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For many twentysomethings in D.C., a job is more than just a paycheck: It’s also a social group and sense of place in the city. Field Trip Theatre’s latest production examines that idea from the perspectives of three young people: Beth, a frustrated public school teacher trying to inspire her students; Tucker, a bureaucrat who retreats into video games in his rare free time; and Adele, another teacher, whose sudden friendship with Beth leads to a revelation that substantially shakes their lives and careers. Kathryn Coughlin’s play examines fears, both mundane and overwhelming, that screw with us in this refreshing new work about what our jobs and lives mean in the larger scheme of things. While the subject matter’s not quite uplifting, chances are good you’ll leave feeling less isolated and obsessed with your job’s tiny details. The play runs March 5 to 15 at the Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road SE. $10–$15. (202) 631-6291. fieldtriptheatre.com.