Theater

Downtown

ARENA STAGE/KREEGER -- "Passion Play, a Cycle," through Oct. 16. Friday at 7, Saturday at 1 and 7, Sunday at 6, Tuesday-Thursday at 7. 1101 Sixth St. SW. 202-488-3300 (TDD: 202-484-0247).

LINCOLN THEATRE -- "Flyin' West" by True Colors Theatre Company, through Sept. 25. Sunday at 2:30 and 7:30, Tuesday-Thursday at 7:30. 1215 U St. NW. 202-397-7328 or 202-328-6000.

SHAKESPEARE THEATRE CO. -- "Othello," through Oct. 30. 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. The Lansburgh, 450 Seventh St. NW. 202-547-1122 (TDD: 202-638-3863).

TERRACE THEATER -- "Dracula" by Synetic Theatre, through Sunday. Friday-Sunday 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 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 -- "It Had to Be You," through Oct. 8. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2:30 and 8, Thursday at 8. Theater II, Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. 703-553-8782.

CATALYST THEATRE CO. -- "Metamorphosis," through Oct. 15. Friday-Saturday and Thursday at 7:30. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. 800-494-8497.

FOUNTAINHEAD -- "Top Girls," through Oct. 1. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Thursday at 8. Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. 703-920-5923.

GALA HISPANIC THEATRE -- "Te Quiero Muneca" ("I Love You, Doll"), through Oct. 9. Thursday at 8. Tivoli Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW. 800-494-8497 or 202-234-7174.

JOURNEYMEN THEATER -- "The Boys Next Door," through Oct. 15. Wednesday-Thursday at 7:30. Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. 202-248-2295.

METROSTAGE -- "The Sand Storm: Stories From the Front," through Sept. 25. Friday at 8, Saturday at 7 and 9, Sunday at 2 and 7, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 800-494-8497 or 703-548-9044.

NATIONAL PLAYERS -- "Dracula," through Thursday. Wednesday-Thursday at 7:30. Admission is "pay- what-you-can." Proceeds will be donated to Red Cross programs for Katrina disaster relief. Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. 301-924-3400.

NATURAL THEATRICALS -- "Alexa's Necklace," through Oct. 2. 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 -- "The Miracle Worker," through Sunday. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2. 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.

ROUND HOUSE/BETHESDA -- "Camille," through Oct. 9. Wednesday at 7:30 (Wednesday is a "pay-what-

you-can" show), Thursday at 8. 4545 East West Hwy., Bethesda. 240-644-1100.

SCENA -- "The Trial," through Oct. 16. Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3, Monday at 8, Thursday at 8. Tivoli Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW. 703-684-7990.

SIGNATURE -- "Urinetown," through Oct. 16. 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 -- "A Number," through Oct. 16. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8 (Saturday matinee is a "pay-what- you-can" show), Sunday at 2 and 7, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. 1501 14th St. NW. 202-332-3300.

THEATER ALLIANCE -- "Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde," through Sept. 18. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2, Thursday at 8. H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE. 800-494-8497 or 202-396-2125.

THEATER J -- "The Disputation," through Oct. 2. Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3 and 7:30, Wednesday-Thursday at 7:30. Goldman Theater, D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. 800-494-8497 or 202-777-3229.

WOOLLY MAMMOTH -- "After Ashley," through Oct. 9. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 7, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. 641 D St. NW. 202-393-3939.

ZEMFIRA STAGE -- "That Day in September," through Sept. 17. Friday-Saturday at 8. Admission is "pay-what-you-can." Manassas Church of the Brethren, 10047 Nokesville Rd., Manassas. 703-318-0619.

Literary Events

FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY -- Bebe Moore Campbell reads from her fiction, Friday at 8. 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-7077.

FRIENDSHIP HEIGHTS VILLAGE Center -- Lia Purpura and Jonathan Vaile read their poetry, Thursday at 7. 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-656-2797.

Baltimore | Out of Town

EVERYMAN -- "The Last Five Years," through Oct. 16. 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 Turn of the Screw," through Oct. 9. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. 251 S. Ann St., Baltimore. 410-276-7837.

MARYLAND ENSEMBLE THEATRE -- "Wonder of the World," through Sept. 24. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2, Thursday at 8. 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 301-694-4744.

OLD OPERA HOUSE -- "Over the River and Through the Woods," through Sept. 18. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2:30. 204 N. George St., Charles Town, W. Va. 304-725-4420 or 888-900-7469.

Community Theater

GREENBELT ARTS CENTER -- "Shylock, the Jew of Venice," through Sept. 17. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. 123 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-441-8770.

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 -- "Big River," through Oct. 30. 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 -- "Broadway Melodies," 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 -- "Aida," through Nov. 20. 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 -- "Oklahoma!," through Nov. 9. 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

MADLENIUM -- Tuesday at 6. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

BEBE MILLER COMPANY -- through Sept. 16. "Landing/Place," Wednesday and Thursday at 8. Kay Theatre, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787.

MEISHA BOSMA -- "Handle With Care," through Sept. 16. Thursday at 6. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).