The weather will be kind this weekend, so take a walk to a local theater and catch a show (and grab a bite to eat on the way). Here are your walk-to-a-theater options in the Borderstan area.
- 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 at Theater J.
- The Golden Dragon at the Studio Theatre.
- There are events Thursday and Friday night at the Lincoln Theatre, details below.
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
- Turaath: Celebrating Arab Culture in America is November 10.
- Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone November 11.
- Joy All Over the World is December 3: “Presented by the Music Ministry at The Metropolitan Community Church of Washington, DC. The concert features a mix of traditional Holiday classics, hand clapping, toe-tapping Gospel and heart-warming seasonal favorites. Special guest soloists and the Gay Men’s Chorus of DC will perform.”
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 opened 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)
- In Concert: Stew and Heidi. Songs from Passing Strange featuring Jon Spurney, November 18-19.
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)