Live Theater in the Neighborhood: Something for Everyone

by June 7, 2012 at 2:00 pm 1,222 0


Borderstan-area tTheaters. (Luis Gomez Photos)

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Check the listings below for full details about performances at six neighborhood theaters, including the newly reopened Howard Theatre.

Howard Theatre, 620 T Street NW

Keegan Theatre at Church Street at 1742 Church Street NW

  • Spring Awakening – Runs through July 08: “Winner of 8 TONY Awards, including BEST MUSICAL, SPRING AWAKENING celebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, poignancy, and passion that you will never forget.” (Keegan Theatre)
  • Cuchullain opens June 9: “Cuchullain is a dark and comic street-tripping ride. He reunites the artistic team from last year’s smash BASRA BOY, with Abigail Isaac once again directing Joshua Sticklin in this one-man show.” (Keegan Theatre)

Lincoln Theatre at 1215 U Street NW

Source at 1835 14th Street NW

  • The Source Festival openning night June 8 to July 1: “Each summer Source Festival employs more than 200 artists to present 25 new works over 3 weeks in June and July. The Festival incorporates theatre artists, visual artists, dancers, musicians and more.” (Source)

Studio Theatre at 1501 14th Street NW

  • Bachelorette runs through July 1: “Ten years out of high school, three unhappy friends celebrate a classmate’s wedding with a purse full of pills, acid wit, and a few eager men. A comic and lacerating look at toxic friendships and other lifelong commitments.” (Studio Theatre)
  • The Animals and Children Took to the Streets starts June 8: “Part Charles Dickens, part Tim Burton, the Bayou is a dystopian metropolis squirming with cockroaches and unrest. With live music, witty performances, and stunning interaction between animation and live actors, acclaimed London company 1927’s show is a graphic novel burst into life.”

Theater J at 1529 16th Street NW

  • The History of Invulnerability runs through July 8: “Behind every great superhero is a determined creator. In 1930s America, that creator was usually a young Jewish man with an active imagination. Katz’s play illuminates the story of Jerry Siegel–the brains behind Superman’s brawn–and the imagined struggle between the creative father and his uber-mensch son. Siegel wrestles to retain control of his famous comic book sensation as America is drawn into WWII.” (Theater J)

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