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Ayad Akhtar‘s (pictured) Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Disgraced has received positive reviews during its run at Arena Stage and starting this week, another theater will mount a production of his 2014 play, The Who and the What. Like Disgraced, The Who and the What focuses on Muslim identity but instead of looking at how Muslim-Americans assimilate, it explains how faith changes over the course of generations. The protagonist, Zarina, is a Pakistani-American writer who just finished a book about women in Islam. As she forms a connection with a new believer, Zarina’s relationship with her own family begins to suffer; they are dismayed by her controversial writing. Read more >>> The play runs May 25 to June 19 at Round House Theatre, 4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda. $36–$61. (240) 644-1100. roundhousetheatre.org. (Caroline Jones)


&pizza launches a refreshed menu today with three new pizzas. A “salad pizza” is topped with chopped romaine, cucumber, tomato, feta croutons, pickled red onion from Gordy’s Pickle Jar, ranch dressing, and fresh cracked pepper. Another new Hawaii-inspired pizza called The Pineapple Jack comes with pineapple rings, salami, and a “cherry bomb bbq” sauce that brings together Sloppy Mama‘s barbecue sauce and &pizza’s most popular soda flavor, Cherry Bomb. The last new pie is the Elvis, a dessert pizza with chocolate hazelnut peanut butter spread, banana, bacon, and grape jam. &pizza, multiple locations. andpizza.com. (Jessica Sidman)


Writer Moira Weigel explains how our thoughts on dating and courtship have evolved over time when she reads from her new book, Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating, at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue. 7 p.m. at 600 I St. NW. $12–$26.

Caravan Palace, a French big band ensemble that incorporates electronic techniques into its music, performs at 9:30 Club. 7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $35.

Celtic rock band Screaming Orphans plays the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage as part of its ongoing “IRELAND: 100” festival. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.

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