SEPTEMBER

14--"The Whiteheaded Boy," an Irish family comedy from the early part of this century, by the Barabbas Theatre of Dublin, at the Kennedy Center. Through Sept. 23.

15--"A Couple of Blaguards," an autobiographical memory play from the McCourt brothers, at Ford's Theatre. Through Oct. 31.

23--"La Granada" at GALA Hispanic Theatre. Through Oct. 24.

23--"Translations," Brian Friel's play about the importance of language to a culture, at Rep Stage. Through Oct. 10.

24--"An Ideal Husband," Oscar Wilde's social comedy, which is much better than the recent movie based on it, at Center Stage, Baltimore. Through Oct. 24.

29--"Shockheaded Peter," a children's play based on the German stories by Heinrich Hoffmann, at the Kennedy Center. Through Oct. 3.

OCTOBER

5--"Death of a Salesman," Arthur Miller's account of the ravages of capitalism on one man's family, at the Olney Theatre Center. Through Nov. 7.

5--"The Adding Machine," Elmer Rice's classic social satire, at Washington Jewish Theatre. Through Oct. 24.

8--"The Royal Family," the classic American comedy inspired by the Barrymore acting clan, directed by Douglas C. Wager, at Arena Stage. Through Nov. 21.

13--"The Confidential Clerk," at Washington Stage Guild. Through Nov. 14.

14--"Three Tall Women," Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, at the Rep Stage. Through Nov. 14.

21--"The Cradle Will Rock," the celebrated agitprop musical of the '30s, at American Century Theater. Through Nov. 20.

29--"Cyrano de Bergerac," the French tragicomedy about the famous large-nosed lover, at Le Neon Theatre. Through Dec. 18.

29--"Danger: Memory!," a late play by Arthur Miller, at Theater J. Through Nov. 28.

30--"Hamlet," Joe Banno's production starring four actors--three of them female--as the melancholy Dane, at the Folger Elizabethan Theatre. Through Dec. 5.

NOVEMBER

2--National Folk Theatre of Ireland, at Ford's Theatre. Through Nov. 14.

3--"Communicating Doors," Nick Olcott's production of the new Alan Ayckbourn comedy, at the Round House Theatre. Through Nov. 28.

3--"Blue Heart," two one-acts about language and emotion by Caryl Churchill, at the Studio Theatre. Through Dec. 5.

3--"Side Man," the Tony Award-winning play, at the Kennedy Center. Through Nov. 28.

3--"The Sins of Sor Juana," at the Theatre of the First Amendment. Through Nov. 21.

5--"Radio Mambo: Culture Clash Invades Miami," at Arena Stage. Through Jan. 2.

6--"The 13th Summer of William and Pilar," in co-production with GALA Theatre and Young Playwrights Theatre, at the African Continuum Theatre Coalition. Through Nov. 7.

9--"A Midsummer Night's Dream," Shakespeare's comedy of bewitchment, at the Shakespeare Theatre. Through Jan. 2.

10--"The Dark Kalamazoo," hometown playwright Oni Faida Lampley's one-woman show about her travels in Africa, at Woolly Mammoth Theatre. Through Dec. 12.

11--"Entertaining Mr. Sloan," Joe Orton's scabrous satire, at Washington Shakespeare Company.

17--"The Idiot," based on Dostoevski's novel, at the International Stanislavsky Theater Studio. Through Dec. 19.

18--"Griller," Eric Bogosian's play about a former hippie coming to terms with suburbia and middle age, at Center Stage. Through Dec. 19.

18--"Neruda 2000," at GALA Hispanic Theatre. Through Dec. 19.

20--"Elektra" in rep with "The Importance of Being Oscar" at Scena Theatre. Through Dec. 19.

20--"A Christmas Carol," at Ford's Theatre. Through Jan. 2.

23--"Peter Pan," the children's classic, at the Olney Theatre Center. Through Dec. 26.

26--"Christmas at the Old Bull and Bush," a British music hall Christmas show, at Interact Theatre. Through Jan. 9.

30--"Vaudeville! Humor on the 20th Century Stage," at Washington Jewish Theatre. Through Dec. 19.

DECEMBER

4--"Inns and Outs," a new play by Caleen Jennings ("Playing Juliet/Casting Othello"), at Source Theatre. Through Jan. 2.

15--"A Broadway Christmas Carol," at the Round House Theatre. Through Jan. 2.

17--"Guys and Dolls," arguably the greatest American musical ever, with Maurice Hines, at Arena Stage. Through Feb. 20.

23--"Martin Guerre," the London musical based on the film, at the Kennedy Center. Through Jan. 16.

INFORMATION ON SELECTED THEATER COMPANIES AND STAGES

ACTORS' THEATRE OF WASHINGTON

Trapier Theater at St. Albans School

On the grounds of the Washington National Cathedral

Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW

202-319-1919

AFRICAN CONTINUUM THEATRE COALITION

No set address

202-529-5763

AMERICAN CENTURY THEATER

Gunston Arts Center, Theater II

2700 S. Lang St., Arlington

703-553-8782

ARENA STAGE

1101 Sixth St. SW

202-488-3300

CHURCH STREET THEATER

1742 Church St. NW

202-265-3748

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ARTS CENTER

2438 18th St. NW

202-462-7833

FOLGER ELIZABETHAN THEATRE

201 East Capitol St. SE

202-544-7077

FORD'S THEATRE

511 10th St. NW

202-347-4833

FRAUDULENT PRODUCTIONS

At District of Columbia Arts Center

2438 18th St. NW

202-728-7548

GALA HISPANIC THEATRE

1625 Park Rd. NW

202-234-7174

GEORGETOWN THEATRE COMPANY

Grace Episcopal Church

1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW

703-271-7770

HORIZONS THEATRE

At Rosslyn Spectrum

1601 N. Kent St., Arlington

703-243-8550

INTERACT THEATRE COMPANY

Old Vat Theater, Arena Stage

1101 Sixth St. SW

703-760-9863

INTERNATIONAL STANISLAVSKY THEATER STUDIO

2604 Arvin St., Silver Spring

301-946-4963

KEEGAN THEATRE

No set address

703-757-1180

KENNEDY CENTER

2700 F St. NW

202-467-4600

LE NEON FRENCH-AMERICAN THEATRE

At Rosslyn Spectrum

1601 N. Kent St., Arlington

703-243-6366

LINCOLN THEATRE

1215 U St. NW

202-328-6000

METROSTAGE

1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria

703-548-9044

MONTGOMERY COLLEGE

Performing Arts Center

51 Mannakee St., Rockville

301-279-5301

HAND CHAPEL

In Series at Mount Vernon College

2100 Foxhall Rd. NW

202-625-4655

NATIONAL THEATRE

1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

202-628-6161

OLNEY THEATRE CENTER

2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd. (Route 108), Olney

301-924-3400

PUBLICK PLAYHOUSE

5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly

301-277-1710

REP STAGE

At Howard Community College

10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia

410-772-4900

ROSSLYN SPECTRUM

1601 N. Kent St., Arlington

703-228-6960

ROUND HOUSE THEATRE

12210 Bushey Dr., Silver Spring

301-933-1644

SCENA

No set address

703-684-7990

SHAKESPEARE THEATRE

AT THE LANSBURGH

450 Seventh St. NW

202-547-1122

SIGNATURE THEATRE

3806 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington

703-820-9771

SOURCE THEATRE

1835 14th St. NW

202-462-1073

STUDIO THEATRE

1333 P St. NW

202-332-3300

TEATRO DE LA LUNA

Gunston Arts Center, Theater II

2700 S. Lang St., Arlington

703-548-3092

THE THEATRE CONSPIRACY

District of Columbia Arts Center

2438 18th St. NW

202-462-7833

THEATER OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT

George Mason University

4400 University Dr., Fairfax

703-993-8888

THEATRE J

D.C. Jewish Community Center

1529 16th St. NW

202-518-9418

TRUMPET VINE THEATRE COMPANY

No set address

703-912-1649

UNIVERSITY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA THEATER

4200 Connecticut Ave. NW

202-274-5119

WARNER THEATRE

1299 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

202-783-4000

WASHINGTON JEWISH THEATRE

Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington

6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville

301-230-3775

WASHINGTON SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

601 S. Clark St., Arlington

703-418-4808

WASHINGTON STAGE GUILD

No set address

202-529-2084

WOOLLY MAMMOTH THEATRE

1401 Church St. NW

202-393-3939