Theater Downtown

ARENA STAGE/FICHANDLER -- "South Pacific," through Feb. 2. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2:30 and 8, Sunday at 7:30, Tuesday-Wednesday at 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 at 8, Saturday at 2:30 and 8, Sunday at 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)," through Sunday. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2:30 and 8, Sunday at 2:30. At the Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

FORD'S THEATRE -- "George Gershwin Alone," through Feb. 23. Friday-Wednesday at 7:30, Thursday at 1 and 7:30. 511 10th St. NW. 703-218-6500 or 202-347-4833.

NATIONAL THEATRE -- "A Night With Dame Edna," through Feb. 2. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7:30, Tuesday-Thursday at 8. 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 800-447-7400 or 202-628-6161.

SHAKESPEARE THEATRE -- "The Silent Woman," through March 9. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 7:30, Monday at 7:45, 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 -- "A Woman's Revenge," through Sunday. Friday at 8, Saturday at 3 and 8, Sunday at 3 and 7:30. 13th and E NW. 202-783-4000 or 202-432-7328.

Around Town

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

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

BLACKROCK CENTER FOR the Arts -- "What Were We Thinking," cabaret evening with Michael Rupert and Judy Simmons, Friday at 8. 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260.

CHARTER THEATRE -- "What Dogs Do," through Sunday. Friday at 8, Saturday at 3 and 8, Sunday 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 -- "Coyote Woman," through March 1. Friday-Saturday and Thursday at 8. Warehouse Next Door, 1017 Seventh St. NW. 202-298-9077.

CLARICE SMITH PERFORMING Arts Center -- Rick Miller in "MacHomer: 'The Simpsons' Do Macbeth," Monday-Tuesday at 8, and in "Slightly Bent," Wednesday at 8. University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787.

CLASSIKA -- "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" through March 9. Saturday at 7:30, Sunday at 4, Thursday at 7:30. 4041 S. 28th St., Arlington. 703-824-6200.

D.C. ARTS CENTER -- "The Dead Poet" and "Oscar and Adonis," through Feb. 2. Friday-Saturday at 7:30, Sunday at 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.

LISNER AUDITORIUM -- "The Wheel of Life" by the Shaolin Monks, Friday at 8. 730 21st St. NW. 202-432-7328 or 202-994-6800.

MADCAP PLAYERS -- "Winter Carnival of New Works," through Tuesday. Sunday-Tuesday at 8. H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE. 800-494-8497.

MCI CENTER -- Comedians D.L. Hughley, Rickey Smiley, Bruce Bruce, Sommore, Earthquake and J. Brown, Friday at 8. 601 F St. NW. 202-432-7328 or 202-628-3200.

METROSTAGE -- "High Dive," through Feb. 9: Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2, Thursday at 8. "Back in Business," cabaret evening with Michael Sharp and Jay Crowder, Sunday at 5 and 7. 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 703-548-9044 or 703-218-6500.

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. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2 and 7, 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 -- "Runaway Home," through Feb. 16 in the Mead Theatre: Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. "Shakespeare's Villains: A Masterclass in Evil," through Feb. 2 in the Milton Theatre: Friday-Sunday and Tuesday-Thursday at 7:30. 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 Saturday. Friday at 7, Saturday at 2 and 7. Theater Space, George Mason University, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-218-6500 or 703-993-8888.

WASHINGTON SHAKESPEARE CO. -- "A Walk Across the Rooftops," through Feb. 26. "Pay-what-you-can" previews, Sunday-Monday at 8; regular prices, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. 800-494-8497 or 703-418-4808.

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. 1901 14th St. NW. 240-582-0050.

WASHINGTON STORYTELLERS' Theater -- "The Odyssey," adapted and performed by Odds Bodkin, Saturday at 8. Kensington Town Hall, 3710 Mitchell St., Kensington. 301-891-1129.

ZEBRASTAGE -- "Son of a Distant Moon," through Thursday. 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

FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY -- David Anthony Durham and Tayari Jones read from their fiction, Friday at 8. 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-7077.

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 at 8, Wednesday at 1 and 8, Thursday at 8. "Till the Break of Dawn," through Jan. 31 in the Head Theater: 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 Sunday. Friday at 7, Sunday at 3. "Stomp," through Feb. 2. Tuesday-Thursday at 8. 140 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore. 410-481-7328 or 410-494-2712.

THEATRE PROJECT -- "Mahagonny Songspiel" and "Weisse Rose," through Feb. 2. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3, Thursday at 8. 45 W. Preston St., Baltimore. 410-752-8558.

WEINBERG CENTER FOR THE ARTS -- John Astin in "Edgar Allan Poe -- Once Upon a Midnight," through Saturday. Saturday at 7:30. 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 301-228-2828 (TDD: 301-228-2838).

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.

PRINCE WILLIAM LITTLE Theatre -- "An Inspector Calls," through Feb. 8. Friday-Saturday at 8. Jennie Dean School, 9601 Prince William St., Manassas. 703-330-7796.

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

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

College

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

HOWARD U. -- "Wit," through Feb. 8. Wednesday-Thursday at 7:30. Ira Aldridge Theater, Howard University, 2455 Sixth St. NW. 202-806-7700.

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 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 -- "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.

DanceSTEP AFRIKA! -- Friday at 7, Saturday at 11 and 1, Sunday at 1. Kennedy Center Theater Lab, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

LIZ LERMAN DANCE EXCHANGE -- "Transformational Diner," Friday at 8, Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 4. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. 202-269-1600.

THE TAMBURITZANS -- Saturday at 7:30: Bishop Ireton High School, 201 Cambridge Rd,. Alexandria; 301-929-3330. Sunday at 2: Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville; 301-279-5301.

CITYDANCE ENSEMBLE -- "Dance Lives," Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 2. Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. 301-230-3775.

BALLET FLAMENCO SARA BARAS -- Tuesday and Wednesday at 8. Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st NW. 202-432-7328 or 202-994-6800.

CITYDANCE ENSEMBLE -- Wednesday at 8. Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd., Reston. 703-476-1111.