Performing Arts: Our Top 5 Shows for the Week

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Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company presents Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind
December 7 through January 2
An underground Chicago favorite, this long-running late-night hit returns to Woolly with brand new material. The eccentric Neo-Futurists race against the clock to perform 30 miniature plays in 60 breathless minutes. With a menu of vignettes ranging from zany to risqué to profound, it’s the perfect interactive holiday treat for DC’s quick-witted audiences.

Shakespeare Theatre Company presents As You Like It
November 17 through December 20
In the Forest of Arden, exiles from a tyrannical kingdom search for freedom. And the irrepressible Rosalind, Shakespeare’s most fully realized female character, finds freedom of a different kind as she pursues love in disguise. As You Like It is filled with the elements that make Shakespeare’s comedies so much fun: a wise fool, beautiful poetry, a magical land, young lovers and … wrestling? Maria Aitken will bring her signature directorial style that made her Tony Award winning production of The 39 Steps “the most entertaining show on Broadway.” (The New York Post)

Washington Improv Theater presents Seasonal Disorder
November 20 through December 19
Love ‘em or loath ‘em you can’t stop the holidays. Traditions abound; the lights, the decorations, the shopping and WIT’s smash hit Seasonal Disorder – now in its 8th season. Based on audience suggestions WIT brings you along to its holiday celebrations and shows you the good, the bad and the ugly of the season. Can the conspicuous consumption and screw the fruitcake, but don’t miss DC’s alternative holiday tradition: Seasonal Disorder. WIT has a cornucopia of different shows to keep you entertained, and not a prancing nutcracker or stingy senior in sight.

The National Theatre presents Jersey Boys
Ends December 12
Broadway’s biggest success story takes you behind the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Follow the rags-to-rock-to-riches tale of four blue-collar kids working their way from the streets of Newark to the heights of stardom. Featuring such hits as “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “Oh, What a Night,” and more.

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