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After a successful showing of her Obie-award winning play No Child in 2008, decorated playwright Nilaja Sun returns to Woolly Mammoth Theatre for the first time in nearly a decade. As with No Child, which focused on her work with high school theater students, Pike St. is a solo performance, the genre that Sun enjoys most. With the help of director Ron Russell, Sun takes the audience to a place she’s called home before: the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Here, she introduces us to a Puerto Rican immigrant mother who works tirelessly to keep her daughter’s respirator running, all the while preparing for a looming hurricane and worrisome power outages. Read more >>> The play runs March 27 to April 23 at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, 641 D St. NW. $20–$54. (202) 393-3939. woollymammoth.net. (Donnell Coley)
You can now get summery Tio Gazpacho at Beefsteak by José Andrés. Try it for free by bringing a same-week receipt from the restaurant from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. through March 31. The first recipe to roll out features vine-ripened tomato, green pepper, and cucumber. In the future there will be yellow and green gazpachos. Beefsteak, multiple locations. beefsteakveggies.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
The Hamburg Ballet begins performances of The Little Mermaid, John Neumeier‘s evening-length ballet based on the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, at the Kennedy Center Opera House. 7:30 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. $29–$125.
British rock band Bastille brings its Wild Wild World Tour to Fairfax’s EagleBank Arena alongside opening act Mondo Cozmo. 7:30 p.m. at 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. $45.
Head to the Hamilton for a lively rock show from The Bottle Rockets and Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express. 7:30 p.m. at 600 14th St. NW. $15–$25.
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