Local theater companies are putting on quality shows at bargain prices

Friday, April 16, 2010

Looking for more bright spots among the black boxes? Check out upcoming productions by other theater companies that put on quality shows at bargain prices.

Capital Fringe's Wattage Series

The edgy summer festival offers a new midseason series of three works, each with the theme "tradition and survival."

Up next: "Hoodoo." Through May 8; "The House With Two Doors" and "Yours, Isabel" through May 9. Fort Fringe, 607 New York Ave. NW. 866-811-4111. www.capfringe.org. $20; three-show pass $45.

Studio Theatre's 2nd Stage

This company retains the spirit of small theater under the umbrella of a titan: 2nd Stage has its own artistic director, raw space, edgy scripts and bright young actors.

Up next: "60 Miles to Silver Lake." Through May 9 at Studio Theatre's Stage 4, 1501 14th St. NW. 202-332-3300. http://www.studiotheatre.org. $25-$35.

African Continuum Theatre Company

The theater company that specializes in the African American experience now produces one show each season.

Up next: "The Old Settler." Through May 15 at Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 202-529-5763. www.boxofficetickets.com. $25-$30.

The In Series

This group blends musical theater, dance and chamber opera.

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