Theater

Downtown

ARENA STAGE/KREEGER -- "Orpheus Descending," through June 27. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 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).

EISENHOWER -- "A Streetcar Named Desire," through Sunday. Friday at 8, Saturday-Sunday at 2:30 and 8. At the Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

FORD'S THEATRE -- "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, 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 -- "Grease," through June 6. Tuesday-Thursday at 8. 13th and E NW. 202-783-4000 or 202-397-7328.

Around Town

AFRICAN CONTINUUM THEATRE CO. -- "A Monday Night With Bess and Tess," through June 27. Tuesday-Thursday at 8. H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE. 800-494-8497.

BAY THEATRE -- "The Sneeze," through Saturday. Friday-Saturday at 8. 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 -- "Miss Julie," through June 12. Friday-Saturday and Thursday at 7:30. 2438 18th St. NW. 202-462-7833.

GALA HISPANIC THEATRE -- "Candombe! Tango Nego," in Spanish with English interpretation, through June 27. Thursday at 8. Warehouse Theater, 1021 Seventh St. NW. 202-234-7174.

GREENBERG THEATRE -- Performances by the Russian State Feodor Volkov Academic Drama Theatre Troupe, in Russian, through Saturday: "The Corsican Fury," Friday at 8; "The General Inspector," Saturday at 8. 4200 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-885-2587.

KEEGAN THEATRE -- "An Island of No Land at All -- The Story of O'Malley of Shenganagh," through July 10. Thursday at 8. Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. 703-527-6000.

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. 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.

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/BETHESDA -- "The World Goes 'Round," through July 3. Wednesday-Thursday at 8. East-West Highway and Waverly Street, Bethesda. 240-644-1100.

ROUND HOUSE/SILVER SPRING -- "Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train," through Sunday. Friday-Sunday 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. Friday-Sunday and Tuesday-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.

SIGNATURE -- "Much More," cabaret evening with Judy Simmons and Jay Crowder, through Saturday: Friday at 8, Saturday at 7 and 9. "The Blue Room," through July 11: Tuesday-Wednesday at 7:30, Thursday at 8. 3806 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. 703-218-6500.

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 -- "The Cripple of Inishmaan," through June 27 in the Mead Theatre. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7, Tuesday-Thursday at 8. 1333 P St. NW. 202-332-3300.

SYNETIC THEATER -- "Master and Margarita," through June 20. Friday-Saturday at 8, 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 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 Monday. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7. Women in Military Service for America Memorial Theatre, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington. 202-772-1165.

YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS' THEATER -- "Choices," by Bell Multicultural High School students, Tuesday at 7:30. Free; reservations recommended. Goldman Theater, D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. 202-387-9173.

Literary Events

ST. MARY'S COLLEGE -- William Meredith reads his poetry, Sunday at 2. Montgomery Hall, St. Mary's College, Route 5, St. Mary's City, Md. 301-895-4239.

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, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2, Wednesday at 1 and 8, Thursday at 8. 700 N. Calvert St., Baltimore. 410-332-0033.

CHESAPEAKE SHAKESPEARE CO. -- "Much Ado About Nothing," through June 20. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 5. Outdoors at the Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park, 3691 Sarah's lane, Ellicott City. 410-752-3994.

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 Sunday. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 1 and 6:30. 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 Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 7. 3600 Clipper Mill Rd., Baltimore. 410-796-1555.

Community Theater

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

GREAT FALLS PLAYERS -- "Dial 'M' for Murder," through June 12. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. Alden Theatre, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. 703-790-9223 or 703-759-6224.

SANDY SPRING -- "Bully," through Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 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

CLEVELAND CONTEMPORARY Dance Theater -- "Rejoice!," Friday and Saturday at 8. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. 202-269-1600.

"CELEBRATION OF COLLEGE and University Dance" -- Tuesday at 6: Virginia Commonwealth University, Purchase College-SUNY, Ohio University and University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Wednesday at 6: University of Central Oklahoma, University of Michigan, University of Mississippi and Duke University. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

"NATIONAL COLLEGE DANCE Festival" -- Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 (TDD: 202-416-8524).