This week is your last chance to see three area shows and your chance to get tickets to two new shows.Last chance
Peter Marks writes in his review that “Much Ado About Nothing,” which closes Saturday, “has lots of good things going for it.” At Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. 202-547-1122. 877-487-8849. www.shakespearetheatre.org.
“Parfumerie,” Miklos Laszlo story about two Budapest shop clerks who bicker at work but don’t know that they have been exchanging anonymous love letters, closes Sunday. 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Rd., McLean. 703-854-1856. www.1ststagetysons.org.
Marks writes that Chicago’s Second City “Spoiler Alert: Everybody Dies” hits “so many comic nails on the head they could be up on the stage assembling a McMansion.” It closes Sunday at Woolly Mammoth Theatre, 641 D St. NW. 202-393-3939. www.woollymammoth.net.Opening soon
In “La Cage aux Folles,” a gay couple attempt to hide their lifestyle and family business when the son of one introduces his future bride to the family. Jan. 17 through Feb. 12. Kennedy Center, Eisenhower Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. 800-444-1324. www.kennedy-center.org. $65-$130.
Valentine and Proteus’s friendship is compromised when they fall in love with the same woman in Shakespeare’s “The Two Gentlemen of Verona .” Jan. 17 through March 4. Lansburgh Theatre, 450 Seventh St. NW. 202-547-1122. 877-487-8849. www.shakespearetheatre.org. $37-$95.