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Downtown

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

ARENA STAGE/KREEGER -- "Orpheus Descending," through June 27. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 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/OLD VAT -- Ten-minute playwriting competition by area high school students, Friday-Sunday at 8, Monday at 9 and noon. 1101 Sixth St. SW. 202-488-3300 (TDD: 202-484-0247).

EISENHOWER -- "A Streetcar Named Desire," through May 30. Friday at 8, Saturday-Sunday at 2:30 and 8, 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 -- "Children of Eden," through June 6. 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.

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).

Around Town

ACTORS' THEATRE OF WASHINGTON -- "OUT!Words," new play readings, Monday at 7. Church Street Theater, 1742 Church St. NW. 202-425-8516.

BAY THEATRE -- "The Sneeze," through May 29. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3. 275 West St., Annapolis. 410-268-1333.

CATALYST THEATRE -- "The Altruists," through June 19. Friday at 7:30, Saturday at 2 and 7:30, Thursday at 7:30. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. 800-494-8497 or 202-547-6839.

D.C. ARTS CENTER -- "The Last Five Years," through Sunday: Friday-Sunday at 7:30. "Miss Julie," through June 12: Thursday at 7:30. 2438 18th St. NW. 202-462-7833.

FOLGER -- "The Comedy of Errors," through Sunday. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7:30. Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-7077.

GREENBERG THEATRE -- Performances by the Russian State Feodor Volkov Academic Drama Theatre Troupe, in Russian, through May 29. "Even a Wise Man Stumbles," Thursday at 8. 4200 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-885-2587.

METROSTAGE -- "Mahalia," through July 11. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2 and 7, Thursday at 8. 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 703-548-9044.

OLNEY -- "Necessary Targets," through June 27. "Pay-what-you-can" performance, Tuesday at 7:30; regular prices, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. 301-924-3400.

QUOTIDIAN THEATRE -- "The Sea Gull," through Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. 301-816-1023.

RESTON COMMUNITY CENTER -- "All the Great Books (Abridged)" by the Reduced Shakespeare Company, Sunday at 3. 2310 Colts Neck Rd., Reston. 703-476-1111.

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 -- "Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train," through May 30. Friday-Sunday and Wednesday-Thursday at 8. 8641 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 240-640-1100.

SHAKESPEARE FREE FOR ALL -- "Much Ado About Nothing" by the Shakespeare Theatre, through June 6. Thursday at 7:30. Free tickets distributed on performance days starting at noon at the Carter Barron box office and at the Shakespeare Theatre box office, 450 Seventh St. NW, and Tuesdays through Fridays starting at 8:30 a.m. at The Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW. Performances at Carter Barron Amphitheatre, in Rock Creek Park at 16th and Colorado NW. Call 202-334-4790.

STANISLAVSKY -- "The Shoemaker's Remarkable Wife," through June 13. Friday-Saturday at 7:30, Sunday at 3, Thursday at 7:30. Stanislavsky Theater Studio, 1742 Church St. NW. 800-494-8497.

STUDIO -- "Far Away," through Sunday in the Milton Theatre: Friday at 7:30, Saturday-Sunday at 2:30 and 7:30. "The Cripple of Inishmaan," through June 27 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.

SYNETIC THEATER -- "Master and Margarita," through June 20. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2, Thursday at 8. Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. 703-824-6200.

TEATRO DE LA LUNA -- "Venecia" ("Venice"), in Spanish with English translation, through June 12. Friday at 8, Saturday at 3 and 8, Thursday at 8. Theater II, Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. 202-882-6227 or 703-548-3092.

THEATER ALLIANCE -- "Boy Gets Girl," through Sunday. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2. H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE. 800-494-8497 or 202-396-2125.

THEATER J -- "Passing the Love of Women," through June 6. Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3 and 7:30, Wednesday- Thursday at 7:30. Goldman Theater, D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. 800-494-8497 or 202-777-3229.

TRIBUTE PRODUCTIONS -- Stephen Lang in "Beyond Glory," through May 30. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7, Wednesday at 2 and 8, Thursday at 8. Women in Military Service for America Memorial Theatre, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington. 202-772-1165.

WASHINGTON SHAKESPEARE CO. -- "Waiting for Godot," in repertory through Saturday: Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 (Saturday matinee is a "pay-what- you-can" show). "Lady Chatterley's Lover," in repertory through Saturday: Saturday at 8. Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. 800-494-8497 or 703-418-4808.

WASHINGTON STORYTELLERS Theater -- "Where Were You in '72?" by Willie Claflin, Saturday at 8. Westmoreland Congregational Church, 1 Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda. 301-891-1129.

Literary Events

FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY -- E. L. Doctorow reads from his new book "Sweetland Stories," Monday at 8. 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-7077.

Baltimore | Out of Town

ARENA PLAYERS -- "Bits of Broadway: A Century of Black Musical Theatre," through June 6. Friday- Saturday at 8, Sunday at 4 and 8. 801 McCulloh St., Baltimore. 410-728-6500.

CENTER STAGE -- "Picnic," through June 20. Friday at 8, Sunday at 2 and 7:30, Tuesday-Thursday at 8. 700 N. Calvert St., Baltimore. 410-332-0033.

EVERYMAN -- "Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris," through June 20. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2, Wednesday-Thursday at 7:30. 1727 N. Charles St., Baltimore. 410-752-2208.

FELLS POINT CORNER -- "Street Scene," through June 13. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. 251 S. Ann St., Baltimore. 410-276-7837.

HIPPODROME -- "Mamma Mia!," through May 30. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 1 and 6:30, Tuesday- Thursday at 8. France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, 12 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore. 410-481-7328 or 410-752-7444.

MARYLAND ENSEMBLE THEATRE -- "Psycho Beach Party," through June 12. Friday-Saturday at 8. 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 301-694-4744.

RUN OF THE MILL -- "The Spectator," through May 30. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 7, Thursday at 8. 3600 Clipper Mill Rd., Baltimore. 410-796-1555.

Community Theater

ARLINGTON PLAYERS -- "Saturday Night," through Saturday. Friday-Saturday at 8. Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington. 703-549-1063.

BOUND4BROADWAY -- "The AcaDUMMY Awards," through Saturday. Friday at 8, Saturday at 1:30. Northwest High School, 13501 Richter Farm Rd., Germantown. 301-765-0465.

FOUNDRY PLAYERS -- "Prelude to a Kiss," through Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2:30. Foundry United Methodist Church, 1500 16th St. NW. 202-332-3454.

KENSINGTON ARTS -- "Tick Tick Boom," through Saturday. Friday- Saturday at 8. Kensington Town Center, 3710 Mitchell St., Kensington. 301-547-7101.

PRINCE WILLIAM LITTLE Theatre -- "Killing Dante," through Saturday. Friday-Saturday at 8. George Round School, 10100 Hastings Dr., Manassas. 703-330-7796.

SANDY SPRING -- "Snoopy!!!," through Saturday. Saturday at 11 and 3. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394.

Dinner Theater

CHESAPEAKE MUSIC HALL -- "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," through July 10. Friday- Saturday, dinner at 6, show at 8; Sunday, buffet at 12:30, show at 2:30. 339 Busch's Frontage Rd., Annapolis. 410-626-7515 or 800-406-0306.

LAZY SUSAN -- "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," through July 11. 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.

RIVERSIDE CENTER -- "Oklahoma!," through Aug. 15. 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 -- "Cats," through Aug. 8. 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 -- "Guys and Dolls," through June 5. 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 -- "Crazy for You," through June 27. Friday-Saturday, dinner at 6, show at 8; Sunday, dinner at noon, show at 2. 4615 Duke St., Alexandria. 703-370-2500.

Dance

ARTE FLAMENCO -- Friday at 6. Free. Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

MOVEMENT/ADDICTION -- Friday at 8. The Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. 410-276-1651.

WASHINGTON SCHOOL OF BALLET -- "Raymonda" (excerpts) and other works, Saturday at 2 and 7. Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. 202-362-3606, Ext. 112.

"TAPROOTS: TAPPING INTO the Rhythms of Generations," Saturday at 6, with Tappers With Attitude, Step Aside and others. Free. Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

LIZ LERMAN DANCE EXCHANGE -- "Scores for Salt and Snow: Dances Since 2002," Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 2. Greenberg Theater, 4200 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 301-270-6700.

"EMERGING ARTISTS SHOWCASE" -- Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 7, with Crystal Brown, Emily Crews, Tania Isaacs, Sharon Mansur, Jessica Marchant, Tenille Redmond and Arachne Aerial Arts. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. 202-269-1600.

JOM YOUTHDANCE -- Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 7, by students in the YouthDance intensive program. Joy of Motion Dance Center, 5207 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-362-3042.