There are some fabulous plays opening in the area. Make some time to check them out!
A Raisin in the Sun
An epic story of the Younger family struggling to realize the American dream by escaping ghetto life.
March 5, 6, 12 & 13, 8 pm; Sundays, March 7 & 14, 3 pm
10701 Livingston Road, Ft. Washington, MD 20744
Mahalia chronicles the life of the “Queen of Gospel Music” from her beginnings in the segregated South to her debut on the stage of Carnegie Hall, culminating in her triumphant performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
March 13, 2010
1201 N. Royal Street, Alexandria, VA
Little Shop of Horrors
“Little Shop of Horrors” tells the story of the well-meaning flower shop employee Seymour Krelborn and his wise-cracking carnivorous plant, Audrey II. Seymour delights in the attention his leafy friend attracts, but when Audrey II develops a craving for human flesh, the situation spins out of control.
Friday, March 12 through Tuesday, May 18
511 Tenth St, NW
A white community in 1950’s Chicago splinters over the Black family about to move in. Fast-forward to our present day, and the same house represents very different demographics as we climb through the looking-glass of Lorraine Hansberry’s classic A Raisin in the Sun. These hilarious and horrifying neighbors pitch a battle over territory and legacy that reveals how far our ideas about race and gentrification have evolved—or have they?
March 15 – April 11, 2010
@Woolly Mammoth Theater
641 D St NW
Porgy and Bess
This quintessential American masterpiece follows the story of a crippled beggar and the headstrong woman he loves.
Saturday, March 20 through Saturday, April 3
@Washington Nation Opera
Performances at the Kennedy Center
2700 F Street, NW
ColorStruck: With the Skin I’m In!
This musical embraces the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. challenge to accept people based on the content of their character and NOT by the color of their skin.
Friday, March 26, 2010, 7 – 9pm
1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE
Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies starring Maurice Hines
This glorious re-creation of the big band sound features some of the most memorable music from the Roaring Twenties to the Swing Era, including such classic songs as “It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing,” “Take the ‘A’ Train,” “Satin Doll” and the haunting “In a Sentimental Mood.”
April 9 – May 30, 2010
@The Lincoln Theater
1215 U Street Northwest
The Older Settler
Sisters Elizabeth and Quilly take in a young man to help out with expenses. But when his ex-girlfriend gets wind of his whereabouts and discovers a forbidden attraction between him and one of the ladies, she’s none too pleased about it.
Thursday, April 15, 8pm – Saturday, May 15, 2010, 8pm
@Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H Street, NE