Theater Downtown

ARENA STAGE/FICHANDLER -- "Book of Days," through March 30. 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 Sunday. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2:30 and 8, Sunday at 7:30. 1101 Sixth St. SW. 202-488-3300 (TDD: 202-484-0247).

EISENHOWER -- "Stones in His Pockets," 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).

SHAKESPEARE THEATRE -- "The Silent Woman," through March 9. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7:30, Tuesday at 7:30, Wednesday at noon and 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-Wednesday at 8, Thursday at 5 and 8. At the Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

WARNER THEATRE -- "Lord, All Men Can't Be Dogs," through March 9. Tuesday-Thursday at 8. 13th and E NW. 202-783-4000 or 202-432-7328.

Around Town

AFRICAN CONTINUUM THEATRE CO. -- "Wedding Dance," through March 9. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. AFI Theater, Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

AMERICAN CENTURY -- "Benchley Despite Himself," through Saturday. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2:30 and 8. Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run, Arlington. 703-553-8782.

BARNS OF WOLF TRAP -- "10th Annual Evening of Comedy," with Brett Leake, David Werner and Jeff Caldwell, Saturday at 7 and 9:30. 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-218-6500 or 703-938-2404.

BLACKROCK CENTER FOR the Arts -- "Taming of the Shrew" by Shenandoah Shakespeare Express, Saturday at 8. 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260.

CATALYST THEATRE -- "Endgame," through March 15. Friday at 7:30, Saturday at 2 and 7:30, Thursday at 7:30. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. 202-547-6839.

CHERRY RED PRODUCTIONS -- "Coyote Woman," through March 15. Friday-Saturday and Thursday at 8. Warehouse Next Door, 1017 Seventh St. NW. 202-298-9077.

CLARICE SMITH PERFORMING Arts Center -- "It's a Small House and We Lived In It Always" and "Miss Risque" by Split Britches Company, through Saturday. Friday-Saturday at 8. Kogod Theatre, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787.

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.

D.C. ARTS CENTER -- "Last Minute," through March 22: Friday-Saturday and Thursday at 7:30. 2438 18th St. NW. 202-462-7833.

GALA HISPANIC THEATRE -- "Cervantes: The Interludes," through March 16. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 4, Thursday at 8. Warehouse Theatre, 1021 Seventh St. NW. 202-234-7174.

HORIZONS -- "That Takes Ovaries," through March 30. Thursday at 8. Hand Chapel, George Washington University Mount Vernon campus, 2100 Foxhall Rd. NW. 703-243-8550.

"THE IN SERIES" -- "Sun, Eagle & Stone: Our Shared Mexican Ancestry," through March 9. Saturday at 5, Sunday at 4. Mexican Cultural Institute, 2829 16th St. NW. 202-237-9834.

METROSTAGE -- "Sidney Bechet Killed a Man," through April 6. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2 and 7, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 703-218-6500 or 703-548-9044.

NATIONAL THEATRE/HAYES GALLERY -- "Remember the Women," Monday at 6 and 7:30. Free. Helen Hayes Gallery, National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-783-3372.

OLNEY -- "Dames at Sea," through March 30. 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.

QUEST PRODUCTIONS -- "The water falls," through March 15. Thursday at 8. Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab, Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. 800-494-8497 or 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.

ROUND HOUSE -- "The Pavilion," through Sunday. Friday at 8, Saturday at 3 and 8, Sunday at 3 and 7:30. East-West Highway and Waverly Street, Bethesda. 240-644-1100.

SIGNATURE -- "110 in the Shade," through March 9. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7, Tuesday-Thursday at 8. 3806 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. 703-218-6500.

TEATRO DE LA LUNA -- "Sixth International Festival of Hispanic Theater," through March 15 in Spanish with English interpretation. "Umbral" ("Threshold") by Teatro Delle Radici of Switzerland, Friday at 8, Saturday at 3 and 8. "Tango, Ese Loco Espejismo" ("Tango, That Passionate Embrace"), by Teatro Concert of Argentina, Wednesday at 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. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2, Thursday at 8. H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE. 800-494-8497 or 202-396-2125.

VPSTART CROW -- "Hamlet," through March 15. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. Cramer Center, 9008 Center St., Manassas. 703-365-0240.

WASHINGTON STAGE GUILD -- "The Philanderer," through April 6. Thursday at 7:30. 1901 14th St. NW. 240-582-0050.

WOOLLY MAMMOTH -- "Jump/Cut," through March 30. Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3 and 7:30, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. Theater J, D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. 800-494-8497 or 202-777-3229.

Literary Events

FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY -- Francisco Goldman, Claire Messud and Manil Suri read from their novels, Friday at 8. 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-7077.

Baltimore | Out of Town

CENTER STAGE -- "Intimate Apparel," through March 30 in the Head Theater. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2 and 7:30, Tuesday-Thursday at 8. 700 N. Calvert St., Baltimore. 410-481-6500 or 410-332-0033.

MORRIS A. MECHANIC THEATER -- "Tick, Tick . . . Boom!," through March 9. Tuesday- Thursday at 8. 1 N. Charles St., Baltimore. 410-752-1200 or 410-625-4230.

Community Theater

BOWIE PLAYHOUSE -- "You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running," through Saturday. Friday-Saturday at 8. White Marsh Park, 6314 Crain Hwy., Bowie. 301-805-0219.

BURTONSVILLE PLAYERS -- "The Primary English Class," through March 22. Friday-Saturday at 8. Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St., Laurel. 301-617-9906.

FREDERICKTOWNE PLAYERS -- "Witness for the Prosecution," through March 9. Friday-Saturday at 8. Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 301-228-2828.

LITTLE THEATRE OF ALEXANDRIA -- "Art," through March 15. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. 600 Wolfe St., Alexandria. 703-683-0496.

MONTGOMERY PLAYHOUSE -- "The Good Doctor," through March 8. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3. Asbury Methodist Village, 409 Russell Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-977-5751.

PORT CITY PLAYERS -- "Betrayal," through Saturday. Friday-Saturday at 8. Nannie J. Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria. 703-838-2880.

College

GEORGETOWN U./MASK & BAUBLE -- "The Donn B. Murphy One-Acts Festival," through Saturday. Friday-Saturday at 8. Poulton Hall, Georgetown University, 37th and O NW. 202-687-6783.

GEORGE WASHINGTON U. -- "The Laramie Project," through Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 7:30, Sunday at 2. Marvin Center Theatre, 800 21st St. NW. 202-432-7328 or 202-994-6178.

HOWARD U. -- "God's Trombones," through March 15. Wednesday-Thursday at 7:30. Ira Aldridge Theater, Howard University, 2455 Sixth St. NW. 202-806-7700.

MARY WASHINGTON -- "The Laramie Project," through Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. Dupont Hall, Mary Washington College, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg. 540-654-1124.

MONTGOMERY COLLEGE/ROCKVILLE -- "Brigadoon," through Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Manakee St., Rockville. 301-279-5301.

High School

BOWIE -- "Honk!," through March 15. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. 15200 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. 301-805-2600.

Dinner Theater

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 -- "Fiddler on the Roof," through June 15. 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.

WEST END DINNER THEATRE -- "The Pirates of Penzance," through June 29. Friday-Sunday and Tuesday-Thursday, dinner at 6, show at 8; Sunday matinee, dinner at noon, show at 2. 4615 Duke St., Alexandria. 703-370-2500.

DanceDANIEL BURKHOLDER & SHARON Mansur, 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).

JANE FRANKLIN DANCE -- "Sand in My Shoes," Saturday at 3 and 8. Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. 703-212-7680.

"WORLD DANCE SHOWCASE" -- Saturday at 7:30, with the Balafon West African Dance Ensemble, Cambodian American Heritage Inc., Return to Origins Greek Dancers, Shuzumi Dance Theater of Japan, Ziva's Spanish Dance Ensemble and others. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1710 (TDD: 301-277-0312).

"YOUTH DANCE FESTIVAL" -- Saturday at 8, Sunday at 4, with Dance Place Moving Company and Step Team, Devi Dance Theater Youth Group, Young Dancers of the Washington Ballet, Liz Lerman Teen Exchange, DC Showbiz and Tappers With Attitude. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. 202-269-1600.

ANDREA STITELER -- Saturday at 8, Sunday at 7. Joy of Motion Dance Center, 5207 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-362-3042.

"INTERNATIONAL BALLET FESTIVAL" -- through March 16. Tuesday at 8, Wednesday at 8, Thursday at 2:30 and 8: "Fancy Free" by American Ballet Theatre; pas de six and tarantella from "Napoli" by the Royal Danish Ballet; and "Spectre de la Rose," "Narcissus," pas de deux from "La Fille mal gardee" and grand pas de deux from "Don Quixote" by the Bolshoi Ballet. Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

CONNIE FINK -- Thursday at 8. Dance Theater, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787.