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Aside from a few tennis lessons, which got me nowhere, my only experience with country clubs was when my high-school string quartet played for a friend’s wedding at one. Downside? Seven years of violin lessons hadn’t gotten me very far, either. Upside? For the first time in my life, I had public access to as much alcohol as I could drink. For the members of the Walking Shadow Theatre Company, the high-school country-club experience is bound to be a more memorable one. The debut production of the group, founded by current and former students of South Lakes High School in Reston, Va., is Douglas Carter Beane’s The Country Club, a tale of six WASPy almost-30s whose series of country-club holidays is thrown off by the marriage of one of the men to a not-so-rich Catholic of Italian descent. According to Walking Shadow’s Web site, the group hopes to give its audience something to remember as well: “Quite frankly, we are here to leave you breathless.” The show starts at 7 p.m. (see City List for other dates) on the Warehouse Theater’s Second Stage, 1021 7th St. NW. $12. (703) 819-1067. (Rebecca Corvino)