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Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Theater comings and goings this week


Kimberly Gilbert, left, and Liz Mamana in the Theater J production of “The Religion Thing.” (C. Stanley Photography/Courtesy of Theater J)

This week is your last chance to see “The Religion Thing” at Theater J, and it’s also a good time to get tickets for upcoming shows, including “Anna in the Tropics” at GALA.

Last chance

Fela!, a musical that explores the life of the late Nigerian singer-activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti, closes Sunday at the Warner Theatre, 13th and E streets NW. 202-783-4000. www.warnertheater.com.

Scena Theatre’s Hedda Gabler was called “brisk and watchable” by Celia Wren. The show closes Sunday at H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE. 703-684-7990. www.scenatheater.org.

Renee Calarco’s play The Religion Thing poses that religion is the most taboo topic to discuss in American culture. It closes Sunday at Theater J, 1529 16th St. NW. 800-494-8497. www.theaterj.org.

Opening soon

The Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet tries to win a presidential nomination in Electile Dysfunction: The Kinsey Sicks for President! (Because Sometimes It’s Hard Being a Republican).” Feb. 4-19. Theater J, 1529 16th St. NW. 800-494-8497. www.theaterj.org. $30-$70, $41-$56 seniors, $15-$25 age 35 and younger.

In P.Nokio,” a computer-game designer creates a “son” in this hip-hop version of “Pinocchio.” Feb. 4 through March 11. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. 301-280-1660. www.imaginationstage.org. $10-$22.

In Rep Stage’s Yellowman,” two friends in South Carolina’s Gullah community struggle with issues of race and love. Feb. 8-26. Rep Stage, Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. 443-518-1500. www.repstage.org. $22-$33, $20-$31 seniors, $12 students.

Set in a 1929 Cuban cigar factory, Anna in the Tropics focuses on a lector who reads from Tolstoy’s “Anna Karenina.” Feb. 9 through March 4. GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW. 202-234-7174. www.galatheatre.org. $20-$38.

An angel and a demon discuss creation in the dark comedy Genesis Reboot .” Feb. 9 through March 4. Synetic Theater at Crystal City, 1800 S. Bell St., Arlington. 800-494-8497. www.synetictheater.org. $30.

WSC Avant Bard presents Les Justes,” an adaptation of Albert Camus’s play about politically motivated violence. Feb. 9 through March 11. Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. wscavantbard.org. $25-$35.

Nine love stories play out in Almost, Maine .” Feb. 3-26. 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Rd., McLean. 703-854-1856. www.1ststagetysons.org. $25.

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