The Theater J production of After the Fall closes this Sunday, November 27 at 16th and Q Streets NW: “Arthur Miller’s most personal play explores one man’s quest to make peace with history; his own and the tumultuous world around him.” Showtimes are Friday at 2 pm, Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 3 and 7:30 pm.
Also showing this weekend is The Golden Dragon at the Studio Theatre, 14th and P Streets NW: “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.” Weekend showtimes are Friday at 8 pm, Saturday at 2 and 8 pm and Sunday at 2 and 7 pm; there are also performances on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.
Opening Next Week
The December theater season kicks off next week with three new shows at local theaters, plus special events at the Lincoln Theatre. Full details below the list.
- Seasonal Disaster at the Source. A production of the Washington Improv Theater, opens December 1.
- Bust opens December 1 at the Studio Theatre.
- An Irish Carol is at the Keegan Theatre at Church Street, December 3 and runs through December 31.
- Special performances at the Lincoln Theatre, details below.
- Later in the month: The Kinsey Sicks in Oy Vey in a Manger, December 24-26 at Theater J.
Full details below.
Keegan Theatre at Church Street at 1742 Church Street NW
- An Irish Carol, opens December 3 and runs through December 31. Overview: “Set in a Dublin pub, this world premiere by Matthew Keenan is a homage to Dickens’ classic — told as only the Irish can. An Irish Carol follows one evening in the life of David, a wealthy pub owner who has distanced himself from others and lost touch with his own humanity in the interest of self protection and material success. But on this Christmas Eve — challenged by a voice from the past, provoked by those in this present, and faced with the reality of lonely future – David’s life may change forever. An Irish Carol is a modern fable, told with the biting humor and incisive candor of its Irish playwright – a new holiday tradition for Keegan audiences.” (Keegan Theatre)
Lincoln Theatre at 1215 U Street NW
- 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.” (Lincoln Theatre)
- Don’t Tell Grandma I Met Him Online, Deccember 7-9. “Roselonda Productions presents the hillarious stage play.” (Lincoln Theatre)
- Holiday Comedy Jam, December 10. “Hayes Entertainment presents the 2011 Holiday Comedy Jam. Featuring The DC Comedy Dream Team with Mike Brooks, Tony Woods, and Teddy Carpenter. Hosted by Lazee Lamont.” (Lincoln Theatre)
Source at 1835 14th Street NW
- Seasonal Disaster, runs December 1-31, “We’re putting together a hot mess of improv comedy just in time for the holidays. We know it’ll be improvised and will NOT exploit an injured orphan to invoke the spirit of holitimes charity and togetherness. Cuz that’s wrong. Also: No dancing mice. Cuz that’s scary… and sort of gross.” Check back for times.
- 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 runs until December 11. 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)
- Bust, A Studio Special Event Performances begins December 1. “With one foot in Hollywood and the other in jail, the former Daily Show correspondent careens wildly between the two worlds, taking us on a hilarious, poignant, and completely unforgettable ride.”
Theater J at 1529 16th Street NW
- After the Fall closes Sunday, 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)
- The Kinsey Sicks in Oy Vey in a Manger, December 24-26. “America’s favorite Dragapella Beauty-Shop Quartet brings its irreverent humor and harmonies back to DC just in time for the holidays. With gut-busting parodies and raucous schtick, The Kinsey Sicks offers wholesome favorites like “I Had a Little Facial,” “Harried Little Christmas,” and “‘Tis the Season to Drink Stoli”! (Theater J)