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Kimberly Schraf, Danny Gavigan, Craig Wallace and Thomas Keegan in Ford's Theatre's Death of a Salesman

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Justine Icy Moral, Erica Clare, Iyona Blake, Abby Middleton and Julia Capizzi in Creative Cauldron's The Mistress Cycle

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Robin De Jesus and the cast in Olney Theatre Center & Round House Theatre's In the Heights

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the Puppet Co.'s production of Pinocchio

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Evan Casey, Tom Story and Jamie Smithson in Signature Theatre's An Act of God

  • Head out to the Clarice Smith Center at UMD to see acclaimed Belarus Free Theatre's BURNING DOORS Oct 26 & 27 at 8pm. Tickets $25, $10 for students. What happens when you’re declared an enemy of the state simply for making art? Where do you belong when your government suppresses your basic right to expression? And how do you survive in one of the most brutal prison systems in the world? Featuring Pussy Riot's Maria Alyokhina in her stage debut, this blazing new contemporary theatre piece from the refugee-led Belarus Free Theater (BFT) draws on the company’s own experience of political oppression and continues their campaign to stand up for artistic freedom and human rights across the globe.

  • Upcoming FREE event at The Phillips Collection as part of its Creative Voices DC initiative:
    DC arts advocate Riley Temple will discuss his latest book "Aunt Ester’s Children Redeemed: Journeys to Freedom in August Wilson's Ten Plays of Twentieth-century Black America." Temple will be in discussion with theatre director Timothy Douglas, Mosaic Theater's Jennifer Nelson, and actor/director Deidra Starnes with moderator Ann Greer. In his book, Temple demonstrates how Wilson uses language (including poetry and the blues) to bring each play’s characters to a point of redemption and freedom. Free, but reservations recommended.

  • Due to public interest and demand for tickets, Mosaic Theater Company has extended the run of Jon Robin Baitz' VICUNA & THE AMERICAN EPILOGUE to December 3. Discounted previews are Nov. 1–5, including a Pay-What-You-Can on November 1 at 8pm. The production stars Haaz Sleiman (from the film The Visitor, Nurse Jackie), Laura C. Harris (Love and Information at Forum Theatre), Kim Schraf (Death of a Salesman at Ford's Theatre), Brian George (Seinfeld, The Big Bang Theory), and John de Lancie (Star Trek).

  • In conjunction of their production of Shaw's WIDOWERS’ HOUSES, Washington Stage Guild looks at real estate speculation in a city where fortunes have been made and lives displaced in a gentrifying boom with the The Shaw in Shaw Project. Post-show discussion with the cast, Fri October 13 & after Sat matinee Oct. 21; Panel discussion on urban renewal with downtown residents past and present, after the Sun 2:30 matinee October 15; a reading of JOHN BULL'S OTHER ISLAND, Shaw's second take on the subject, Wed October 18 at 7pm. All events are free, tickets must be purchased to see WIDOWERS’ HOUSES (thru Oct 22).

  • Caryl Churchill's "Love and Information" at Forum Theatre (thru Oct. 21) has almost as many themes in in it as there are mini-plays. The stories that make up the production tackle how we communicate, how we express love, how technology unites and divides us, and how sharing information can be both an emotional and political act. Join them to talk about all of these themes on Friday, October 13 at a post-show Talk Tank. Join moderator Michael Feldman and our panel of experts to dig deeper into Love and Information - television journalist Joie Chen, author and Georgetown University Professor Deborah Tannen and Ruy Teixeira, a senior fellow at both The Century Foundation and The Center for American Progress.

  • Shakespeare Theatre Company's ReDiscovery Reading Series opens with Vanity Fair, adapted from the novel by William Makepeace Thackeray by playwright and actress Kate Hamill (Sense & Sensibility at Folger Theatre). Mon, October 23 at 7:30pm at Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street NW). FREE but reservations are required. The ReDiscovery Reading Series introduces audiences to new adaptations of great but lesser-known classic plays under consideration for STC’s mainstage seasons.

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