African Continuum Theatre Company 

?  New play developed through Fresh Flavas 11 selections, Day of Atonement by Michael Payne  Moss, presented at the H Street Playhouse for four performances only, June 28-July 1. Tickets: boxofficetickets.com, 202-529-5763, or on http://www.africancontinuumtheatre.com.


American Century Theater

American Century Theater presents Christopher Durang's Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You, starring Washington favorite Cam Magee.  At Theater II, Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang Street, Alrington, VA.  Each performance will be followed by a lively post-show discussion about issues raised by the play.  Tickets can be ordered online at americancentury.org or by calling 703-998-4555.

?  Pay-what-you-can preview   Thu., Jun. 7 at 8pm

?  Pay-what-you-can performance   Wed., Jun. 13 at 8pm

?  Actors/Industry Night   Mon., Jun. 25 (tickets $10) at 8pm


Arena Stage

?  Special Event:  On Fri., Jun. 1 at 6:30pm, Arena Stage & FAME (Foundation for the Advancement of Music & Education) will gather over 576 trombonists at Nationals Park in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest all-trombone orchestra.

?  Post-show event: On Wed., Jun. 20 & Wed., Jul. 11, following the 7:30pm performances of The Music Man and The Normal Heart, audience members can join cast members for a rousing post-show piano bar in the Mead Center Main Lobby.  Wow the crowd with a song, sing along, or grab a drink at the bar and enjoy a fabulous night.

?  Discount Tickets:  Arena Stage has a number of special prices for both The Music Man and The Normal Heart, including student discounts, Southwest Nights, Pay-Your-Age tickets, HOTTIX and Hero's Discounts. We also have family fun packs available for The Music Man to encourage patrons to bring the whole family to the show. More information on all Arena Stage savings programs can be found at http://www.arenastage.org/shows-tickets/single-tickets/savings-programs/.


Discovery Theater

?  WEE Speak ASL on Fri., Jun. 1 at 10:15am and 11:30am.  Come and learn how to incorporate ASL into your child's everyday play and activities; recommended for ages 2-6.  Ripley Center, Smithsonian.  Tickets $6-$8 and available at www.DiscoveryTheater.org

?  Tot Rock: Billy Jonas on Thu., Jun. 28 at 10:15am and 11:30am.  A musical 'conversation' and interactive performance for ages 2-6.  Ripley Center, Smithsonian.  All tickets $6 and available at



Ford's Theatre

?  Ford's Theatre Gala - Jun 3.  The Ford's Theatre campus will be closed to the public on Jun 3, including the museum, theatre, Petersen House and Center for Education and Leadership. Visit www.fords.org for more details.

?  Evening performances of One Destiny, a historical one-act play based on the events of Apr. 14, 1865 at Ford's Theatre, June 12-30. Mon. at 5:30pm; Tue.-Sat. at 5:30 & 7pm. Ticket includes entry to the Ford's Theatre Museum. Tickets: $7.50 in advance or $5.00 the day of the performance. Available via Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787 or  http://www.fords.org.


In Series

?  OUT at In Series with Post Show Audience Dialogue after performance of Mozart's Idomeneo.  Sun., Jun. 10.  The In Series continues its free post-show audience dialogues with directors and cast after the show, offering a special welcome to the LBGT community. All are invited. 202-204-7763 or visit http://www.inseries.org.  Venue: Atlas Performing Arts Center: Lang Theatre, 1333 H St. NE, Washington DC 20002


National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts

?  Student production of The Green  Bird by Carlo Gazzi, adapted & directed by Doug Wilder. Jun. 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16 @ 8pm, Jun. 9, 10, 16 @ 3pm.  At the Conservatory: 1556  Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, DC (entrance on Volta Place.) FREE - RSVP to ConservatoryofDramaticArts@gmail.com_or 202-333-2202.


National Theatre

Saturday Morning Cinema at the National.   National Theatre announces for the first time ever the summer edition of its popular FREE children's theatre program running June through July!   All shows take place in the Helen Hayes Gallery of the National Theatre at 9:30am & 11am.  Tickets are free and distributed 30 minutes prior to show - one ticket per person in line.  Download a complete brochure at


?  June 2: Michael Rosman: Amazing Feats of Comedy

?  June 9: Pointless Theatre Company: The Solar System Show

?  June 16: Goodlife Theatre Company: The Recycling Pirate

?  June 23: Creative Opera Ensemble: Hansel and Gretel

?  June 30: Penguin Bob - Reading and Drawing


Playwright's Forum

?  Public Reading: Happy, Sexyand Bold:  A Musical by Mark Helfman, directed by Nick Vargas.  Mon., Jun. 15 at 7pm.  Round House Theatre's Education Center, 925 Wayne Ave., Silver Spring.  Free.


Round House Theatre

  Discount tickets to Double Indemnity, a new stage version of James M. Cain's hard-boiled crime classic.  For patrons age 30 & under: $10 Wed.-Fri., $15 Sat.-Sun. Call 240-644-1100 or click www.roundhousetheatre.org.  Proof of age required. 

Source Festival

?  Festival of New Works: Cultural DC presents the 2012 Source Festival, June 8-July 1, its 5th anniversary as avital launching pad for new work and a proving ground for the city’s directors and designers. Rising talents and established artists present three evenings of 10-Minute Plays, three Full-Length Plays plus three Artistic Blind Dates (collaborations between artists from theatre, dance, music & visual arts). Pay-What-You-Can Performances for Artistic Blind Dates are on June 12, 13 & 14.  Source is located at 1835 14thStreet, NW. Visit Source Festival for a full schedule and to purchase single tickets ($20; $10 for Artistic Blind Dates) or discount passes (4-Play or All-Access).


Studio Theatre

?  Post-Show Discussion for Bachelorette, Sun., Jun. 3, following 2pm show. Ticket prices range from $46 to $59, with special discounts available by phone. Call Box Office at 202-332-3300 or visit  studiotheatre.org

?  Studio District Night performance of The Animals and Children Took to the Streets on Fri., Jun. 8 at 7:30pm. Ticket price is $20 for patrons who live or work in the Studio District, with proof of address. Tickets only available on day of event. The Studio District is the area between 11th and 17th Streets NW, & from N St NW to Florida Ave NW.

?  Pay-What-You-Can performance of The Animals and Children Took to the Streets on Sat., Jun. 9 at 2:30pm. Tickets available only in person at Box Office beginning at 12:30pm the day of the show, cash only. Call our Box Office at 202-332-3300 or visit studiotheatre.org for more info.

?  Post-Show Discussion for Bachelorette, Sat., Jun. 16, following 2pm show. Ticket prices range from $46 to $59, with special discounts available by phone. Call Box Office at 202-332-3300 or visit studiotheatre.org


Synetic Theater

Home of the Soldier, new original play about the war and self-discovery.  For more information, visit  http://www.synetictheater.org.

?  $30 previews – Fri., Jun. 1 & Sat., Jun. 2 at 8pm.

?  ASL interpreted performance – Fri., Jun. 8 at 8pm.

?  Q&A with the cast after the performance of Home of the Soldier.  Fri., Jun. 8 at 8pm.

?  Synetic Theater Season Auditions.  Sat., Jun. 9, 12-4 pm & Mon., Jun. 11, 6-10 pm,   For more information, visit http://www.synetictheater.org/opportunities/opportunities.html.


Teatro de la Luna

?  20th Poetry Marathon - 'The Pen and the Word' (In Spanish Only) In this "celebration of words," renowned Spanish-language poets are accompanied by audience members of all ages who recite, read or interpret their own work or that of well-known authors. Guest poets from Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Spain and Uruguay. This is the only Spanish-language

poetry marathon in the country!  Sat., Jun. 9, 2pm to 8pm., at the Embassy of Uruguay, 1919 I St, NW, Washington, DC 20006.  FREE. 


Theater J

?  Pay-What-You-Can Performance of The History of Invulnerability. Wed, Jun. 6 & Thu, Jun. 7 at 7:30pm. Tickets on sale at the box office 1 hour prior to performance.

?  Discount Preview Performances of The History of Invulnerability. Sat., Jun. 9 at 8pm & Sun., Jun. 10 at 3pm. Tickets $30. Call (800) 494-TIXS or visit theaterj.org.

?  Reading:  Lucky Penny: A Multimedia Play-full Search for Father.  Written & directed by David Deblinger. Mon., Jun. 25 at 7:30pm.  FREE.

?  Reading:  Stories From The Kitchen: Monologues written by guests of Miriam's Kitchen.  Tue., Jun. 26 at 7:30pm.  FREE.



?  Music in the Night Cabaret Evening: theatreWashington partners with Capital Pride for "Music in the Night" as part of DC's 37th Capital Pride Celebration on June 4 at town Nightclub (2009 8th Street, NW; use U Street Metro). Doors open at 7pm, Curtain at 8pm. Host Joshua Morgan (No Rules Theatre Company) leads an evening of musical madness featuring some dazzling Stars of the Washington Stage: Will Gartshore , Rachel Zampelli, Carolyn Cole, Matthew Delorenzo, Bayla Whitten, Vishal Vaidya, Kristen Garaffo and Dorea Schmidt.  Admission is $20 to benefit theatreWashington's programs and Capital Pride. To purchase tickets, go to http://www.capitalpride.org/event-list?regevent_action=register&event_id=163&name_of_event=Music%20of%20the%20Night


WSC Avant Bard

?  Pay-What-You-Can performances of The Bacchae, 2:30pm on Sat. Jun. 9 & Sat. Jun. 23. Tickets on sale at the box office 1 hour prior to performance. For more information, visit wscavantbard.org.

?   Pay-What-You-Can performances of The Tooth of Crime, 2:30pm on Sat. Jun. 2, Sat. Jun. 16, & Sat. Jun. 30. Tickets on sale at the box office 1 hour prior to performance. For more information, visit wscavantbard.org.