Get Some Culture…

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

@Harmony Hall

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

@Ford’s Theater

511 Tenth St, NW



Clybourne Park

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




Thurgood starring Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fishburne stars in Thurgood, the dramatic retelling of the life of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. Rising from the streets of Baltimore to the highest court in the land, Marshall bravely challenged and proudly served his country
Tuesday, June 1 through Sunday, June 20
@The Kennedy Center
2700 F Street, NW

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