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Drumfolk

Arena Stage 1101 6th St. SW, Washington, DC

Don't miss Step Afrika!'s its latest dance meets theaterical production, Drumfolk, inspired by the South Carolina Stono Rebellion of 1739. The uprising led to laws banning enslaved Africans from using any type of drum  A story of a movement fueled by music. Drums fueled the uprising, but even without the instruments, the people kept fighting. […]

$56 – $72

Prelude to a Kiss

Little Theatre of Alexandria 600 Wolfe St., Alexandria

In this romantic comedy, the marriage of Peter and Rita is challenged when Rita undergoes a supernatural body switch à laFreaky Friday. When it premiered in 1988, many critics interpreted it as an allegory for couples affected by the AIDS crisis.

$21 – $24

Nollywood Dreams

Round House Theatre 4545 East-West Hwy., Bethesda, Bethesda, MD

A rags-to-riches rom-com set in 1990s Lagos, Nigeria. After dreaming of her big break, Ayamma finally gets the audition, but must contend with all that brings. By Jocelyn Bioh, directed by Raymond O. Caldwell.

$60 – $78

Shakespeare in Love

Keegan Theatre 1742 Church St. NW

A young William Shakespeare can't seem to write anything at the onset of this play. That's when he meets Viola, the beautiful and enamored young woman who inspires him to write his magnum opus.

$65

Mr. Popper’s Penguins

Imagination Stage 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, MD

Puppets, penguins, music, and more to keep your little ones laughing!

$28

Six: The Musical

National Theatre 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC

Divorced. Beheaded. Died. Divorced. Beheaded. Survived. The opening lines of SIX list the fates of Henry the VIII’s half dozen wives, and despite setting a rather dire tone, the pronouncement has already become an iconic musical theater intro. Here's the concept: Katherine of Aragon, Anna of Cleaves and their fellow ladies-in-waiting-to-lose-their heads compete to prove […]

$65 – $150

Capital Fringe Festival

Georgetown Park 3222 M St. NW, Washington, DC

After a long wait, Fringe Fest is back with over 250 theater artists taking to the stage for eight days over the course of two weeks! This festival has it all: comedy, musical theater, cabaret, and more. Each piece diving into a different topic from climate crisis to bodies, substance abuse to weed in gentrifying […]

$15

American Prophet

Arena Stage 1101 6th St. SW, Washington, DC

A groundbreaking musical on the life and times of abolitionist Frederick Douglass, inspired by and featuring his own writings and speeches. With a script from Marcus Hummon and Charles Randolph-Wright, score by Grammy winning songwriter Hummon, and directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, this world premiere is not to be missed.

$96 – $125

Capital Fringe Festival Week 2

Georgetown Park 3222 M St. NW, Washington, DC

Week 2 is here! After a long wait, Fringe Fest is back with over 250 theater artists taking to the stage for eight days over the course of two weeks! This festival has it all: comedy, musical theater, cabaret, and more. Each piece diving into a different topic from climate crisis to bodies, substance abuse […]

$15

Recurring

Abortion Road Trip: A Staged Reading

Anacostia Arts Center 1231 Good Hope Rd., SE, Washington, DC

Written in 2017, Rachel Lynett's dark comedy play about three Texas women forced to drive out of state for an abortion. When Abortion Road Trip deputed at Capital Fringe Festival—where it won best comedy and had an encore performance at the Kennedy Center—Lynett's work touched on a growing fear. Today, Roe v. Wade has been […]

$5 – $25

Laurie Anderson: The Weather

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden 7th Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC

Renowned avant-garde artist Laurie Anderson is putting on her largest-ever U.S. exhibit this spring. The Weather showcases some of Anderson's most memorable paintings, videos, performances, and installations—including over a dozen new works.

Free

Theatre Week Kickoff Fest & Concert

Arena Stage 1101 6th St. SW, Washington, DC

Start Theatre Week, which launches the 2022-2023 DC theater season, on the right foot at the right event. The fest takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.at  Arena Stage where you'll find dozen of theater companies, workshops, performances, panels, prizes, and free nibbles. Once you've filled up on theater talk and activities, pop over […]

Free