Your Guide to DC theatreWeek 2016
In between picking out your new fall clothes and sipping on PSL, try discovering the awesome theater deals going on this month in D.C.
This year, theatreWeek aims to accomplish two goals according to President and CEO Amy Austin,”First, we want to see a lot of new faces in our theatres, people who have never tried a live performance, or who aren’t aware of all that Washington has to offer. Second, we want to see our dedicated theatregoers trying something new. We want to see folks who love the Shakespeare Theatre Company venturing over to Woolly Mammoth. We want to see folks who love musicals try a serious drama. There are literally no limits to what’s available in this theatre community.”
So get out there and see some new theater this month! Here’s the full guide to what’s playing, where you can see it, and how you can get tickets.
Angels in America: Perestroika
Round House Theatre, September 25 – October 30
Part 2 of Tony Kushner’s strikingly epic and award-winning play about sexuality, religion, and politics at the beginning of the AIDS crisis continues through October 30 at Round House Theatre.
Anthony and Cleopatra
Brave Spirits Theatre, September 14 – October 1
Alexandria, Egypt comes to Alexandria, Virginia in William Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra at Brave Spirits Theatre.
Be Awesome: A Theatrical Mixtape of the 90’s
Flying V, September 22 – October 9
This World Premiere Musical at Flying V explores memory, nostalgia, transition, and that moment where you choose what to keep and what to leave behind. Bring tissues!
A Bid to Save the World
Rorschach Theatre, September 9 – October 2
brownsville song (b-side for tray)
Theater Alliance, September 15 – October 9
Shifting between memory and reality, this hopeful drama examines inner city violence in a new light at Theater Alliance at Anacostia Playhouse.
Catch Me if You Can
NextStop Theatre Company, September 8 – October 9
Inspired by the hit film starring Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio, Catch Me If You Can is an entertaining musical brought to life by the artists behind musical sensations Hairspray, Ragtime, and The Full Monty.
Cervantes: El ultimo Quijote (The Last Quixote)
GALA Hispanica, September 8 – October 2
Performed in Spanish with English subtitles, Cervantes: El ultimo Quijote is directed by 2016 Helen Hayes Award-winning director José Luis Arellano García.
Studio Theatre, September 7 – October 16
Caryl Churchill’s revolutionary, audacious, and playful take on sexual politics takes the stage at Studio Theatre.
Synetic Theater, September 28 – October 30
Synetic Theater’s innovative and emotionally-charged production of Dante’s Inferno is a wicked whirlwind of stunning visuals, hauntingly vivid original music, and powerful physicality.
The Diary of Anne Frank
Olney Theatre Center, September 14 – October 23
One of the 20th century’s most powerful stories comes to life in Olney Theatre’s intimate stage adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank, presented in a 150-seat black box.
Dinner with Friends
Peter’s Alley Theatre Productions, September 9 – October 2
Relationships and friendships are put to the test in the witty and compassionate Dinner with Friends, presented by Peter’s Alley Theatre Productions in Arlington.
Signature Theatre, September 13 – November 6
For something completely new, discover the funny, fierce and provocative World Premiere comedy The Gulf at the Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre in Arlington.
I Call My Brothers
Forum Theatre, September 8 – October 1
The DC Area Premiere of I Call My Brothers is a political, funny, and explosive new play at Silver Spring’s Forum Theatre.
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical
Adventure Theatre MTC, September 23 – October 23
Based on the beloved children’s book, Adventure Theatre’s newest show is sure to entertain family members of all ages.
The Last Schwartz
Theater J, September 7 – October 2
Family, religion, and identity are explored in the hilarious and heartfelt comedy The Last Schwartz at Theater J.
The Little Foxes
Arena Stage, September 23 – October 30
Emmy winner Marg Helgenberger stars in The Little Foxes at Arena Stage in DC, a classic tale of greed and betrayal.
1st Stage, September 8 – October 9
Lobby Hero, a timely comic drama by esteemed playwright Kenneth Lonergan, is making audiences laugh and think at 1st Stage in Tysons, Virginia.
Love’s LaBEERS Lost
LiveArtDC, September 28 – October 22
This immersive production of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost puts the audience in the center of the libations. (You just must be 21+ to party like a Shakespearean!)
the Puppet Co, September 16 – October 9
Rapunzel will get families (particularly with children aged three through nine) passionate about puppets in this unique and entertaining family production.
Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare Theatre Company, September 13 – October 30
The most famous love story of all time, Romeo and Juliet, can be found at one of the country’s most acclaimed Shakespearean theater companies right in DC.
Satchmo at the Waldorf
Mosaic Theater Company of DC, August 25 – September 25
The inaugural play of Mosaic Theater Company’s second season is Satchmo at the Waldorf, the hit Off-Broadway play that takes audiences behind the scenes of Louis Armstrong’s career and personal life.
Sense and Sensibility
Folger Theatre, September 13 – October 30
Jane Austen’s beloved tale of sisterhood and romance takes the stage at Folger Theatre in DC.
Constellation Theatre Company, August 31 – October 9
This hilarious musical comedy Urinetown satirizes politics, populism, corruption, capitalism, and musicals themselves at the Source Theatre in DC.
What We’re Up Against
The Keegan Theatre, September 24 – October 15
Keegan Theatre introduces this DC premiere by buzzworthy playwright Theresa Rebeck, tackling sexism in the workplace with scathing and ferocious comedy.
Who’s the Boss?
The In Series, September 14 – September 25
Edgy satire, universal humor, and human foibles abound in Who’s the Boss? at DC’s In Series Theatre at Atlas Performing Arts Center.
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- 1st Stage
- A Bid to Save the World
- Adventure Theatre MTC
- angels in america
- Antony and Cleopatra
- Arena Stage
- Be Awesome: A Theatrical Mixtape of the 90s
- Brave Spirits Theatre
- brownsville song (b-side for tray)
- Catch Me If You Can
- Cervantes - El Ultimo Quijote
- Cloud 9
- Constellation Theatre Company
- Dante's Inferno
- Dinner With Friends
- Flying V
- Folger Theatre
- Forum Theatre
- GALA Hispanic Theatre
- I Call My Brothers
- Knuffle Bunny
- Lobby Hero
- Love's LaBEERS Lost
- Mosaic Theater Company of DC
- NextStop Theatre
- Olney Theatre Center
- Peter's Alley Theatre Productions
- Romeo & Juliet
- Rorschach Theatre
- Round House Theatre
- Satchmo At The Waldorf
- Shakespeare Theatre Company
- Signature Theatre
- Studio Theatre
- Synetic Theater
- The Diary of Anne Frank
- The Giver
- The Gulf
- The In Series
- The Keegan Theatre
- The Last Schwartz
- The Little Foxes
- the Puppet co.
- Theater Alliance
- Theater J
- Washington D.C.
- What We're Up Against
- Who's The Boss
- Woolly Mammoth