Photo by Margot Schulman

Aaron Shields, Brigid Cleary, Danny Bernardy, Soneka Anderson in Shear Madness at The Kennedy Center.

Photo by RJ Pavel

The cast of Monumental Theatre Company's 5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche

Photo by Kx Photography

Florence Lacey in Creative Cauldron's Kaleidoscope

Photo by Bryanda Minix

Nanna Ingvarsson, Oscar Ceville and Aniko Olah in Scena Theatre's Fear Eats the Soul

Photo by Stan Barouh

Biko Eisen-Martin, Aakhu TuahNera Freeman and Dawn Ursula in Olney Theatre Center's Proof

  • In celebration of John F. Kennedy's 100th birthday, the Kennedy Center opens its doors wider than ever with a free, cross-cultural festival showcasing street arts culture, Hip Hop, and skateboard culture, as well as classical and contemporary arts on Sat, May 27, noon-10pm. Enjoy dozens of FREE performances and participatory activities for the entire family; explore and experience the performing arts through the halls, theaters, and plazas of the Kennedy Center through more than 30 free performances, activities, and events for all ages and tastes. The arts program will feature artists from across the U.S., the D.C. region, and abroad. http://bit.ly/2nC9It0.

  • WSC Avant Bard holds Pay-What-You-Will previews of KING LEAR starring Helen Hayes Award recipient Rick Foucheux on May 25 – May 27 at 7:30pm, then every Thursday eve and Saturday matinee during the run.

  • GALA Hispanic Theater presents Paso Nuevo, Spring 2017 on May 17 at 8pm. A FREE evening of original works performed in English with some Spanish. "We Are US" includes new work by Paso Nuevo participants; a performance and music by Chris Wonder; and a return visit to the Lobato family by Paso Nuevo alumni. The Lobato family first appeared in the Paso Nuevo presentation of Young and Corrupted in 2011. Through the evening’s work, we will experience the lives of immigrant youth and American Latino youth whose parents were immigrants. The presentation reflects the Latino reality in Washington, D.C, and launches a celebration of 25 years of the Paso Nuevo program.

  • On Tues, June 6 at 7pm, Mosaic Theater Company of DC presents Seeing Double: A Middle Eastern Comedy of Error at Hill Center (921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE). Originally written in 1989 for the San Francisco Mime Troupe by Jody Hirsh, Joan Holden, Sinai Peter, Henri Picciotto, and Emily Shihadeh, the play was recently updated by the original authors as well as co-author of The Return, Hanna Eady. This event is free but ticketed. To RSVP, visit the Hill Center website. Part of Mosaic's 2017 Voices From a Changing Middle East Festival.

  • Spooky Action Theater has Pay-What-You-Can performances Thurs May 11 and Fri May 12 at 8pm of THE MAN WHO, inspired by Oliver Sacks' book The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.

  • Coming up on Friday May 5: "Petworth First Friday" where Teatro de la Luna will present the bilingual play for ALL audiences "Aprendiendo Juntos"/Drop In, Not Out! Three characters from a world of comics and fantasy teach us the importance of studying, staying in school and the unfortunate consequences of dropping out of school. Event is Friday May 5-6:30pm at Casa de la Luna (4020 Georgia Avenue NW). FREE! Donations accepted. (Also presented as part of The Rotary Club of Washington's DC Duck Race, a community festival, Sat, May 6, 2017, 11:30am at The Yards Park, 355 Water Street SE).

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