This week, we’re getting theatrical.
By Anne Kim-Dannibale
The nominees for this year’s Helen Hayes Awards may have come and gone, but there’s still plenty of top-notch theater to be had. Don’t miss these local productions, some of which are exiting stage left this weekend. And don’t miss theatreWashington’s 29th annual Helen Hayes Awards April 8, tickets here.
Teenage angst at an all-male Catholic boarding school is re-imagined against one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays in Joe Calarco’s highly acclaimed coming-of-age drama.
Caridad Svich’s adaptation of New York Times best-seller Isabel Allende’s novel takes audiences on a magical tour through the Trueba family’s rocky and extraordinary history. In Spanish with English surtitles.
Tony Award-winner Mary Zimmerman brings her much-lauded interpretation of Ovid’s mythical stories back to the stage, this time performed “in the round” at Arena’s Fichandler to great effect with an enormous pool (prepare to get a little wet).
Cedella Marley brings her famous father Bob Marley’s songs to the stage in a light-hearted musical for kids. Young Ziggy is happy to see the world from his TV, but his friend Nansi encourages him to go out and experience Jamaica for himself.
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet’s 2009 drama dredges up prickly issues of race and gender when two male lawyers are tasked to defend a wealthy white client accused of raping a black woman. Adult language.
Amy Herzog’s Off-Broadway hit uncovers the parallels between a grandmother on the verge of forgetting her life and her young grandson who is trying to figure out his own.
Controversial monologist Mike Daisey returns to Washington and Woolly Mammoth with his latest, “American Utopias,” a meditation on the American Dream that travels from Burning Man, to Walt Disney World and the Occupy Wall Street movement.