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MONDAY

D.C. Congressional Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton is one of the biggest drama queens in this town. Deny D.C. a quarter or a place in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall, honey, and Norton gets all Lady Macbeth for the C-SPAN audience. All of the so-called “wild woman” theatrics, unfortunately, haven’t gotten us very far in our quest for congressional voting rights and statehood. So local playwright Nick Olcott has figured out how to put Norton’s thespian talent to better use: He has cast her in Conniver ’04: Legislation Lagoon, a reality-TV political spoof to benefit Arena Stage. Olcott has tapped some of the finest monologuists in town for the production: Along with Norton, Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie, presidential biographer Kitty Kelley, WTOP political analyst Mark Plotkin, and other political celebrities will filibuster into the night, this time actually for a good cause. The show starts at 8 p.m. at Arena Stage’s Kreeger Theater, 1101 6th St. SW. $150–$350. (202) 554-9066. (Elissa Silverman)