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The nonstop nattering about who President Obama would nominate to succeed Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia got tiring quickly, but watching these citizens get dragged through the ringer does make viewers consider what investigators would find if they were nominated for a national position. Wendy Wasserstein’s drama An American Daughter considers that question from the perspective of Dr. Lyssa Dent Hughes, a candidate for surgeon general. She appears to be a shoo-in. Soon, however, some problems arise when her husband reveals that Lyssa might have ignored a jury summons in the past. Setting the media and political circuses ablaze, Lyssa must decide whether to withdraw her name from consideration or weather the storm. Read more >>> The play runs May 7 to May 28 at Keegan Theatre, 1742 Church St. NW. $35–$45. (202) 265-3767. keegantheatre.com. (Caroline Jones)
The owners of The Red Hen and Boundary Stone open their Italian-American pizza-focused restaurant, All Purpose, today. The pizzas are cooked in a deck oven and come topped with ingredients like artichokes, ramps, stinging nettles, pistachio pesto, smoked scamorza, and feta. The rest of the menu consists of cheese, salumi, and antipasti, including a Sicilian tuna mousse and Jersey-style eggplant parm. Read more on Young & Hungry. All Purpose, 1250 9th St. NW. (202) 849-6174. allpurposedc.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
New York-based instrumental trio Big Lazy sets up shop in Adams Morgan tonight when it performs at Bossa Bistro with The El Reys, a surf rock band featuring Janel Leppin and Anthony Pirog. 10 p.m. at 2463 18th St. NW. $8.
Hop Along, a rock quartet out of Philadelphia, performs at the Black Cat with Speedy Ortiz and local favorites Two Inch Astronaut. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $15.
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