From Jana Petersen
This Saturday marks the second to last Saturday to catch National Pastime at Keegan Theatre. Co-directed by Mark Rhea and Susan Marie Rhea and music directed by Jake Null, National Pastime tells the story of WZBQ, a radio station in 1933 Iowa that invents an unbeatable baseball team and broadcasts phony baseball games in order to boost its ratings. Attend the musical to find out what happens when the media catches on to the scandal.
The New Electric Ballroom by Enda Walsh, the last remaining piece of the Enda Walsh festival, will do its final run this Sunday, May 8. The New Electric Ballroom is the story of three aging sisters from a small Irish village who are caught up in stories of the past until their only visitor, a lonely fishmonger, offers the sisters an escape from the stories they’ve let imprison them.
Meanwhile, The Source welcomes The Green Bird to the stage. “This commedia dell’arte fantasia involves a lovesick king, a greedy fortune teller, an insatiable sausage-maker, a seductive statue and a magical green bird. This vibrant world combines philosophical ideas about truth, love, sacrifice and compassion with inventive physical comedy and Tom Teasley’s sensational live music” (Source).
|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
|Loving Him Is Killing Me May 5 through May 8, 3 pm – 8 pm (time varies).|
1835 14th Street NW
|The Green Bird opens Thursday, May 5 and runs through June 4; a production of the Constellation Theatre Company.
Ticket prices: $23-30
1501 14th Street NW
|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.