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by Jared Holt — June 23, 2015 at 12:00 pm 507 0

The Keegan Theatre (1742 Church St NW) is almost ready to debut a new look after 10 months of renovations.

Starting this Saturday, patrons will enter the theater through a new glass and steel atrium, walk up the atrium’s bright staircase and take a seat in one of the new burnt orange chairs to watch the opening of famed Tennessee Williams play, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.”

Apart from the new atrium, the renovation also includes a new lighting grid, dressing rooms, bathrooms and a bar.

“It’s like seeing the light at the end of the tunnel,” said Jeff Klein, media relations manager for Keegan Theater. “We had a lot of obstacles that we overcame. There’s still work to be done in the basement, which we call the artist space, but everything else is pretty much ready to go.”

“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” runs until July 25. Click here to view the theater’s 2015-16 season.

by Borderstan.com — June 27, 2013 at 4:00 pm 0

"Borderstan""Theaters"

Find out what is playing at theaters in the neighborhood. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.

Check the listings below for full details on performances at six neighborhood theaters.

Howard Theatre, 620 T Street NW

Keegan Theatre at Church Street, 1742 Church Street NW

  • The Rabbit Hole” “A story of loss, heartbreak, and forgiveness–told through daily moments and emotional hurdles–as a family moves on after the accidental death of their four-year-old.  David Lindsay Abaire’s critically acclaimed winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Rabbit Hole explores the human fallout that comes after tragedy.” (Keegan Theater)

Lincoln Theatre at 1215 U Street NW

Source at 1835 14th Street NW

  • 2013 Source Festival: Closing this weekend 6th Annual Source Festival, The Festival line-up includes three Full-Length Plays, 18 10-Minute Plays and three Artistic Blind Dates. This year’s 10-Minute Plays themes: In the Midst, On the Cusp and Afterward.” (Source)
  • Harold Night! every Tuesday night at 10 pm.

Spooky Action Theater at 1810 16th Street NW

  • No events listed.

Studio Theatre at 1501 14th Street NW

  • The Real Thing extended until July 7. “Full of wit and heart, ‘The Real Thing’ explores the tensions between marriage and writing, emotional fidelity and intellectual integrity, high art and pop culture.” (Studio Theater)
  • Baby Universe opened June 26. “Baby Universe, Wakka Wakka’s magnetically whimsical puppet odyssey, was developed in association with Nordland Visual Theatre. Located in the arctic fishing community of Stamsund, the company is the leading developer of visual theatre in Norway, facilitating the creation of traditional puppet theatre, as well as works that draw from the visual arts, theatre, mime, dance and multimedia. “(Studio Theatre)

Theater J at 1529 16th Street NW

  • “The Hampton Years” closing this weekend. “It explores the development of great African-American artists, John Biggers and Samella Lewis under the tutelage of Austrian Jewish refugee painter and educator, Viktor Lowenfeld. Focusing on the pivotal years at Hampton Institute, Virginia during WWII, this richly researched tapestry of African American luminaries like Elizabeth Catlett reveals the dreams and travails of young artists in a still segregated society while examining the impact of World War II on a Jewish immigrant and his wife finding shelter in the US and his controversial influence in shaping the careers of African American students.” (Theater J)

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by Borderstan.com — June 13, 2013 at 4:00 pm 0

"Theaters"

Borderstan Theaters (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.

Check the listings below for full details on performances at six neighborhood theaters.

Howard Theatre, 620 T Street NW

Keegan Theatre at Church Street, 1742 Church Street NW

  • The Rabbit Hole” opens June 28. “A story of loss, heartbreak, and forgiveness–told through daily moments and emotional hurdles–as a family moves on after the accidental death of their four-year-old.  David Lindsay Abaire’s critically acclaimed winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Rabbit Hole explores the human fallout that comes after tragedy.” (Keegan Theater)

Lincoln Theatre at 1215 U Street NW

Source at 1835 14th Street NW

  • 2013 Source Festival: “Join CulturalDC for our 6th Annual Source Festival, June 7 – June 30 as 25 original works are debuted for the stage. The Festival line-up includes three Full-Length Plays, 18 10-Minute Plays and three Artistic Blind Dates. This year’s 10-Minute Plays themes: In the Midst, On the Cusp and Afterward.” (Source)
  • Harold Night! every Tuesday night at 10 pm.

Spooky Action Theater at 1810 16th Street NW

  • No events listed.

Studio Theatre at 1501 14th Street NW

  • The Real Thing opened May 22. “Full of wit and heart, ‘The Real Thing’ explores the tensions between marriage and writing, emotional fidelity and intellectual integrity, high art and pop culture.” (Studio Theater)
  • Baby Universe opens June 26.

Theater J at 1529 16th Street NW

  • “The Hampton Years” runs through June 30. “It explores the development of great African-American artists, John Biggers and Samella Lewis under the tutelage of Austrian Jewish refugee painter and educator, Viktor Lowenfeld. Focusing on the pivotal years at Hampton Institute, Virginia during WWII, this richly researched tapestry of African American luminaries like Elizabeth Catlett reveals the dreams and travails of young artists in a still segregated society while examining the impact of World War II on a Jewish immigrant and his wife finding shelter in the US and his controversial influence in shaping the careers of African American students.” (Theater J)

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by Borderstan.com — May 30, 2013 at 4:00 pm 0

"Borderstan""Theaters"

Borderstan Theaters (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.

Check the listings below for full details on performances at six neighborhood theaters.

Howard Theatre, 620 T Street NW

Keegan Theatre at Church Street, 1742 Church Street NW

  • The Full Monty” runs through June 8. The  Americanized musical stage version of the 1997 British film, “The Full Monty” boasts a book by Terrence McNally and a score by David Yazbeck and was nominated for nine Tony awards, including Best Musical, when it shimmied its way onto Broadway in 2000.  Relocated to Buffalo, New York, “The Full Monty” follows group of unemployed steelworkers who are desperately seeking employment and a paycheck to support their families – until they come up with a bold way to make some quick cash. As the guys work through their fears, self-consciousness, feelings of worthlessness and anxieties, they come to discover that not only are they stronger as a group, but that the strength they find in each other gives them the individual courage to face their demons and overcome them. Keegan bares all when this Broadway smash takes the Church Street Stage. (Keegan Theatre)

Lincoln Theatre at 1215 U Street NW

Source at 1835 14th Street NW

Spooky Action Theater at 1810 16th Street NW

  • No events listed.

Studio Theatre at 1501 14th Street NW

  • The Real Thing opened May 22. “Full of wit and heart, ‘The Real Thing’ explores the tensions between marriage and writing, emotional fidelity and intellectual integrity, high art and pop culture.” (Studio Theater)
  • Baby Universe opens June 26.

Theater J at 1529 16th Street NW

  • “The Hampton Years” runs through June 30. “It explores the development of great African-American artists, John Biggers and Samella Lewis under the tutelage of Austrian Jewish refugee painter and educator, Viktor Lowenfeld. Focusing on the pivotal years at Hampton Institute, Virginia during WWII, this richly researched tapestry of African American luminaries like Elizabeth Catlett reveals the dreams and travails of young artists in a still segregated society while examining the impact of World War II on a Jewish immigrant and his wife finding shelter in the US and his controversial influence in shaping the careers of African American students.” (Theater J)

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by Borderstan.com — May 16, 2013 at 4:00 pm 0

"Borderstan""Theaters"

Borderstan Theaters (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.

Check the listings below for full details on performances at six neighborhood theaters.

Howard Theatre, 620 T Street NW

Keegan Theatre at Church Street, 1742 Church Street NW

  • The Full Monty” opens May 4 and runs through June 1. The  Americanized musical stage version of the 1997 British film, “The Full Monty” boasts a book by Terrence McNally and a score by David Yazbeck and was nominated for nine Tony awards, including Best Musical, when it shimmied its way onto Broadway in 2000.  Relocated to Buffalo, New York, “The Full Monty” follows group of unemployed steelworkers who are desperately seeking employment and a paycheck to support their families – until they come up with a bold way to make some quick cash. As the guys work through their fears, self-consciousness, feelings of worthlessness and anxieties, they come to discover that not only are they stronger as a group, but that the strength they find in each other gives them the individual courage to face their demons and overcome them. Keegan bares all when this Broadway smash takes the Church Street Stage. (Keegan Theatre)

Lincoln Theatre at 1215 U Street NW

Source at 1835 14th Street NW

Spooky Action Theater at 1810 16th Street NW

  • Optimism! or Voltaire’s Candide through May 19. “Propelled by the shock wave of a risky kiss, Candide sails through war, earthquake and the Spanish Inquisition, halfway around the world to the fabled City of Gold and back. Seeking the “best” in the best of all possible worlds,murder, rape and endless villainy can’t stop Candide!” (Spooky Action Theater)

Studio Theatre at 1501 14th Street NW

  • “4000 Miles” opened March 20: “A compassionate and unsentimental drama about the life-changing relationship between a grandson who can’t face his life and a grandmother who is starting to forget hers.” (Studio Theater)
  • Pas De Deux opened April 24. Skin Tight by Gary Henderson and 2-2 Tango by Daniel MacIvor.
  • The Real Thing opens May 22. “Full of wit and heart, The Real Thing explores the tensions between marriage and writing, emotional fidelity and intellectual integrity, high art and pop culture.” (Studio Theater)

Theater J at 1529 16th Street NW

  • “The Hampton Years” runs through June 30. “It explores the development of great African-American artists, John Biggers and Samella Lewis under the tutelage of Austrian Jewish refugee painter and educator, Viktor Lowenfeld. Focusing on the pivotal years at Hampton Institute, Virginia during WWII, this richly researched tapestry of African American luminaries like Elizabeth Catlett reveals the dreams and travails of young artists in a still segregated society while examining the impact of World War II on a Jewish immigrant and his wife finding shelter in the US and his controversial influence in shaping the careers of African American students.” (Theater J)

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by Borderstan.com — May 2, 2013 at 4:00 pm 0

"Borderstan""Theaters"

Borderstan Theaters (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.

Check the listings below for full details on performances at six neighborhood theaters.

Howard Theatre, 620 T Street NW

Keegan Theatre at Church Street, 1742 Church Street NW

  • The Full Monty” opens May 4 and runs through June 1. The  Americanized musical stage version of the 1997 British film, “The Full Monty” boasts a book by Terrence McNally and a score by David Yazbeck and was nominated for nine Tony awards, including Best Musical, when it shimmied its way onto Broadway in 2000.  Relocated to Buffalo, New York, “The Full Monty” follows group of unemployed steelworkers who are desperately seeking employment and a paycheck to support their families – until they come up with a bold way to make some quick cash. As the guys work through their fears, self-consciousness, feelings of worthlessness and anxieties, they come to discover that not only are they stronger as a group, but that the strength they find in each other gives them the individual courage to face their demons and overcome them. Keegan bares all when this Broadway smash takes the Church Street Stage. (Keegan Theatre)

Lincoln Theatre at 1215 U Street NW

Source at 1835 14th Street NW

Studio Theatre at 1501 14th Street NW

  • “4000 Miles” opened March 20: “A compassionate and unsentimental drama about the life-changing relationship between a grandson who can’t face his life and a grandmother who is starting to forget hers.” (Studio Theater)
  • Pas De Deux opened April 24. Skin Tight by Gary Henderson and 2-2 Tango by Daniel MacIvor.

Theater J at 1529 16th Street NW

  • “Andy and The Shadows” runs through May 5. “A comedy about family with Freudian hallucinations and pre-marital angst, from Theater J’s Artistic Director and award winning playwright. Zipping from one rite-of-passage (and time period) to the next, Andy Glickstein is the filmmaking son of Holocaust refugees looking back at the wild weekend of his engagement to Sarah — as party plans fall apart; a famous film flop is hilariously re-made; duendé is discovered; and two vulnerable, differently indomitable parents and their pasts become more deeply understood.” (Theater J)

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by Borderstan.com — April 18, 2013 at 4:00 pm 0

"Theaters"

Borderstan Theaters (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.

Check the listings below for full details on performances at six neighborhood theaters.

Howard Theatre, 620 T Street NW

Keegan Theatre at Church Street, 1742 Church Street NW

  • The Full Monty” opens May 4 and runs through June 1.  The  Americanized musical stage version of the 1997 British film, “The Full Monty” boasts a book by Terrence McNally and a score by David Yazbeck and was nominated for nine Tony awards, including Best Musical, when it shimmied its way onto Broadway in 2000.  Relocated to Buffalo, New York, “The Full Monty” follows group of unemployed steelworkers who are desperately seeking employment and a paycheck to support their families – until they come up with a bold way to make some quick cash. As the guys work through their fears, self-consciousness, feelings of worthlessness and anxieties, they come to discover that not only are they stronger as a group, but that the strength they find in each other gives them the individual courage to face their demons and overcome them. Keegan bares all when this Broadway smash takes the Church Street Stage. (Keegan Theatre)

Lincoln Theatre at 1215 U Street NW

Source at 1835 14th Street NW

Studio Theatre at 1501 14th Street NW

  • “4000 Miles” opened March 20: “A compassionate and unsentimental drama about the life-changing relationship between a grandson who can’t face his life and a grandmother who is starting to forget hers.” (Studio Theater)
  • Pas De Deux opens April 24. Skin Tight by Gary Henderson and 2-2 Tango by Daniel MacIvor.

Theater J at 1529 16th Street NW

  • “Andy and The Shadows” runs through May 5. “A comedy about family with Freudian hallucinations and pre-marital angst, from Theater J’s Artistic Director and award winning playwright. Zipping from one rite-of-passage (and time period) to the next, Andy Glickstein is the filmmaking son of Holocaust refugees looking back at the wild weekend of his engagement to Sarah — as party plans fall apart; a famous film flop is hilariously re-made; duendé is discovered; and two vulnerable, differently indomitable parents and their pasts become more deeply understood.” (Theater J)

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by Borderstan.com — April 4, 2013 at 5:00 pm 0

"Theaters"

Borderstan Theaters. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.

Check the listings below for full details on performances at six neighborhood theaters.

Howard Theatre, 620 T Street NW

Keegan Theatre at Church Street, 1742 Church Street NW

  • A Behanding in Spokane” runs through April 17. A mysterious stranger is on the hunt for his missing appendage, and two bungling crooks — and a hotel clerk with an aversion to gunfire — are caught up in his dangerous machinations. Scathing and hilarious, ‘Behanding’ is another dazzlingly macabre tale from the brilliant, twisted mind of Martin McDonagh. (Keegan Theatre)

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

  • “4000 Miles” opened March 20: “A compassionate and unsentimental drama about the life-changing relationship between a grandson who can’t face his life and a grandmother who is starting to forget hers.” (Studio Theater)

Theater J at 1529 16th Street NW

  • “Andy and The Shadows” through May 5. “A comedy about family with Freudian hallucinations and pre-marital angst, from Theater J’s Artistic Director and award winning playwright. Zipping from one rite-of-passage (and time period) to the next, Andy Glickstein is the filmmaking son of Holocaust refugees looking back at the wild weekend of his engagement to Sarah — as party plans fall apart; a famous film flop is hilariously re-made; duendé is discovered; and two vulnerable, differently indomitable parents and their pasts become more deeply understood.” (Theater J)

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by Borderstan.com — March 22, 2013 at 4:00 pm 0

"Borderstan""Theaters"

Find out what’s showing at six Borderstan theaters. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.

Check the listings below for full details on performances at six neighborhood theaters.

Howard Theatre, 620 T Street NW

Keegan Theatre at Church Street, 1742 Church Street NW

  • A Behanding in Spokane” opened March 16. A mysterious stranger is on the hunt for his missing appendage, and two bungling crooks — and a hotel clerk with an aversion to gunfire — are caught up in his dangerous machinations. Scathing and hilarious, ‘Behanding’ is another dazzlingly macabre tale from the brilliant, twisted mind of Martin McDonagh. (Keegan Theatre)

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

  • The Motherfucker with the Hat,” last weekend, extended through March 24: “Jackie, out on parole and newly sober, is determined to start anew with his childhood sweetheart Veronica, but her unrelenting coke addiction, his slick-talking AA sponsor, and the discovery of another man’s hat in his living room all threaten to derail Jackie’s tenuous progress. With passion, profanity, and genuine vulnerability, Jackie and Veronica untangle their decades of codependence as they wrestle with the painful limitations of trust, desire, and rehabilitation.” (Studio Theater)
  • “4000 Miles” opened March 20: “A compassionate and unsentimental drama about the life-changing relationship between a grandson who can’t face his life and a grandmother who is starting to forget hers.” (Studio Theater)

Theater J at 1529 16th Street NW

  • “Andy and The Shadows” begins April 3. “A comedy about family with Freudian hallucinations and pre-marital angst, from Theater J’s Artistic Director and award winning playwright. Zipping from one rite-of-passage (and time period) to the next, Andy Glickstein is the filmmaking son of Holocaust refugees looking back at the wild weekend of his engagement to Sarah — as party plans fall apart; a famous film flop is hilariously re-made; duendé is discovered; and two vulnerable, differently indomitable parents and their pasts become more deeply understood.” (Theater J)

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by Borderstan.com — March 7, 2013 at 4:00 pm 0

"Borderstan""Theaters"

Find out what’s playing at six Borderstan-area theaters. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.

Check the listings below for full details on performances at six neighborhood theaters.

Howard Theatre, 620 T Street NW

Keegan Theatre at Church Street, 1742 Church Street NW

  • A Behanding in Spokane” opens March 16. A mysterious stranger is on the hunt for his missing appendage, and two bungling crooks — and a hotel clerk with an aversion to gunfire — are caught up in his dangerous machinations. Scathing and hilarious, ‘Behanding’ is another dazzlingly macabre tale from the brilliant, twisted mind of Martin McDonagh. (Keegan Theatre)

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

  • The Motherfucker with the Hat” opened January 30: “Jackie, out on parole and newly sober, is determined to start anew with his childhood sweetheart Veronica, but her unrelenting coke addiction, his slick-talking AA sponsor, and the discovery of another man’s hat in his living room all threaten to derail Jackie’s tenuous progress. With passion, profanity, and genuine vulnerability, Jackie and Veronica untangle their decades of codependence as they wrestle with the painful limitations of trust, desire, and rehabilitation.” (Studio Theater)
  • “4000 Miles” opens March 20: “A compassionate and unsentimental drama about the life-changing relationship between a grandson who can’t face his life and a grandmother who is starting to forget hers.” (Studio Theater)

Theater J at 1529 16th Street NW

  • “Race” runs through March 17. “The latest work by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of ‘Glengarry Glen Ross,’ David Mamet, ruthlessly examines guilt, betrayal and racial posturing. Two male lawyers are called to defend a wealthy white client charged with the rape of a black woman, while their female associate betrays an agenda of her own.” (Theater J)

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by Borderstan.com — February 21, 2013 at 4:00 pm 0

"Theaters"

What’s showing at neighborhood theaters? (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.

Check the listings below for full details on performances at six neighborhood theaters.

Howard Theatre, 620 T Street NW

Keegan Theatre at Church Street, 1742 Church Street NW

  • Cabaret is extended through March 2: “Step into the Kit Kat Klub, a place teeming with seedy nightlife on the eve of Hitler’s rise to power in Weimar Germany. This eight-time Tony Award-winning musical classic, based on Christopher Isherwood’s BERLIN STORIES, depicts the interlocking stories of a cabaret singer, a writer from America, and the denizens of Berlin, all caught up in the swirling maelstrom of a changing society. Led by the enigmatic Emcee, allow the denizens of Berlin to entertain you with “Don’t Tell Mama,” “Maybe This Time” and, of course, “Cabaret.” (Keegan Theatre)

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

  • The Motherfucker with the Hat opened January 30: “Jackie, out on parole and newly sober, is determined to start anew with his childhood sweetheart Veronica, but her unrelenting coke addiction, his slick-talking AA sponsor, and the discovery of another man’s hat in his living room all threaten to derail Jackie’s tenuous progress. With passion, profanity, and genuine vulnerability, Jackie and Veronica untangle their decades of codependence as they wrestle with the painful limitations of trust, desire, and rehabilitation.” (Studio Theater)

Theater J at 1529 16th Street NW

  • Race runs through March 17. “The latest work by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Glengarry Glen Ross  David Mamet, ruthlessly examines guilt, betrayal and racial posturing. Two male lawyers are called to defend a wealthy white client charged with the rape of a black woman, while their female associate betrays an agenda of her own.” (Theater J)

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by Borderstan.com — February 14, 2013 at 2:00 pm 1 Comment

From Lauren Levine. Email her at lauren[AT]borderstan.com

"Cabaret"

Keegan Theather at Chuch Street NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

When I think “local theater,” memories come to mind of cheesy family-friendly musicals performed by the high school drama teacher and neighbors with too much free time and not enough talent. Get those thoughts totally out of your head, because the Keegan Theater is nothing like that.

In a tiny 100-seat theater on Church Street with exposed brick walls and a single bathroom, a small but mighty cast of local and well accomplished actors are bringing the Tony award-winning musical Cabaret back to life as if Dupont Circle itself were being enveloped in the smoke and confusion of pre-World War II Germany.

From the very first “Wilkommen” of Cabaret to the beginning of war (and we all know how that ends, so don’t go in there expecting any happy endings), the cast of this emotionally powerful and slightly scandalous show will pull you in, which isn’t too hard when you’re sitting a mere 10 feet away from the stage. The German accents aren’t the best, but that’s easily forgiven with effortless quips, endless (sexual) puns and memorable tunes.

It ain’t easy filling the shoes of Liza Minnelli, who stole the show as leading lady Sally Bowles in the 1972 film version of Cabaret. Nevertheless, Keegan’s Sally Bowles, played by Maria Rizzo, is convincing as an attention-hungry, alcoholic, British ex-pat desperate to be famous. And she’s easy on the ears and eyes to boot.

The real show stealer is Paul Scanlan, who plays the mysterious Emcee of the Kit Kat Club, a seedy Berlin nightclub where the show takes place. Scanlan not only keeps the crowd entertained with not-so-subtle sexual references, but guides the show from scene to scene, walking the audience gently through the darker themes that reoccur throughout the storyline.

So if you’re wondering what to do until it starts getting warm enough to sit on a patio and drink wine, the answer is get yourself to the Keegan Theater. Cabaret has been extended through March 2, and there are still some tickets available. This was my first show at Keegan but it certainly won’t be my last!

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by Borderstan.com — February 7, 2013 at 5:00 pm 0

"Theaters"

Find out what’s playing at Borderstan-area theaters. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.

Check the listings below for full details on performances at six neighborhood theaters.

Howard Theatre, 620 T Street NW

Keegan Theatre at Church Street, 1742 Church Street NW

  • Cabaret runs through February 23: “Step into the Kit Kat Klub, a place teeming with seedy nightlife on the eve of Hitler’s rise to power in Weimar Germany. This eight-time Tony Award-winning musical classic, based on Christopher Isherwood’s BERLIN STORIES, depicts the interlocking stories of a cabaret singer, a writer from America, and the denizens of Berlin, all caught up in the swirling maelstrom of a changing society. Led by the enigmatic Emcee, allow the denizens of Berlin to entertain you with “Don’t Tell Mama,” “Maybe This Time” and, of course, “Cabaret.” (Keegan Theatre)

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

  • The Motherfucker with the Hat opened January 30: “Jackie, out on parole and newly sober, is determined to start anew with his childhood sweetheart Veronica, but her unrelenting coke addiction, his slick-talking AA sponsor, and the discovery of another man’s hat in his living room all threaten to derail Jackie’s tenuous progress. With passion, profanity, and genuine vulnerability, Jackie and Veronica untangle their decades of codependence as they wrestle with the painful limitations of trust, desire, and rehabilitation.” (Studio Theater)

Theater J at 1529 16th Street NW

  • Race, runs through March 17. “The latest work by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Glengarry Glen Ross  David Mamet, ruthlessly examines guilt, betrayal and racial posturing. Two male lawyers are called to defend a wealthy white client charged with the rape of a black woman, while their female associate betrays an agenda of her own.” (Theater J)

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by Borderstan.com — January 25, 2013 at 4:00 pm 0

"Borderstan""Theaters"

It’s cold, so go see a play in the neighborhood. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.

Check the listings below for full details on performances at six neighborhood theaters.

Howard Theatre, 620 T Street NW

Keegan Theatre at Church Street, 1742 Church Street NW

  • Cabaret opened January 26 and runs through February 23: “Step into the Kit Kat Klub, a place teeming with seedy nightlife on the eve of Hitler’s rise to power in Weimar Germany. This eight-time Tony Award-winning musical classic, based on Christopher Isherwood’s BERLIN STORIES, depicts the interlocking stories of a cabaret singer, a writer from America, and the denizens of Berlin, all caught up in the swirling maelstrom of a changing society. Led by the enigmatic Emcee, allow the denizens of Berlin to entertain you with “Don’t Tell Mama,” “Maybe This Time” and, of course, “Cabaret.” (Keegan Theatre)

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

  • Contractions plays through February 3. “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)
  • The Motherfucker with the Hat opens January 30: “Jackie, out on parole and newly sober, is determined to start anew with his childhood sweetheart Veronica, but her unrelenting coke addiction, his slick-talking AA sponsor, and the discovery of another man’s hat in his living room all threaten to derail Jackie’s tenuous progress. With passion, profanity, and genuine vulnerability, Jackie and Veronica untangle their decades of codependence as they wrestle with the painful limitations of trust, desire, and rehabilitation.” (Studio Theater)

Theater J at 1529 16th Street NW

  • Boged (Traitor): An Enemy Of The People, runs through February 3. “A sudden chemical leak in an Israeli industrial park endangers the region’s water supply. The mayor is quick to cover up the scandal, but his brother fights to expose the truth. The family feud quickly turns into a political war with major environmental repercussions. Emerging from Israel’s social justice movement of the past year, this timely adaptation of Ibsen’s play is the brain child of the Israeli playwright and adapter of Ghassan Kanafani’s Return to Haifa.” Performed at Georgetown University’s Davis Performing Arts Center, in the Gonda Theatre

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by Borderstan.com — January 10, 2013 at 2:00 pm 0

"Borderstan""Theaters"

Borderstan Theaters (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.

Check the listings below for full details on performances at six neighborhood theaters.

Howard Theatre, 620 T Street NW

Keegan Theatre at Church Street, 1742 Church Street NW

  • Cabaret opens January 26 and runs through February 23: Step into the Kit Kat Klub, a place teeming with seedy nightlife on the eve of Hitler’s rise to power in Weimar Germany. This eight-time Tony Award-winning musical classic, based on Christopher Isherwood’s BERLIN STORIES, depicts the interlocking stories of a cabaret singer, a writer from America, and the denizens of Berlin, all caught up in the swirling maelstrom of a changing society. Led by the enigmatic Emcee, allow the denizens of Berlin to entertain you with “Don’t Tell Mama,” “Maybe This Time,” and of course “Cabaret”. (Keegan Theatre)

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, opened 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 opened 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)
  • The Motherfucker with the Hat opens January 30, “Jackie, out on parole and newly sober, is determined to start anew with his childhood sweetheart Veronica, but her unrelenting coke addiction, his slick-talking AA sponsor, and the discovery of another man’s hat in his living room all threaten to derail Jackie’s tenuous progress. With passion, profanity, and genuine vulnerability, Jackie and Veronica untangle their decades of codependence as they wrestle with the painful limitations of trust, desire, and rehabilitation.” (Studio Theater)

Theater J at 1529 16th Street NW

  • Boged (Traitor): An Enemy Of The People, opens January 12 and runs through February 3. “A sudden chemical leak in an Israeli industrial park endangers the region’s water supply. The mayor is quick to cover up the scandal, but his brother fights to expose the truth. The family feud quickly turns into a political war with major environmental repercussions.  Emerging from Israel’s social justice movement of the past year, this timely adaptation of Ibsen’s play is the brain child of the Israeli playwright and adapter of Ghassan Kanafani’s Return to Haifa.
    Performed at Georgetown University’s Davis Performing Arts Center, in the Gonda Theatre

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