Three New Shows Running at Local Theaters

by October 27, 2011 at 8:00 am 1,271 0

See what’s playing at the five theaters in the Borderstan area. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Three new shows opened in the past week in Dupont-Logan theaters:

  • Arms and the Man at the Source. A production of the Constellation Theatre Company.
  • The Crucible is at the Keegan Theatre at Church Street.
  • After the Fall  is at Theater J.

Closing this weekend: The Art of Habit closes this Sunday, October 30, at The Studio Theatre.

Opening next week: The Golden Dragon opens Wednesday, November 2, at The Studio Theatre.

Full details below.

Keegan Theatre at Church Street at 1742 Church Street NW

  • The Crucible opened October 22, and runs through November 19. Overview: “Arthur Miller’s classic portrait of one man’s struggle toward grace is set in the scorching context of the 17th-Century Salem witch trials. A community galvanized by fear and suspicion, a wife betrayed by lust, an orphan girl blind with passion and possessed with revenge, ruthless prosecutors, deluded holy men and covetous neighbors.” (Keegan)

Lincoln Theatre at 1215 U Street NW

Source at 1835 14th Street NW

  • Arms and the Man opened Friday, October 21 and runs through November 20. Overview: The play is a comedy by George Bernard Shaw and a production of the Constellation Theatre Company: “A young lady fantasizes about the bravery of her heroic fiancé when the reality of war bursts into her bedroom in the form of a fugitive enemy soldier. Enjoy this witty comedy by famed playwright George Bernard Shaw and its revealing truths about romanticism, class and the idealization of war.” (Constellation)
  • Every Tuesday night at the Source is Harold Night! with the Washington Improv Theater. Overview: “Each 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 WIT’s own Harold Teams right before your eyes.” (WIT)

Studio Theatre at 1501 14th Street NW

  • The Golden Dragon opens Wednesday, November 2. Overview: “A kaleidoscopic look at a globalized world, this play by one of Germany’s most innovative and adventurous writers unfolds in brief and fierce comic scenes. Five actors cross age, race, and gender to play fifteen characters in this vicious, poetic, and surprisingly moving investigation of how intertwined our lives really are.” (Studio Theatre)
  • The Habit of Art closes Sunday, October 30. Overview: “Wistful and filthily funny, the latest play from the award-winning writer of The History Boys examines creativity, desire, and the tenacity of the artistic spirit.” (Studio Theatre)

Theater J at 1529 16th Street NW

  • After the Fall opened Wednesday, October 26 and runs through November 27. Overview: “Arthur Miller’s most personal play explores one man’s quest to make peace with history; his own and the tumultuous world around him. In the wake of the tragic death of his famous second wife, Quentin desperately tries to move forward in his life. Yet he is compelled to relive his childhood losses, failed marriages and the controversial politics of the 1950’s Blacklist which turned allies against each other and leaves Quentin, in the end, as both noble hero and complicit bystander.” (Theater J)


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