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OCTOBER 25

The absurdist spirit of Gogol survives in Living With an Idiot, a black farce by director Aleksandr Rogoshkin, who’s known for his portraits of Russian society at the breaking point. In this Boudu Saved From Drowning-like scenario, an idealistic intellectual couple bring an asylum inmate into their home, thinking he’ll benefit from domestic tranquility; instead, of course, the new member of the household breaches that peace. At 8 p.m. at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden’s Ring Auditorium, 7th & Independence Ave. SW. FREE. (202) 357-2700. (Mark Jenkins)