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Your Guide to DC TheatreWeek

September 26, 2017 by Anne Berkowitz
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It’s TheatreWeek 2017, a celebration that encompasses 28 participating theaters presenting works from September 19-October 1, with tickets priced at just $15 and $35! This celebration of Washington’s unquestionably vast and versatile theatre scene includes musicals, dramas, comedies, and theatre for young audiences. We’ve compiled a list of all the productions participating in this exciting theatrical event. You can use the TodayTix app and website to gain access to everything below today!

1. Death of a Salesman

Willy Loman’s career is over. During a pivotal 24 hours, he reflects on his life as a father, husband and traveling salesman. Tickets to Arthur Miller’s classic drama Death of a Salesman at Ford’s Theatre start at $35.

2. The Wild Party

Lovers Queenie and Burrs fan the flames of their romance by throwing the ultimate bash in their Manhattan apartment. Tickets to Andrew Lippa’s award-winning musical The Wild Party at Constellation Theatre Company start at $35.

3. The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith

Mosaic Theater Company of DC presents the hit Off-Broadway musical celebration of the legendary Bessie Smith. The Devil’s Music re-imagines Bessie’s final electrifying evening after she and her band are turned away by a whites-only theater. Tickets start at $15.

4. Word Becomes Flesh

Using spoken word, stylized movement and music, an ensemble of performers delivers a series of letters from a man to his unborn son. Word Becomes Flesh is being presented by the Theater Alliance at Anacostia Playhouse and tickets start at $15.

5. A Little Night Music

Winner of four Tony Awards, Stephen Sondheim’s glorious musical masterpiece returns to the Signature stage. In A Little Night Music, an aging actress, a married virgin, a sex-starved divinity student and a buffoonish count find themselves hilariously tangled in a web of love affairs. Tickets start at $35.

6. Harold Pinter’s The Lover and The Collection

Shakespeare Theatre Company presents Harold Pinter’s short plays, The Lover and The Collection. Tickets start at $35 to this double bill of a darkly comic world that considers how we construct our own realities in truths we tell and the lies we choose to believe.

7. Julius Caesar

A modern version of the tragedy of Julius Caesar is being presented by SCENA Theatre at the ATLAS Performing Arts Center this month. An all-star cast from DC and Dublin tells the timeless tale by drawing parallels between modern Washington and ancient Rome. Tickets start at $20.

8. The Arsonists

Woolly Mammoth’s incendiary take on Max Frisch’s classic political drama, written as a reflection on the rise of both Nazism and Communism, has uncanny new relevance today. Tickets start at $35 to The Arsonists.

9. Native Gardens

The hot new comedy about the clash of class and culture that pushes well-meaning neighbors over the edge. In Native Gardens, a questionable fence line puts a prize-worthy garden in jeopardy, neighborly rivalry escalates into an all-out border dispute. Tickets start at $35 to this production at Arena Stage.

10. Neverwhere

Neil Gaiman’s heralded cult-classic novel returns to Rorschach Theatre in a vivid immersive experience. When Richard Mayhew stumbles upon an injured young woman on the streets of London, he has no idea that he has also stumbled upon the fantastical world of London Below. Tickets to Neverwhere start at just $15.

11. Don Juan Tenorio

Don Juan Tenorio is high-voltage retelling of the title lover’s burning vampire-like passions and his redemption through love. Tickets start at $35 to this sizzling production at GALA Hispanic Theatre.

12. Rise Up!

This political improv happening features players from throughout the land. Rise Up! is presented by Washington Improv Theater. Tickets are $15.

13. Rapture, Blister, Burn

Rapture, Blister, Burn weaves an intimate tale of contemporary gender politics that illuminates our common struggle to achieve happiness. Peter’s Alley presents this fascinating new play at Theater on the Run and seats start at just $15.

14. Jesus Hopped the A Train

Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Adly Guirgis darkly comic meditation on redemption and faith comes to the 1st Stage. In Jesus Hopped the A Train, a terrified 30-year-old bicycle messenger is befriended by a charismatic serial killer named Lucius Jenkins. Tickets start at $15.

15. The Legend of Pufferfish Pat: A Tall Tale for Mad Times

This interactive Wild West show for kids and families is about how to manage anger when we could just blow right up! Tickets start at just $7 to The Legend of Pufferfish Pat, presented at the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center, Theatre II.

16. The Heidi Chronicles

Wendy Wasserstein’s Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy traces the coming of age of Heidi Holland. The Heidi Chronicles is being presented at the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center’s Studio Theatre. You can buy tickets from $15.

17. Clover

Clover is a new full-length play that explores the life of Gilded Age Washington socialite Clover Adams. Tickets to this dark and delicious play at Caos on F start at only $10.

18. Skeleton Crew

As rumors spread through an auto-stamping plant in Detroit, a family of workers face what they’re willing to sacrifice to survive. You won’t want to miss Skeleton Crew, now playing at Studio Theatre. Buy tickets from $35.

19. Stones in His Pockets

This tragicomedy focuses on a movie location shoot in Ireland and the delightful, touching characters caught up in it. Stones in His Pockets is playing at the Keegan Theatre and tickets are only $25.

20. The Bridges of Madison County

Based on the iconic best-selling novel by Robert James Waller, The Bridges of Madison County tells the story of an  impassioned and impulsive four-day romance between a traveling photographer and an Iowa housewife. Tickets to this lush musical from Jason Robert Brown start at $18. It is now playing at  the Red Branch Theatre Company.

21. Mucho Kluncho Talent Show

You won’t want to miss this epic assemblage of DC talent, performed in three hour-long blocks, with six hosts, and ten tons of talent! Tickets to Mucho Kluncho Talent Show at the Logan Fringe Arts Space start at $15.

22. I Killed My Mother

A contemporary Hungarian-Romanian play, I Killed My Mother brings together a new, dynamic ensemble of local and international theater artists. This empowering coming of age story, inspired by true events, follows Bernadette as she conjures love, purpose, and hope from a barren landscape. Tickets to this production at Spooky Action Theater start at $15.

23. Lela & Co.

Lela & Co. is one woman’s harrowing battle for survival in an increasingly unjust world. This harrowing battle for survival, based on a true story, is presented by Factory 449 at Anacostia Arts Center. Tickets start at $15.

24. The Christians

Baltimore Center Stage presents a new play about the seemingly insurmountable distance that exists when people of the same religion hold different beliefs. Stunning in its theatricality, this production will feature multiple choirs from area churches. Tickets to The Christians start at $35.

25. In Cabaret We Trust

Set in the 2020s, In Cabaret We Trust tells the story of DC’s struggling Resistance Cabaret featuring acrobats, aerialists, fire troupes, dancers, and more. This fully-immersive theater experience plays at the Blind Whino SW Arts Club and you can get your tickets from $35.
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