Every week, we round up Pay-Whats and other cheap seats at local theaters. Just so’s your weekend is a little easier.

Theaterboy extraordinaire Trey Graham has removed himself to, um, Zimbabwe for a vacay, so he isn’t around to do the pay-what roundup this week. But here’s a much less pithy and less comprehensive list.

To quote the master: (A) Reservations for these? Not so much. Generally, you show up an hour or so before curtain and ask. (B) They’re offered on a space-available basis, so have a backup plan. (C) Click each theater name for details and contact info.

  • The Washington Shakespeare Company presents a pay-what-you-can performance of Richard II Saturday, April 29, at 2 p.m. (800) 494-8497
  • Journeymen Theater Ensemble presents a pay-what-you-can performance of Manicures & Monuments Wednesday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. (202) 399-7993
  • Catalyst Theater Company presents pay-what-you-can performances of Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me Wednesday, May 3, and Thursday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. (202) 494-3776

And here’s some other special performances:

  • Arena Stage presents an audio-described performance of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill Thursday, May 4, at 8 p.m. $49–$68. (202) 488-3300
  • Arena Stage presents sign-interpreted performances of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill Thursday, April 27, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. $49–$68. (202) 488-3300
  • The Shakespeare Theatre Company presents audio-described performances of The Persians Saturday, April 29, at 2 p.m., and Thursday, May 4, at 8 p.m. $14.25–$71.25. (202) 547-1122
  • Folger Shakespeare Library presents a sign-interpreted performance of A Game of Love and Chance Sunday, April 30, at 2 p.m. $30–$49. (202) 544-7077