Theater

Downtown

ARENA STAGE/KREEGER -- "Crowns," through Aug. 7. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2, Tuesday-Wednesday at 7:30, Thursday at 8. 1101 Sixth St. SW. 202-488-3300 (TDD: 202-484-0247).

EISENHOWER -- "Red, White and Tuna," through Sunday. Friday at 7:30, Saturday-Sunday at 2:30 and 7:30. At the Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

OPERA HOUSE -- "Hairspray," through Aug. 21. Wednesday at 7:30, Thursday at 1:30 and 7:30. At the Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

SHAKESPEARE THEATRE -- "Lady Windermere's Fan," through July 31. 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

AMERICAN CENTURY -- "The Emperor Jones," through July 30. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2:30, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. Theater II, Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. 703-553-8782.

KEEGAN THEATRE -- "The Beauty Queen of Leenane," through July 23. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2, Thursday at 8. Church Street Theater, 1742 Church St. NW. 703-527-6000.

METROSTAGE -- "The Last Five Years," through July 24. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2 and 7, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 800-494-8497 or 703-548-9044.

NATURAL THEATRICALS -- "Ion," through July 17. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria. 703-739-5895.

OLNEY THEATRE -- "La Tragedie de Carmen," through July 17. 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 -- "The Caucasian Chalk Circle," through July 24. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2. Round House Theatre, 8641 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 800-494-8497.

QUOTIDIAN THEATRE -- "All My Sons," through Sunday. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 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.

SCENA -- "The Classics Made Easy," through July 17. "Part 3: Gladiator," Friday-Saturday at 7:30, Sunday at 3, Wednesday-Thursday at 7:30. Warehouse Theatre, 1021 Seventh St. NW. 703-684-7990.

SIGNATURE -- "Pacific Overtures," through Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2 and 7. 3806 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. 703-218-6500.

SOLAS NUA -- "Disco Pigs," through July 27. Sunday at 7, Monday-Wednesday at 8. Church Street Theatre, 1742 Church St. NW. 202-595-1760.

STUDIO -- "Take Me Out," through July 17 in the Mead Theatre: Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7, Wednesday- Thursday at 8. "The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow," through July 31 in the Milton Theatre: Friday-Saturday at 8:30, Sunday at 7:30, Wednesday-Thursday at 8:30. 1501 14th St. NW. 202-332-3300.

SUMMER SHAKESPEARE -- "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Free. Tuesday at 7: Carroll County Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster; 410-848-7272. Wednesday at 7:30: Macgruder Park, 40th Avenue and Hamilton Street, Hyattsville; 301-445-4500. Thursday at 7: Watkins Regional Park, Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro; 301-218-6700.

THEATER J -- "Central Park West" and "Riverside Drive," through July 24. Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3 and 7:30, Tuesday- Wednesday at 7:30. Goldman Theater, D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. 800-494-8497 or 202-777-3229.

WASHINGTON WOMEN IN Theater -- "Stella Adler," through Sunday: Friday at 7:30, Saturday at 3 and 7:30, Sunday at 3. One-act festival, through Sunday: Friday at 10, Saturday at 5:30 and 10, Sunday at 5:30. Warehouse Theatre, 1021 Seventh St. NW. 703-237-0711.

WOOLLY MAMMOTH -- "The Clean House," through Aug. 14. "Pay-what- you-can" previews, Monday-Tuesday at 8; regular prices, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. 641 D St. NW. 202-393-3939.

WOOLLY MAMMOTH -- "Help Wanted" and "The Brooklyn Unwashed," free reading, Saturday at 1. Touchstone Gallery, 406 Seventh St. NW. 202-393-3939.

Literary Events

MILLER'S CABIN -- Donald Illich and Jonathan Vaile read their poetry, Tuesday at 7:30. In Rock Creek Park at Picnic Grove 6, Beach Drive and Military Road NW. 301-587-4954.

Baltimore | Out of Town

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN Theater Festival -- through July 31. "The God of Hell," in Frank Center: Friday at 8, Saturday at 2, Sunday at 7, Thursday at 8. "American Tet," in Studio Theater: Friday at 8:30, Saturday at 2:30, Sunday at 7:30, Thursday at 2:30 and 8:30. "Sonia Flew," in Frank Center: Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2, Wednesday at 8. "Father Joy," in Studio Theater: Saturday at 8:30, Sunday at 2:30, Wednesday at 2:30 and 8:30. On the campus of Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, W. Va. 304-876-3473 or 800-999-2283.

FELLS POINT CORNER -- "Blue Mermaid," through Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 7. 251 S. Ann St., Baltimore. 410-276-7837.

HIPPODROME -- "Disney's the Lion King," through Sept. 4. 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. 410-547-7328 or 410-752-7444.

MARYLAND ENSEMBLE THEATRE -- "Democracy: A Work in Progress," through Saturday. Friday-Saturday at 8. Swirnow Theatre, Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore. 410-516-4695.

WAYSIDE -- "The Underpants," through Aug. 6. Saturday at 2:30 and 8, Sunday at 6:30, Wednesday at 2:30 and 8, Thursday at 8. 7853 Main St., Middletown, Va. 540-869-1776.

Community Theater

ALDEN THEATRE -- "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," through July 23. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. 703-790-9223.

ALDERSGATE CHURCH -- "Big River," through Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3. Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1301 Collingwood Rd., Alexandria. 703-799-7061.

ANNAPOLIS SUMMER GARDEN -- "The Tempest," through July 30. Friday-Sunday and Thursday at 8:30. 143 Compromise St., Annapolis. 410-268-9212.

ROCKVILLE MUSICAL THEATER -- "Pippin," through July 30. Friday-Saturday at 8. F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. 240-314-8690.

SILVER SPRING STAGE -- "Round and Round the Garden," through July 23. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. 10145 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-593-6036.

USS CONSTELLATION MUSEUM -- "Levy's Ghost," through July 17. Sunday at 6. Aboard the USS Constellation, Pier One, Baltimore. 410-539-1797, Ext. 422.

College

TOWSON U. -- "Ragtime -- The Musical," through July 23 in the Stephens Hall Theatre: Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2, Thursday at 7:30. "Forever Plaid," through July 17 in Auburn House Pavilion: Sunday at 7:30. "The Kathy and Mo Show: Parallel Lives," through July 17 in the Auburn House Pavilion: Saturday at 8, Thursday at 7:30. Towson University, 8000 York Rd., Towson. 410-704-2787.

Dinner Theater

LAZY SUSAN -- "The Pajama Game," through July 17. 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 -- "Kiss Me Kate," through July 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 -- "Run for Your Wife!," through Aug. 14. 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 -- "Beauty and the Beast," through July 17. 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 Wizard of Oz," through Aug. 27. 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

KIROV BALLET -- "Le Corsaire," through Sunday. Friday at 7:30, Saturday at 1:30 and 7:30, Sunday at 1:30. Kennedy Center Opera House, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

"NEW RELEASES" -- Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 7, a showcase of new works by area choreographers. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. 202-269-1600.

"D.C. HIP HOP THEATER Festival" -- Monday at 6 in the Terrace Theater, Benji Reid in "13 Mics." Tuesday at 6 in the Grand Foyer, "Jack Ya Body, the Art of Hip Hop Dance." Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).