Photo by Margot Schulman

Laura Dreyfuss and Ben Platt in the Arena Stage production of Dear Evan Hansen.

Photo by Jeri Tidwell

Janine Sunday, Katie Keyser, and the cast of the Toby's Dinner Theatre production of Into the Woods.

Photo by St. Johnn Blondell

Michael Avolio, Chris Stinson, and David Mavricos in the Quotidian Theatre Company's production of This Lime Tree Bower.

Photo by Christopher Piper

The Puppet Co. production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.

Photo by C. Stanley Photography

Linda High in the Keegan Theatre production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

  • Capital Fringe has announced a line-up of hit shows to be extended through August 2.

  • The bawdy burlesque Summer Hummer IV: Foreplay spotlights the area's top performers at Signature Theatre on August 17 in support of theatreWashington's Taking Care of Our Own, providing emergency support for theatre artists in need.

  • Taffety Punk Theatre Company brings its Bootleg Shakespeare production of Two Gentlemen of Verona to the Folger Theatre on August 3, featuring 17 actors, with 6 hours of rehearsal, and 1 performance.

  • Signature Theatre has announced its new Sigworks: Monday Night New Play Readings, highlighting the work of area playwrights. Submissions for the upcoming season are being accepted through August 23.

  • An interesting exchange of ideas is swirling around Synetic Theater with initial commentary in the Wall Street Journal, a response from Synetic Theater, and a further response from arts advocate Howard Sherman.

  • A free staged reading of Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont, adapted by Cate Caplin from the screenplay by Ruth Sacks, will be presented at Arena Stage, August 3 at 7:30 pm, with an all-star cast of Washington's leading actors.

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