by Borderstan.com November 29, 2012 at 4:00 pm 0

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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

  • All My Sons closes December 1: “Joe Keller and Herbert Deever, partners in a machine shop during the war, turned out defective airplane parts, causing the deaths of many men. Deever was sent to prison while Keller escaped punishment and went on to make a lot of money. In a work of tremendous power, a love affair between Keller’s son, Chris, and Ann Deever, Herbert’s daughter, the bitterness of George Keller, who returns from the war to find his father in prison and his father’s partner free, and the reaction of a son to his father’s guilt escalate toward a climax of electrifying intensity.” (Keegan Theatre)
  • An Irish Carol opens December 14 and 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

  • The Aliens opened November 14. “An artful and indelible drama about two young, affable slackers behind a Vermont coffee shop and the teenager they take under their wing.” (Studio Theater)
  • 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)

Theater J at 1529 16th Street NW

  • Woodie Sez: The Life & Music of Woodie Guthrie closes December 2: “Celebrate the 100th birthday of Woody Guthrie, the creator of American classics like ‘This Land is Your Land’ and ‘The Ballad of Tom Joad!’  This boisterous retelling of the life of America’s troubadour blends musical numbers, scenes from Guthrie’s life and excerpts from his progressive newspaper column. The infectious and moving piece brings to life a true American hero, who proudly declared he would ‘always be there whenever working folks fight for their rights.'” (Theater J)

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by Borderstan.com November 15, 2012 at 3:00 pm 1,084 1 Comment

"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

  • All My Sons opened November 3 and runs through December 1: “Joe Keller and Herbert Deever, partners in a machine shop during the war, turned out defective airplane parts, causing the deaths of many men. Deever was sent to prison while Keller escaped punishment and went on to make a lot of money. In a work of tremendous power, a love affair between Keller’s son, Chris, and Ann Deever, Herbert’s daughter, the bitterness of George Keller, who returns from the war to find his father in prison and his father’s partner free, and the reaction of a son to his father’s guilt escalate toward a climax of electrifying intensity.” (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 Aliens opened November 14. “An artful and indelible drama about two young, affable slackers behind a Vermont coffee shop and the teenager they take under their wing.” (Studio Theater)

Theater J at 1529 16th Street NW

  • Woodie Sez: The Life & Music of Woodie Guthrie runs through December 2: “Celebrate the 100th birthday of Woody Guthrie, the creator of American classics like “This Land is Your Land” and “The Ballad of Tom Joad!”  This boisterous retelling of the life of America’s troubadour blends musical numbers, scenes from Guthrie’s life and excerpts from his progressive newspaper column. The infectious and moving piece brings to life a true American hero, who proudly declared he would “always be there whenever working folks fight for their rights.”” (Theater J)

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by Borderstan.com August 2, 2012 at 4:00 pm 0

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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 about performances at six neighborhood theaters.

Howard Theatre, 620 T Street NW

Keegan Theatre at Church Street at 1742 Church Street NW

  • Osage County opens August 3 through September 2: “Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award. A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you’ve got a major new play that unflinchingly — and uproariously — exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family.” (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

  • Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson runs through  August 19: “This rowdy and irreverent musical imagines President Andrew “Old Hickory” Jackson as a rock star. American history has never been this sexy!” (Studio Theater)

Theater J at 1529 16th Street NW

  • Body Awareness opens August 25 through September 23; “A touching comedy from the Obie Award-winning author of Circle Mirror Transformation.  It’s Body Awareness Week at Shirley College, and the non-traditional Vermont family members Phyllis, Joyce and their possibly autistic son Jared are rocked by a visiting photographer and his ‘male gaze.’  As sexuality, identity, role modeling and political-correctness get stirred up, the results are both touching and hilarious.” (Theater J)

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by Borderstan.com July 19, 2012 at 2:00 pm 1,074 0

 

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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 about performances at six neighborhood theaters.

Howard Theatre, 620 T Street NW

Keegan Theatre at Church Street at 1742 Church Street NW

  • “Osage County” opens August 3 through September 2: “Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award. A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you’ve got a major new play that unflinchingly–and uproariously–exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family.” (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

  • “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” runs through  August 19: “This rowdy and irreverent musical imagines President Andrew “Old Hickory” Jackson as a rock star. American history has never been this sexy!” (Studio Theater)

Theater J at 1529 16th Street NW

  • Body Awareness   Opens August 25 through September 23; “A touching comedy from the Obie Award-winning author of Circle Mirror Transformation.  It’s Body Awareness Week at Shirley College, and the non-traditional Vermont family members Phyllis, Joyce and their possibly autistic son Jared are rocked by a visiting photographer and his ‘male gaze.’  As sexuality, identity, role modeling and political-correctness get stirred up, the results are both touching and hilarious.” (Theater J)

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by Borderstan.com July 6, 2012 at 12:00 pm 0

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Get the listings for live theater in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area. (Luis Gomez Photos)

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

Closing performances this weekend: “Spring Awakening” at The Keegan, “Bachelorette” at Studio Theatre and “The History of Invulnerability” at Theater J.

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

Howard Theatre, 620 T Street NW

Keegan Theatre at Church Street at 1742 Church Street NW

  • “Spring Awakening” closes Sunday, July 8: “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)

Lincoln Theatre at 1215 U Street NW

Source at 1835 14th Street NW

  • Check their website for upcoming events.

Studio Theatre at 1501 14th Street NW

  • Bachelorette” closes Sunday, July 8: “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)
  • “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” begins July 11: “This rowdy and irreverent musical imagines President Andrew “Old Hickory” Jackson as a rock star. American history has never been this sexy!” (Studio Theater)

Theater J at 1529 16th Street NW

  • The History of Invulnerability closes Sunday, 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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by Borderstan.com June 21, 2012 at 4:00 pm 1,209 0

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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 about performances at six neighborhood theaters.

Howard Theatre, 620 T Street NW

Keegan Theatre at Church Street at 1742 Church Street NW

  • “Spring Awakening” runs through July 8: “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” runs through July 1: “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 runs through 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” runs through June 30: “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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by Borderstan.com June 7, 2012 at 2:00 pm 0

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Borderstan-area tTheaters. (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 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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by Borderstan.com May 24, 2012 at 3:00 pm 1,196 0

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"Spring Awakening" opens June 2 at the Keegan Theatre at Church Street. (Cameron Whitman)

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

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 – Starts June 02: “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)

Lincoln Theatre at 1215 U Street NW

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)
  • The Source Festival is coming 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 opened May 23: “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)

Theater J at 1529 16th Street NW

  • The History of Invulnerability opens June 6 and 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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by Borderstan.com May 10, 2012 at 4:00 pm 0

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Borderstan Theaters (Luis Gomez Photos)

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

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

  • Working – A Musical, 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

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)
  • The Source Festival is coming: 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

  • The Big Meal closes May 20: “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)
  • Bachelorette opens May 23: “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)

Theater J at 1529 16th Street NW

  • The Whipping Man opened April 18 and 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)

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by Borderstan.com March 15, 2012 at 2:00 pm 1,032 0

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Walk to five theaters in the neighborhood. (Luis Gomez Photos)

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

Here’s our pick for this week’s listings: New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch De Spinoza at Theater J at the DC Jewish Community Center:

“As the culmination of Theater J’s revival of New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza, the Washington DC Jewish Community Center will host theSpinozium a day-long symposium including lectures, interviews, panels and a mock trial presided over by retired chief judge for U.S. Court of Appeals Patricia Wald. Others participating include, Leon Wieseltier, Rebecca Goldstein, Marc Saperstein, Steven Nadler, Nat Lewin and Alyza Lewin. Attendees of the play, which is running now through April 1, will have the chance to cast their ballots at the end of each performance and will be encouraged to return for the trial on April 1 as members of the jury.” (Theater J) Get full details at the Theater J website.

Check the listings below for full details at five neighborhood theaters.

Keegan Theatre at Church Street at 1742 Church Street NW

  • Twelve Angry Men runs through March 25: “The gripping examination of twelve jurors as they deliberate after hearing the arguments in a seemingly open-and-shut case. As prejudices are tested and evidence weighed, the entire jury is forced to look past the show of the courtroom to unearth the shocking truth. Faced with playing the hangmen, these dozen men must first face themselves.” (Keegan Theatre)

Lincoln Theatre at 1215 U Street NW

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)

Studio Theatre at 1501 14th Street NW

  • Astro Boy and the God of Comics Extended through March 18: “Onstage drawing meets the ’60s dream of the future in this story of Japanese cartoonist Osamu Tezuka and his most famous creation: Astro Boy, a crime-fighting robot.” (Studio Theatre)

Theater J at 1529 16th Street NW

  • New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch De Spinoza runs through April 1: “A literate, suspenseful retelling of the story of the 1656 interrogation of philosopher Baruch De Spinoza, New Jerusalem examines the clash between religion and modernity, faith and philosophy–questions that human beings continue to grapple with.” (Theater J)

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by Borderstan.com March 1, 2012 at 3:00 pm 0

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“Twelve Angry Men” Opens at the Keegan Theater, Church Street NW (Photo by Cameron Whitman)

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

Last Chance: Closing!

  • Blood Wedding from the Constellation Theatre Company runs through March 4: “Lovers are torn apart as two families in rural Spain are intricately bound in an unbreakable cycle of murder and revenge. Experience passion and violence mixed with song and ceremony. Federico García Lorca illuminates our deepest desires with gorgeous poetic imagery and the haunting appearance of a human Moon.” (Constellation Theatre Company)

New Shows

  • Twelve Angry Men opens March 3 and runs through March 25 at the Keegan Theatre at Church Street.

Check the listings below for full details.

Keegan Theatre at Church Street at 1742 Church Street NW

  • Twelve Angry Men opens March 3 and runs through March 25: “The gripping examination of twelve jurors as they deliberate after hearing the arguments in a seemingly open-and-shut case. As prejudices are tested and evidence weighed, the entire jury is forced to look past the show of the courtroom to unearth the shocking truth. Faced with playing the hangmen, these dozen men must first face themselves.” (Keegan Theatre)

Lincoln Theatre at 1215 U Street NW

Source at 1835 14th Street NW

  • Blood Wedding from the Constellation Theatre Company runs through March 4: “Lovers are torn apart as two families in rural Spain are intricately bound in an unbreakable cycle of murder and revenge. Experience passion and violence mixed with song and ceremony. Federico García Lorca illuminates our deepest desires with gorgeous poetic imagery and the haunting appearance of a human Moon.” (Constellation Theatre Company)
  • 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)

Studio Theatre at 1501 14th Street NW

  • Astro Boy and the God of Comics Runs through March 11: “Onstage drawing meets the ’60s dream of the future in this story of Japanese cartoonist Osamu Tezuka and his most famous creation: Astro Boy, a crime-fighting robot.” (Studio Theatre)

Theater J at 1529 16th Street NW

  • New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch De Spinoza opens February 29 and runs through April 1: “A literate, suspenseful retelling of the story of the 1656 interrogation of philosopher Baruch De Spinoza, New Jerusalem examines the clash between religion and modernity, faith and philosophy–questions that human beings continue to grapple with.” (Theater J)

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by Borderstan.com February 16, 2012 at 8:00 am 0

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There are five theaters in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area. (Luis Gomez Photos)

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

Last Chance: Closings!

New Shows

Check the listings below for full details.

Keegan Theatre at Church Street at 1742 Church Street NW

  • Laughter on the 23rd Floor  closes February 18: “Inspired by the playwright’s youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar’s “Your Show of Shows,” this Neil Simon favorite depicts the harried writing staff as they frantically scramble to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of star madman Max Prince.  Filled with nostalgia, classic Catskills humor, and colorful characters, Laughter on the 23rd Floor is bound to have you… well… laughing.” (Keegan Theatre)
  • Twelve Angry Men opens March 3 and runs through March 25: “The gripping examination of twelve jurors as they deliberate after hearing the arguments in a seemingly open-and-shut case. As prejudices are tested and evidence weighed, the entire jury is forced to look past the show of the courtroom to unearth the shocking truth. Faced with playing the hangmen, these dozen men must first face themselves.” (Keegan Theatre)

Lincoln Theatre at 1215 U Street NW

Source at 1835 14th Street NW

  • Blood Wedding from the Constellation Theatre Company runs through March 4: “Lovers are torn apart as two families in rural Spain are intricately bound in an unbreakable cycle of murder and revenge. Experience passion and violence mixed with song and ceremony. Federico García Lorca illuminates our deepest desires with gorgeous poetic imagery and the haunting appearance of a human Moon.” (Constellation Theatre Company)
  • 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)

Studio Theatre at 1501 14th Street NW

  • Time Stands Still  has an extended run through February 19: “This searing drama from Pulitzer-Prize winner Donald Margulies follows an injured photojournalist who returns home from the battlefields of Iraq only to learn that some images can never be erased.” (Studio Theatre)
  • Astro Boy and the God of Comics premieres February 15: “Onstage drawing meets the ’60s dream of the future in this story of Japanese cartoonist Osamu Tezuka and his most famous creation: Astro Boy, a crime-fighting robot.” (Studio Theatre)

Theater J at 1529 16th Street NW

  • **Electile Dysfunction: The Kinsey Sicks For President! (Because Sometimes It’s Hard Being a Republican) runs February 4 through February 19: “Join the Kinsey Sicks at the official launch of their groundbreaking campaign to become the first Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet to win the Republican nomination for President! With an ear attuned to current events, watch the gals try to take America (a)back to a place it never was by out- pandering, out-conspiracy theorizing, and out-outlandishing even the most cynical of the current crop of Presidential candidates, all in glorious, tongue-in-cheek four-part harmony.” (Theater J)
  • New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch De Spinoza opens February 29 and runs through April 1: “A literate, suspenseful retelling of the story of the 1656 interrogation of philosopher Baruch De Spinoza, New Jerusalem examines the clash between religion and modernity, faith and philosophy–questions that human beings continue to grapple with.” (Theater J)

by Borderstan.com February 3, 2012 at 10:00 am 0

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“Laughter on The 23rd Floor” runs through February 18, at the Keegan Theater, 1742 Church Street NW. (Photo by Jim Coates)

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

The 2012 theater season is underway at Borderstan-area theaters. Shows are running at four theaters, with a special performance this weekend at the Lincoln Theatre.

Check the listings below for full details.

Keegan Theatre at Church Street at 1742 Church Street NW

  • Laughter on The 23rd Floor opened January 21 and runs through February 18. “Inspired by the playwright’s youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar’s “Your Show of Shows,” this Neil Simon favorite depicts the harried writing staff as they frantically scramble to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of star madman Max Prince.  Filled with nostalgia, classic Catskills humor, and colorful characters, Laughter on the 23rd Floor is bound to have you… well… laughing.” (Keegan Theatre)

Lincoln Theatre at 1215 U Street NW

Source at 1835 14th Street NW

  • Blood Wedding from the Constellation Theatre Company opened February 2 and runs through March 4: “Lovers are torn apart as two families in rural Spain are intricately bound in an unbreakable cycle of murder and revenge. Experience passion and violence mixed with song and ceremony. Federico García Lorca illuminates our deepest desires with gorgeous poetic imagery and the haunting appearance of a human Moon.” (Constellation Theatre Company)
  • 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

  • Time Stands Still runs through February 12: “This searing drama from Pulitzer-Prize winner Donald Margulies follows an injured photojournalist who returns home from the battlefields of Iraq only to learn that some images can never be erased.” (Studio Theatre)

Theater J at 1529 16th Street NW

  • **Electile Dysfunction: The Kinsey Sicks For President! (Because Sometimes It’s Hard Being a Republican) opens February 4 through February 19: “Join the Kinsey Sicks at the official launch of their groundbreaking campaign to become the first Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet to win the Republican nomination for President! With an ear attuned to current events, watch the gals try to take America (a)back to a place it never was by out- pandering, out-conspiracy theorizing, and out-outlandishing even the most cynical of the current crop of Presidential candidates, all in glorious, tongue-in-cheek four-part harmony.” (Theater J)

by Borderstan.com January 24, 2012 at 3:00 pm 0

"Borderstan""Theaters"

Five theaters in the neighborhood: What’s playing? (Luis Gomez Photos)

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

The 2012 theater season is underway at Borderstan-area theaters. Shows are currently running at three theaters, with a special performance this weekend at the Lincoln Theatre.

Check the listings below for full details.

Keegan Theatre at Church Street at 1742 Church Street NW

  • Laughter on The 23rd Floor opens January 21 trough February 18. “Inspired by the playwright’s youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar’s “Your Show of Shows,” this Neil Simon favorite depicts the harried writing staff as they frantically scramble to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of star madman Max Prince.  Filled with nostalgia, classic Catskills humor, and colorful characters, Laughter on the 23rd Floor is bound to have you..well…laughing.” (Keegan Theatre)

Lincoln Theatre at 1215 U Street NW

Source at 1835 14th Street NW

  • Blood Wedding from the Constellation Theatre Company opens February 2 and runs through March 4: “Lovers are torn apart as two families in rural Spain are intricately bound in an unbreakable cycle of murder and revenge. Experience passion and violence mixed with song and ceremony. Federico García Lorca illuminates our deepest desires with gorgeous poetic imagery and the haunting appearance of a human Moon.” (Constellation Theatre Company)
  • 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

  • Time Stands Still runs through February 12: “This searing drama from Pulitzer-Prize winner Donald Margulies follows an injured photojournalist who returns home from the battlefields of Iraq only to learn that some images can never be erased.” (Studio Theatre)

Theater J at 1529 16th Street NW

  • The Religion Thing  runs through January 29: “Mo and Brian are a picture-perfect DC couple: they’re smart, they’re witty, and they have a beautifully remodeled kitchen. But when Mo’s best friend Patti announces she’s found Jesus and is putting her own career on hold, Mo must take a closer look at the harder truths surrounding her own marriage. A brand new comedy about relationships, faith and the fine line between compromise and regret.” (Theater J)

by Borderstan.com January 6, 2012 at 10:08 am 0

"Borderstan""Theaters"

Five theaters in the neighborhood: What’s playing? (Luis Gomez Photos)

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

The 2012 theater season is underway at Borderstan-area theaters. Two shows opened Wednesday and another opens Saturday night:

Check the listings below for full details.

Keegan Theatre at Church Street at 1742 Church Street NW

  • Laughter on The 23rd Floor opens January 21. “Inspired by the playwright’s youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar’s “Your Show of Shows,” this Neil Simon favorite depicts the harried writing staff as they frantically scramble to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of star madman Max Prince.  Filled with nostalgia, classic Catskills humor, and colorful characters, Laughter on the 23rd Floor is bound to have you..well…laughing.” (Keegan Theatre)

Lincoln Theatre at 1215 U Street NW

Source at 1835 14th Street NW

  • Barber & Barberillo runs January 7 to  22. From the InSeries: “Hearts and clubs, forgotten love and new love, enchantment… This is the core of our unique pocket-opera double-bill, as we meld an American operatic gem into a Spanish zarzuela classic. When the disenchanted card players of A Hand of Bridge unwittingly step into the romantic, magical world of The Little Barber of Lavapies, amazing things happen!” Check their page for times.
  • 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

  • Time Stands Still opened January 4: “This searing drama from Pulitzer-Prize winner Donald Margulies follows an injured photojournalist who returns home from the battlefields of Iraq only to learn that some images can never be erased.” (Studio Theatre)

Theater J at 1529 16th Street NW

  • The Religion Thing  opened January 4 and runs to the 29th: “Mo and Brian are a picture-perfect DC couple: they’re smart, they’re witty, and they have a beautifully remodeled kitchen. But when Mo’s best friend Patti announces she’s found Jesus and is putting her own career on hold, Mo must take a closer look at the harder truths surrounding her own marriage. A brand new comedy about relationships, faith and the fine line between compromise and regret.” (Theater J)
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