Theater

Downtown

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

CONCERT HALL -- "The 2005 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor," Sunday at 8. At the Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

EISENHOWER -- "Teahouse" by Beijing People's Art Theatre, through Oct. 29. Thursday at 8. At the Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

FORD'S THEATRE -- "Leading Ladies," through Sunday: Friday at 7:30, Saturday at 2:30 and 7:30, Sunday at 2:30. "State of the Union," reading, Monday at 7 (free, but reservations required; call 202-347-6262). 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).

TERRACE THEATER -- "Cathay: Three Tales of China" by Shaanxi Folk Art Theater, through Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 7:30, Sunday at 2. 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 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 -- "Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," through Sunday. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 1 and 6:30. 13th and E NW. 202-783-4000 or 202-397-7328.

Around Town

BREAK-A-LEG -- "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," through Sunday. Saturday at 3:30 and 7, Sunday at 1. Randolph Road Theater, 4010 Randolph Rd., Silver Spring. 301-251-5766.

CHARTER THEATRE CO. -- "Building a Boat," through Nov. 6. Friday at 7:30, Saturday at 3 and 7:30, Thursday at 7:30. The National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, 1556 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-333-7009.

COMEDY SPOT -- "Without a Doubt," through Nov. 6. Friday at 8, Saturday at 7:30, Sunday at 7. Third floor, Ballston Common Mall, 4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-294-5233.

FOLGER -- "Much Ado About Nothing," through Nov. 27. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7, Wednesday- Thursday at 7:30. Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-7077.

HORIZONS THEATRE -- "The Body Project," through Nov. 13. Friday- Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3, Thursday at 8. Warehouse Theater, 1021 Seventh St. NW. 703-578-1100.

"IN SERIES" -- "Paper Moon: A Tribute to Harold Arlen," through Oct. 30. Saturday at 2:30. Source Theatre, 1835 14th St. NW. 202-518-0152.

KEEGAN THEATRE -- "A Streetcar Named Desire," through Nov. 26. Thursday at 8. Church Street Theater, 1742 Church St. NW. 703-527-6000.

LISNER AUDITORUM -- Comedians Judy Gold and Wendy Liebman, Tuesday at 8. Comedian Coco Legrand, Wednesday at 8 (in Spanish). 730 21st St. NW. 202-397-7328 or 202-994-6800.

METROSTAGE -- "For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again," through Nov. 27. 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.

MONTGOMERY COLLEGE -- "A Land Twice Promised," storytelling by Noa Baum, through Saturday. Friday-Saturday at 8. Black Box Theatre, 7600 Takoma Ave., Takoma Park. 301-650-1368.

NATIONAL THEATRE/HELEN HAYES Gallery -- "An Evening With Lizzy Borden and Her Spirited Friends," Monday at 6 and 7:30. 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 800-447-7400 or 202-628-6161.

NOBLEHEART -- "Frankenstein," through Nov. 6. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3. Indian Head Center for the Arts, 4185 Indian Head Hwy., Indian Head. 301-743-3040.

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- Thursday at 8. 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. 301-924-3400.

PSYCHIC GHOST THEATRE -- "Visitations," through Nov. 26. Friday-Sunday at 8. 11234 Georgia Ave., Wheaton. 301-933-0373.

QUOTIDIAN THEATRE -- "The Beginning of Summer," through Nov. 20. 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 -- "The Beard of Avon," through Nov. 19. "Pay-what-you-can" preview, Friday at 8; regular prices, Saturday and Thursday at 8. Calvary Methodist Church, 1459 Columbia Rd. NW. 800-494-8497 or 202-452-5538.

ROUND HOUSE/SILVER SPRING -- "The Chairs," through Nov. 6. Friday at 8, Saturday at 3 and 8, Sunday at 3, Wednesday at 7:30, Thursday at 8. 8641 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 240-644-1100.

SCENA -- "No Exit," through Nov. 20. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3, Thursday at 8. Warehouse Theater, 1021 7th St. NW. 703-684-7990.

SOLAS NUA -- "Misterman," through Nov. 20. Thursday at 7:30. D.C. Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. 800-494-8497 or 202-462-7833.

SPOOKY ACTION THEATER -- "Save the Leopard," through Nov. 6. Sunday at 2 and 7:30, Monday at 7:30, Wednesday-Thursday at 7:30. Flashpoint, 916 G St. NW. 800-494-8497.

STUDIO -- "Hilda," through Sunday in the Metheny Theatre. Friday at 7:30, Saturday at 2:30 and 7:30, Sunday at 2:30 and 7:30. 1501 14th St. NW. 202-332-3300.

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

TEATRO DE LA LUNA -- "Justo en lo Mejor de mi Vida" ("Just at Life's Best Moment"), through Nov. 12. Friday at 8, Saturday at 3 and 8, Thursday at 8. Theater II, Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. 703-548-3092.

THEATER ALLIANCE -- "You Are Here," through Nov. 13. 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 -- "String Fever," through Nov. 27. "Pay-what-you-can" preview, Thursday at 7:30. Goldman Theater, D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. 800-494-8497 or 202-777-3229.

WASHINGTON SHAKESPEARE CO. -- "Hapgood," through Dec. 4. "Pay-what-you-can" preview, Thursday at 8. Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. 800-494-8497 or 703-418-4808.

WASHINGTON STAGE GUILD -- "If We Are Women," through Nov. 27. Thursday at 7:30. 1901 14th St. NW. 240-582-0050.

WOOLLY MAMMOTH -- "Kiki & Herb: The Resurrection Tour," through Saturday. Friday and Saturday at 8 and 10:30. 641 D St. NW. 202-393-3939.

Literary Events

FOLGER LIBRARY -- Elizabeth Alexander and Sharon Olds read their poetry, Monday at 7:30. 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-7077.

GEORGE WASHINGTON U. -- Janet Sylvester reads her poetry, Thursday at 8. Marvin Center, third floor, 800 21st St. NW. 202-994-6180.

POLITICS & PROSE -- Robert Bausch reads from his novel "Out of Season," Saturday at noon. 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.

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.

FELLS POINT CORNER -- "The House of Blue Leaves," through Nov. 20. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. 251 S. Ann St., Baltimore. 410-276-7837.

MARYLAND ENSEMBLE THEATRE -- "Betrayal," through Nov. 14. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 301-694-4744.

OLD OPERA HOUSE -- "Do Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?," through Oct. 30. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2:30, Thursday at 8. 204 N. George St., Charles Town, W. Va. 304-725-4420 or 888-900-7469.

VAGABOND PLAYERS -- "Corpse!," through Nov. 20. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. 806 S. Broadway, Baltimore. 410-563-9135.

Community Theater

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

GREENBELT ARTS CENTER -- "Last of the Red Hot Lovers," through Nov. 5. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. 123 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-441-8770.

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

PRINCE GEORGE'S LITTLE Theater -- "Dracula," through Saturday. Friday-Saturday at 8. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1710 (TDD: 301-277-0312).

PRINCE WILLIAM LITTLE Theatre -- "Moon Over Buffalo," through Oct. 29. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3. George C. Round Elementary School, 10100 Hastings Dr., Manassas. 703-330-7796.

PROVIDENCE PLAYERS -- "The Women," through Oct. 29. Friday-Saturday at 7:30, Sunday at 2. James Lee Community Center, 2855 Annandale Rd., Falls Church. 703-425-6782.

SPRINGFIELD -- "The Lion in Winter," through Oct. 29. Friday-Saturday at 7:30, Sunday at 7. Immanuel United Methodist Church, 7901 Heritage Dr., Annandale. 703-866-6238.

VIENNA THEATRE COMPANY -- "Deathtrap," through Oct. 29. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE, Vienna. 703-255-6360.

College

GEORGE MASON U. -- "Uncle Vanya," through Oct. 30. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2, Thursday at 8. Harris Theater, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-993-8888.

GEORGE WASHINGTON U. -- "The Winter's Tale," through Oct. 30. Wednesday-Thursday at 7:30. Marvin Center Theater, 800 21st St. NW. 202-397-7328 or 202-994-6178.

TOWSON U. -- "The Marriage of Bette and Boo," through Saturday. Friday-Saturday at 8. Center for the Arts, Center for the Arts, Towson University, 8000 York Rd., Towson. 410-704-2787.

U. OF MARYLAND -- "Jane Eyre," through Saturday. Friday-Saturday at 8. Kay Theatre, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787.

Dinner Theater

LAZY SUSAN -- "The Sound of Music," 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 -- "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

SHEN WEI DANCE ARTS -- "Rite of Spring" and "Folding," Friday and Saturday at 8. Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

BRIAN BROOKS MOVING CO. -- "Pinata," Friday and Saturday at 8. Dance Theatre, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787.

CHOREOGRAPHERS Collaboration Project, Saturday at 7. Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria. 703-683-2070.

JANE JERARDI -- "Efficiency," Saturday at 8. Tivoli Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW. 202-785-9727.

ODC/SAN FRANCISCO -- Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 3. Black Rock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260.

JANE FRANKLIN DANCE, Thompson & Trammell and Shane O'Hara, Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 7. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. 202-269-1600.

DELILAH -- Saturday and Sunday at 8. Joy of Motion Dance Center, 5207 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-362-3042.