THE ALWAYS UPDATED DC THEATRE EVENTS GUIDE

If you’re looking to spice up the weekend with some of the District’s best theater events, then look no further than our always updated theater events guide. We’ll post updates to this article at the beginning of every month so that you stay always updated on the hottest theatrical events DC has to offer.


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Botticelli in the Fire
Wooly Mammoth Theatre Company

Running Time: 2hr 15min (1 intermission)
Dates: Now – June 24th
Tickets: $20.00 – $51.00

This awesome play centers around the life of  famous painter Sandro Botticelli and is perfectly “modernized in typical Woolly Mammoth-style”. Botticelli is found in a bit of a pickle while painting The Birth of Venus. The famous painter is decidedly dedicated to “life’s pleasures”, however finds himself tested by a new populist priest in Florence. As a result, he’s forced to “choose between his work and the life of his apprentice…Leonardo Da Vinci.”


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Camelot
Sidney Harman Hall

 

Running Time: 2hr30min (1 intermission)
Dates: Now – July 1st
Tickets: $44.00 – $120.00

This classic musical is definitely a must-see, especially considering the fact that it’s won a whopping  four Tony Awards. the play centers on King Arthur and his men as well as the leaders struggles with leadership and a tragic romance. The play features what has been coined as an “unforgettable score”, as well as beautifully elaborate set design, familiar characters and is sure to be a hit for a classic evening out.


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Shear Madness
The Kennedy Center

Running Time: 2hr (1 intermission)
Dates: Now thru September 30th
Tickets: $54.00

This insanely popular play boasts a viewing of over 10 million people worldwide and the numbers just keep on growing with this hilarious comedy. Watch as the cast attempt to outwit and catch a killer while
hitting the nail on the head with “up-to-the-minute” improv acting which ensures a different show every time you see it.


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Girlfriend
Signature Theatre, Washington, DC

Running Time: 1hr30min (no intermission)
Dates: Now – June 17th
Tickets: $10.00 – $35.00

This “tender coming-of-age” musical is sure to warm your hearts and provide food for the soul. Centering on an era where mix tapes were the “language of love”, Girlfriend features two young teenagers in a small town of Nebraska in 1993 by the name of Mike and Will.  drawn to each other and These two young boys find themselves unspeakably drawn to each other. Watch the story unfold as their exciting whirlwind, first-time romance is captured on stage.


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The Remains
Studio Theatre

Running Time: 2hr (1 intermission)
Dates: Now thru June 17th
Tickets: $45.00 – $55.00

This comedy centers around the marriage of Kevin and Theo as they host a dinner for their families in their beautiful newly-renovated condo, ten years after their marriage. Watch the story unfold as the truth about their “seemingly perfect relationship” comes to light during talks of philosophy and life over “overcooked lasagna”.


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Saint Joan
Folger Shakespeare Theatre

Running Time: 2hr45min (2 intermissions)
Dates: Now thru June 10th
Tickets: $35.00 – $79.00

This ageless tale focuses on the life of infamous martyr Joan of Arc, the heroine of France who fought valiantly and was captured only to be put to trial and burned at the stake at the age of 19. George Bernard Shaw’s amazing play gets a dramatic remake instead focusing on the life of an “illiterate farm girl whose focus on the individual rocks the church and state”.


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The Invisible Hand
Olney Theatre Center

Running Time: 2hr (1 intermission)
Dates: Now thru June 10th
Tickets: $69.00 – $74.00

This award-winning play is brought to you by the Pulitzer Prize-winning platwright responsible for Disgraced. The thriller follows an American options trader who gets captured and held hostage by a “fringe radical group” in Pakistan. Watch the story unfold with a dramatic twist you’ll never forget.


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The Scottsboro Boys
Signature Theatre

Running Time: 2hr (no intermission)
Dates: Now – July 1st
Tickets: $84.00

This play showcases what is to be the final musical collaboration between John kander and Fred Ebb (Chicago, Cabaret). These Tony award-winning playwrights submit what has been coined as a “breathtaking musical critique of a stunning true story of racism and injustice in the American South”.

It follows the story of nine teenage boys pulled from a train, falsely accused of a crime and sentenced to death in what was demonstrated as an “outrageous disregard of due process”. This astounding work of art has received a whopping 12 Tony Awards and is sure to be an event for the books.


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The Tempest
Gunston Arts Center

Running Time: 2hr (1 intermission)
Dates: Previews begin May 31, 2018; Opening night June 05, 2018
Tickets: $10.00 – $35.00

Follow this Shakespearean classic directed by Tom Prewitt and starring Christopher Henley as Prospero through his comedic ups and downs resulting in what has been called “dazzling magic, cross-cultural strife, and ultimately, forgiveness”.

This update of the story foucses on refugees and exiles and begs to ask the audience the question:”How can we all get along on this island Earth?”

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