Theater

Downtown

ARENA STAGE/KREEGER -- "Crowns," through Aug. 7. 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).

OPERA HOUSE -- "Hairspray," through Aug. 21. Friday at 7:30, Saturday-Sunday at 1:30 and 7:30, Tuesday-Thursday at 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 Saturday: Friday at 8, Saturday at 2:30 and 8. "One Touch of Venus," through July 31: Thursday at 8. Theater II, Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. 703-553-8782.

D.C. ARTS CENTER -- "Playing House," through Sunday: Friday at 7:30, Sunday at 3 and 7:30. "Uncle Jim's Comedy Six," through Saturday: Friday-Saturday at 10. "Agnes of God," through Aug. 14: Saturday and Thursday at 7:30. 2438 18th St. NW. 202-462-7833.

CHERRY RED PRODUCTIONS -- "Day-Old Plays '05: The Final Crust," Saturday at 8 and 11. Warehouse Theater, 1021 Seventh St. NW. 202-298-9077.

FILENE CENTER -- "Peter Pan," through Sunday. Friday at 8, Saturday-Sunday at 2 and 8. Wolf Trap Park, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-218-6500 or 703-255-1860.

KEEGAN THEATRE -- "The Beauty Queen of Leenane," through July 30. Friday-Saturday and Thursday at 8. Church Street Theater, 1742 Church St. NW. 703-527-6000.

METROSTAGE -- "The Last Five Years," through July 31. 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.

OPEN CIRCLE -- "Caucasian Chalk Circle," through Sunday. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2. Round House Theatre, 8641 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 800-494-8497 or 240-683-8934.

POTOMAC THEATRE PROJECT -- "Summer Repertory," through Aug. 7. "Somewhere in the Pacific," Saturday at 7:45, Sunday at 1, Tuesday at 7:45. "Press Conference," "American Dream" and "One for the Road," Friday at 7:45, Saturday at 1, Sunday at 4:30, Wednesday at 7:45. "Lovesong of the Electric Bear," Friday at 2, Saturday at 4:30, Sunday-Monday at 7:45, Thursday at 2 and 7:45. Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab, Olney Theatre Center, 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. 202-397-7328 or 202-312-1555.

SCENA -- "The Persians," through Aug. 14. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3, Thursday at 8. Tivoli Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW. 703-684-7990.

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

STUDIO -- "Take Me Out," through Aug. 7 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.

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

WASHINGTON NATIONAL Cathedral -- "Words of Albert Schweitzer and Music of Bach" by the Tennessee Players, Friday at 7:30. Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. 202-537-6200.

WASHINGTON SHAKESPEARE CO. -- "The Royal Hunt of the Sun," through Aug. 28. "Pay-what-you-can" previews, Friday-Saturday and Monday at 8; regular prices, Tuesday and Thursday at 8. Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. 800-494-8497 or 703-418-4808.

WASHINGTON STORYTELLERS -- "10,000 Miles to Home," storytelling by Ellouise Schoettler, Saturday at 8. Seeker's Church, 274 Carroll St. NW. 202-545-6840.

WOOLLY MAMMOTH -- "The Clean House," through Aug. 14. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2 and 7, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. 641 D St. NW. 202-393-3939.

Literary Events

MILLER'S CABIN -- Kathi Wolfe and Bill Wunder read their poetry, Tuesday at 7:30. Free. In Rock Creek Park at Picnic Grove 6, Beach Drive and Military Road NW. 301-587-4954.

Baltimore | Out of Town

BALTIMORE SHAKESPEARE Festival -- "The Merry Wives of Windsor," through Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 7, Sunday at 5. The Meadow at Evergreen House, 4545 N. Charles St., Baltimore. 410-366-8594.

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 -- "$Forty Million, If You Want It," through Aug. 7. Friday-Saturday and Thursday at 8. 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 -- "The Law of Return," through July 30. Friday-Saturday at 10, Sunday at 8. 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 301-694-4744.

RUN OF THE MILL -- "Socks" and "Holidays In," through Aug. 7. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 7, Thursday at 8. 3600 Clipper Mill Rd., Baltimore. 410-796-1555.

TOWSON U. -- The Capitol Steps, Thursday at 8. Stephens Hall Theater, Towson University, 8000 York Rd., Towson. 410-704-2787.

VAGABOND PLAYERS -- "Myron and Evelyn," through July 31. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 7. 806 S. Broadway, Baltimore. 410-563-9135.

WAYSIDE -- "The Underpants," through Aug. 6. Friday at 8, 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

ACT III -- "Seussical the Musical," through July 31. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2. Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington. 703-548-1154.

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

C.A.S.T. -- "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," through Saturday. Friday-Saturday at 8. Alden Theatre, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. 703-790-9223 or 202-397-7382.

CAPITOL HILL ARTS WORKSHOP -- "Pinafore," through Aug. 6. Thursday at 7. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. 202-547-6839.

THE CLOISTERS -- "Clowning Around With Shakespeare," Wednesday at 6:30. 10440 Falls Rd., Lutherville. 410-821-7448.

FREDERICKTOWNE PLAYERS -- "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas," through July 31. Friday-Saturday at 8. Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 301-228-2828 (TDD: 301-228-2838).

PORT TOBACCO PLAYERS -- "Singin' in the Rain," through July 31. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3. 508 Charles St., La Plata. 301-932-6819.

PRINCE GEORGE'S SUMMER Teen Theater -- "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," through July 30. Friday-Saturday at 8. High Point High School, 3601 Powder Mill Rd., Beltsville. 301-249-6011.

ROCKVILLE MUSICAL THEATER -- "Pippin," through July 30. Friday- Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. 240-314-8690.

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

College

TOWSON U. -- "Ragtime -- The Musical," through Saturday. Friday-Saturday at 8. Stephens Hall Theatre, Towson University, 8000 York Rd., Towson. 410-704-2787.

Dinner Theater

LAZY SUSAN -- "Something's Afoot," through Oct. 16. 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 31. 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 -- "Grease," through Sept. 4. 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

HOLLY BASS -- Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 7. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. 202-269-1600.

GOOSE ROUTE DANCE FESTIVAL -- through Sunday. Family program, Friday at 4; concerts, Saturday at 6 and Sunday at 4. War Memorial Building, 102 E. German St., Shepherdstown. 304-725-7621.