Theater

Downtown

ARENA STAGE/FICHANDLER -- "M. Butterfly," through Sunday. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 6. 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 2 and 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 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 -- "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).

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

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

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

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

D.C. ARMORY -- "No Guts, No Glory" by Precipe Improv Theater, through Oct. 23. Friday-Saturday at 10. 2001 East Capitol St. SE. 202-397-7328 or 202-547-9077.

FLESH & CANDOR ENSEMBLE -- "Revolution (Tingle Tangle No. 1)," through Nov. 7. Wednesday at 7:30, Thursday at 8. Warehouse Theater, 1021 Seventh St. NW. 202-783-3933.

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.

LISNER AUDITORUM -- "Sing-a-Long Sound of Music," Saturday at 7 and Sunday at 2. 730 21st St. NW. 202-397-7328 or 202-994-6800.

METROSTAGE -- "One Good Marriage," through Nov. 21. Thursday at 8. 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 800-494-8497 or 703-548-9044.

NATIONAL THEATRE/HELEN HAYES Gallery -- "Girlfriends," Monday at 6 and 7:30. 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 800-447-7400 or 202-628-6161.

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 Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. 800-494-8497 or 240-683-8934.

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.

RORSCHACH THEATRE -- "Accidental Death of an Anarchist," through Nov. 14. "Pay-what-you-can" previews, Tuesday-Thursday at 8. Calvary Methodist Church, 1459 Columbia Rd. NW. 800-494-8497 or 202-452-5538.

ROSSLYN SPECTRUM -- Chris Sullivan in "Rob Becker's Defending the Caveman," through Nov. 14. Tuesday-Thursday at 7:30. 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. 202-397-7328.

ROUND HOUSE/SILVER SPRING -- "Tabletop," through Oct. 31. Friday at 8, Saturday at 3 and 8, Sunday at 3, Thursday at 8. 8641 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 240-644-1100.

SMITH CENTER -- Comedian Dana Carvey, Saturday at 10. 600 22nd St. NW. 202-397-7328 or 202-994-2305.

SOCIETY OF KUNQU ARTS -- "The Rotten-helve Mountain," Saturday at 7:30. Churchill High School, 11300 Gainsborough Rd., Potomac. 301-762-9124.

STUDIO -- "The Russian National Postal Service," through Oct. 24: Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. "The Russian Readings," through Oct. 24: "Slingshot" and "Love," Friday at 8:30; "You" and "Cinzano," Saturday at 8:30; "The Sakhalin Wife" and "How I Ate a Dog," Sunday at 8:30; "Deadbeat" and "Forever and Ever," Wednesday at 8:30; "Murder and Mayhem," "The Love of Karlovna" and "Oxygen," Thursday at 8. 1333 P St. NW. 202-332-3300.

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

TEATRO DE LA LUNA -- "La Lechuga" ("The Lettuce"), in Spanish with English interpretation, through Nov. 13. 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.

TRUMPET VINE -- "Desire," through Saturday. Friday-Saturday at 8. Theater on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. 703-912-1649.

WASHINGTON SHAKESPEARE CO. -- "Titus Andronicus," reading, Tuesday at 7:30. lark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. 800-494-8497 or 703-418-4808.

Literary Events

FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY -- James Carroll, Aleksandar Hemon and Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston read from their works, Friday at 8. 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-7077.

MARYLAND INSTITUTE -- Galway Kinnell reads his poetry, Wednesday at 7. Brown Center, Maryland Institute College of Art, 1300 Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore. 410-225-2300.

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 at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7:30, Tuesday-Thursday at 8. 700 N. Calvert St., Baltimore. 410-332-0033.

EVERYMAN -- "Uncle Vanya," through Sunday. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2:30 and 8, Sunday at 2:30. 1727 N. Charles St., Baltimore. 410-752-2208.

MARYLAND ENSEMBLE THEATRE -- "Democracy: A Work in Progress," through Oct. 23. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Thursday at 8. 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 301-694-4744.

PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP Theatre Company -- "Aria Da Capo" and "One for the Road," through Nov. 7. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. 28 E. Ostend St., Baltimore. 410-659-7830.

WAYSIDE -- "Blithe Spirit," through Nov. 13. Saturday at 2:30 and 8, Sunday at 2:30. 7853 Main St., Middletown, Va. 540-869-1776.

Community Theater

LORD OF LIFE PLAYERS -- "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," through Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 7, Sunday at 4. Lord of Life Church, 5114 Twinbrook Rd., Fairfax. 703-323-5389.

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

PRINCE GEORGE'S LITTLE Theater -- "Lady Windermere's Fan," through Oct. 23. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1710 (TDD: 301-277-0312).

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

PROVIDENCE PLAYERS -- "Heaven Can Wait," through Oct. 30. Friday-Saturday at 7:30. James Lee Community Center, 2855 Annandale Rd., Falls Church. 703-425-6782.

ST. JOSEPH'S SCHOOL -- "Late Nite Catechism," benefit performance by Maripat Donovan, through Saturday. Saturday at 8. St. Joseph's School, 750 Peachtree St., Herndon. 703-904-1672.

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

VIENNA THEATRE COMPANY -- "Pack of Lies," through Oct. 30. Friday-Saturday at 8. Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE, Vienna. 703-255-6360.

College

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

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

MONTGOMERY COLLEGE -- "Pippin," through Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. 301-279-5301.

TOWSON U. -- "Waiting for Godot," through Saturday. Friday-Saturday 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. 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

"GAJAMUKHA" -- South Indian classical music and dance, Friday at 8. Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. 202-397-7328 or 202-994-6800.

JANE FRANKLIN DANCE and VTDance, Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 4, "Side by Side." Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. 202-269-1600.

"JOY OF MOTION ANNIVERSARY" -- Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 7, with faculty artists and resident companies. Jack Guidone Theater, Joy of Motion Dance Center, 5207 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-362-3042.

TOMMY PARLON -- Tuesday at 12:30. Humanities Building, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. 410-777-7021.

WASHINGTON BALLET -- "Giselle," through Oct. 24. Wednesday-Thursday at 8. Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 (TDD: 202-416-8524).