Theater Downtown

ARENA STAGE/FICHANDLER -- "The Misanthrope," through Nov. 3. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2:30 and 8, Sunday at 7:30, Tuesday at 7:30, Wednesday at noon and 7:30, Thursday at 8. 1101 Sixth St. SW. 202-488-3300 (TDD: 202-484-0247).

ARENA STAGE/OLD VAT -- "Downstairs" new play reading series, through Nov. 2. Beth Henley's "Exposed," Friday at 8. Robert Schenkkan "The Marriage of Miss Hollywood and King Neptune," Saturday at 8. 1101 Sixth St. SW. 202-488-3300 (TDD: 202-484-0247).

CONCERT HALL -- Mark Twain Prize Awards, Tuesday at 8. At the Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

MILLENNIUM STAGE -- Staged readings by Young Playwrights' Theater, Saturday at 6. Dad's Garage Theatre Company improv comedy, Monday at 6. Free. In the Grand Foyer at the Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

NATIONAL THEATRE -- "Man of La Mancha," through Nov. 10. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7:30, Tuesday-Wednesday at 8, Thursday at 2 and 8. 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 800-447-7400 or 202-628-6161.

THEATER LAB -- "Shear Madness," indefinitely. Friday at 9, Saturday at 6 and 9, Sunday at 3:30 and 7, Tuesday- Thursday at 8. At the Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

WARNER THEATRE -- "Fosse," through Nov. 3. Tuesday-Thursday at 8. 13th and E NW. 202-783-4000 or 202-432-7328.

Around Town

BAIRD AUDITORIUM -- Gross National Product comedy troupe, Friday at 7:30. Museum of Natural History, 10th and Constitution NW. 202-357-3030.

CAPITAL RENAISSANCE -- "The Colored Museum," through Nov. 3. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2:30 and 8, Sunday at 4, Thursday at 8. H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE. 877-426-9372.

CATALYST THEATRE -- "The Learned Ladies," through Saturday. Friday at 7:30, Saturday at 2 and 7:30. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. 202-547-6839.

CENTER FOR THE ARTS -- "Burn" by SQUONK Opera, Wednesday at 8. Concert Hall, George Mason University, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-218-6500 or 703-993-8888.

CHARTER THEATRE -- "Poe and All That Jazz," through Nov. 3. Friday at 8, Saturday at 3 and 8, Sunday and Wednesday-Thursday at 8 (all shows are "pay-what-you-can"). National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, 1556 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-333-7009.

CHERRY RED PRODUCTIONS -- "Thumbsucker," through Nov. 9. Friday-Saturday at 8 and 10, Thursday at 8. D.C. Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. 202-298-9077 or 202-462-7833.

FOUNTAINHEAD/KEEGAN -- "Come Back, Little Sheba," through Nov. 12. Saturday at 2, Sunday-Tuesday at 8. Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. 703-920-5923.

GALA HISPANIC THEATRE -- "El lugar ideal (The Ideal Place)," in Spanish with English interpretation, through Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 4. Warehouse Theatre, 1021 Seventh St. NW. 202-234-7174.

KEEGAN THEATRE -- "The Glass Menagerie," through Nov. 17. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2, Thursday at 8. Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run, Arlington. 703-527-6000.

KEEGAN/FOUNTAINHEAD THEATRE -- "Come Back, Little Sheba," through Nov. 12. Saturday at 2, Sunday-Tuesday at 8. Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. 703-527-6000.

LITTLE GLOBE THEATER -- "Knoyugogh," through Nov. 17. Friday-Sunday and Wednesday-Thursday at 8. Robert Cole Studios, 1708 15th St. NW. 202-234-9495.

LYCEUM -- "Agatha Sings!," through Saturday. Friday-Saturday at 8. The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-836-8643.

METROSTAGE -- "Three Sistahs," through Dec. 1. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2 and 7. 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 703-548-9044.

NATIONAL THEATRE/HAYES GALLERY -- "The Poets Are a Slammin'," Monday at 6 and 7:30. Free. Helen Hayes Gallery, National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-783-3372.

OLD TOWN THEATER -- Bob Somerby's "Material World," through Nov. 15: Friday-Saturday and Thursday at 8. "The Crawl Space Waltz," through Nov. 6: Wednesday at 8. 815 1/2 King St., Alexandria. 703-535-8022.

OLNEY -- "Driving Miss Daisy," through Nov. 3. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8,Sunday at 2 and 7:30, Tuesday at 7:30, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. 301-924-3400.

RONALD REAGAN BUILDING -- The Capitol Steps comedy troupe, indefinitely. Friday-Saturday at 7:30. Amphitheater, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-312-1555.

RORSCHACH THEATRE -- "Ubu Roi," through Nov. 9. Friday at 8, Saturday at 8 and 10:30, and Thursday at 8. Calvary Methodist Church, 1459 Columbia Rd. NW. 703-715-6707.

STANISLAVSKY STUDIO -- "Host and Guest," through Dec. 1. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2, Thursday at 8. Church Street Theater, 1742 Church St. NW. 202-265-3748.

STUDIO -- "Privates on Parade," through Nov. 10. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. 1333 P St. NW. 202-332-3300.

THEATER J -- "Death and the Maiden," through Dec. 1. "Pay-what-you-can" previews, Wednesday-Thursday at 7:30. Goldman Theater, D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. 800-494-8497 or 202-777-3229.

WASHINGTON STAGE GUILD -- "All the World," through Dec. 1. Thursday at 7:30. Source Theatre, 1835 14th St. NW. 240-582-0050.

WASHINGTON STORYTELLERS' Theater -- Kathy McGregor in "You Shall Be Known by the Company You Keep," Sunday at 7:30. Loren Niemi in " 'Bob' and Other Post-Hitchcockian Fables," Wednesday at 7:30. DC Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. 301-891-1129.

WEST END -- "Late Nite Catechism," through Nov. 24. Friday at 8, Saturday at 5 and 8, Sunday at 3 and 7, Tuesday-Thursday at 8. 4615 Duke St., Alexandria. 703-370-2500 or 866-686-7469.

WOOLLY MAMMOTH -- "Kiki & Herb in Pardon Our Appearance," through Nov. 17. Friday at 8, Saturday at 8 and 10:30, Sunday at 7, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. Source Theatre, 1835 14th St. NW. 800-494-8497 or 202-393-3939.

Literary Events

AMERICAN U. -- Richard McCann, Kermit Moyer, Myra Sklarew and Henry Taylor read from their works, Wednesday at 8. A benefit for Food & Friends. Butler Pavilion Board Room, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-2971.

POLITICS & PROSE BOOKS -- Christopher Buckley reads from his novel "No Way to Treat a Lady," Sunday at 5. Scott Turow reads from his novel "Reversible Errors," Wednesday at 7. 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.

Baltimore | Out of Town

CENTER STAGE -- "Peter Pan," through Nov. 24. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2, Tuesday at 8, Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., Thursday at 8. 700 N. Calvert St., Baltimore. 410-481-6500 or 410-332-0033.

LYRIC OPERA HOUSE -- "Spiderman Live," through Nov. 3. Tuesday-Wednesday at 7:30. 140 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore. 410-481-7328 or 410-494-2712.

MORRIS A. MECHANIC THEATER -- "The Tale of the Allergist's Wife," through Sunday. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 1 and 6:30. 1 N. Charles St., Baltimore. 410-752-1200 or 410-625-4230.

THE THEATRE -- "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" by Georgetown University Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society, through Sunday. Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3. 291 Gay St., Washington, Va. 540-675-1253.

WEINBERG CENTER FOR THE ARTS -- "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by the Aquila Theatre Company, Friday at 7:30. 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 301-228-2828 (TDD: 301-228-2838).

Community Theater

BOWIE COMMUNITY THEATRE -- "The Octette Bridge Club," through Saturday. Friday-Saturday at 8. Bowie Playhouse, White Marsh Park, 6314 Crain Hwy., Bowie. 301-805-0219.

BURTONSVILLE PLAYERS -- "The Woman in Black," through Nov. 2. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St., Laurel. 301-617-9906.

PRINCE GEORGE'S LITTLE Theatre -- "On Golden Pond," through Saturday. Friday-Saturday at 8. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1710 (TDD: 301-277-0312).

PRINCE WILLIAM LITTLE Theatre -- "The Robber Bridegroom," through Saturday. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. Jennie Dean School, 9601 Prince William St., Manassas. 703-330-7796.

SILVER SPRING STAGE -- "A Shot in the Dark," through Saturday. Friday-Saturday at 8. 10145 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-593-6036.

VIENNA -- "Same Time Next Year," through Nov. 2. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE, Vienna. 703-255-6360.

College

GEORGE MASON U. -- "Lion in the Streets," through Nov. 3. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2, Thursday at 8. Harris Theatre, George Mason University, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-993-8888.

GEORGETOWN U./NOMADIC -- "The Laramie Project," through Nov. 9: Wednesday at 8. "Theatrical Shorts," through Nov. 10: Thursday at 8. Walsh Hall, 1225 36th St. NW. 202-687-1859.

GEORGE WASHINGTON U. -- "Lear and Her Children," through Nov. 3. Wednesday-Thursday at 7:30. Hand Chapel, George Washington University at Mount Vernon College, 2100 Foxhall Rd. NW. 202-994-6178.

U. OF MARYLAND -- "You Can't Take It With You," through Saturday. Friday-Saturday at 8. Kay Theatre, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park. 301-405-7847.

Dinner Theater

CHESAPEAKE MUSIC HALL -- "Fiddler on the Roof," through Nov. 23. Friday, dinner 7, show at 8:30; Saturday, dinner at 6:30, show at 8; Sunday, dinner at 1, show at 2:30. 339 Busch's Frontage Rd., Annapolis. 410-626-7515 or 800-406-0306.

LORENZO'S -- "Annie," through Nov. 24. Friday-Saturday, dinner at 6:30, show at 8; Sunday, dinner at 4:30, show at 6; Thursday, dinner at 6:30, show at 8. 9603 Deereco Rd., Timonium. 410-560-1113.

RIVERSIDE CENTER -- "Annie Get Your Gun," through Sunday. Friday-Saturday, dinner at 6:30, show at 8; Sunday matinee, dinner at 1:30, show at 3. 95 Riverside Pkwy., Fredericksburg, Va. 540-370-4300.

TOBY'S -- "Jekyll & Hyde," through Nov. 17. Friday-Saturday and Tuesday-Thursday, dinner at 6:15, show at 8:15; Sunday matinee, buffet at 10:30, show at 12:30; Sunday evening, dinner at 5:15, show at 7:15. 5900 Symphony Woods Dr., Columbia. 301-596-6161.

WAY OFF BROADWAY -- "The Mousetrap," through Nov. 16. Friday-Saturday, dinner at 6, show at 8; Sunday, dinner at 12:30, show at 2. 5 Willowdale Dr., Frederick. 301-662-6600.

DanceSUZANNE FARRELL BALLET -- "Divertimento No. 15," "A Farewell to Music," "Tzigane" and "Chaconne," Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8. "Raymonda Variations," "A Farewell to Music," "Variations for Orchestra" and "Who Cares?," Sunday at 2. Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

ARUNA MOHANTY -- Indian classical dance, Friday at 8. Ulrich Recital Hall, Tawes Theater, University of Maryland, College Park. 301-972-8059 or 301-598-7570.

THE PLAYGROUND -- Friday at 8. Sangha Cafe, 117 Carroll St. NW. 301-996-3797.

"LORD OF THE DANCE" -- Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7:30. Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore. 410-481-7328 or 410-494-2712.

LA DANZA COMPANY -- "La Ofrenda (The Offering)," Saturday at 3 and 7:30. Takoma Theatre, 6833 Fourth St. NW. 202-432-7328 or 301-587-5525.

NATIVE TONGUE DANCE Collective -- "Don't See the Tears," "Man and Woman," "Pas de Quatre," "Phases" and "Unlocking," Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 7. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. 202-269-1600.

ERIKA THIMEY DANCE & THEATER Company, Sunday at 4. Washington City Church of the Brethren, 337 North Carolina Ave. SE. 202-547-1890.