Aug
21
Tue
The Color Purple @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Aug 21 all-day
The Color Purple @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Based on the 1982 book by Alice Walker, the story has won awards as a novel, film and musical. Witness the heart-wrenching story of Celie, who is separated from her sister and children for most of her life but finds a way to stay hopeful and in the end, triumphant. Set in early 1900s Georgia, The Color Purple is told through jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, and explores different family and relationship dynamics. Don’t miss out on the production awarded with a Tony for Best Revival of a Musical. Tickets are $69-$149.

Aug
22
Wed
Passion @ Signature Theatre
Aug 22 all-day
Passion @ Signature Theatre | Arlington | Virginia | United States

After their (yes, passionate) love is deterred by military duty, Giorgio and Clara’s relationship must survive through solely letters during the mid-1800s in Italy. Of course, the handsome soldier can’t avoid admiration even away at camp – his colonel’s cousin, Fosca, stays there too. While longing for Clara, Giorgio befriends Fosca, who suffers from seizures and spends her time solitary, living through the characters in novels. You’ll quickly learn that this isn’t a story about two young people destined to be together. The feeling of passion is a shifting force that can border obsession. This musical explores love and sickness – sometimes to the point that there is no difference. Tickets are $40-$89.

The Color Purple @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Aug 22 all-day
The Color Purple @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Based on the 1982 book by Alice Walker, the story has won awards as a novel, film and musical. Witness the heart-wrenching story of Celie, who is separated from her sister and children for most of her life but finds a way to stay hopeful and in the end, triumphant. Set in early 1900s Georgia, The Color Purple is told through jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, and explores different family and relationship dynamics. Don’t miss out on the production awarded with a Tony for Best Revival of a Musical. Tickets are $69-$149.

Aug
23
Thu
In The Closet @ DC Arts Center
Aug 23 all-day
In The Closet @ DC Arts Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Presented by Rainbow Theatre Project, this world-premiere production crosses time but not necessarily space as we witness the lives of four gay men from various years. This metaphysical comedy delves into the unique stories of an old man, a middle-aged man, and younger men who are “where all gay men begin, in the closet,” according to the DC Arts Center’s description. By playwright Sigmund Fuchs, this production of In The Closet will start up the center’s August season. Tickets are $30-$35.

Melancholy Play: A Contemporary Farce @ Constellation Theatre Company at Source Theatre
Aug 23 all-day
Melancholy Play: A Contemporary Farce @ Constellation Theatre Company at Source Theatre | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

This refreshing comedy about love isn’t about your typical, gorgeous lead. Yes, everyone is in love with her. But no, it’s not because she’s a bubbly, model-like star. Tilly’s sadness is what makes her so irresistible – no wonder even her therapist can’t get enough. Unfortunately for her admirers, Tilly’s emotions turn topsy-turvy as she discovers true joy. Moving beyond physical affections, Sarah Ruhl’s Melancholy Play will show you a surreal kind of love. Tickets are $19-$45.

Passion @ Signature Theatre
Aug 23 all-day
Passion @ Signature Theatre | Arlington | Virginia | United States

After their (yes, passionate) love is deterred by military duty, Giorgio and Clara’s relationship must survive through solely letters during the mid-1800s in Italy. Of course, the handsome soldier can’t avoid admiration even away at camp – his colonel’s cousin, Fosca, stays there too. While longing for Clara, Giorgio befriends Fosca, who suffers from seizures and spends her time solitary, living through the characters in novels. You’ll quickly learn that this isn’t a story about two young people destined to be together. The feeling of passion is a shifting force that can border obsession. This musical explores love and sickness – sometimes to the point that there is no difference. Tickets are $40-$89.

The Color Purple @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Aug 23 all-day
The Color Purple @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Based on the 1982 book by Alice Walker, the story has won awards as a novel, film and musical. Witness the heart-wrenching story of Celie, who is separated from her sister and children for most of her life but finds a way to stay hopeful and in the end, triumphant. Set in early 1900s Georgia, The Color Purple is told through jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, and explores different family and relationship dynamics. Don’t miss out on the production awarded with a Tony for Best Revival of a Musical. Tickets are $69-$149.

Comcast Xfinity Outdoor Film Festival @ The Historic Mansion at Strathmore and Gudelsky Gazebo
Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm – Aug 26 @ 8:30 pm
Comcast Xfinity Outdoor Film Festival @ The Historic Mansion at Strathmore and Gudelsky Gazebo | North Bethesda | Maryland | United States

The Comcast Xfinity Outdoor Film Festival returns for four consecutive days of free films under the stars Thursday, August 23 through Saturday, August 26, 2018, with a lineup of timeless animated classics and game-changing superhero action flicks. TheComcast Xfinity Outdoor Film Festival at Strathmore will present Disney-Pixar’s Academy Award-winning Coco, Marvel’s box office juggernaut Black Panther, Disney’s timeless The Lion King, and DC Films’ groundbreaking Wonder Woman.

The popular Washington, D.C.-area event is underwritten by Comcast and produced by DTA Global with Strathmore, and benefits NIH Children’s Charities. More information is available by visiting www.strathmore.org or calling (301) 581-5100.

The fun begins at 7:30 p.m. each evening with on-site activities. Classic movie theater fare, barbecue, and beverages, including wine and beer, will be available for purchase from Ridgewells catering. Films will be shown on the event’s hallmark nine-story tall, 52-foot-wide inflatable movie screen.

The 2018 schedule is:
Thursday, August 23Coco (PG)—105 minutes
Friday, August 24Black Panther (PG-13)—134 minutes
Saturday, August 25The Lion King (G)—88 minutes
Sunday, August 26Wonder Woman (PG-13)—141 minutes

 Films will be shown on the lawn near the historic Mansion at Strathmore and Gudelsky Gazebo, located at 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD 20852. Picnic blankets, low beach chairs, and small coolers are welcome.

In the event of severe weather, outdoor films will be cancelled. Weather updates can be found on Strathmore’s website, or on Facebook and Twitter.

The Comcast Film Festival is conveniently located adjacent to the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro station on the Red Line. Parking is available in the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Garage; parking is $5.20 Thursday and Friday, $2 on Saturday, and free on Sunday. Parking is payable with a credit or SmarTrip card.

 

Aug
24
Fri
In The Closet @ DC Arts Center
Aug 24 all-day
In The Closet @ DC Arts Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Presented by Rainbow Theatre Project, this world-premiere production crosses time but not necessarily space as we witness the lives of four gay men from various years. This metaphysical comedy delves into the unique stories of an old man, a middle-aged man, and younger men who are “where all gay men begin, in the closet,” according to the DC Arts Center’s description. By playwright Sigmund Fuchs, this production of In The Closet will start up the center’s August season. Tickets are $30-$35.

Melancholy Play: A Contemporary Farce @ Constellation Theatre Company at Source Theatre
Aug 24 all-day
Melancholy Play: A Contemporary Farce @ Constellation Theatre Company at Source Theatre | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

This refreshing comedy about love isn’t about your typical, gorgeous lead. Yes, everyone is in love with her. But no, it’s not because she’s a bubbly, model-like star. Tilly’s sadness is what makes her so irresistible – no wonder even her therapist can’t get enough. Unfortunately for her admirers, Tilly’s emotions turn topsy-turvy as she discovers true joy. Moving beyond physical affections, Sarah Ruhl’s Melancholy Play will show you a surreal kind of love. Tickets are $19-$45.