Check the listings below for full details on performances at six neighborhoodÂ theaters.
Howard Theatre, 620 T Street NW
- Friday, November 30: Leela James and DebĂłrah Bond.
- Saturday, December 1:Â Action BronsonÂ The Rare Chandeliers Tour.
- Sunday, October 21:Â Sunday Gospel Brunch featuring The Harlem Gospel Choir.
- Check theÂ calendarÂ for more shows.
Keegan TheatreÂ at Church Street, 1742 Church Street NW
- All My Sons closes December 1: â€śJoe Keller and Herbert Deever, partners in a machine shop during the war, turned out defective airplane parts, causing the deaths of many men. Deever was sent to prison while Keller escaped punishment and went on to make a lot of money. In a work of tremendous power, a love affair between Kellerâ€™s son, Chris, and Ann Deever, Herbertâ€™s daughter, the bitterness of George Keller, who returns from the war to find his father in prison and his fatherâ€™s partner free, and the reaction of a son to his fatherâ€™s guilt escalate toward a climax of electrifying intensity.â€ť (Keegan Theatre)
- An Irish Carol opens December 14 and runs through December 31: “A Keegan holiday tradition, AN IRISH CAROL by Dublin native Matthew Keenan, premiered in 2011 to sold out houses and rave reviews. An an homage to Dickensâ€™ classic, AN IRISH CAROL follows one evening in the life of David, a wealthy pub owner who has distanced himself from others and lost touch with his own humanity. But on this Christmas Eve â€” challenged by a voice from the past, provoked by those in this present, and faced with the reality of lonely future â€“ Davidâ€™s life may change forever. AN IRISH CAROL is a modern fable, told with the biting humor and incisive candor of its Irish playwright.”
Lincoln TheatreÂ at 1215 U Street NW
- The Manhattans and Jean Carne. December 8.
- The Sleeping Beauty, December 13-14.
- View theÂ schedule and purchase ticketsÂ online.
SourceÂ at 1835 14th Street NW
- Check the website for upcoming events.
Studio TheatreÂ at 1501 14th Street NW
- The AliensÂ opened November 14. â€śAn artful and indelible drama about two young, affable slackers behind a Vermont coffee shop and the teenager they take under their wing.â€ť (Studio Theater)
- An Iliad, opens December 21, “First sung around a campfire 2,800 years ago,Â The IliadÂ remains a soaring ode about humanityâ€™s seemingly timeless attraction to violence and destruction. In this theatrical telling, a storyteller grapples with the mythology, brutality, and humanity of Homerâ€™s epic poem. An intimate and immediate look at rage, grief, and the heroism and horror of a seemingly endless war.” (Studio Theater)
Theater JÂ at 1529 16th Street NW
- Woodie Sez: The Life & Music of Woodie Guthrie closes December 2: â€śCelebrate the 100th birthday of Woody Guthrie, the creator of American classics like ‘This Land is Your Land’ and ‘The Ballad of Tom Joad!’ Â This boisterous retelling of the life of Americaâ€™s troubadour blends musical numbers, scenes from Guthrieâ€™s life and excerpts from his progressive newspaper column. The infectious and moving piece brings to life a true American hero, who proudly declared he would ‘always be there whenever working folks fight for their rights.’â€ť (TheaterÂ J)