Dec
8
Fri
Draw the Circle @ Atlas Performing Arts
Dec 8 2017 – Jul 24 2018 all-day
Draw the Circle @ Atlas Performing Arts | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

As part of its ongoing series “Transformational Journeys: Inspired Singular Explorations,” Mosaic Theater presents Mashuq Mushtaq Deen’s true story Draw the Circle. The story focuses on his gender transition, and the reactions from his conservative Muslim family. Instead of this performance being from his point of view, Deen’s story is told from the perspectives of his respective family members, uncovering their concerns with the unknown and unconditional love throughout the process. Various times and dates. Tickets $20-$65. Atlas Performing Arts Center: 1333 H St. NE, DC; www.atlasarts.org

May
22
Tue
Camelot @ Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Sidney Harman Hall
May 22 @ 7:30 pm – Jul 1 @ 2:00 pm
Camelot @  Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Sidney Harman Hall | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Amongst magical forests and castles of grandeur, four-time, Tony Award-winning musical Camelot explores the struggle for civilization and goodness in a society that’s accustomed to violence and hate. It is one leader’s integrity, courage and empathy along with his Knights of the Round Table that will change the course of history. With a doomed romance and an incredible score on top, this musical has won the hearts of theatre enthusiasts for generations. See website for all available showtimes.

The Scottsboro Boys @ Signature Theatre
May 22 @ 7:30 pm – Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm
The Scottsboro Boys @ Signature Theatre | Arlington | Virginia | United States

Along the lines of Kander and Ebb’s iconic musicals Chicago and Cabaret, the Tony Award-winning duo delivers yet another breathtaking musical. The Scottsboro Boys is a critique on racism and injustice in the South, revealing the true story of nine African-American teenagers who were falsely accused of a crime, quickly tried and sentenced to death in complete disregard for due process. Nominated for 12 Tony Awards, this musical transforms a disgraceful moment in American history into a platform for change. See website for all dates and showtimes.

May
31
Thu
The Tempest @ The Gunston Arts Center
May 31 @ 7:30 pm – Jul 1 @ 2:00 pm
The Tempest @ The Gunston Arts Center | Arlington | Virginia | United States

A classic comedy by the classic hitmaker William Shakespeare, The Tempest is a veteran of the theatre scene and one which commands a certain respect. I have little doubt the folks at Avant Bard will deliver the show with their own offbeat twist. The story is filled with love and magic and of course, riddled with conflict. It wouldn’t be a Shakespeare special if it didn’t also contain a smidge of tragedy as well.

Botticelli in the Fire @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
May 31 @ 8:00 pm – Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm
Botticelli in the Fire @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

What do artists do when faced with a populist takeover of the societies their work reflects? There’s no right or wrong answer, as those kinds of regimes often are accompanied by attempts to censor or deride anything seen as contentious. Does this sound relevant? Yeah, that’s what Woolly Mammoth’s Botticelli in the Fire wants you to take away, as it draws comparisons to the current political climate and that of the famed artist during the populist revolution in Lorenzo de’ Medici’s Florence. Faced with numerous choices throughout, Botticelli must make decisions with no easy answers.

The Remains @ Studio Theatre
May 31 @ 8:00 pm – Jun 24 @ 11:45 pm
The Remains @ Studio Theatre | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Yes, The Remains does sound like the title of a straight-to-video knockoff of HBO’s The Leftovers (fun fact: Nick Cage actually stars in this very thing, a little remake titled Left Behind), but Studio Theatre’s play is anything but. Instead of a story centered around people vanishing into thin air (*snap*), this story focuses on the 10-year marriage of Kevin and Theo, who host a dinner party to celebrate their newly renovated condo. As families tend to upon gathering together for an occasion, philosophy and truth come to the forefront, pulling the curtain on their thought-to-be perfect union. Learn more about the production in Keith Loria’s story in our June issue.

Jun
6
Wed
 Switch @ Trinidad Theatre at Logan Fringe Arts Space
Jun 6 @ 8:00 pm – Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm
 Switch @ Trinidad Theatre at Logan Fringe Arts Space | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

If you thought the most intriguing body-switching tales involved those of kids and their parents (as seen too many times in pop culture, so excuse me for not listing), you’re wrong. Switch takes the premise and flips it on its head, as the story involves a couple who wake up in one another’s bodies following sex. What follows is the two deciding to explore their boundaries with their gender-fluid friend Lark. Written by Brett Abelman and directed by Megan Behm, this play depicts a world “where sex, gender and sexuality intertwine.”

Jun
7
Thu
 Switch @ Trinidad Theatre at Logan Fringe Arts Space
Jun 7 @ 8:00 pm – Jun 24 @ 8:00 pm
 Switch @ Trinidad Theatre at Logan Fringe Arts Space | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

If you thought the most intriguing body-switching tales involved those of kids and their parents (as seen too many times in pop culture, so excuse me for not listing), you’re wrong. Switch takes the premise and flips it on its head, as the story involves a couple who wake up in one another’s bodies following sex. What follows is the two deciding to explore their boundaries with their gender-fluid friend Lark. Written by Brett Abelman and directed by Megan Behm, this play depicts a world “where sex, gender and sexuality intertwine.”

Jun
8
Fri
 Switch @ Trinidad Theatre at Logan Fringe Arts Space
Jun 8 @ 8:00 pm – Jun 25 @ 8:00 pm
 Switch @ Trinidad Theatre at Logan Fringe Arts Space | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

If you thought the most intriguing body-switching tales involved those of kids and their parents (as seen too many times in pop culture, so excuse me for not listing), you’re wrong. Switch takes the premise and flips it on its head, as the story involves a couple who wake up in one another’s bodies following sex. What follows is the two deciding to explore their boundaries with their gender-fluid friend Lark. Written by Brett Abelman and directed by Megan Behm, this play depicts a world “where sex, gender and sexuality intertwine.”

Jun
9
Sat
 Switch @ Trinidad Theatre at Logan Fringe Arts Space
Jun 9 @ 8:00 pm – Jun 26 @ 8:00 pm
 Switch @ Trinidad Theatre at Logan Fringe Arts Space | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

If you thought the most intriguing body-switching tales involved those of kids and their parents (as seen too many times in pop culture, so excuse me for not listing), you’re wrong. Switch takes the premise and flips it on its head, as the story involves a couple who wake up in one another’s bodies following sex. What follows is the two deciding to explore their boundaries with their gender-fluid friend Lark. Written by Brett Abelman and directed by Megan Behm, this play depicts a world “where sex, gender and sexuality intertwine.”