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Theater: Shows Closing at Keegan, Theater J

by Borderstan.com — March 29, 2012 at 1:30 pm 0

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What’s on stage at five neighborhood theaters? (Luis Gomez Photos)

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It’s closing time this weekend for Twelve Angry Men at the Keegan Theater at Church Street… and New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch De Spinoza at the JCC’s Theater J.

Check the listings below for full details at five neighborhood theaters.

Keegan Theatre at Church Street at 1742 Church Street NW

  • Twelve Angry Men runs through March 31: “The gripping examination of twelve jurors as they deliberate after hearing the arguments in a seemingly open-and-shut case. As prejudices are tested and evidence weighed, the entire jury is forced to look past the show of the courtroom to unearth the shocking truth. Faced with playing the hangmen, these dozen men must first face themselves.” (Keegan Theatre)
  • WORKING a musical, opens April 14 through May 13. “The hopes, dreams, joys and concerns of the average working American are the focus of this unique, extraordinary musical. That the everyday lives of “common” men and women should be so compelling and moving will surprise and inspire anyone who has punched a time clock.”

Lincoln Theatre at 1215 U Street NW

Source at 1835 14th Street NW

  • Every Tuesday night at the Source is Harold Night! with the Washington Improv Theater: “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)
  • Fighting Improv SMACKDOWN TOURNAMENT (FIST), starts April 7 and runs on  Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. “FIST: an elimination-style bracketed improv tournament, featuring 58 three-person teams fiercely competing for audience favor. These never-seen-before combinations of improvisers play in new, daring, and hilarious ways over five weeks and six rounds. In the end, only one team can win! The prize for them? Become the reigning improv-smackdown champs. The prize for you? On-the edge-of-your-seat improv shows where anything is possible and you decide who advances to the next round. Every show also features an ensemble performance.” (WIT)
  • iMusical Time Machine, Fridays, runs through April 6. “Travel across the space-time continuum with your favorite musical-theater improvisers in the iMusical Time Machine. Each completely improvised performance takes place in an era randomly determined by that evening’s audience. Will we find ourselves in the Roaring 20s, the Wild West, or the Fab 50s? Whenever the destination, you are guaranteed the musical hilarity that only iMusical can bring.” (Source)
  • …De Mi Corazon Latino (FROM MY LATIN HEART)  Runs April 13-21, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. A “Great Latin-American Songbook” celebration featuring Mexican tenor Jesús Daniel Hernández. Emulating his mentor, Plácido Domingo, the young star sings the classic songs that live in the soul of Latin America. El día que me quieras, El reloj, Dos gardenias, Preciosa, and many more, with DC’s own Mari Paz at the piano.” (Source)

Studio Theatre at 1501 14th Street NW

  • Sucker Punch has been extended through April 8: “Two black teenagers step into the boxing ring and must face who they are–champions or sell outs? Kinetic, comedic, and emotionally bruising, Williams’s masterwork blasts open the experience of being young, black, and ambitious in 1980s London..” (Studio Theatre)
  • Dogugaeshi starts April 11.”Twist unfolds an intimate, abstract, contemporary journey of images and emotions influenced by the rarefied tradition of Japanese dogugaeshi stage mechanism technique and his own encounters with the remaining rural caretakers of this once popular art form. This hour-long performance features original shamisen compositions created and performed live by authorized master musician Yumiko Tanaka. The multidisciplinary production blends Twist’s signature puppetry with video projection design by Peter Flaherty, Lighting design by Andrew Hill and sound design by Greg Duffin.” (Studio Theatre)
  • The Big Meal starts April 25. “From the vantage point of a single restaurant table, five generations share the moments, both epic and intimate, that make a life. Called “one of the more emotionally consuming experiences of recent decades” (Chicago Sun Times), The Big Meal explodes from the mind of one of the country’s most intriguing playwrights.” (Studio Theatre)

Theater J at 1529 16th Street NW

  • New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch De Spinoza runs through April 1: “A literate, suspenseful retelling of the story of the 1656 interrogation of philosopher Baruch De Spinoza, New Jerusalem examines the clash between religion and modernity, faith and philosophy–questions that human beings continue to grapple with.” (Theater J)

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