It’s opening time for new shows at most Borderstan Theaters:
- Dogugaeshi opened at Studio Theatre on April 11.
- Working – A Musical, opens Saturday, April 14 at the Keegan Theatre at Church Street.
- Great Latin-American songs at the Source: De Mi Corazon Latino (From My Latin Heart) opens Friday, April 13.
- The Whipping Man at Theater J opens Wednesday, April 18.
Check the listings below for full details at six neighborhood theaters, including the newly reopened Howard Theatre.
- Robert Randolph & The Family Band, April 13, showtime 11:30 pm: “A virtuoso on the pedal steel guitar, Robert Randolph set the music world on fire in 2000 when he began playing his first club dates in New York City. Randolph learned to play by watching other steel players during church services; years later, he updated that sacred basis with a secular mix of funk and soul, giving a new multicultural facelift to an instrument that had often been associated with country music.” (Howard Theatre)
Keegan Theatre at Church Street at 1742 Church Street NW
- Working – A Musical, opens April 14 and runs 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.” (Keegan Theatre)
Lincoln Theatre at 1215 U Street NW
- View the schedule and purchase tickets online.
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)
- …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
- Dogugaeshi opened 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
- The Whipping Man starts April 18 runs through May 20: “1865; Richmond, Virginia: Two newly freed slaves and the son of their former master–a Jewish Confederate soldier who has retreated to the burnt remains of his home — inhabit the disordered aftermath of the just-concluded War between the States. As the three men celebrate a most unconventional Passover Seder, they uncover a snarl of secrets and examine what it really means to be free.” (Theater J)