Theater

Downtown

ARENA STAGE/FICHANDLER -- "M. Butterfly," through Oct. 17. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 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 -- "Anna in the Tropics," through Nov. 21. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 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 -- "On Golden Pond," through Oct. 17. Friday at 8, Saturday- 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 -- "The Matchmaker," through Oct. 24. 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.

SHAKESPEARE THEATRE -- "Macbeth," through Oct. 24. 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).

TERRACE THEATER -- "Absolute Frida" by Thesis Productions, through Friday. Friday at 7:30. At the Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

THEATER LAB -- "Shear Madness," indefinitely. Friday at 9, Saturday at 6 and 9, Sunday at 3:30 and 7, Tuesday- Thursday at 8. At the Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

Around Town

AFRICAN CONTINUUM Theatre Company -- "A Lesson Before Dying," through Sunday. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2. H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE. 800-494-8497 or 202-529-5763.

AMERICAN CENTURY -- "The Time of Your Life," through Saturday. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2:30 and 8. Theater II, Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. 703-553-8782.

BIG APPLE CIRCUS -- "Picturesque," through Oct. 11. Friday at 11 and 7, Saturday-Monday at 12:30 and 4:30. Dulles Town Center, Route 7 and Route 28, Dulles. 202-397-7328 or 800-922-3772.

BLACKROCK CENTER For the Arts -- Comedian Flash Rosenberg, Friday at 7:30 and 9:30. 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260.

CATALYST THEATRE -- "The Elephant Man," through Oct. 16. Friday at 7:30, Saturday at 2:30 and 7:30, Thursday at 7:30. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. 800-494-8497 or 202-547-6839.

CHARTER THEATRE -- "The Subject," through Oct. 17. Friday at 7:30, Saturday at 3 and 7:30, Sunday at 7:30, Thursday at 7:30. Warehouse Second Stage, 1019 Seventh St. NW. 202-333-7009.

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL -- "Varekai," through Oct. 24. Friday at 8, Saturday at 4 and 8, Sunday at 1 and 5, Tuesday- Wednesday at 8, Thursday at 4 and 8. RFK Stadium parking lots, 22nd and East Capitol streets. 800-678-5440.

CLARICE SMITH CENTER -- "Embedded" by the Actors' Gang, through Friday. Friday at 8. Kogod Theatre, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, Stadium Drive and Route 193, College Park. 301-405-2787.

LANDLESS THEATRE CO. -- "Diamond Dead," through Oct. 31. Friday-Saturday and Thursday at 7:30. D.C. Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. 202-462-7833.

MARYLAND HALL -- "Alkoune," Sunday at 6:30. Free. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. 410-263-5544.

NATIONAL PLAYERS -- "Romeo and Juliet," Friday at 7:30. Pascal Center for Performing Arts, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. 410-777-2307.

OLNEY THEATRE -- "Blithe Spirit," through Nov. 7. 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.

OPEN CIRCLE -- "Jesus Christ Superstar," through Oct. 17. Friday- Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2, Wednesday- Thursday at 8. Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. 800-494-8497 or 240-683-8934.

REP STAGE -- "The Seagull," through Sunday: Friday at 8, Saturday at 2:30 and 8, Sunday at 2:30 and 7:30. "Introducing Anton," Tuesday at 7:30 and Wednesday at 1. 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. 202-397-7328 or 202-312-1555.

ROUND HOUSE/BETHESDA -- "Living Out," through Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3. East-West Highway and Waverly Street, Bethesda. 240-644-1100.

ROUND HOUSE/SILVER SPRING -- "Tabletop," through Nov. 7. Friday at 8, Saturday at 3 and 8, Sunday at 3, Thursday at 8. 8641 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 240-644-1100.

STUDIO -- "The Russian National Postal Service," through Oct. 24: Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7, Tuesday-Thursday at 8. "The Russian Readings: The Annual Readers Theatre Series," through Oct. 24 in Secondstage: Wednesday-Thursday at 8:30. 1333 P St. NW. 202-332-3300.

SYNETIC THEATER -- "Host and Guest," through Oct. 16. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3, Thursday at 8. Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. 703-824-8060.

TAKOMA THEATER -- "When ET Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, a Science Fiction Rock Opera," through Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 4. 6833 Fourth St. NW. 800-494-8497 or 202-291-8060.

TRUMPET VINE -- "Desire," through Oct. 16. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2:30, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. Theater on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. 703-912-1649.

WASHINGTON SHAKESPEARE CO. -- "The Two Gentlemen of Verona," staged reading, Tuesday at 7:30. Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. 800-494-8497 or 703-418-4808.

Baltimore | Out of Town

BALTIMORE SHAKESPEARE Festival -- "Julius Caesar," through Oct. 31. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 5. 3900 Roland Ave., Baltimore. 410-837-4143.

CENTER STAGE -- "Lady Windermere's Fan," through Oct. 24. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2 and 7:30, Tuesday at 8, Wednesday at 1 and 8, Thursday at 8. 700 N. Calvert St., Baltimore. 410-332-0033.

EVERYMAN -- "Uncle Vanya," through Oct. 17. 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 -- "The Play About the Baby," through Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. 251 S. Ann St., Baltimore. 410-276-7837.

HIPPODROME -- Comedian Margaret Cho, Thursday at 8. France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, 12 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore. 410-481-7328 or 410-752-7444.

MARYLAND ENSEMBLE THEATRE -- "Democracy: A Work in Progress," through Oct. 23. Friday-Saturday at 8. 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 301-694-4744.

WAYSIDE -- "Robert E. Lee and John Brown: Lighting the Fuse," through Saturday. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2:30 and 8. 7853 Main St., Middletown, Va. 540-869-1776.

WEINBERG CENTER FOR THE ARTS -- Hal Holbrook in "Mark Twain Tonight!," Wednesday at 7:30. 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 301-228-2828 (TDD: 301-228-2838).

Community Theater

DAMASCUS THEATRE CO. -- "Annie," through Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. Damascus Performing Arts Center, 9815 Main St., Damascus. 301-253-6210.

GREENBELT ARTS CENTER -- "An American Daughter," through Saturday. Friday-Saturday at 8. 123 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-441-8770.

PORT CITY PLAYHOUSE -- "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," through Oct. 16. Friday-Saturday at 8. Nannie J. Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria. 703-838-2880.

PRINCE WILLIAM LITTLE Theatre -- "Steel Magnolias," through Oct. 16. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3. George Round School, 10100 Hastings Dr., Manassas. 703-330-7796.

SILVER SPRING STAGE -- "Ravenscroft," through Oct. 30. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. 10145 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-593-6036.

College

CATHOLIC U. -- "All My Sons," through Oct. 17. Wednesday-Thursday at 7:30. Callan Theater, Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. 202-319-5358.

GEORGE WASHINGTON U. -- "The Glass Menagerie," through Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 7:30, Sunday at 2. Marvin Center Theater, 800 21st St. NW. 202-397-7328 or 202-994-6178.

GOUCHER COLLEGE -- "Stop Kiss," through Sunday. Friday-Sunday at 8. Dunnock Theatre, Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Rd., Towson. 410-337-6512.

HOWARD U. -- "The Fantasticks," through Oct. 16. Friday-Saturday and Tuesday-Thursday at 7:30. Ira Aldridge Theater,Howard University, 2455 Sixth St. NW. 202-806-7700

MONTGOMERY COLLEGE -- "Pippin," through Oct. 17. Wednesday-Thursday at 8. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. 301-279-5301.

TOWSON U. -- "Waiting for Godot," through Oct. 16. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. Studio Theatre, Center for the Arts, Towson University, 8000 York Rd., Towson. 410-704-2787.

U. OF MARYLAND -- "Our Town," through Oct. 15. Friday at 8, Sunday at 2 and 7:30, Tuesday-Thursday at 7:30. Kay Theatre, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park. 301-405-7847.

Dinner Theater

CHESAPEAKE MUSIC HALL -- "Kiss Me, Kate," through Nov. 13. 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 -- "Anything Goes," through Dec. 31. 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 -- "Man of La Mancha," through Nov. 21. 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.

TIMONIUM -- "It's 11 p.m., Where Are Your Parents?," through Oct. 30. 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.

TOBY'S -- "Miss Saigon," through Nov. 21. 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 -- "The Goodbye Girl," through Nov. 6. 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.

Dance

"DANCE DC FESTIVAL" -- Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 7, by Carla & Company, Ciocarlie, Coyaba Dance Theater, Ashe Moyubba Folkloric Ensemble and others. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. 202-269-1600.

SHANE O'HARA -- Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 7. Joy of Motion Dance Center, 5207 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-362-3042.