Theater Downtown

ARENA STAGE/FICHANDLER -- "South Pacific," through Feb. 2. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2:30 and 8, Sunday at 2, 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/KREEGER -- "Theophilus North," through March 2. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2 and 7:30, Tuesday-Wednesday at 7:30, Thursday at 8. 1101 Sixth St. SW. 202-488-3300 (TDD: 202-484-0247).

EISENHOWER -- "Vienna: Lusthaus (Revisited)," Tuesday-Thursday at 8. At the Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

FORD'S THEATRE -- Comedian Mark Russell, through Sunday: Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3 and 8. "George Gershwin Alone," through Feb. 23: Thursday at 7:30. 511 10th St. NW. 703-218-6500 or 202-347-4833.

NATIONAL THEATRE -- "A Night With Dame Edna," through Feb. 2. Tuesday at 8, Wednesday at 2 and 8, Thursday at 8. 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 800-447-7400 or 202-628-6161.

SHAKESPEARE THEATRE -- "The Silent Woman," through March 9. Tuesday- Wednesday at 7:30, Thursday at 8. The Lansburgh, 450 Seventh St. NW. 202-547-1122 (TDD: 202-638-3863).

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 -- "The Exonerated," through Sunday: Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7. "A Woman's Revenge," Tuesday-Thursday at 8. 13th and E NW. 202-783-4000 or 202-432-7328.

Around Town ACTORS' THEATRE -- "Naked Boys Singing!" through Jan. 26. Friday at 8, Saturday at 7 and 10, Sunday at 3, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. Source Theatre, 1835 14th St. NW. 800-494-8497 or 202-319-1919.

AMERICAN CENTURY -- "The Seven Year Itch," through Jan. 25. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2:30 and 8, Sunday at 2:30, Thursday at 8. Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. 703-553-8782.

CHARTER THEATRE -- "What Dogs Do," through Jan. 26. Friday at 8, Saturday at 3 and 8, Sunday at 8, Wednesday- Thursday at 8. (Admission to all shows is "pay-what-you-can"). National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, 1556 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-333-7009.

CHERRY RED PRODUCTIONS -- "Anger Box," workshop production of monologues by Jeff Goode, Friday at 8. Warehouse Theater, 1021 Seventh St. NW. 202-298-9077.

CHERRY RED PRODUCTIONS -- "Coyote Woman," through March 1. Thursday at 8. Warehouse Next Door, 1017 Seventh St. NW. 202-298-9077.

D.C. ARTS CENTER -- "either/or" and "Will You Please Shut Up?," through Saturday: Friday-Saturday at 7:30. "The Dead Poet" and "Oscar and Adonis," through Feb. 2: Thursday at 7:30. 2438 18th St. NW. 202-462-7833.

FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY -- "Twelfth Night," through Feb. 9. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7:30, Tuesday-Thursday at 7:30. 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-7077.

KEEGAN THEATRE -- "The Hostage," through Feb. 16. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2, Thursday at 8. Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. 703-527-6000.

METROSTAGE -- "High Dive," through Feb. 9. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2, Thursday at 8. 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 703-548-9044.

PRETENTIOUS ACTORS COLLECTIVE -- "Saving Tony Danza," through Feb. 15. Saturday at 10. D.C. Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. 202-262-7833.

PROJECT Y -- "Sinking Up," through Feb. 1. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Thursday at 8. H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE. 703-325-4355.

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.

SIGNATURE -- "110 in the Shade," through March 2. Tuesday-Thursday at 8. 3806 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. 703-218-6500.

STANISLAVSKY STUDIO -- "The Seagull," through Feb. 23. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2, Thursday at 8. Church Street Theater, 1742 Church St. NW. 202-265-3748.

STUDIO -- "Shakespeare's Villains: A Masterclass in Evil," through Feb. 2 in the Milton Theatre: Friday-Sunday and Tuesday-Thursday at 7:30. "Runaway Home," through Feb. 16 in the Mead Theatre: Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7, Tuesday-Thursday at 8. 1333 P St. NW. 202-332-3300.

THEATER J -- "The Last Seder," through Feb. 9. Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3 and 7:30, Wednesday-Thursday at 7:30. Goldman Theater, D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. 800-494-8497 or 202-777-3229.

THEATER OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT -- "Sing Down the Moon," through Jan. 25. Thursday at 7. Theater Space, George Mason University, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-218-6500 or 703-993-8888.

WASHINGTON STAGE GUILD -- "The Unexpected Man," through Feb. 9. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2:30 and 8, Sunday at 2:30, Thursday at 7:30. Arena Stage at 14th and T, 1901 14th St. NW. 240-582-0050.

ZEBRASTAGE -- "Son of a Distant Moon," through Jan. 30. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. Theater on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. 800-494-8497.

Literary Events

BORDERS BOOKS -- Nikki Giovanni reads her poetry, Friday at 7. Free. 18th and L NW. 202-466-4999.

Baltimore | Out of Town

CENTER STAGE -- "Ain't Misbehavin'," through Feb. 23 in the Pearlstone Theater. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7:30, Tuesday-Thursday at 8. 700 N. Calvert St., Baltimore. 410-481-6500 or 410-332-0033.

EVERYMAN -- "Light Up the Sky," through Feb. 16. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2:30 and 8, Sunday at 2:30, Wednesday-Thursday at 7:30. 1727 N. Charles St., Baltimore. 410-752-2208.

FELLS POINT CORNER -- "Three Sisters," through Feb. 16. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. 251 S. Ann St., Baltimore. 410-276-7837.

LYRIC OPERA HOUSE -- "Things That Lovers Do," through Jan. 26. Tuesday-Thursday at 8. 140 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore. 410-481-7328 or 410-494-2712.

Community Theater

BURTONSVILLE PLAYERS -- "How I Learned to Drive," through Feb. 8. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St., Laurel. 301-617-9906.

LITTLE THEATRE OF ALEXANDRIA -- "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," through Feb. 1. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. 600 Wolfe St., Alexandria. 703-683-0496.

MONTGOMERY PLAYHOUSE -- "It Happened in Harrods," through Feb. 2. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3. Asbury Methodist Village, 409 Russell Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-977-5751.

PROVIDENCE PLAYERS -- "Crimes of the Heart," through Jan. 25. Friday-Saturday at 7:30. Frost Middle School, 4101 Pickett Rd., Fairfax. 703-425-6782.

SON OF DAVID CONGREGATION -- Comedian Burt Rosenberg, Friday at 7. Free. Greenridge Baptist Church, 21925 Frederick Rd., Clarksburg. 301-838-8612.

VIENNA -- "Dangerous Liaisons," through Feb. 1. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE, Vienna. 703-255-6360.

College

GEORGETOWN U./MASK & BAUBLE -- "Angels in America: Millennium Approaches," through Jan. 25. Friday-Saturday and Wednesday-Thursday at 8. Poulton Hall, Georgetown University, 37th and O NW. 202-687-6783.

High School

SOUTH LAKES -- "The Odd Couple," through Saturday: male version, Friday at 7:30; female version, Saturday at 2 and 8. 11400 South Lakes Dr., Reston. 703-715-4589.

Dinner Theater

CHESAPEAKE MUSIC HALL -- "Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance," through Feb. 15. Friday-Saturday, dinner at 6:30, show at 8; Sunday, dinner at 1, show at 2:30; Wednesday, brunch at 11:30, show at 1. 339 Busch's Frontage Rd., Annapolis. 410-626-7515 or 800-406-0306.

LAZY SUSAN -- "Ten Little Indians," through March 30. Friday, dinner at 6:30, show at 8; Saturday, dinner at 7, show at 8:30; Sunday, dinner at 6, show at 7:30; Tuesday-Thursday, dinner at 6:30, show at 8. U.S. 1 at Furnace Road, Woodbridge. 703-550-7384.

LORENZO'S -- "Tony and Tina's Wedding," through March 23. 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 -- "Oliver," through Jan. 26. Friday-Saturday and Wednesday-Thursday, 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 -- "Annie Get Your Gun," through Feb. 12. 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 -- "A Way Off Broadway Christmas," through Saturday. Friday-Saturday, dinner at 6, show at 8. 5 Willowdale Dr., Frederick. 301-662-6600.

DanceLES PERCUSSIONS DE GUINEE -- Children's programs, Friday at 10 a.m. and noon; concert, Saturday at 8 p.m. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1710 (TDD: 301-277-0312).

"CELEBRATION OF BLACKS IN DANCE" -- Friday at 6, with the Renaissance Dance Company, Tania Isaac, Jennifer Archibald and the Baltimore/Chicago Contemporary Dance Company. Saturday at 6, with the DC Showbiz Dancers,the Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company, Smooth & Easy and the Harambee Dance Company. Free. Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

DANCESMITH -- Friday and Saturday at 8. Marvin Center Theatre, George Washington University, 800 21st St. NW. 202-432-7328.

DCARTISTRY TAP & DRUM -- Saturday at 8. Joe's Movement Emporium, 3802 34th St., Mount Rainier. 301-699-1819.

STEP AFRIKA! -- through Jan. 26. Monday at 7:30. Kennedy Center Theater Lab, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).