Three New Shows at Local Theaters

by January 6, 2012 at 10:08 am 1,166 0


Five theaters in the neighborhood: What’s playing? (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos on Picplz and at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.

The 2012 theater season is underway at Borderstan-area theaters. Two shows opened Wednesday and another opens Saturday night:

Check the listings below for full details.

Keegan Theatre at Church Street at 1742 Church Street NW

  • Laughter on The 23rd Floor opens January 21. “Inspired by the playwright’s youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar’s “Your Show of Shows,” this Neil Simon favorite depicts the harried writing staff as they frantically scramble to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of star madman Max Prince.  Filled with nostalgia, classic Catskills humor, and colorful characters, Laughter on the 23rd Floor is bound to have you..well…laughing.” (Keegan Theatre)

Lincoln Theatre at 1215 U Street NW

Source at 1835 14th Street NW

  • Barber & Barberillo runs January 7 to  22. From the InSeries: “Hearts and clubs, forgotten love and new love, enchantment… This is the core of our unique pocket-opera double-bill, as we meld an American operatic gem into a Spanish zarzuela classic. When the disenchanted card players of A Hand of Bridge unwittingly step into the romantic, magical world of The Little Barber of Lavapies, amazing things happen!” Check their page 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

  • Time Stands Still opened January 4: “This searing drama from Pulitzer-Prize winner Donald Margulies follows an injured photojournalist who returns home from the battlefields of Iraq only to learn that some images can never be erased.” (Studio Theatre)

Theater J at 1529 16th Street NW

  • The Religion Thing  opened January 4 and runs to the 29th: “Mo and Brian are a picture-perfect DC couple: they’re smart, they’re witty, and they have a beautifully remodeled kitchen. But when Mo’s best friend Patti announces she’s found Jesus and is putting her own career on hold, Mo must take a closer look at the harder truths surrounding her own marriage. A brand new comedy about relationships, faith and the fine line between compromise and regret.” (Theater J)


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