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Our Fresh Picks for Theater in DC This Month

March 15, 2017 by CJ Schwartz
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Spring is almost here, which means that it’s time to emerge from your Netflix cave, recycle all of those delivery menus, and venture out into the world again. The opportunities outside are endless, and if you’re a culture junkie like us, you might want to check out some of the fantastic theater in the DC area all season long! Here are our picks for fresh new theater this month.

Midwestern Gothic


Signature Theatre, March 14 – April 30

A world premiere thriller with a musical twist. Midwestern Gothic is like nothing else you’ve seen before―and will leave you breathless. Snag tickets to this world premiere here.

Three Sisters


Studio Theatre, March 8 – April 23

Three Sisters pitches the sublime against the ridiculous, the romanticized past against an idealized future, and the individual against the unknowability of life itself in Chekhov’s tragicomic masterpiece about life’s heartbreak and absurdity. Get your tickets here.

No Sisters


Studio Theatre, March 16 – April 23

Aaron Posner has crafted his latest re-imagined Chekhov to radically intersect with its Russian progenitor. While Three Sisters plays out in one theatre at Studio, half the cast is also performing upstairs in another: Same building, different theatre…No Sisters! Don’t miss this exciting theatrical experiment. Learn more about No Sisters here.



Arena Stage, February 23 – April 9

Arena Stage presents this timely world premiere political thriller, inspired by true events, that explores the cost of deception and the consequences of speaking truth to power. Learn more about Intelligence here.



Keegan Theatre, March 11 – April 8

Jason Robert Brown’s tragic and profound musical is based on the true story of one Jewish man’s fight for justice. Get tickets here.



Ford’s Theatre, March 10 – May 20

Based on E.L. Doctorow’s celebrated novel, Ragtime is an epic Tony-winning musical that depicts three families striving for the American dream at the turn of the 20th century. With an expansive musical score and performances by some of DC’s most celebrated artists – you won’t want to miss Ragtime. Snag your Ragtime tickets here.

The Night Alive


Scena Theatre, March 10 – May 20

A touching drama that explores lost souls and the hope of redemption—with an ample does of Irish wit.  Snag your tickets to Scena Theatre’s The Night Alive.



Anacostia Playhouse, March 16 – April 9

Through potent physicality, inventive design, and striking visuals, Mnemonic reminds us of our interconnectedness in a world where people are still moving, whether by choice or circumstance. Get tickets to Theater Alliance’s updated version of this inventive theatrical experience here. 

Mad Libs Live!


Red Branch Theatre Company, March 17 – April 18

Help create a new piece of theater every night with Red Branch Theater’s Mad Libs Live! Help the cast of characters determine who will be the next Teen Superstars by filling in the blanks with words from the audience in this interactive musical. Get tickets here.


Don Pasquale


The In Series, March 18 – March 26

Vocal fireworks, laugh out lout fun, and stunning music come together in the In Series’ new English adaptation of the comic opera, Don Pasquale. Get tickets here. 

Pike St.


Woolly Mammoth Theatre, March 27 – April 23

From the one-woman dynamo who brought the Obie Award-winning “No Child…” to Woolly in 2008 comes a rich slice of Puerto Rican immigrant life. If you’ve ever seen Nilaja Sun’s virtuosic performance style, you’ll want to experience it again…and if you haven’t, you must not miss the chance to be transported to Pike St. Learn more here.



Solas Nua, March 9 – March 26

The American Premiere of Coolatully has a lot to say about any small town facing hard times. Irish or elsewhere. Snag your tickets here.

What Every Girl Should Know


Forum Theatre, March 16 – April 15

In Forum Theatre’s powerful production of What Every Girl Should Know, four teen girls in a reformatory discover their sexuality and personal power as they reveal the horrifying events that led each other there. Get your tickets here.

Dry Land


Forum Theatre, March 16 – April 15

Playing in rep with What Every Girl Should Know, Forum Theatre’s newest plays embrace the idea that women are more than objects of lust and beauty. Dry Land is a timely and unflinching new play is from one of America’s most exciting young playwrights, Ruby Rae Spiegel. Get tickets here.

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