Theater Downtown

AFI THEATER -- "El Automovil Gris" ("The Grey Car"), in English, Spanish and Japanese with English titles, through Saturday. Friday-Saturday at 8. At the Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

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

ARENA STAGE/KREEGER -- "Ain't Misbehavin': The Fats Waller Musical Show," through May 25. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 7:30, Tuesday-Wednesday at 7:30, Thursday at 8. 1101 Sixth St. SW. 202-488-3300 (TDD: 202-484-0247).

FORD'S THEATRE -- "1776," through June 1. Friday at 7:30, Saturday at 2:30 and 7:30, Sunday at 2:30, Tuesday-Thursday at 7:30. 511 10th St. NW. 703-218-6500 or 202-347-4833.

NATIONAL THEATRE -- "The Tale of the Allergist's Wife," through March 23. 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.

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 -- "Grease," through Sunday: Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7:30. "Forever Tango," through March 23: Wednesday-Thursday at 8. 13th and E NW. 202-783-4000 or 202-432-7328.

Around Town

CATALYST THEATRE -- "Endgame," through March 22. Saturday at 2 and 7:30, Wednesday-Thursday at 7:30. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. 800-494-8497 or 202-547-6839.

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

CLARICE SMITH PERFORMING Arts Center -- Danny Hoch in "Jails, Hospitals and Hip-Hop," through Saturday. Friday-Saturday at 8. Kogod Theatre, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787.

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 Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 4. Warehouse Theatre, 1021 Seventh St. NW. 202-234-7174.

HORIZONS -- "That Takes Ovaries," through March 30. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 7, Thursday at 8. Hand Chapel, George Washington University Mount Vernon campus, 2100 Foxhall Rd. NW. 703-243-8550.

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.

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 Saturday. Friday-Saturday at 8. Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab, Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. 800-494-8497 or 301-924-3400.

REP STAGE -- "The Return to Morality," through March 30. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2:30 and 8, Sunday at 2:30 and 7:30. Smith Theatre, 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/SILVER SPRING -- "The Diviners," the Sarah Play Project for high school students, through March 23. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 7. 8641 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 240-640-1100.

SCENA -- "The Good Thief," through April 6. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. Warehouse Theater, 1021 Seventh St. NW. 703-684-7990.

STANISLAVSKY STUDIO -- "Salome," through May 25. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2, Thursday at 8. Church Street Theater, 1742 Church St. NW. 202-265-3748.

TEATRO DE LA LUNA -- "Sixth International Festival of Hispanic Theater," through Saturday, in Spanish with English interpretation. "El Informante" ("Statements"), by Teatro del Uruguay, 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 Saturday. Friday-Saturday at 8. H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE. 800-494-8497 or 202-396-2125.

TRUMPET VINE -- "The Borderland," through April 5. Friday-Saturday and Wednesday-Thursday at 8. Theater on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. 703-912-1649.

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

WASHINGTON SHAKESPEARE CO. -- "Henry V," through April 26. "Pay-what-you-can" previews, Friday-Saturday and Monday at 8; regular prices, Tuesday and Thursday at 8. Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. 800-494-8497 or 703-418-4808.

WASHINGTON STAGE GUILD -- "The Philanderer," through April 6. 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 -- "Tales of Love and Passion," storytelling by Brenda Wong Aoki, Saturday at 8. National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. 301-891-1129.

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

BORDERS BOOKS -- George Pelecanos reads from his novel "Soul Circus," Saturday at 7:30. Free. 5871 Crossroads Center Way, Baileys Crossroads. 703-998-0404.

FRIENDSHIP HEIGHTS VILLAGE Center -- Barbara Alfaro and Patricia Gray read their poetry, Thursday at 7:30. 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-656-2797.

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.

EVERYMAN -- "My Children! My Africa!," through April 13. 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 -- "Vast Difference," through April 6. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. 251 S. Ann St., Baltimore. 410-276-7837.

FIRST MARINER ARENA -- "Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus," through March 23. Friday at 10:30 and 7:30; Saturday at 11:30, 3:30 and 7:30; Sunday at 1:30 and 5:30; Tuesday-Wednesday at 7:30, Thursday at 10:30 and 7:30. 201 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore. 202-432-7328, 410-481-7328 or 410-347-2010.

Community Theater

AMERICAN MUSIC STAGE -- "Peter Pan," through March 30. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Tnpk., Annandale. 703-425-9280.

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

GREENBELT ARTS CENTER -- "Deathtrap," through March 29. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. 123 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-441-8770.

HEXAGON -- "Rhyme & Punishment," through March 22. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2:30, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. A benefit for D.C. Habitat for Humanity. Duke Ellington School for the Arts, 3500 R St. NW. 202-333-7469.

KENSINGTON ARTS -- "Songs for a New World," through March 22. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3. 3710 Mitchell St., Kensington. 301-547-7101.

LITTLE THEATRE OF ALEXANDRIA -- "Art," through Saturday. Friday-Saturday at 8. 600 Wolfe St., Alexandria. 703-683-0496.

MUSICAL THEATER CENTER -- "Next Stop, Broadway!" by youth ensembles, through March 22. Friday at 7:30, Saturday at 2 and 7:30, Sunday at 2. F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. 301-251-5766.

PRINCE GEORGE'S LITTLE Theatre -- "The Matchmaker," through March 29. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1710 (TDD: 301-277-0312).

PRINCE WILLIAM LITTLE Theatre -- "Swingtime Canteen," through March 29. Friday-Saturday at 8. Jennie Dean School, 9601 Prince William St., Manassas. 703-330-7796.

SECOND STAR PRODUCTIONS -- "The Curious Savage," through April 5. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3. Bowie Playhouse, White Marsh Park, 6314 Crain Hwy., Bowie. 301-858-7245.

SON OF DAVID CONGREGATION -- "East Side Story," through Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 7, Sunday at 3. Asbury Methodist Village, 409 Russell Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-838-8612.

College

GEORGETOWN U./NOMADIC Theatre -- "Angels in America: Perestroika," through March 29. Thursday at 8. Walsh Hall, 1225 36th St. NW. 202-687-1859.

HOWARD U. -- "God's Trombones," through Saturday. Friday at 7:30, Saturday at 2:30 and 7:30. Ira Aldridge Theater, Howard University, 2455 Sixth St. NW. 202-806-7700.

TOWSON UNIVERSITY -- "The Servant of Two Masters," through Saturday. Friday-Saturday at 8. Center for the Arts, Towson University, 8000 York Rd., Towson. 410-704-2787.

U. OF MARYLAND -- "Romeo and Juliet," through Saturday. Friday-Saturday at 8. Kay Theatre, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park. 301-405-7847.

High School

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

GONZAGA -- "Oklahoma!," through March 22. Friday-Saturday and Thursday at 7:30. Gonzaga College High School, 19 I St. NW. 202-336-7123, Ext. 7404.

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.

DanceLIMON DANCE COMPANY -- Friday at 7:30. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

TANGOKINESIS -- Friday at 7:30. Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 301-228-2828 (TDD: 301-228-2838).

RINCONES & COMPANY DANCE Theatre, Friday at 7:30. Stephens Hall Theatre, Towson University, 8000 York Rd., Towson. 410-704-2787.

"INTERNATIONAL BALLET FESTIVAL" -- Friday at 8, Saturday at 2:30 and 8, Sunday at 2:30: "Kingdom of the Shades" from "La Bayadere" by the Kirov Ballet, "The Four Temperaments" by Miami City Ballet and "Sea of Troubles" by Adam Cooper & Company. Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

METROPOLITAN BALLET THEATRE -- "Alice's Wonderland" and "American Songs," Saturday at 1 and 5. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. 301-279-5301 or 301-762-1757.

CULKIN SCHOOL OF IRISH Dance, Saturday at 3. Free. Black Rock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260.

SOULOWORKS/ANDREA WOODS & Dancers -- "Love Letters," Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 4. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. 202-269-1600.

"TRIPTYCH" -- Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 7, choreography by Sarah Council, Jill Kuhlman and Tenille Redmond. Joy of Motion Dance Center, 5207 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-362-3042.

RING OF KERRY IRISH DANCERS -- Monday at 6 and 7:30. Free. Helen Hayes Gallery, National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-783-3372.

CARLA & COMPANY -- Wednesday at 6. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

SOULOWORKS/ANDREA WOODS & Dancers -- "Love Letters," Wednesday at 8. Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd., Reston. 703-476-1111.

CITYDANCE ENSEMBLE AND GESEL Mason Performance Projects -- "A Celebration of Black Choreographers," through March 27. Thursday at 8. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. 202-269-1600.