Theater

Downtown

ARENA STAGE/KREEGER -- "Cuttin' Up," through Jan. 1. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 6, Tuesday-Wednesday at 7:30, Thursday at 8. 1101 Sixth St. SW. 202-488-3300 (TDD: 202-484-0247).

EISENHOWER -- "Tall Horse" by Handspring Puppet Company of South Africa and Sogolon Puppet Troupe of Mali, through Saturday: Friday-Saturday at 8. "The Winter's Tale" by Propeller Theatre Company, through Thursday: Tuesday-Thursday at 7:30. At the Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

FORD'S THEATRE -- "A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas," through Dec. 31. Wednesday-Thursday at 11 a.m. 511 10th St. NW. 202-397-7328 or 202-347-4833.

LINCOLN THEATRE -- "If This Hat Could Talk: The Untold Stories of Dr. Dorothy Height," through Nov. 20. Wednesday- Thursday at 8. 1215 U St. NW. 202-397-7328 or 202-328-6000.

SHAKESPEARE THEATRE CO. -- "The Comedy of Errors," through Jan. 8. 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 -- Comedian Russell Peters, Friday at 7:30. "The U.S. Army Soldier Show," Saturday at 7:30. "Forever's Swing's Zoot Suit," through Nov. 20: Tuesday-Thursday at 8. 13th and E NW. 202-783-4000 or 202-397-7328.

Around Town

AFRICAN CONTINUUM Theatre Company -- "Kingdom," through Dec. 10: Sunday at 2 and Wednesday at 8. "Draft Day," through Dec. 11: Tuesday and Thursday at 8. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 800-494-8497 or 202-529-5763.

"CAVALIA" -- through Nov. 23. Friday at 8, Saturday at 3 and 8, Sunday at 1, Tuesday at 8, Wednesday at 7:30, Thursday at 8. In the white big top at Army Navy Drive and South Eads Street, Arlington. 866-999-8111.

CENTER FOR THE ARTS -- "Chi," Sunday at 7. George Mason University, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-218-6500 or 703-993-8888.

CLARICE SMITH CENTER -- "Don't Start Me to Talking or I'll Tell You Everything I Know," through Nov. 18. Thursday at 8. Kogod Theatre, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787.

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 Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3. Warehouse Theater, 1021 Seventh St. NW. 703-578-1100.

"IN SERIES" -- "Leaves of War: In Search of Walt Whitman," through Nov. 16. Friday-Saturday at 8, Wednesday at 7:30. Source Theatre, 1835 14th St. NW. 202-518-0152.

KEEGAN THEATRE -- "A Streetcar Named Desire," through Nov. 26. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2, Thursday at 8. Church Street Theater, 1742 Church St. NW. 703-527-6000.

LISNER AUDITORUM -- Comedians Maz Jobrani, Ahmed Ahmed, Aron Kader and Maysoon Zayid, Friday at 8. Comedians Bob Saget, Allan Goodwin and Justin Schlegel, Tuesday at 8. 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.

MILLENNIUM STAGE -- "The Seagull" by a company of deaf actors from the State Specialized Institute of the Arts in Moscow, Sunday at 6. Kennedy Center Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

NATIONAL PRESS CLUB -- "Teacher of the Year," staged reading, Monday at 7. Free. 529 14th St. NW. 202-662-7539.

OLNEY THEATRE -- "Oliver!," through Dec. 11. "Pay-what-you-can" preview, Tuesday at 7:30; regular prices, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. 301-924-3400.

OPEN CIRCLE -- "Low Level Panic," through Nov. 29. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2, Monday-Tuesday at 8. 1409 Playbill Cafe, 1409 14th St. NW. 800-494-8497 or 240-683-8934.

PSYCHIC GHOST THEATRE -- "Visitations," resumes Nov. 24. 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.

REP STAGE -- "The Violet Hour," through Nov. 20. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2:30 and 8, Sunday at 2:30 and 7:30. Theatre Outback, 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.

RORSCHACH THEATRE -- "The Beard of Avon," through Nov. 19. Friday at 8, Saturday at 5 and 8, Sunday at 5, Thursday at 8. Calvary Methodist Church, 1459 Columbia Rd. NW. 800-494-8497 or 202-452-5538.

ROSSLYN SPECTRUM -- Kevin Burke in "Rob Becker's Defending the Caveman," through Dec. 31. Friday at 7:30, Saturday at 5 and 8, Sunday at 5:30, Thursday at 7:30. 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. 202-397-7328.

ROUND HOUSE/BETHESDA -- "A Year With Frog and Toad," through Dec. 11. "Pay-what-you-can" preview, Wednesday at 7:30; regular prices, Thursday at 8. 4545 East West Hwy., Bethesda. 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.

SIGNATURE -- "Yemaya's Belly," through Dec. 18. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2 and 7, Wednesday at 7:30, Thursday at 8. 3806 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. 703-218-6500.

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

STRATHMORE -- Comedian Jackie Mason, Saturday at 8. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 202-397-7328 or 301-581-5100.

STUDIO -- "Guantanamo: 'Honor Bound to Defend Freedom'," through Dec. 11 in the Milton Theatre. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7, Tuesday-Thursday at 8. 1501 14th St. NW. 202-332-3300.

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

THEATER ALLIANCE -- "You Are Here," through Sunday. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2. H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE. 800-494-8497 or 202-396-2125.

THEATER J -- "String Fever," through Nov. 27. Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3 and 7:30, Tuesday at 7:30, Wednesday at noon, Thursday at 7:30. Goldman Theater, D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. 800-494-8497 or 202-777-3229.

TRUMPET VINE -- "As Bees in Honey Drown," through Dec. 3. Friday-Saturday and Wednesday-Thursday at 8. Theater on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. 703-912-1649.

WAREHOUSE THEATER -- "Worst President Ever," through Dec. 14. Wednesday at 7:30. 1021 Seventh St. NW. 202-438-2970.

WASHINGTON SHAKESPEARE CO. -- "Hapgood," through Dec. 4. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8 (Saturday matinee is a "pay-what-you-can" show), Sunday at 2, 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. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2:30 and 8, Sunday at 2:30, Thursday at 7:30. 1901 14th St. NW. 240-582-0050.

Literary Events

FRIENDSHIP HEIGHTS VILLAGE Center -- Nan Fry and Ron Tanner read their poetry, Thursday at 7:30. Free. 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-656-2797.

GEORGE WASHINGTON U. -- Elizabeth Poliner and Sergio Waisman read from their fiction, Thursday at 8. Marvin Center, third floor, 800 21st St. NW. 202-994-6180.

Baltimore | Out of Town

CENTER STAGE -- "Hay Fever," through Dec. 4 in the Pearlstone Theater. 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 -- "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me," through Dec. 18. 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 House of Blue Leaves," through Nov. 20. Friday- Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. 251 S. Ann St., Baltimore. 410-276-7837.

HIPPODROME -- Comedians Doug E Fresh, Chris Thomas, Malik, Will-E-Robo, Ronnie Jordan and Howie Bell, Saturday at 8. "Tuesdays With Morrie," through Nov. 27: Tuesday-Thursday at 8. 12 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore. 410-547-7328.

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

THEATRE PROJECT -- "Beyond the Mirror," through Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3. 45 W. Preston St., Baltimore. 410-752-8558.

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

Community Theater

STERLING PLAYMAKERS -- "Macbeth," through Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2:30. River Bend Middle School, 46240 Algonkian Pkwy., Sterling. 703-437-6117.

College

AACC -- "South Pacific," through Nov. 19. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2, Thursday at 7:30. Pascal Center, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. 410-777-2457.

BOWIE STATE U. -- "A Lesson Before Dying," through Nov. 20. Wednesday- Thursday at 10 a.m. Samuel Myers Auditorium, Bowie State University, 14000 Jericho Park Rd., Bowie. 301-860-3717.

CATHOLIC U. -- "The Curator," through Nov. 20. Thursday at 7:30. Hartke Theatre. Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. 202-319-4000 or 202-319-5414.

MONTGOMERY COLLEGE -- "Romeo and Juliet," through Nov. 20. Wednesday- Thursday at 8 Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. 301-279-5301.

TOWSON U. -- "The Changeling," through Nov. 19. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2, Thursday at 8. Center for the Arts, Center for the Arts, Towson University, 8000 York Rd., Towson. 410-704-2787.

U. OF MARYLAND -- "Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)," through Saturday in the Kogod Theatre: Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8. "Standing on My Knees," through Nov. 14 in the Laboratory Theatre: Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2 and 7:30, Monday at 7. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787.

U. OF MARY WASHINGTON -- "Nunsense," through Nov. 20. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. Klein Theatre, University of Mary Washington, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg. 540-654-1124.

High School

CALVERT -- "Damn Yankees!," through Nov. 19. Friday-Saturday at 7:30. 600 Dares Beach Rd,. Prince Frederick. 410-586-1374.

EINSTEIN -- "Noises Off," through Nov. 19. Friday-Saturday at 7:30. 11135 Newport Mill Rd., Kensington. 301-962-1028.

GAR-FIELD -- "The Pink Panther Strikes Again," through Nov. 19. Thursday at 7:30. 14000 Smoketown Rd., Woodbridge. 703-730-7005.

MONTGOMERY BLAIR -- "Twelfth Night," through Saturday. Friday-Saturday at 7:30. 51 University Blvd. E., Silver Spring. 240-676-1607.

WHITMAN -- "West Side Story," through Nov. 19. Thursday at 7:30. 7100 Whittier Blvd., Bethesda. 301-320-6569.

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.

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.

Dance

GEORGE MASON U. DANCE COMPANY -- Friday and Saturday at 8. Harris Theater, George Mason University, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-218-6500 or 703-993-8888.

CAMINO/AL FLAMENCO -- Friday and Saturday at 8. American Dance Institute Theater, 1570 E. Jefferson St., Rockville. 301-984-3003.

CARLA & COMPANY, BOSMADANCE and Amir Kolben, Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 4. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. 202-269-1600.

JESLYN DANCE GALLERY -- Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 7. Joy of Motion Dance Center, 5207 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-362-3042.

DINEH TAH NAVAJO DANCERS -- Wednesday at noon. Free. Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, First and Independence SE. 202-397-7328 for tickets (service charges); 202-707-5502 for information.

GWU DANCE DEPARTMENT -- through Nov. 19. Thursday at 7:30. Marvin Center, 800 21st St. NW. 202-994-6178.

BILL T. JONES/ARNIE ZANE DANCE CO. -- through Nov. 19. "As I Was Saying . . . ," Thursday at 8. Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

AUTUMN MIST BELK -- through Nov. 18. Thursday at 8. Dance Theatre, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787.