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 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 -- "Ain't Misbehavin': The Fats Waller Musical Show," through May 25. 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).

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

NATIONAL THEATRE -- "The Tale of the Allergist's Wife," through Sunday: Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7:30. "42nd Street," through April 12: Tuesday-Thursday at 8. 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 800-447-7400 or 202-628-6161.

SHAKESPEARE THEATRE -- "Richard III," through May 18. 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, Monday at 8, Tuesday-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 -- "Forever Tango," through Sunday: Friday at 7, Saturday at 5 and 9, Sunday at 3 and 7. Comedian Jackie Mason, through March 30: Wednesday-Thursday at 8. 13th and E NW. 202-783-4000 or 202-432-7328.

Around Town

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

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

FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY -- "Elizabeth the Queen," through May 4. Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2 and 7:30, Tuesday-Wednesday at 7:30. 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-7077.

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.

LE NEON -- "La Vagabonde," through April 19. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. 703-243-6366.

LISNER AUDITORIUM -- "Show Face" by City at Peace, Thursday at 7:30. 730 21st St. NW. 202-319-2200 or 202-994-6800.

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 -- "Show Face" (excerpts) by City at Peace, 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 at 8, Thursday at 2 and 8. 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. 301-924-3400.

PATRIOT CENTER -- "Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus," through April 6. Wednesday-Thursday at 8. George Mason University, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 202-432-7328 or 703-993-3000.

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/BUSHEY DRIVE -- "Conversations" by the Hey Day Players, Tuesday at 11:30. 2210 Bushey Dr., Silver Spring. 301-585-1225.

ROUND HOUSE/SILVER SPRING -- "The Diviners," the Sarah Play Project for high school students, through Sunday. 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.

STUDIO -- "The Play About the Baby," through May 4. Wednesday-Thursday at 8. 1333 P St. NW. 202-332-3300.

SYNETIC THEATER -- "Salome," through May 25. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2, Thursday at 8. Stanislavsky Theater Studio, 1742 Church St. NW. 202-265-3748.

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.

WASHINGTON SHAKESPEARE CO. -- "Henry V," through April 26: Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 (Saturday matinee is a "pay-what-you-can" show) and 8, Sunday at 2, Thursday at 8. "Giants," play reading by Arlington Dramatists Project, Monday at 8. Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. 800-494-8497 or 703-418-4808.

WASHINGTON IMPROV Theatre -- "Big Bang," through April 12. Thursday at 7:30 and 10. D.C. Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. 202-462-7833.

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.

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.

WOOLLY MAMMOTH -- "I Worry," through April 20. Thursday at 8. AFI Theater, Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 202-393-3939 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

Literary Events

FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY -- Ann Patchett and Richard Powers read from their fiction, Friday at 8. 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-7077.

KENNEDY CENTER -- "Perfect Poetry: A Celebration," Sunday at 5, Antonio Cisneros, Homero Aridjis, Jaime Manriquez and Yolanda Pantin read their poetry in Spanish, and discuss it in English with Washington Post Book World editor Marie Arana. Education Resource Center, Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

Baltimore | Out of Town

CENTER STAGE -- "Intimate Apparel," through March 30 in the Head 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 7. 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 Sunday. Friday at 7:30; Saturday at 11:30, 3:30 and 7:30; Sunday at 1:30 and 5:30. 201 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore. 202-432-7328, 410-481-7328 or 410-347-2010.

JOSEPH MEYERHOFF SYMPHONY HALL -- The Peking Acrobats, Saturday at 7:30. Actor-mime Marcel Marceau, Monday at 7:30. 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore. 410-783-8000.

LYRIC OPERA HOUSE -- "Things That Lovers Do," through Sunday: Friday at 8, Saturday at 3 and 8, Sunday at 3 and 7:30. Rob Becker's "Defending the Caveman," through March 30: Thursday at 8. 140 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore. 410-481-7328 or 410-494-2712.

THEATRE PROJECT -- "Roxi Starr in 3-D With Elvis," through April 13. Thursday at 8. 45 W. Preston St., Baltimore. 410-752-8558.

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 Saturday. 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 Saturday. Friday-Saturday 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 Saturday. Friday-Saturday at 8. 3710 Mitchell St., Kensington. 301-547-7101.

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, Sunday at 3. 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.

College

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

MARY WASHINGTON -- "Confessions of Invisible Women," through Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 7, Sunday at 2. Dupont Hall, Mary Washington College, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg. 540-654-1124.

High School

GONZAGA -- "Oklahoma!," through Saturday. Friday-Saturday 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 Sunday. 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.

DanceAPARNA SINDHOOR DANCE Theatre -- Friday at 1:15. McNeir Auditorium, Georgetown University, 37th and O NW. 202-687-3117.

DANZAMARINA -- "The Flamenco World of Don Quixote," Friday at 8. Washington-Lee High School, 1300 N. Quincy St., Arlington. 703-503-0204.

MAURICE FRAGA -- Friday at 8. Dance Theatre, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787.

COMPANIA NACIONAL DE DANZA de Mexico -- Friday and Saturday at 8. Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

CITYDANCE ENSEMBLE AND GESEL Mason Performance Projects -- "A Celebration of Black Choreographers," Friday at 8, Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 4. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. 202-269-1600.

"NATIVE TRAILS" -- Saturday at 8, Native American dance and music by Robert Cody, Derrick Davis and Xavier Quijas Yxayotl. Kay Theatre, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park. 301-405-2787.

LIZ LERMAN DANCE EXCHANGE -- Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 3. Black Rock Center the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260.

MARE HIERONIMUS AND JANE Jerardi, Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 7. Joy of Motion Dance Center, 5207 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-362-3042.

ITAPUA BEIRAMAR -- capoeira, 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).