Throughout the school year, District Extra will publish occasional reviews of high school shows, written by student critics under the guidance of faculty mentors as part of the High School Critics and Awards Program, or Cappies.

The program is sponsored by the Capitol Steps comedy troupe in cooperation with theater teachers from across Northern Virginia. The program recognizes the achievements of young performers, writers, directors and stage crews. Thirty-nine schools are full participants, 38 in Northern Virginia and Duke Ellington School of the Arts.

The Cappies are eager to include more District schools. For information, visit Any high school that would like Cappies critics to review a show for District Extra should e-mail

The Extra is also highlighting upcoming productions. District schools may list a show by e-mailing or faxing 202-334-5672.

Please include the name of the production, dates it will be performed, the school name and address and a phone number that the public can call for more information. Listings must be submitted two weeks before the publication date.


DEC. 5-8

* "She Loves Me," Washington International School, 3100 Macomb St. NW, 202-243-1810.