Theater Downtown

ARENA STAGE/KREEGER -- "Ain't Misbehavin': The Fats Waller Musical Show," through May 25. 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 -- "As You Like It" by the Royal Shakespeare Company, through May 18. Tuesday-Wednesday at 8, Thursday at 1:30 and 8. At the Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

FORD'S THEATRE -- "1776," through June 8. Friday at 7:30, Saturday at 2:30 and 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.

MILLENNIUM STAGE -- "Exercices de Style" by Le Neon, Monday at 6. Readings and music by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Wednesday at 6. Free. At the Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

NATIONAL THEATRE -- "The Vagina Monologues," through April 27. Tuesday-Thursday at 8. 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 800-447-7400 or 202-628-6161.

SHAKESPEARE THEATRE -- "Richard III," through May 18. 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 at 8, Wednesday-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 -- "Madea's Class Reunion," through Sunday. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2, 5:30 and 9, Sunday at 3 and 7:30. 13th and E NW. 202-783-4000 or 202-432-7328.

Around Town

AFRICAN CONTINUUM THEATRE CO. -- "From the Mississippi Delta," through April 27. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2, Thursday at 8. H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE. 800-494-8497.

AMERICAN CENTURY -- "The Second Man," through May 24. Thursday at 8. Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. 703-553-8782.

A.S.I.A. -- "Bee," through May 3. Friday-Saturday and Wednesday- Thursday at 8. Asian Stories in America Theatre, Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. 703-979-0875.

CHERRY RED PRODUCTIONS -- "Penetrator," through May 17. Friday-Saturday at 11. Source Theatre, 1835 14th St. NW. 202-298-9077.

D.C. ARMORY -- "The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus," through Monday. Friday at 7:30, Saturday at 11, 3 and 7:30, Sunday at 1:30 and 6, Monday at 1:30. 2001 East Capitol St. SE. 202-432-7328 or 202-547-9077.

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

GALA HISPANIC THEATRE -- "El loco la triste" ("Soulmates of the Fringe"), through May 18. Thursday at 8. Takoma Theatre, 6833 Fourth St. NW. 202-234-7174.

LE NEON -- "La Vagabonde," through Sunday. Friday at 8, Saturday at 4 and 8, Sunday at 2. Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. 703-243-6366.

OLNEY -- "The Miser," through May 18. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7:30, Thursday at 7:30, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. 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.

RORSCHACH THEATRE -- "Family Stories: A Slapstick Tragedy," through May 10. Friday-Saturday at 8, Thursday at 8. Calvary Methodist Church, 1459 Columbia Rd. NW. 703-715-6707.

ROUND HOUSE/BETHESDA -- "Speaking in Tongues," through April 27. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3, Tuesday at 7:30, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. "Bethesda Rocks," cabaret evening, Monday at 7:30. East-West Highway and Waverly Street, Bethesda. 240-644-1100.

SIGNATURE -- "Follies," through June 1. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2 and 7, Tuesday-Thursday at 8. 3806 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. 703-218-6500.

SIGNATURE -- "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," through May 25. Friday at 8, Saturday at 7 and 10, Sunday at 3, Tuesday-Thursday at 8. Warehouse Theatre, 1021 Seventh St. NW. 703-218-6500.

STUDIO -- "The Play About the Baby," through May 18. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7, 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.

THEATER OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT -- "Perseus Bayou," through April 26. Thursday at 7. Theater Space, George Mason University, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-218-6500 or 703-993-8888.

VENUS -- "The Anastasia Trials in the Court of Women," through June 7. Friday-Saturday at 10. D.C. Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. 202-462-7833 or 301-470-2406, Ext. 5.

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. "Ring Cycle: the Musical," 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 STAGE GUILD -- "Rose," through May 25. Thursday at 7:30. 1901 14th St. NW. 240-582-0050.

WASHINGTON STORYTELLERS' Theater -- "On the Bedpost Overnight," storytelling by Jon Spelman, through April 26. Friday-Saturday and Thursday at 7:30. D.C. Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. 202-462-7833 or 301-891-1129.

WOOLLY MAMMOTH -- Sandra Tsing Loh in "I Worry," through Sunday. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2. AFI Theater, Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 202-393-3939 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

Literary Events

RESTON COMMUNITY CENTER -- Sarah Vowell reads her comic essays, Saturday at 8. 2310 Colts Neck Rd., Reston. 703-476-1111.

Baltimore | Out of Town

CENTER STAGE -- "Mary Stuart," through May 4. 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. 700 N. Calvert St., Baltimore. 410-481-6500 or 410-332-0033.

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL -- "Dralion," through May 4. Friday-Saturday at 4 and 8, Sunday at 1 and 5, Tuesday-Wednesday at 8, Thursday at 4 and 8. In the blue and gold tent at Fleet and South Caroline streets, Baltimore. 800-678-5440.

MORRIS A. MECHANIC THEATER -- "Larry the Cable Guy," Saturday at 8. 1 N. Charles St., Baltimore. 410-752-1200 or 410-625-4230.

Community Theater

BURTONSVILLE PLAYERS -- "Assassins," through May 3. Friday-Saturday at 8. Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St., Laurel. 301-617-9906.

LITTLE THEATRE OF ALEXANDRIA -- "The World Goes 'Round," through April 26. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. 600 Wolfe St., Alexandria. 703-683-0496.

College

AMERICAN COLLEGE THEATRE Festival -- through Sunday. "Irene Ryan Evening of Scenes," Friday at 7:30 in the Terrace Theater. "Ten-Minute Play Festival," Saturday at 12:30 in the Theater Lab. "Training Wisteria" by Boston University, Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 2 in the Terrace Theater. "Translations of Xhosa" by Boston University, Saturday at 3 in the Terrace Gallery. At the Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

AACC -- "A Raisin in the Sun," through April 27. Friday-Saturday at 8. Pascal Center, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. 410-777-2457.

MARY WASHINGTON -- "A Midsummer Night's Dream," through Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. Klein Theatre, Mary Washington College, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg. 540-654-1124.

MONTGOMERY COLLEGE/ROCKVILLE -- "Aristocrats," through April 27. Wednesday-Thursday at 8. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Manakee St., Rockville. 301-279-5301.

TOWSON UNIVERSITY -- "Our Town," through April 26. Thursday at 9. Studio Theater, Center for the Arts, Towson University, 8000 York Rd., Towson. 410-704-2787.

Dinner Theater

CHESAPEAKE MUSIC HALL -- "The Music Man," through May 3. 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 -- "Guys and Dolls," through July 6. 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 -- "Jukebox Jubilee," through June 29. 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.

DanceALVIN AILEY AMERICAN Dance Theater -- "Ailey Classics," Friday at 7:30 and Saturday at 1:30. "Prayers From the Edge," "Black Milk," "Treading" and "Revelations," Saturday at 7:30. Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

"FIELDWORK SHOWCASE" -- Friday at 8. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. 202-269-1600.

NAMAH ENSEMBLE -- Friday at 8:30, with music by the Zarbang Ensemble. Falls Church High School, 7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church. 301-907-6991.

HOWARD U. DANCE CO. -- "A Body of Messages," through Sunday. Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 3. Ira Aldridge Theater, Howard University, 2455 Sixth St. NW. 202-806-7700.

COYABA DANCE THEATER -- Saturday at 8. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260.

TATIANA BAGANOVA PROVINCIAL Dances Theatre -- "Wings at Tea" and "Maple Garden," Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

MARYLAND DANCE ENSEMBLE -- Thursday at 8. Dance Theatre, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787.

AIR DANCE BERNASCONI -- through May 4. Thursday at 8. Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St., Baltimore. 410-752-8558.