Theater

Downtown

ARENA STAGE/FICHANDLER -- "Born Yesterday," through Nov. 6. Friday and Thursday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 7:30, Tuesday-Wednesday at 7:30. 1101 Sixth St. SW. 202-488-3300 (TDD: 202-484-0247).

ARENA STAGE/KREEGER -- "Passion Play, a Cycle," through Oct. 16. Friday at 7, Saturday-Sunday at 1 and 7, Tuesday and Thursday at 7, Wednesday at 11 and 7. 1101 Sixth St. SW. 202-488-3300 (TDD: 202-484-0247).

FORD'S THEATRE -- "Leading Ladies," through Oct. 23. Friday at 7:30, Saturday at 2:30 and 7:30, Sunday at 2:30, Tuesday at 7:30, Wednesday at noon, Thursday at 7:30. 511 10th St. NW. 202-397-7328 or 202-347-4833.

SHAKESPEARE THEATRE CO. -- "Othello," through Oct. 30. 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).

WARNER THEATRE -- "Friends & Lovers," through Oct. 16. Tuesday-Thursday at 8. 13th and E NW. 202-783-4000 or 202-397-7328.

Around Town

AFRICAN CONTINUUM Theatre Company -- "I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document Given to Me by a Young Lady From Rwanda," through Sunday. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 800-494-8497 or 202-529-5763.

AMERICAN CENTURY -- "It Had to Be You," through Saturday. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2:30 and 8. Theater II, Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. 703-553-8782.

BIG APPLE CIRCUS -- "Grandma Goes to Hollywood," through Sunday. Friday at 11 and 7, Saturday-Sunday at 12:30 and 4:30. Dulles Town Center, Route 7 and Route 28, Dulles. 202-397-7328 or 800-922-3772.

CATALYST THEATRE CO. -- "Metamorphosis," through Oct. 15. Friday at 7:30, Saturday at 2 and 7:30, Thursday at 7:30. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. 800-494-8497.

CHARTER THEATRE COMPANY -- "Building a Boat," through Nov. 6. Wednesday-Thursday at 7:30. The National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, 1556 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-333-7009.

FORUM -- "Upshot," through Oct. 16. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2, Thursday at 8. Church Street Theatre, 1742 Church St. NW. 202-518-9516.

GALA HISPANIC THEATRE -- "Te Quiero Muneca" ("I Love You, Doll"), through Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 4. Tivoli Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW. 800-494-8497 or 202-234-7174.

"IN SERIES" -- "Paper Moon: A Tribute to Harold Arlen," through Oct. 15. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 7. Source Theatre, 1835 14th St. NW. 202-518-0152.

JOURNEYMEN THEATER -- "The Boys Next Door," through Oct. 15. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Wednesday-Thursday at 7:30. Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. 202-248-2295.

GMU CENTER FOR THE ARTS -- The Flying Karamazov Brothers, Sunday at 7. Concert Hall, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-993-8888.

METROSTAGE -- "For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again," through Nov. 27. Wednesday-Thursday at 8. 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 800-494-8497 or 703-548-9044.

NATIONAL THEATRE/HELEN HAYES Gallery -- KTMA Performing Arts Ensemble's "New World/New Magic," Monday at 6 and 7:30. 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 800-447-7400 or 202-628-6161.

OLNEY THEATRE -- "Morning's at Seven," through Oct. 30. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7:30, Tuesday at 7:30, Wednesday at 8, Thursday at 10:15 and 8. 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. 301-924-3400.

REP STAGE -- "T Bone n Weasel," through Sunday. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2:30 and 8, Sunday at 2:30 and 7:30. Smith Theatre, Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. 410-772-4900.

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 Sunday. Friday at 8, Saturday at 3 and 8, Sunday at 3. 4545 East West Hwy., Bethesda. 240-644-1100.

SCENA -- "The Trial," through Oct. 16. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3, Thursday at 8. Warehouse Theater, 1021 7th St. NW. 703-684-7990. .

SIGNATURE -- "Urinetown," through Oct. 16. Friday at 8, 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.

SPOOKY ACTION THEATER -- "Save the Leopard," through Nov. 6. Wednesday- Thursday at 7:30. Flashpoint, 916 G St. NW. 1800-494-8497.

STUDIO -- "A Number," through Oct. 16 in the Mead Theater: Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7, Tuesday- Thursday at 8. "Hilda," through Oct. 23 in the Metheny Theatre: Friday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30, Saturday-Sunday at 2:30 and 7:30. 1501 14th St. NW. 202-332-3300.

SYNETIC THEATER -- "Dracula," through Oct. 23. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3, Thursday at 8. Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. 703-824-8060.

THEATER ALLIANCE -- "You Are Here," through Nov. 13. Thursday at 8. H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE. 800-494-8497 or 202-396-2125.

WOOLLY MAMMOTH -- "After Ashley," through Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2 and 7. 641 D St. NW. 202-393-3939.

Literary Events

HARD ROCK CAFE -- "Fashionist Chicklit" Book Tour, Monday at 6:30, with Josie Brown (reading from "True Hollywood Lies" and "John Gray's Mars Venus Advice"), Stephanie Lessing (reading from "She's Got Issues"), Jennifer O'Connell (reading from "Off the Record") and Kayla Perrin (reading from "Gimme an O!"). Free. 999 E St. NW. 202-737-7625.

Baltimore | Out of Town

BALTIMORE SHAKESPEARE Festival -- "Romeo & Juliet," through Oct. 30. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 5, Wednesday-Thursday at 10 a.m. St. Mary's Outreach Center, 3900 Roland Ave., Baltimore. 410-366-8594.

CENTER STAGE -- "King Lear," through Nov. 6. 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 -- "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.

LYRIC OPERA HOUSE -- "Stomp," through Oct. 9. Friday at 8, Saturday at 5 and 9, Sunday at 3 and 7. 140 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore. 410-547-7328 or 410-685-5086.

MARYLAND ENSEMBLE THEATRE -- "Betrayal," through Nov. 14. Friday-Saturday at 8. 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 301-694-4744.

Community Theater

FAUQUIER -- "Guys and Dolls," through Oct. 23. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. The Theatre, 4225 Aiken Rd., Vint Hill Farms Station, Warrenton. 540-349-8760.

HARD BARGAIN PLAYERS -- "Extremities," through Oct. 8. Friday- Saturday at 8. Hard Bargain Farm, 2301 Bryan Point Rd., Accokeek. 301-392-9901.

MOUNT VERNON PLAYERS -- "The Gondoliers," through Oct. 22. Friday-Saturday at 7:30, Sunday at 2. Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church, 900 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-783-7600.

PORT CITY PLAYHOUSE -- "Hauptmann," through Oct. 15. Friday, Saturday amd Tuesday at 8. Nannie J. Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria. 703-838-2880.

College

AACC -- Kelly Terranova and Big Ben Kennedy, Friday at 8. Pascal Center for Performing Arts, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. 410-777-2457.

GEORGE MASON U. -- "Marat Sade," Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2. Black Box Theatre, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-993-8888.

GEORGE WASHINGTON U. -- "Proof," through Oct. 9. Friday-Saturday at 7:30, Sunday at 2. Marvin Center Theater, 800 21st St. NW. 202-397-7328 or 202-994-6178.

MONTGOMERY COLLEGE -- "Showtune: Celebrating the Words and Music of Jerry Herman," through Oct. 9. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. 301-279-5301.

TOWSON U. -- "The Marriage of Bette and Boo," through Oct. 22. Thursday at 8. Mainstage Theatre, Center for the Arts, Towson University, 8000 York Rd., Towson. 410-704-2787.

U. OF MARY WASHINGTON -- "Ah, Wilderness!," through Oct. 9. Friday- Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. Klein Theatre, University of Mary Washington, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg. 540-654-1124.

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. "Clue!," through Oct. 9. Friday-Saturday, lunch at noon, show at 1. 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. 5. 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

"FESTIVAL OF CHINA: TRIO OF MODERN DANCE" -- Friday-Saturday at 7:30, Sunday at 2, with the Guangdong Modern Dance Company, Beijing Modern Dance Company and City Contemporary Dance Company. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

NATIONAL BALLET OF CHINA -- Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, in "Raise the Red Lantern." Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

SHOBANA -- Saturday at 5:30. Eleanor Roosevelt High School, 7601 Hanover kwy., Greenbelt. 301-806-1218.

OBERLIN DANCE COLLECTIVE/SAN Francisco -- Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 7. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. 202-269-1600.

29th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT -- Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 7, with Dana Tai Soon Burgess, Cross Currents Dance Company, Silk Road Dance Company, Tommy Parlon Dance Projects, Edgeworks Sance Theater, Artemis, Estele Velez, Heidi Schultz/Tappening and Expansion Dance Project. Joy of Motion Dance Center, 5207 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-362-3042.

TEHREEMA MITHA DANCE COMPANY -- Saturday at 8. Dance Theatre, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-581-9520 or 301-405-2787.

FORMOSA ABORIGINAL SONG & DANCE Troupe -- Sunday at 3. Freer Gallery's Meyer Auditorium, Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW. 202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

DANA TAI SOON BURGESS -- Sunday at 6. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324.

"YUNNAN REVEALED" -- music and dance from China's Yunnan Province, 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).

SAVION GLOVER -- Thursday at 8. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100.