Check the listings below for full details on performances at six neighborhood theaters.
Howard Theatre, 620 T Street NW
- Friday, December 28: Keith Sweat.
- Saturday, December 29: Martha Reeves & The Vandellas.
- Sunday, December 30: Sunday Gospel Brunch featuring The Harlem Gospel Choir.
- Monday, December 31: New Year’s Eve The Act at The Howard Theatre.
- Check the calendar for more shows.
Keegan Theatre at Church Street, 1742 Church Street NW
- An Irish Carol runs through December 31: “A Keegan holiday tradition, AN IRISH CAROL by Dublin native Matthew Keenan, premiered in 2011 to sold out houses and rave reviews. An an homage to Dickens’ classic, 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. 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.”
Lincoln Theatre at 1215 U Street NW
Source at 1835 14th Street NW
- Check the website for upcoming events.
Studio Theatre at 1501 14th Street NW
- An Iliad, opens December 21, “First sung around a campfire 2,800 years ago, The Iliad remains a soaring ode about humanity’s seemingly timeless attraction to violence and destruction. In this theatrical telling, a storyteller grapples with the mythology, brutality, and humanity of Homer’s epic poem. An intimate and immediate look at rage, grief, and the heroism and horror of a seemingly endless war.” (Studio Theater)
- Contractions opens January 2. “Emma’s boss is concerned that she is in breach of contract. An office romance is dissected over a series of increasingly bizarre meetings in this ink-black satire from one of Britain’s most provocative writers.” (Studio Theater)
Theater J at 1529 16th Street NW
- Apples From The Desert, runs through January 6. “A poignant drama about love and reconciliation adapted by one of Israel’s most beloved authors from her own short story, this hit Israeli play follows the young Sephardic Rivka, a religious teenager, who falls for Dooby, a secular kibbutznik, at a dance class in Jerusalem. (Theater J)