From Jana Petersen
Friday, April 29 at 7 pm: What began as a group of 365,000 kids from over 2,000 schools across the nation competing in poetry recitation is now down to a handful. Join these finalists of Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest, the nation’s largest youth poetry recitation competition at the Lincoln Theater Friday night at 7 pm.
Guest judges for the final competition include poets Valerie Martinez, Thomas Sayers Ellis, and Brian Turner, actress and author Amber Tamblyn, playwright/actress/director Aditi Brennan Kapil, and Artistic Director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company, Michael Kahn.
Admission to “Poetry Out Loud” is free and open to the public.
Monday, May 2 at 7:30 pm: Join the actors of the Studio Theater in a free reading of Doldrum Bay by Hilary Fannin, a “crackling and frequently hilarious examination of the intersections of sex, religion, ambition, death, and advertising.”
Full details on live theater in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area are below the fold.
|Keegan Theatre at Church Street
1742 Church Street NW
|National Pastime runs through May 14. Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8 pm; Sundays at 3 pm.|
1215 U Street NW
|Poetry Out Loud April 29 at 7 pm|
1835 14th Street NW
|The Green Bird opens Thursday, May 5 and runs through June 4; a production of the Constellation Theatre Company.
1501 14th Street NW
|The Walworth Farce by Enda Walsh runs through May 1; part of New Ireland: Enda Walsh Festival.Reading of Doldrum Bay by Hilary Fannin on May 2 at 7:30 pm
The New Electric Ballroom runs through May 8. Tuesdays through Fridays, 8 pm; Saturdays 2 & 8 pm; Sundays 2 & 7 pm.
1529 16th St. NW
|The Moscows of Nantucket opens Wednesday, May 12 and runs through June 12.|