TheaterDowntownARENA STAGE/FICHANDLER "The Gem of the Ocean," through March 18. 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. 1101 Sixth St. SW. 202-488-3300 (TDD: 202-484-0247). ARENA STAGE/KREEGER "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune," through April 8. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 7:30, Tuesday-Wednesday at 7:30, Thursday at 8. 1101 Sixth St. SW. 202-488-3300 (TDD: 202-484-0247).

EISENHOWER "Carnival!," through March 11. Friday at 7:30, Saturday- Sunday at 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).

FORD'S THEATRE"Mark Russell: And the Pendulum Swings," through Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 7:30, Sunday at 2:30. 511 10th St. NW. 202-397-7328 or 202-347-4833.

SHAKESPEARE THEATRE CO. "Richard III," through March 18. 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 8, Saturday at 6 and 9, Sunday at 3 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 Ron White, through March 2. Thursday at 7:30. 13th and E streets NW. 202-783-4000 or 202-397-7328.

Around TownACTORS' THEATRE OF WASHINGTON"The Owl and the Pussycat," through March 25. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2 and 7, Thursday at 8. Source Theatre, 1835 14th St. NW. 800-494-8497.

AMERICAN CENTURY"Drama Under the Influence," through March 24. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2:30, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. Theatre II, Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. 703-553-8782.

BARNS AT WOLF TRAPSecond City Touring Company, through March 2. Thursday at 8. 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. 877-965-3872 or 703-938-2404.

CATALYST"We Are Not These Hands," through March 3. 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.

D.C. ARTS CENTER "Rehab," through March 17. Friday-Saturday at 7:30, Thursday at 7:30. 2438 18th St. NW. 202-462-7833.

FIREBELLY "Twelfth Night," through March 3. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2, Tuesday-Thursday at 8. Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run, Arlington. 703-409-2372.

FOLGER "King Lear," through Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2 and 7. Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-7077.

FORUM"Kid-Simple: a radio play in the flesh," through March 4. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. Round House/Silver Spring, 8641 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 800-494-8497.

GALA HISPANIC THEATRE"Las Paredes" ("The Walls"), in Spanish with English interpretation, through Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 4. 3333 14th St. NW. 800-494-8497 or 202-234-7174.

METROSTAGE"Bricktop," through Sunday. Friday at 8, Saturday at 5:30 and 8:30, Sunday at 3 and 7. 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 800-494-8497 or 703-548-9044.

OLNEY THEATRE"The Constant Wife," through March 11. 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.

REP STAGE "Two By Pinter: The Collection and the Lover," through Sunday. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2:30 and 8, Sunday at 2:30 and 7:30. Horowitz Visual & Performing Arts Center, 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. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Amphitheater, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-397-7328 or 202-312-1555.

RORSCHACH THEATRE"Rough Magic," through Saturday. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8. Calvary Methodist Church, 1459 Columbia Rd. NW. 800-494-8497 or 202-452-5538.

ROUND HOUSE/BETHESDA"Orson's Shadow," through Sunday. Friday at 8, Saturday at 3 and 8, Sunday at 3. 4545 East West Hwy., Bethesda. 240-644-1100.

SIGNATURE"Into the Woods," through Sunday in the Max Theater: Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7. "Crave," through April 1 in the Ark: Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7, Tuesday-Wednesday at 7:30, Thursday at 8. 2800 S. Stafford St., Arlington. 800-955-5566.

SOLAS NUA "The Small Things," through Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3. Flashpoint, 916 G St. NW. 800-494-8497.

STUDIO"Lypsinka: The Passion of the Crawford," through March 11. Friday at 7:30, Saturday at 5 and 7:30, Sunday at 2:30, Wednesday-Thursday at 7:30. 1501 14th St. NW. 202-332-3300.

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

THEATER ALLIANCE "Insurrection: Holding History," through March 25. Thursday at 8. H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE. 866-811-4111 or 202-396-2125.

WAREHOUSE THEATER "Son of a Bush" by Gross National Product, indefinitely. Friday at 8, Saturday at 8 and 10. 1021 Seventh St. NW. 202-397-7328 or 202-783-7212.

WASHINGTON SHAKESPEARE CO. "The Rape of Lucrece," through March 11. 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. 703-418-4808

WASHINGTON STAGE GUILD"Shaw's Shorts," through April 1. Thursday at 7:30. 1901 14th St. NW. 240-582-0050.

WOOLLY MAMMOTH"Vigils," through March 4. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2 and 7, Wednesday- Thursday at 8. 641 D St. NW. 202-393-3939.

Literary Events FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY The National Endowment for the Arts hosts "All I Have Is a Voice: A Celebration of W. H. Auden's 100th Birthday," readings and remarks, Tuesday at 6:30. Reservations required. 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-682-5793. NATIONAL MUSEUM OFWOMEN IN THE ARTS Nathalie Handal reads her poetry, Friday at 7. 1250 New York Ave. NW. 202-783-7370.

Baltimore {vbar} Out of TownCENTER STAGE"Trouble in Mind," through March 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.

CHESAPEAKE SHAKESPEARE CO."The Front Page," through Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Rd., Ellicott City. 866-811-4111 or 410-313-8874.

EVERYMAN "Going to St. Ives," through Sunday: Friday at 8, Saturday at 2:30 and 8, Sunday at 2:30. 1727 N. Charles St., Baltimore. 410-752-2208.

FELLS POINT CORNER "Bright Moments," through Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 4. 251 S. Ann St., Baltimore. 410-276-7837.

HIPPODROME "Go, Diego, Go Live!," through March 4. Wednesday at 7, Thursday at 10:30 a.m. and 7. France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, 12 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore. 410-547-7328 or 410-752-7444.

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

Community TheaterARTS BARN "Nunsense," through March 4. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3. 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394. LAUREL MILL PLAYHOUSE"Arsenic and Old Lace," through March 16. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. 508 Main St., Laurel. 301-617-9906.

MOUNT OLIVET PLAYERS"Charley's Aunt," through Saturday. Friday-Saturday at 7:30. 1500 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington. 703-527-3934.

PRINCE GEORGE'S LITTLE THEATER"Side by Side by Sondheim" through March 3. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. Bowie Playhouse, 6314 Crain Hwy., Bowie. 301-937-7458.

PROVIDENCE PLAYERS "Good Help Is So Hard to Murder," through March 10. Friday-Saturday at 7:30, Sunday at 2. James Lee Community Center, 2855 Annandale Rd., Falls Church. 703-425-6782.

SILVER SPRING STAGE "Dimly Perceived Threats to the System," through March 18. Friday-Saturday at 8. 10145 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-593-6036.

SPRINGFIELD"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," through March 4. Friday-Sunday at 7. Immanuel United Methodist Church, 7901 Heritage Dr., Annandale. 703-866-6238.

STERLING PLAYMAKERS "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," through Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 8,

Sunday at 2. Sterling Middle School, 201 W. Holly Ave., Sterling. 703-437-6117.

TANTALLON PLAYERS "The Diary of Anne Frank," through March 11. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6070.

TAPESTRY "Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters First 100 Years," through March 4. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria. 703-960-3398.

CollegeGEORGETOWN U."Swimmy and Other Stories," through Sunday. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2. Devine Studio Theatre, Georgetown University, 37th and O NW. 202-687-3838.

MONTGOMERY COLLEGE"Cinderella," through March 3. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. 301-279-5301.

U. OF MARYLAND "The Distance From Here," through March 3. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2, Tuesday-Thursday at 7:30. Kogod Theatre, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787.

U. OF MARY WASHINGTON "Shakespeare's R&J," through Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2. Klein Theatre, University of Mary Washington, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg. 540-654-1124.

Dinner TheaterLAZY SUSAN "Appointment With Death," through March 18. Friday and Tuesday-Thursday, dinner at 6:30, show at 8; Saturday, dinner at 7, show at 8:30; Sunday, dinner at 6, show at 7:30. U.S. 1 at Furnace Road, Woodbridge. 703-550-7384. RIVERSIDE CENTER "Bye Bye Birdie," through April 29. 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.

TOBY'S/BALTIMORE"The Full Monty," through March 24. Friday-Saturday and Tuesday-Thursday, dinner at 6:15, show at 8:15; Sunday matinee, buffet at 10:30, show at 12:15; Sunday evening, dinner at 5:15, show at 7. Best Western Hotel and Conference Center, 5625 O'Donnell St., Baltimore. 410-649-1660.

TOBY'S/COLUMBIA "George M!," through June 10. 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 "Forever Plaid," through March 10. 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.

DanceSUZANNE FARRELL BALLETFriday at 6, in an all-Balanchine program. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

BOLSHOI BALLETthrough Sunday. "Cinderella," Friday at 7:30. "Don Quixote," Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 and 7:30. Kennedy Center Opera House, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP"The Argument," "Sang Froid," "Candleflowerdance" and "Grand Duo," Friday and Saturday at 8. Center for the Arts Concert Hall, George Mason University, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 888-945-2468 or 703-993-8888.

"MICHAEL FLATLEY'S LORD OF THE DANCE"through Sunday. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8 and Sunday at 2. Warner Theatre, 13th and E streets NW. 202-783-4000 or 202-397-7328.

SACHIYO ITO AND COMPANYSaturday at 8, Japanese dance and music with shakuhachi player James Nyoyraku Schlefer. Center for the Arts, Towson University, 8000 York Rd., Towson. 410-704-2787.

GIORDANO JAZZ DANCE CHICAGOSaturday at 8 and Sunday at 2. American Dance Institute, 1570 E. Jefferson St., Rockville. 301-984-3003.

"JAZZ AND TAP DANCE FESTIVAL"Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 4, with Center Stage, Dancin' Unlimited, Encore Performers, Fusion Dance, Future Shock DC, Impulse, Metro Tap and Shenandoah Dance Ensemble. Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Tnpk., Annandale. 888-529-9132.

WASHINGTON REFLECTIONS DANCE COMPANYSaturday at 8 and Sunday at 4. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. 202-269-1600.

X-FACTION DANCE COMPANY"Love, Forevermore," Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 7. Joy of Motion Dance Center, 5207 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-276-2599.

MELVIN DEAL'S AFRICAN HERITAGE DANCERS AND DRUMMERSMonday at 6 and 7:30. Free. Helen Hayes Gallery, National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 800-447-7400 or 202-628-6161.

NEW YORK CITY BALLETthrough March 4. "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30. Kennedy Center Opera House, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).