You can catch shows at three of the five Borderstan-area theaters. If you want to catch Imagining Madoff, you have only a few days left — the Theater J show closes this Sunday, September 25.
On 14th Street, Fall Into WIT is running through October 8 at the Source — a great opportunity to see the Washington Improv Theater in action.
Full details for these two theaters plus the Keegan Theatre, Lincoln Theatre and the Studio Theatre below.
Keegan Theatre at Church Street at 1742 Church Street NW
- The Crucible opens October 22 and runs through November 19. Overview: “Arthur Miller’s classic portrait of one man’s struggle toward grace is set in the scorching context of the 17th-Century Salem witch trials.” (Keegan)
Lincoln Theatre at 1215 U Street NW
Source at 1835 14th Street NW
- The Washington Improv Theater presents Fall Into WIT through October 8. Shows are Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 pm; second shows Fridays and Saturdays at 9:30 pm. Overview: “The sky is falling! Or is it the Dow? …Average earnings? Let’s see the bright side, folks: falling is fun! Wind in your hair, adrenaline pumping, and screaming like you just don’t care. In that same spirit we present Fall Into WIT, our autumn show series.” (WIT)
- 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
- The Habit of Art runs through October 16. Overview: “Wistful and filthily funny, the latest play from the award-winning writer of The History Boys examines creativity, desire, and the tenacity of the artistic spirit.” (Studio)
- Lungs opens Wednesday, September 28. Overview: “A couple negotiates sex, parenthood, and responsibilities large and small in Duncan Macmillan’s intimate drama about chance, change, and consequence.” (Studio Theatre)
Theater J at 1529 16th Street NW
The fall theater season in Borderstan kicks off Wednesday night at Theater J with Imagining Madoff. On Wednesday and Thursday night, the box office opens at 6 pm for a “Pay What You Can” preview of the show; limit of two tickets per person.
Theater J says of their first show of the 2011-2012 season:
“The much anticipated premiere by OBIE Award winner, Deb Margolin. Unrepentant Ponzi-schemer Bernard Madoff sets the record straight from his prison cell, recounting an all-night study session with Holocaust survivor, poet and investment client, Solomon Galkin. With testimony from Madoff’s personal secretary before the Securities and Exchange Commission, we delve into the minds of two towering men, as their mutual will to confide and confess accelerates through the night.”
Imagining Madoff runs through September 25 with shows on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday nights, plus Sunday matinees (and two performances next week on Monday and Tuesday). Tickets are $45 — $15 if you are age 35 or under (based on availability) and $41 for people over age 65.
At the Source, 1835 14th Street NW: Every Tuesday night at the Source is Harold Night! with the Washington Improv Theater. Shows are at 10 pm and are free.
Studio Theatre. At 14th Street’s Studio Theatre, The Habit of Art opens Wednedsay, September 7 and runs through October 16. It’s the latest play from the author of The History Boys and it “examines creativity, desire and the tenacity of the artistic spirit.”
Keegan Theatre at Church Street. Arthur Miller’s famous play, The Crucible opens October 22 and runs through November 19. It is set in the context of the witch trials of 17th Century Salem, Massachusetts.
Source. Every Tuesday night at the Source is Harold Night! with the Washington Improv Theater. Shows are at 10 pm and are free. “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.” (Source)
Find out what is going on at other theaters in the area below the fold: