Theater

Downtown

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 at 7:30, Wednesday at noon and 7:30, Thursday at 8. 1101 Sixth St. SW. 202-488-3300 (TDD: 202-484-0247).

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).

WARNER THEATRE -- "Guilty Until Proven Innocent," through Sunday. Friday at 8, Saturday at 3 and 8, Sunday at 3 and 7:30. Tuesday- Thursday at 8. 13th and E NW. 202-783-4000 or 202-397-7328.

Around Town

AFRICAN CONTINUUM Theatre Company -- "Two Trains Running," through Nov. 28. Thursday at 8. Kennedy Center Film Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 202-529-5763.

ALDEN THEATER -- "The Invisible Man" by the Aquila Theatre Company, Thursday at 8. McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. 703-790-0123.

CLARICE SMITH CENTER -- Comedian Bob Somerby, Tuesday at 5:30. Laboratory Theatre, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, Stadium Drive and Route 193, College Park. 301-405-2787.

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.

GREENBERG THEATRE -- "Senpo Sugihara: The Japanese Schindler," through Saturday. Friday-Saturday at 8. 4200 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 2202-885-2587.

HAMMER AUDITORIUM -- "Wait Til You See Him, the Music of Rodgers and Hart," a cabaret evening by the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, through Nov. 13. Friday and Saturday at 8. Hammer Auditorium, Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. 202-293-1548.

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

LISNER AUDITORUM -- Comedian Wanda Sykes, Friday at 8. 730 21st St. NW. 202-397-7328 or 202-994-6800.

METROSTAGE -- "One Good Marriage," through Nov. 21. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2 and 7, Thursday at 8. 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 800-494-8497 or 703-548-9044.

NATIONAL THEATRE/HELEN HAYES Gallery -- Three one-acts by Stealing Thunder Company, 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.

QUOTIDIAN THEATRE -- "The Weir," through Nov. 28. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. 301-816-1023.

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. Friday-Saturday and 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. Friday at 7:30, Saturday at 5 and 8, Sunday at 3, Wednesday-Thursday at 7:30. 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. 202-397-7328.

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

SIGNATURE -- The Highest Yellow," through Dec. 12. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2 and 7, Tuesday- Wednesday at 7:30, Thursday at 8. 3806 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. 703-218-6500.

STUDIO -- "Ivanov," through Dec. 12. Wednesday-Thursday at 8. 1333 P St. NW. 202-332-3300.

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.

THEATER ALLIANCE -- "Radio Free America," through Monday. Sunday-Monday at 8. H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE. 800-494-8497 or 202-396-2125.

WASHINGTON STAGE GUILD -- "Pound," through Nov. 28. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2:30 and 8, Sunday at 2:30, Thursday at 7:30. 1901 14th St. NW. 240-582-0050.

WOOLLY MAMMOTH -- "Grace," through Dec. 19. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 7, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. Warehouse Theater, 1021 Seventh St. NW. 800-494-8497 or 202-393-3939.

Literary Events

FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY -- Russell Banks reads from his fiction, Friday at 8. 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-7077.

RESTON COMMUNITY CENTER -- David Sedaris reads from his essays, Saturday at 3. 2310 Colts Neck Rd., Reston. 703-476-1111 or 703-476-4500.

Baltimore | Out of Town

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

CHESAPEAKE SHAKESPEARE Company -- "Measure for Measure," through Nov. 6. Friday-Saturday at 8. Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Rd., Ellicott City. 410-752-3994.

FELLS POINT CORNER -- "Enrico IV," through Nov. 28. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. 251 S. Ann St., Baltimore. 410-276-7837.

HIPPODROME -- Russell Simmons's Def Poetry Jam," through Saturday: Friday-Saturday at 8. "Thoroughly Modern Millie," through Nov. 14: Tuesday-Thursday at 8. France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, 12 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore. 410-547-7328 or 410-752-7444.

OLD OPERA HOUSE -- "Wait Until Dark," through Sunday. Friday- Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2:30. 204 N. George St., Charles Town, W. Va. 304-725-4420 or 888-900-7469.

PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP Theatre -- "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. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2:30 and 8, Sunday at 2:30, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. 7853 Main St., Middletown, Va. 540-869-1776.

THEATRE PROJECT -- "Babel: How It Was Done in Odessa" by Stanislavsky Theater Studio, through Nov. 14. Thursday at 8. 45 W. Preston St., Baltimore. 410-752-8558.

Community Theater

CASTAWAYS REPERTORY -- "Dracula," through Nov. 13. Ferlazzo Building, 15941 Donald Curtis Dr., Woodbridge. 703-508-5418.

KENSINGTON ARTS -- "The Rocky Horror Show," through Nov. 20. Friday-Saturday at 8. Kensingtown Town Center, 3710 Mitchell St., Kensington. 301-547-7101.

LAUREL MILL PLAYHOUSE -- "One-Act Play Festival," through Nov. 6. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. 508 Main St., Laurel. 301-617-9906.

LITTLE THEATRE OF ALEXANDRIA -- "Over the River and Through the Woods," through Nov. 20. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. 600 Wolfe St., Alexandria. 703-683-0496.

MOUNT VERNON PLAYERS -- "The Student Prince," through Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 7:30, Sunday at 2. Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church, 900 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-783-7600.

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

ROCKVILLE MUSICAL THEATER -- "Ragtime," through Nov. 20. Friday-Saturday at 8. F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. 301-908-2498.

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

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

College

BOWIE STATE U. -- "A Raisin in the Sun," through Nov. 7. Wednesday- Thursday at 10 a.m. Samuel Myers Auditorium, Bowie State University, 14000 Jericho Park Rd., Bowie. 301-860-3717.

GEORGE MASON U. -- "An Ideal Husband," through Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. Harris Theater, George Mason University, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-218-6500 or 703-993-8888.

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

MICA -- "Scaling the Walls," Thursday at 8. Falvey Hall, Maryland Institute College of Art, 1301 Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore. 410-225-2300.

NOTRE DAME -- "Jane," through Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. College of Notre Dame of Maryland, 4701 N. Charles St., Baltimore. 410-532-5543.

U. OF MARYLAND -- "The Trojan Women," through Nov. 13. Thursday at 7:30. Kogod Theater, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787.

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 Saturday. Friday-Saturday, 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

DOUG VARONE & DANCERS -- Friday at 8, Sunday at 3. Kay Theatre, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787.

BALTIMORE BELLYDANCE -- "Sundari," Saturday at 7. Mellor Armory, 130 Mellor Ave., Catonsville. 410-230-1825.

ARTS UNITED OF WASHINGTON -- "Meet Me at the Cafe," through Sunday. Saturday at 8, Sunday at 4:30 and 7. Jack Guidone Theater, Joy of Motion Dance Center, 5207 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-362-3042.

BOWEN McCAULEY DANCE -- "Telemetry," "Tus Ojos Claros . . . Santa Lucia," "For No Good Reason at All" and "Rapture," Wednesday at 7:30. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

JUMP RHYTHM JAZZ PROJECT -- Wednesday at 8. Center for the Arts Concert Hall, George Mason University, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-218-6500 or 703-993-8888.