Check the listings below for full details at six neighborhood theaters, including the newly reopened Howard Theatre. And Chuck Berry in the neighborhood? Is that bigger than the Veep Joe Biden at the Howard? BTW, Berry turns 86 later this year.
Howard Theatre, 620 T Street NW
- Saturday, April 28: “The Father of Rock and Roll” Chuck Berry is at 8 pmÂ ($tickets are 95 in advance).
- Saturday, April 28: “The Motet ‘Funk is Dead’: A Funktified Tribute to the Grateful Dead.”Â Tickets are $15.
Keegan Theatre at Church Street at 1742 Church Street NW
- WorkingÂ â€“ A Musical, runs through May 13: â€śThe hopes, dreams, joys and concerns of the average working American are the focus of this unique, extraordinary musical. That the everyday lives of â€ścommonâ€ť men and women should be so compelling and moving will surprise and inspire anyone who has punched a time clock.â€ť (Keegan Theatre)
Lincoln TheatreÂ at 1215 U Street NW
- View theÂ schedule and purchase ticketsÂ online.
SourceÂ at 1835 14th Street NW
- Every Tuesday night at the Source isÂ Harold Night!Â with the Washington Improv Theater:Â â€śEach week is a demonstration, celebration and experiment in the world-famous improv longform, Harold. It starts with an audience suggestion and explores whatever themes emerge through a series of scenes. All of the action is brought to life by WITâ€™s own Harold Teams right before your eyes.â€ť (WIT)
- The Source Festival is coming: June 8 to July 1: “Each summer Source Festival employs more than 200 artists to present 25 new works over 3 weeks in June and July. The Festival incorporates theatre artists, visual artists, dancers, musicians and more.” (Source)
Studio TheatreÂ at 1501 14th Street NW
- DogugaeshiÂ opened April 11: “Twist unfolds an intimate, abstract, contemporary journey of images and emotions influenced by the rarefied tradition of Japanese dogugaeshi stage mechanism technique and his own encounters with the remaining rural caretakers of this once popular art form. This hour-long performance features original shamisen compositions created and performed live by authorized master musician Yumiko Tanaka. The multidisciplinary production blends Twistâ€™s signature puppetry with video projection design by Peter Flaherty, Lighting design by Andrew Hill and sound design by Greg Duffin.â€ť (Studio Theatre)
- The Big MealÂ opened April 25: â€śFrom the vantage point of a single restaurant table, five generations share the moments, both epic and intimate, that make a life. Called â€śone of the more emotionally consuming experiences of recent decadesâ€ť (Chicago Sun Times),Â The Big MealÂ explodes from the mind of one of the countryâ€™s most intriguing playwrights.â€ť (Studio Theatre)
Theater JÂ at 1529 16th Street NW
- The Whipping Man opened April 18 runs through May 20: â€ś1865; Richmond, Virginia: Two newly freed slaves and the son of their former masterâ€”a Jewish Confederate soldier who has retreated to the burnt remains of his home â€” inhabit the disordered aftermath of the just-concluded War between the States. As the three men celebrate a most unconventional Passover Seder, they uncover a snarl of secrets and examine what it really means to be free.â€ť (Theater J)