Theater Downtown

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

EISENHOWER -- "Stones in His Pockets," through March 2. Friday at 8, Saturday-Sunday at 2:30 and 8, 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 -- "George Gershwin Alone," through Feb. 23. Friday at 7:30, Saturday at 2:30 and 7:30, Sunday at 2:30, Tuesday-Wednesday at 7:30, Thursday at 1 and 7:30. 511 10th St. NW. 703-218-6500 or 202-347-4833.

SHAKESPEARE THEATRE -- "The Silent Woman," through March 9. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7:30, 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 -- "Lord of the Dance," through Sunday: Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7:30. "Rent," through Feb. 16: Tuesday-Thursday at 8. 13th and E NW. 202-783-4000 or 202-432-7328.

Around Town

AMERICAN CENTURY -- "Benchley Despite Himself," through March 1. Friday-Saturday and Wednesday- Thursday at 8. Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run, Arlington. 703-553-8782.

CATALYST THEATRE -- "Endgame," through March 15. Wednesday-Thursday at 7:30. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. 202-547-6839.

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

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

COOLIDGE AUDITORIUM -- Sam Waterston in "Lincoln Seen and Heard," Monday at 7. Free, but reservations required. Library of Congress, First and Independence SE. 202-414-0801.

D.C. ARTS CENTER -- "Fire and Ash," through Friday: Friday at 10. "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," through Sunday: Friday-Sunday at 7:30. 2438 18th St. NW. 202-462-7833.

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

GALA HISPANIC THEATRE -- "Cervantes: The Interludes," through March 16. Thursday at 8. Warehouse Theatre, 1021 Seventh St. NW. 202-234-7174.

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.

LE NEON -- "Painting With Light" and "Duet," staged readings, Friday at 8. "Paris on the Potomac," through Feb. 16: Saturday-Sunday noon to 6. Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. 703-243-6366.

METROSTAGE -- "High Dive," through Sunday: Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2. Richard Skipper in "An Evening With Carol Channing," Sunday at 5 and 7:30. 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.

REP STAGE -- "The Italian Lesson and Other Divertissements," through Feb. 16. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2:30 and 8, Sunday at 2:30 and 7:30. Theatre Outback, Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. 410-772-4900.

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.

ROUND HOUSE -- "The Pavilion," through March 2. Friday at 8, Saturday at 3 and 8, Sunday at 3, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. East-West Highway and Waverly Street, Bethesda. 240-644-1100.

SIGNATURE -- "110 in the Shade," through March 9. 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. 1333 P St. NW. 202-332-3300.

TEATRO DE LA LUNA -- "Sixth International Festival of Hispanic Theater," through March 15 in Spanish with English interpretation. "La Curva," Friday at 8, Saturday at 3 and 8. Theater II, Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. 202-882-6227 or 703-548-3092.

THEATER ALLIANCE -- "Slaughter City," through March 15. Thursday at 8. H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE. 800-494-8497 or 202-396-2125.

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

WASHINGTON SHAKESPEARE CO. -- "A Walk Across the Rooftops," through Feb. 26. "Pay-what-you-can," Saturday at 2; regular prices, Sunday-Wednesday 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. 16. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2:30 and 8, Sunday at 2:30, Thursday at 7:30. 1901 14th St. NW. 240-582-0050.

Literary Events

POLITICS & PROSE BOOKS -- Adam Braver reads from his novel "Mr. Lincoln's Wars," Tuesday at 7. Linda Fairstein reads from her novel "Bone Vault," Wednesday at 7. 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.

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, Tuesday at 8, Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., 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. "Rose," through Feb. 25: Sunday-Tuesday at 7:30, Wednesday at 2:30. 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 -- "Annie," through Sunday. Friday at 7:30, Saturday at 2 and 7:30, Sunday at 2 and 7. 140 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore. 410-481-7328 or 410-494-2712.

OLD OPERA HOUSE -- "Not Now, Darling," through Feb. 16. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2:30. 204 N. George St., Charles Town, W. Va. 304-725-4420 or 888-900-7469.

Community Theater

ARLINGTON PLAYERS -- "Plaza Suite," through Feb. 15. Sunday at 2:30. Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington. 703-549-1063.

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

FOUNDRY PLAYERS -- "The Curate Shakespeare As You Like It," through Feb. 23. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2:30. Foundry United Methodist Church, 1500 16th St. NW. 202-332-3454.

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

SPRINGFIELD -- "Sylvia," through Feb. 22. Friday-Saturday at 8. Immanuel United Methodist Church, 7901 Heritage Dr., Annandale. 703-866-6238.

College CATHOLIC U. -- "The Miser," through Feb. 16. Wednesday-Thursday at 7:30. Hartke Theatre, Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. 202-319-4000.

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

TOWSON UNIVERSITY -- "As You Like It" by the National Players, Tuesday at 8. Center for the Arts, Towson University, 8000 York Rd., Towson. 410-704-2787.

High School

WALT WHITMAN -- "2003 Talent Show: International Men of Mystery," through Feb. 15. Thursday at 7:30. 7100 Whittier Blvd., Bethesda. 301-320-6569.

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 -- "Fiddler on the Roof," through May 11. 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 -- "Bye Bye Birdie," through May 3. Friday-Saturday and Thursday, dinner at 6, show at 8; Sunday, brunch at 12:30, show at 2. 5 Willowdale Dr., Frederick. 301-662-6600.

DanceJOSEPH MILLS & MARY Buckley, Friday at 6. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

RON BROWN/EVIDENCE -- Friday and Saturday at 8. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1710 (TDD: 301-277-0312).

JANE FRANKLIN DANCE -- Saturday at 6. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

TANGO BUENOS AIRES -- "The Golden Age of Tango," Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 2. Center for the Arts Concert Hall, George Mason University, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-218-6500 or 703-993-8888.

CITYDANCE ENSEMBLE -- Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 3. Black Rock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260.

DEVI DANCE THEATER -- Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 4. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. 202-269-1600.

STEPHANNI MILLER-ALLEN AND Nadia Beard, Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 7. Joy of Motion Dance Center, 5207 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-362-3042.

FOOTWORKS PERCUSSIVE DANCE Ensemble, Sunday at 7:30. The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500.

CKS DANCE ACADEMY and the Fairfax Chinese Dance Troupe, Monday at 6. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).