. It’s the middle of the Great Depression in New York City, and hard-knocks abound, especially for Annie and her friends at the orphanage run by the sinister Miss Hannigan. But when billionaire-celebrity Oliver Warbucks requires the presence of an orphan to soften his image, Annie unexpectedly finds a way into his heart. Along the way, Warbucks attempts to help Annie find her lost parents, prompting Miss Hannigan to concoct a scheme intended to get her hands on Annie and Warbucks’ cash. Featuring Patricia Hurley (Mary Poppins).

Wed 11/8

Sun 12/31

Wed 11/22/17

8:00 pm

Olney Theatre CenterMainstage 301 924 3400

 

AUBERGINE

Ray leaves his job as a classically trained French chef to take care of his dying father, a Korean immigrant, who never appreciated Ray's culinary accomplishments. Food, which normally unites people, painfully divides Ray from his father, even as it serves as the key to memory and identity for all the characters in this off-Broadway hit. If the language of food lets him down, he's even more vexed by the Korean language. Ray calls upon his estranged girlfriend Cornelia for translation services when his non-English speaking uncle arrives with a sack full of strange ingredients intended for a soup to nurse Ray's father back to health. This life-affirming and perceptive drama from one of the country's most important playwrights distills the flavors of rich characters and intense relationships.

Wed 2/7/18

Sun 3/4/18

Wed 2/21/18

8:00 pm

Olney Theatre CenterMainstage 301 924 3400

 

THE CRUCIBLE

Arthur Miller's classic 1953 play about the Salem witch trials spoke truth to power and lit a blazing candle against the "Red Scare" rather than cursing its darkness. 65 years later, it comes to the Olney stage. In Salem of 1692, unseen and unseeable evil stalks the town, threatening to destroy the lives and eternal souls of the God-fearing colonists. An ad-hoc group of young girls are the only ones capable of unmasking the terror allegedly caused by hidden witches and devil's consorts. Embraced by ecclesiastical and political powers, the girls' reign of terror settles old scores, uncovers ugly truths and leaves a trail of carnage. The Crucible maintains its power today for masterful language, flawed heroes and the timeless reminder of what can happen when truth is bent to political convenience.

Wed 4/18

Sun 5/20

Wed 5/2/18

8:00 pm

Olney Theatre CenterMainstage 301 924 3400

 

ON THE TOWN

Three young sailors on shore-leave hit 1944 New York City in a mad sprint to find love before being shipped off to war. Gabey sets off in search of a beauty he's only seen on a subway poster - that month's Miss Turnstiles, while his comrades stumble into romances with a cabby who sets her own destinations and an anthropologist in search of the perfect "primitive man." The manic coupling is set to an exuberant Leonard Bernstein score that begins with the classic "New York, New York" and from there reaches heights of classical and popular greatness. Comden & Green's first Broadway hit grew out of a ballet that Jerome Robbins worked on with Bernstein, so this also promises to be one of the danciest shows of our season!

Wed 6/20/18

Sun 7/22/18

Wed 7/11/18

8:00 pm

Olney Theatre Center:  Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab

301 924 3400

 

OUR TOWN

This seminal American classic gets a new look from the acclaimed director and adapter Aaron Posner (The Chosen, District Merchants, No Sisters). In this new production, faithful to the script and sanctioned by the Wilder Family Estate, seven actors portray the key characters in this intergenerational story of two young lovers, George and Emily, and their quintessential American neighborhood of Grover's Corners, New Hampshire... where the townspeople are animated by traditional Japanese Bunraku-style puppets in our intimate Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab. Helen Hayes Award winner and OTC Artistic Associate Jon Hudson Odom (Angels In America) plays the coveted role of the Stage Manager, who guides us through this beloved and stirring story.

Wed 10/4

Sun 11/12

Wed 10/18/17

7:45 pm

Olney Theatre Center:  Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab

301 924 3400

 

EVERY BRILLIANT THING

 

Could you name a hundred things that make life wonderful? A thousand? How about a million? A 7 year-old child confronted by his mother's attempted suicide makes a list of things to live for that grows from childhood to adolescence to adulthood. From "Ice Cream" (#1 on the list) to "the Alphabet" (#999,997), Every Brilliant Thing elicits as much laughter as it does tears in creating its catalogue of gratitude with a unique theatrical style. In this remarkable one-person show the audience becomes a custodian of the list, a co-conspirator in the child's plot to hold-back the darkness, and members of an ensemble that creates the evening's story, curling the audience in its generous embrace (and giving a few of them a chance to act, too!)

 

Wed 2/28/18

Sun 3/25/18

Wed 3/14/18

7:45 pm

Olney Theatre Center:  Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab

301 924 3400

 

THE INVISIBLE HAND

 

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Disgraced comes a thriller about Nick, an American options trader and Citibank executive, held hostage by a fringe radical group in Pakistan. In an ingenious twist on Stockholm Syndrome, the American captive offers to earn his own ransom by investing a multi-million dollar portfolio on behalf of his Islamic captors. Assisted by his guard Bashir, he begins to harness the power of free markets to accumulate a fortune on behalf of the group's leader, Imam Saleem. In the midst of violence, corruption and inequality, Bashir proves to be not just a sharp critic of Western materialism but also an apt pupil of Nick's trading strategies as they form an uneasy alliance.

Wed 5/9/18

Sun 6/10/18

Wed 5/23/18

7:45 pm

Olney Theatre Center:  Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab

301 924 3400

 

THE HYPOCRITES' THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE and H.M.S. PINAFORE
In rotating repertory

By W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan • Directed by Sean Graney • The Pirates of Penzance adapted by Sean Graney and Kevin O'Donnell • H.M.S. Pinafore adapted by Sean Graney, Andra Velis Simon, and Matt Kahler

 They're back! Chicago's most innovative theatre company, The Hypocrites, returns with an encore engagement of their critically-acclaimed, immersive and streamlined version of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance. To complete the repertory, they will also be introducing Olney Theatre audiences to their zany take on H.M.S. Pinafore. Enjoy either show from the promenade, where you sit on-stage and move around the set as the action dictates. And don't forget to bring the kids! They can hang out in the ball pit and experience these Gilbert and Sullivan classics in a way they're sure to love and never forget. Their last gig at Olney Theatre earned two Helen Hayes Award nominations, so the secret is out - The Hypocrites' substance is as rich as their style.

Wed 7/11/18

Sun 8/19/18

Sun 7/1/18

(The Pirates of Penzance)

 

Sun 7/8/18

(H.M.S. Pinafore)

7:45 pm

 

 

 

7:45 pm

Round House Bethesda: 240 644 1100

In The Heights

From the creator of the global hit sensation Hamilton comes Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first Broadway musical, In The Heights. Now, Olney Theatre Center and Round House Theatre unite to transport Miranda's beloved Washington Heights from the top of Manhattan to the Olney Mainstage. Usnavi, the local proprietor of the corner bodega, is our guide through Washington Heights, a vibrant New York neighborhood full of striving immigrants and young lovers. When a winning lottery ticket is sold, fortunes shift, romance blooms and hope springs eternal. Infused with hip-hop beats, salsa and Latin soul, Round House Theatre and Olney Theatre Center present In The Heights – the musical event of the fall! All performances of In The Heights will be performed at Olney Theatre Center

Wed 9/6

Sun 10/8

Wed 9/20/17

8:00 pm

Round House Bethesda: 240 644 1100

I’LL GET YOU BACK AGAIN

Chloe is a struggling stand-up comedian – until she decides to sit in for her dead father as the bassist for his seminal psychedelic rock band. While the band plays on and old tensions rise, Chloe must navigate memory, history, and the lessons we’ve learned from the Sixties

Wed 10/4

Sun 10/29

Sat 10/14/17

2:00 pm

Round House Bethesda: 240 644 1100

THE BOOK OF WILL

What if Shakespeare’s works were lost forever? After the death of their friend and mentor, two actors are determined to compile the first Folio and preserve the words that shaped their lives. They’ll just have to borrow, beg and band together to get it done. Lauren Gunderson, playwright of last season’s runaway hit Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, weaves a hilarious and heartfelt story inspired by the true story of Shakespeare’s First Folio.

Wed 11/29

Sun 12/24

Sat 12/9/17

2:00 pm

Round House Bethesda: 240 644 1100

HANDBAGGED

Round House is thrilled to present the American premiere of this Oliver Award-winning, West End hit comedy! The Iron Lady. The Queen. Born six months apart, each woman had a destiny that would change the world. But when the stiff upper lip softened and the gloves came off, which one had the upper hand? Helmed by Indhu Rubasingham, Artistic Director of the original Tricycle Theatre and West End productions in LondonHandbagged is the wickedly funny new comedy that imagines what the world’s most powerful women talk about behind closed palace doors. Handbagged is presented in arrangement with Tricycle Theatre and Eleanor Lloyd Productions.

Wed 1/31/18

Sun 2/25/18

Sat 2/10/18

2:00 pm

Round House Bethesda: 240 644 1100

“MASTER HAROLD”…AND THE BOYS

In a small South African tea shop in 1950, two black men and a white boy joke and dance together, defying the brutalities of apartheid through their joyous love. But festering issues of family, race, and power are not so easy to ignore, and a single phone call can trigger catastrophe. Winner of the Drama Desk and London Evening Standard Awards for Best Play, “Master Harold”… reveals the profound personal consequences of oppression.

Wed 4/11/18

Sun 5/6/18

Sat 4/21/18

2:00 pm

Round House Bethesda: 240 644 1100

THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE

He’s young, he’s broke, and his wife is going to have a baby. To make matters even more desperate, Casey is fired from his gig as an Elvis impersonator in a run-down, small town Florida bar. When the bar owner brings in a drag show to replace his act, Casey finds that he has a whole lot to learn about show business  and himself. Featuring a fierce and fabulous cast of queens, The Legend of Georgia McBride celebrates finding your voice and singing your own song.

Wed 6/6/18

Sun 7/1/18

Sat 6/16/18

2:00 pm

Roundhouse Silver Spring:  240 644 1100

Nothing at this time

 

 

 

Shakespeare Lansburgh Theatre:  202 547 1122

The Pinter Plays

Artistic Director Michael Kahn (The Critic) returns to Harold Pinter’s gripping realm of doubt and disquiet to direct a double bill of one acts, considering how we construct our own realities, which truths we tell and which lies we choose to believe.

In The Collection, a jealous husband confronts a rival, whom his wife may or may not have met. In The Lover, a couple calmly plans for their scheduled infidelity. In Pinter’s darkly comic world of revealing silences and pregnant pauses, the characters—and the audience—never know quite where they stand, embracing reality and fantasy with equal conviction.

9/26

10/29

Sat. 10/21/17

2:00 pm

Shakespeare Lansburgh Theatre:  202 547 1122

Noura

What does “home” mean and what will we do to protect it?

Noura challenges our notions of belonging, shame and sacrifice through a portrait of Iraqi immigrants in New York. As Noura and her husband Tariq prepare to celebrate a traditional Christmas, she looks forward to welcoming a special guest—Maryam, a young Iraqi refugee. But the girl’s arrival opens wounds the family has tried to leave behind, forcing them to confront where they are, where they’ve been and who they have become.

In this world-premiere production, award-winning playwright and performer Heather Raffo (9 Parts of Desire) draws on personal stories of Arab American women responding to A Doll’s House, Henrik Ibsen’s classic drama of one mother’s struggle to balance her duty with her identity.

STC presents Noura as part of the second Women’s Voices Theater Festival, taking place in January and February of 2018. First launched in 2015, the Festival highlights the scope of new plays written by female playwrights and the range of professional theatre being produced in and around the nation’s capital.

Feb 6

Mar 18

Sat. 3/3/18

2:00 pm

Shakespeare Lansburgh Theatre:  202 547 1122

 

Waiting for Godot

Lingering by the side of the road, killing time with hat tricks and half-remembered stories, Estragon and Vladimir dawdle through one of the greatest dramas of the 20th century. In Waiting for Godot, Samuel Beckett’s absurd, anarchic exploration of time, life is vaudeville and tragedy, philosophy and confusion, teetering on the edge of despair but tuned with Beckett’s unique blend of poetry and humor.  Druid, “one of the world’s greatest acting ensembles” (The Guardian), and Tony Award-winning director Garry Hynes bring “the freshest, funniest and most affecting production of the play in at least a quarter of a century” (The Irish Times) to STC in its regional premiere.

Apr 17

May 20

Sat. 5/2/18

2:00 pm

Shakespeare:  Sidney Harman Hall :  202-547-1122

Free For All

Othello

Describer: David Berkenbilt

Program Notes: Michael Thomas-Kaonohi

8/15

8/27

Sat 8/26

2:00pm

Shakespeare:  Sidney Harman Hall :  202-547-1122

Twelfth Night

Shipwrecked on the coast of Illyria, the quick-witted Viola assumes the disguise of a page boy for Duke Orsino and finds herself at the center of an explosive love triangle in which identity, passion and gender all threaten to come undone. Bursting with vitality and romance, Twelfth Night gives us one of Shakespeare’s most remarkable heroines matching wits with a host of captivating characters from the love-struck Olivia to the puritanical Malvolio.

Nov 14

Dec 17

Sat. 12/9/17

2:00 pm

Shakespeare:  Sidney Harman Hall :  202-547-1122

Hamlet

In the wake of his father’s abrupt death, Hamlet returns home from university to find his personal and political world changed as he never imagined it could—his mother remarried, his uncle on the throne and a world seemingly gone insane. When his father’s ghost appears and demands vengeance, the increasingly desperate Danish prince must decide: submit or resist. Accept or avenge. Live or die.  In Hamlet, the greatest character of Western literature confronts the meaning of life, the bonds and limits of flesh and blood, and the line between madness and inspiration—brought to the stage in the final Shakespeare production of Michael Kahn’s illustrious career.

Jan 16 - Feb 25

Jan 16 - Feb 25

 

Sat. 2/10/18

2:00 pm

Shakespeare:  Sidney Harman Hall :  202-547-1122

Camelot

Amid mystical forests and grand castles, Camelot tells a strikingly familiar tale of a leader’s integrity, courage and empathy—a chronicle of the struggle for civilization and goodness in a world accustomed to violence and hate. With the legendary story of King Arthur’s Round Table, doomed romance and a stunning score (“If Ever I Would Leave You,” “I Loved You Once in Silence”), Camelot has won the hearts of generations of musical theatre lovers.

May 22 - Jul 01

 

Sat. 6/16/18

2:00 pm

Studio Theatre: 202-332-3300

Skeleton Crew

BY DOMINIQUE MORISSEAU
DIRECTED BY PATRICIA MCGREGOR
BEGINS SEPTEMBER 6, 2017

“A deeply moral and deeply American play.” The New York Times

Faye has spent her career at one of the last auto-stamping plants in Detroit. Shanita is pregnant, Dez has a whole future to plan, and their manager Reggie must navigate his debt to his work family and need to support his family at home. As rumors spread of a plant shutdown, these tight-knit workers face what they’re willing to sacrifice to survive. A timely and searing portrait of the American working class from Detroit native Morisseau.

Sept.6 –Oct. 8

Sun. 10/8/17

2:00 p.m.

Studio Theatre: 202-332-3300

Curve of Departure

BY RACHEL BONDS
DIRECTED BY MIKE DONAHUE
BEGINS NOVEMBER 29, 2017

“The gifted Rachel Bonds has a unique sensitivity to dialogue and modern locutions.” —DC Metro Theatre Arts (about The Wolfe Twins)

The night before a funeral, family members gather in a tiny motel in New Mexico, shuffling sleeping arrangements, dealing with absent family members, and preparing for their uncertain futures. A play about the moments you decide how much you will give to someone you owe nothing to. Straight from its world premiere production at South Coast Rep, Curve of Departure returns the playwright and director of The Wolfe Twins to Studio.

Nov. 29 – Jan. 7

Sun. 12/31/17

2:00 p.m.

Studio Theatre: 202-332-3300

THE WOLVES

BY SARAH DELAPPE
DIRECTED BY MARTI LYONS
PART OF THE WOMEN'S VOICES THEATER FESTIVAL
BEGINS JANUARY 17, 2018

“Skillfully drawn and undeniably affecting.” The New York Times

Winter indoor soccer. Saturdays. Over quad stretches and squats, a team of young women prepares to defend the Wolves’ undefeated record, their banter spilling from tampons to genocide to the pressures of preparing for their adult lives. With an ear for the bravado and empathy of the teenage years, The Wolves explores the violence and teamwork of sports and adolescence, following a pack of 16-year-old girls who turn into warriors on the field. An acclaimed play from a new voice, Studio-commissioned writer Sarah DeLappe.

Jan. 17 – Mar. 4

Sun. 2/18/18

2:00 p.m.

Studio Theatre: 202-332-3300

Translations

BY BRIAN FRIEL
DIRECTED BY MATT TORNEY
BEGINS MARCH 21, 2018

“Nothing short of glorious.” —The New York Times

It is 1833, and change is coming to rural County Donegal: While a hodgepodge group gather at an Irish-language hedge school to study classics of Greek and Latin literature, British army engineers arrive to map the country, draw new borders, and translate local place names into the King’s English. Languages and histories collide, kindling romance and inciting violence. A modern classic from an Irish master, directed by Studio’s Belfast-born Associate Artistic Director, Translations reminds us how personal the political can be.

Mar. 21 – April 22

Sun. 4/22/18

2:00 p.m.

Studio Theatre: 202-332-3300

The Remains

WORLD PREMIERE
BY KEN URBAN
DIRECTED BY DAVID MUSE
SUPPORTED BY STUDIO R&D, STUDIO'S NEW WORKS INITIATIVE
BEGINS MAY 18, 2018

“Urban is brilliant, provocative and gushing with talent.” —The OC Weekly (about Nibbler)

Ten years after their historic wedding, Kevin and Theo host a dinner for their families. In their gorgeously renovated condo, they talk philosophy, overcook lasagna…and reveal the truth of their seemingly perfect relationship. A comedy about the tragedy of loving, starring Maulik Pancholy (Weeds, 30 Rock, Star Trek: Discovery).

May 16 – Jun. 17

Sunday 6/17/18

2:00 p.m.

The Washington Revels: Christmas Revels

GW Lisner Auditorium
730 21st Street NW
Washington, DC 20052

For our 35th annual production, journey with us to Trois-Rivières, a charming town in southern Québec. In the late December chill, the glow of hearth fires warms the spirits of the villagers as they prepare for the time of celebration–le temps des Fêtes! The timber business is thriving and the Hudson’s Bay Company is paying good money for beaver pelts. A group of young men prepares to leave home to seek profit and adventure—to be voyageurs. They paddle a huge canoe across rivers and lakes, deep into the wild Canadian woods, singing as they go. This energetic Québécois winter celebration features carols, wild dancing, and foot-stomping instrumentals, blending old French traditions with New World ingenuity. Be prepared for a deal with the devil and a ride in a flying canoe!

Saturday, December 9, 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, December 10, 2:00pm
Friday, December 15, 7:30pm (Family Friday)
Saturday, December 16, 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, December 17, 1:00pm & 5:00pm

 

Sun 12/10

2:00 pm