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Imagine opening your front door to find a baby just sitting there. Would you call 911 and ask the police to come retrieve it? Or would you bring the baby into your home, look after it, and entertain it by performing Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities in its entirety? Jerry, the drag queen at the center of Synetic Theater’s latest production, chooses the third option—and while performing for a lost baby doesn’t seem like the most legally advisable option, this is a work of fiction, so audience members would be advised to just go with it. Read more >>> The play runs May 13 to June 21 at Synetic Theater, 1800 South Bell St., Arlington. $10–$50. (703)824-8060. synetictheater.org(Caroline Jones)


If you maintain a gluten-free diet, no need to avoid &pizza any longer. The local fast-casual chainlet recently expanded its gluten-free crust option to all of its 12 locations. (Traditional or ancient grain doughs are also available.) The gluten-free base can be topped with any of &pizza’s nearly 40 toppings. &pizza, multiple locations, andpizza.com. (Jessica Sidman)


Pallas Theatre Collective begins performances of its production of George Bernard Shaw‘s tale of salvation, Major Barbara, at the Anacostia Arts Center. 7:30 p.m. at 1231 Good Hope Road SE. $25.

Berlin-based artists Marie Staggat and AYBEE present the world premiere of their film, The Gift, tonight at the Goethe-Institut. AYBEE provides live musical accompaniment to the silent work. 6 p.m. at 812 7th St. NW. $10.

Brooklyn-based rock outfit Beach Fossils performs at Rock & Roll Hotel with Den-Mate and Big Hush. 8 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $15.

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