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Events - September 2017

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ART 

Sept. 2 to Jan. 7

Scraps: Fashion, Textiles and Creative Reuse

Textile and apparel manufacturing is one of the most polluting industries in the world. This exhibition explores the work of innovative designers taking a lead in sustainability and reducing waste in the design process.

The George Washington University Textile Museum

 

Sept. 3 to Jan. 28

Edvard Munch: Color in Context

In the second half of the 19th century, advances in physics, electromagnetic radiation theory and the optical sciences provoked new thought about the physical as well as the spiritual world. Aspects of that thought are revealed in this exhibition of 21 prints that considers the choice, combinations and meaning of color in light of spiritualist principles.

National Gallery of Art

 

Through Sept. 4

David Molander – Invisible Cities

If home is a place where we ought to feel safe, how is this feeling visualized in our collective home — i.e., the city? This question inspired David Molander to create scenes where small and large conflicts play out among different interests and processes. While we can choose to care about or ignore them, all of them play an important role in shaping the invincible cities that we call home.

House of Sweden

 

Through Sept. 4

Linda Lasson – Black Thread, Images from Northern Sweden

Exploring the lives of the Sami, Sweden's indigenous people. Linda Lasson tells the stories of an exploited Northland and a displaced indigenous population through work that is archetypal contemporary poetry expressed as embroidery. The threads resemble drawings, and the graphic feel, mixed with the textile structure, exudes a sculptural aesthetic.

House of Sweden

 

Sept. 5 to Dec. 17

Between Two Rounds of Fire, The Exile of the Sea: Arab Modern and Contemporary Works from the Barjeel Art Foundation

This exhibit showcases a diverse selection of works, grouped around the theme of technologies in conflict. The works come from the collection of the Barjeel Art Foundation, an independent United Arab Emirates-based initiative established to manage, preserve and exhibit Arab art.

American University Museum

 

Sept. 5 to Dec. 17

I Am: An East-West Arts Initiative Organized by Caravan

"I Am" spotlights the insights and experiences of Middle Eastern women as they confront issues of culture, religion and social reality in a rapidly changing world both in the Middle East and West.

American University Museum

 

Sept. 5 to Dec. 29

Before the 45th | Action/Reaction in Chicano and Latino Art

This display of 60 works examines how Southern California-based Chicano and Latino artists worked tirelessly in an effort to shed light on the economic, political and social injustices faced over the past four decades. Concentrating on various themes and ideas, the exhibition highlights the diverse approaches taken by these artists to communicate their individual and community needs.

Mexican Cultural Institute

 

Thu., Sept. 7, 5:30 p.m.

Tragedy and Hope of Lidice

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Lidice tragedy, the Delegation of the European Union, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, presents the exhibition "Tragedy and Hope of Lidice." As retaliation for the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich in 1942, the village of Lidice was razed to the ground and 340 villagers were murdered. The exhibition presents an overview of this tragedy as well as a selection of recent winning artwork from the International Children's Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice commemorating the child victims. To register, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Delegation of the European Union

 

Sept. 7 to Dec. 10

Witnesses by Anna U Davis

Anna U Davis is known for her bold, colorful, graphic mixed-media work, where she explores her fascination with gender relations. This exhibit examines the notion of personality traits that are often classified as either good or bad — from curiosity, passion and jealousy to maturity, independence and insecurity — delving into where these features stem from.

House of Sweden

 

Sept. 7 to March 4

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The Utopian Projects

Spanning 1985 through present day, this survey comprises more than 20 of the Kabakovs' maquettes, whimsical models, for projects realized and unrealized, including monuments, allegorical narratives, architectural structures and commissioned outdoor works. Opening nearly 30 years after the Hirshhorn hosted Ilya Kabakov's first major U.S. exhibition, these intricate creations invite the viewer into their surreal world in miniature and offer a rare glimpse into the duo's artistic process.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

 

Sept. 8 to 29

Evolving

Five American artists from The Drawing Room collective use a variety of creative media to reflect on their early youth in Korea, through the evolving lens of their present lives settled in the United States. Using fabric, sculpture, collage and visual art that blends Korean and Western materials, "Evolving" exudes the liveliness of these artists' childhood memories as well as their individual struggles and progress since, evolving from immigrant to American in different environments. Like a majority of Korean Americans, who number nearly 2 million today, Dong Kyu Kim, Sueim Koo, Stephanie S. Lee, Jin Cho, and Jayoung Yoon were born in Korea and later transitioned to life in the United States. Each takes a unique approach to their art, drawing on familiar tensions between joy and hardship, tradition and modernity, in equal measure.

Korean Cultural Center

 

Sept. 8 to Oct. 28

Brilliant Dilletantes (Geniale Dilletanten)

"Geniale Dilletanten" was the deliberately misspelled title of a concert that took place at Berlin's Tempodrom in 1981. But over the years since then, it has come to represent an artistic scene in West and East Germany during the mid-1980's, an era of upheaval in which people in all the arts experimented with new ways of expression. Rather than persisting with the cause of world revolution, energies were channeled into achieving alternative ways of life. By adopting German rather than English as the language for song lyrics and band names, the protagonists of this new scene set themselves apart from the mainstream, giving credence to the movement's claim to be representing a radical new departure.

Goethe-Institut

 

Through Sept. 10

Markus Lüpertz: Threads of History

Offering unparalleled insight into the German artist's pioneering early practice, "Markus Lüpertz: Threads of History" showcases more than 30 paintings from Lüpertz's formative years in the 1960s and '70s, as he challenged the limits of painting and forged his own style amidst the unrest of postwar Germany.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

 

Through Sept. 10

Revival

Contemporary sculpture, photography and video by women artists explores how arresting aesthetics and intense subject matter can spur the viewer into a transcendent encounter with a work of art. Rousing the spirit rather than simply tantalizing the eye, the 16 artists in this exhibition harness scale, technique and effect in photography and sculpture to reanimate deep-rooted emotions related to the human experience.

National Museum of Women in the Arts

 

Sept. 15 to Oct. 14

Home + Discordance + US

Solas Nua, in collaboration with New York University, Washington, DC, presents this exhibition that explores the idea of the U.S. as a place of "home." Typically, the word home conjures up an image of warmth, welcome and a place of safety. However, for some that image does not fully hold true; some are less welcome than others, some are less equal and some are less safe.

NYU Washington DC

 

Through Sept. 17

Yoko Ono: Four Works for Washington and the World

The Hirshhorn celebrates the 10th anniversary of Yoko Ono's iconic "Wish Tree for Washington, D.C.," a living tree that invites visitors to tie a handwritten wish to its branches, with a summer of the Ono's emotionally charged installations and performances. Starting June 17, visitors can make a wish at the Wish Tree, leave memories of their mother at the U.S. debut of "My Mommy is Beautiful," a 40-foot participatory artwork that becomes a communal tribute to motherhood, and watch the newly restaged Sky TV for Washington, D.C., a 24-hour live feed of the sky outside, created in 1966 when Ono was living in a windowless apartment and longed for a glimpse of nature.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

 

Sept. 17 to Jan. 28

Posing for the Camera: Gifts from Robert B. Menschel

A selection of some 60 photographs in the National Gallery's collection made possible by Robert B. Menschel are on view in an exhibition that examines how the act of posing for a portrait changed with the invention of the medium. Featured works come from the early 1840s — just after photography was invented — through the 1990s.

National Gallery of Art

 

Sept. 21 to Oct. 29

Spain's Eleven & Estrada Design Kitchen

This double exhibition on design and food by Spanish designer Manuel Estrada serves as a framework for the "Eat Spain Up!" program about the gastronomy of Spain. "Spain's Eleven" is a photogrphaic journey across Spain's geography through its most relevant foods, from cheese and wine to olive oil, its fish preserves or its coveted ham. "Estrada Design Kitchen" explores the Spanish designer's conceptual work at pulling apart the everyday elements of food we take for granted, transforming them into works of art.

Former Residence of the Spanish Ambassador

 

Through Sept. 23

Markus Lüpertz

"Markus Lüpertz" explores the entirety of the prolific German artist's five-decade career with a survey of his earliest works along with more recent paintings. Lüpertz, who began painting in a postwar Germany dominated by American Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art, has exhibited a preoccupation with the relationship between figuration and abstraction over the course of his career. Demonstrating this relationship through nearly 50 paintings, the exhibition at the Phillips includes important examples from Lüpertz's "dithyrambic" pictures and provocative paintings of German motifs.

The Phillips Collection

Through Sept. 30

From Sinbad to the Shabab Oman: A Seafaring Legacy

Sail the high seas alongside some of history's most famous explorers and navigators — Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta and Ahmad Ibn Majid — and visit different Omani ports of call. Each leg of this journey will explore Omani history, Omani mariners and the Omani vessels they sailed. By interweaving the stories of these explorers with items from Omani ships and shipbuilding, this exhibit explores the history of Omani seafaring over the last millennia.

Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center

 

Through Oct. 29

Equilibrium: Fanny Sanín

This spotlight exhibition, featuring five paintings and more than 30 preliminary drawings by Fanny Sanín, invites viewers into the artist's meticulous, intuitive process, as she creates compositions of geometric forms with precisely defined fields of color.

National Museum of Women in the Arts

 

Through Nov. 17

Wonder Women!

From the Guerrilla Girls righting the wrongs of the art world to painter Edna Reindel's tough World War II riveters, to vintage feminist comic books — it's the celebration of the Wonder Women! Explore images of the powerful woman, real and fictional, in a wide-ranging selection drawn from the special collections and artists' archives of the Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center.

National Museum of Women in the Arts

 

Through Dec. 10

Stories of Migration – Sweden Beyond the Headlines

Migration is old news. It has helped shape countries and the world. But the current situation is unprecedented: More than 65 million people around the world have been forced to leave their homes. Migration is also an integral part of the history of Sweden; in today's population, one in six was born in another country. Since the 1930s Sweden has been characterized by more immigration than emigration, including offering refuge to people fleeing war and political unrest. This exhibition aims to add new perspectives to the story of Sweden and migration and give insights into the current situation in the country. Beyond headlines of chaos and collapse, beyond politics and public authorities, there are people who try to build a life in a new country.

House of Sweden

 

Through Dec. 13

Matthias Mansen: Configurations

German-born artist Matthias Mansen creates large-scale woodcuts that explore abstraction and figuration. He advances the tradition of woodblock printing by transforming pieces of scavenged wood—discarded floorboards or fragments of abandoned furniture—into printing blocks, which he progressively carves and recarves.

National Gallery of Art

 

Through Jan. 1

Spectacular Gems and Jewelry from the Merriweather Post Collection

For centuries, extraordinary gemstones have been the centerpieces of stunning jewelry made to adorn royalty, aristocracy, high society and Hollywood stars. Over 50 pieces that once belonged heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, one of the greatest jewelry collectors of the 20th century, will tell the story behind some of the remarkable stones and the jewelry into which they were transformed.

Hillwood Esttae, Museum and Gardens

 

Through Jan. 15

Architecture of an Asylum: St. Elizabeths 1852-2017

Established by Congress in 1855 as the Government Hospital for the Insane, St. Elizabeths is widely considered a pioneering psychiatric facility. The hospital is a prime example of the "Kirkbride Plan" for mental health hospitals, which promised to help patients with a specialized architecture and landscape. This exhibition traces St. Elizabeths' evolution over time, reflecting shifting theories about how to care for the mentally ill, as well as the later reconfiguration of the campus as a federal workplace and a mixed-use urban development.

National Building Museum

 

Through Jan. 28

The Face of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now

Since Sept. 11, 2001, the United States has been engaged in multiple wars, varying in intensity, locale and consequence. After fifteen years, this warfare has become normalized into our social and cultural landscape; it is ongoing, yet somehow out of sight, invisible. These 56 portraits by six artists explore the human costs of ongoing wars through portraiture. The exhibition title is drawn from John Keegan's classic military history, which reorients our view of war from questions of strategy and tactics to its personal and individual toll.

National Portrait Gallery

 

Through Feb. 17

Painting Shakespeare

Discover the paintings collection at the Folger — its stories, its glories and Shakespeare's power to inspire visual artists. From humble oil sketches to international masterpieces, this exhibition presents kids and adults alike, with a sometimes surprising, and always eye-catching, view of the man and his works.

Folger Shakespeare Library

 

Through June 24, 2018

Jim Chuchu's Invocations

The museum is the first institution to acquire and display Kenyan multimedia artist Jim Chuchu's mesmerizing suite of video projections, in which two distinct videos loop in succession and follow the structure of initiation rituals. Surrounded by Chuchu's pulsing house beats and evocative imagery, viewers are invited to contemplate the separations and releases that shape our individual and collective identities.

National Museum of African Art

 

DANCE

Sat., Sept. 2, 8 p.m.

BOLO (Bridge of Togetherness)

KanKouran's 2017 production, Bolo, will take audiences on an unbeliebably breathtaking journey into the influence that African dance and culture has had on contemporary dance styles, and how today's choreographers are now reaching back to bring an African influence into their work. Tickets are $20 to $25.

GW Lisner Auditorium

 

Wed., Sept. 13, 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Daybreaker: Take Back Your Morning. Wake Up and Dance

Daybreaker is an early morning dance movement in 16 cities around the world. The event at the House of Sweden (i.e. Swedish Embassy) in Georgetown starts with a one-hour yoga + fitness experience on the rooftop, then guests dance with reckless abandon for two hours before work in Alfred Nobel Hall. Live performance and secret surprises are also included. For tickets, visit www.daybreaker.com/city/dc/.

House of Sweden

 

Sat., Sept. 16, 8 p.m.

Gipsy Kings Featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo

The Grammy-winning band behind "Bamboleo" celebrate over 25 years of flamenco, salsa and pop fusion perfection in the party-starting spirit of the south of France. Tickets are $40 to $65.

Wolf Trap

 

Sat., Sept. 16, 8 p.m.

Tango Opera – Maria de Buenos Aires

PASO performs Maria de Buenos Aires - Astor Piazzolla's genre-bending tango opera with its hauntingly beautiful music and surrealistic lyrics. Tickets are $45.

GW Lisner Auditorium

 

DISCUSSIONS

Thu., Sept. 7, 6 p.m.

The Eagle and the Trident: U.S.-Ukraine Relations in Turbulent Times

Ukraine has struggled to establish itself as a democratic state since the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Since then Ukraine has encountered multiple conflicts within the country, including the annexation of Crimea by Russia. What methods can Ukraine utilize to recover from its current conflict? How effective is the support from the U.S. in stabilizing Ukraine? The World Affairs Council-Washington, DC presents Ambassador Steven Pifer for a conversation on his book "The Eagle and the Trident." For information, visit www.worldaffairsdc.org.

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

 

Thu., Sept. 7, 6:45 p.m.

The Silver Way: China, Spanish America and the Birth of Globalization, 1565-1815

Centuries before London and New York rose to international prominence, a trading route was established between Spanish America and China that ushered in a new era of globalization. The Ruta de la Plata, or Silver Way, began with Andrés de Urdaneta's discovery in 1565 of the tornaviaje ("return route"), between the Philippines and Acapulco. It soon catalyzed economic and cultural exchange, integrated world financial markets, engendered the first global currency in the Spanish milled dollar, led to the rise of the first "world city" in Mexico and established Manila as the primary Asian hub. In collaboration with the Mexican Cultural Institute and the Embassy of the Philippines, Spain arts + culture hosts a presentation by Peter Gordon, co-author of "The Silver Way," along with Margaret Myersof of the China and Latin America Program at the Inter-American Dialogue and Tatiana Seijas of Pennsylvania State University. To register, visit www.spainculture.us/city/washington-dc/.

Former Residence of the Spanish Ambassador

 

Wed., Sept. 13, 7 p.m.

How Did Ordinary Citizens Become Murderers?

In the Holocaust era, countless ordinary people acted in ways that aided the persecution and murder of Jews and other targeted groups within Nazi Germany and across Europe. The museum's current special exhibition, "Some Were Neighbors: Collaboration & Complicity in the Holocaust," examines one vexing question: What prompted average people to commit extraordinary crimes in support of the Nazi cause? To register, visit www.ushmm.org.

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

 

Wed., Sept. 13, 6 p.m.

The Vienna Philharmonic 1942-2017: 175 Years of Political, Social and Music History

In 2017 the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra commemorates its 175th anniversary. This lecture examines the distinctive structures of the orchestra, its relations with the most famous composers and conductors of their times, the role of its musicians and its affiliations with the different political regimes between the Habsburg Empire, National Socialism and the Republic of Austria. To register, visit http://acfdc.org.

Embassy of Austria

 

FESTIVALS

Mon., Sept. 4, 12 to 8 p.m.

Carifesta

This free Caribbean music and arts festival celebrating Caribbean-American heritage highlights 28 nations and is the largest presentation of English-, Spanish-, French- and Dutch-speaking Caribbean culture on the East Coast. The festival will feature live bands, cultural dances, an international food court, craft village, beer garden and more. For information, visit www.carifesta.com.

Ronald Reagan Building

Woodrow Wilson Plaza

 

Fri., Sept. 8, 3 to 9 p.m.

Awesome Sommerfest – Chill Out @GoetheDC

Learn about the work of the Goethe-Institut, participate in activities and end the day with some of D.C.'s rad punk bands. Activities include German speed courses, the "Brilliant Dilletantes" exhibition, karaoke, button and bag upcycling stations, a photo booth with 80s costumes, short films and a scavenger hunt.

Goethe-Institut

 

Sept. 12 to Nov. 2

Mutual Inspirations Festival 2017

The 2017 Mutual Inspirations Festival pays tribute to Gregor Mendel, the father of modern-day genetics, his scientific achievements, and the vibrancy of his homeland by bringing science and the arts alive through over 20 events in the nation's capital. Festival highlights include the symposium "Mendel's Peas and Today's Genes" at Georgetown University on the ethical issues and possibilities of modern genetics; lectures by Director of the Mendel Museum in Brno Ondrej Dostal, Villanova University Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics Edward Guinan, and renowned geneticist and holocaust survivor Renata Laxova; a garden concert in the U.S. Botanic Garden with U.S. Mandolin Champion Radim Zenkl; a performance of the Libor Smoldas Organ Trio mixing jazz, blues, soul and funk at the Kennedy Center; the U.S. premiere of Lenka Lichtenberg's album "Masarykinspired" inspired by the folk music of Moravia; a "Great Experimenters" film series at the National Gallery of Art showcasing the early works of Czech filmmakers; and the exhibition opening of "Czech Scientists and Their Inventions" at the Czech Embassy. For more information, visit www.mutualinspirations.org.

Various locations

 

Sept. 21 to Oct. 29

Eat Spain Up!

This month-long program of activities explores Spain and its regions through its foods, its traditional cuisine and its new gastronomic innovation. The cultural initiative includes exhibitions, discussions, screenings, lectures and much more, accompanied by tastings of regional foods and wines, iconic and avant-garde Spanish dishes. For information, visit visit www.spainculture.us/city/washington-dc/.

Former Residence of the Spanish Ambassador

 

MUSIC

Tue., Sept. 5, 6:45 p.m.

Ulises Eliseo Piano Recital

The Mexican Cultural Institute hosts Mexican musician and composer Ulises Eliseo for an evening of contemporary piano compositions, with songs from his album "Opus 1." To register, visit www.instituteofmexicodc.org.

Mexican Cultural Institute

 

Tue., Sept. 5, 7 p.m.

Swedish Quintet Jaerv

The award-winning Swedish quintet Jaerv presents extroverted, vigorous and heartfelt folk music with influences from both jazz and pop music. Together, the five members have created a homogeneous, vivid sound that has established Jaerv on the folk music scene as well as in many other forums. To register, visit http://www.swedenabroad.com/en-GB/Embassies/Washington/Current-affairs/Events/.

House of Sweden

 

Wed., Sept. 13, 6:45 p.m.

Homage to Eva Ybarra

The Mexican Cultural Institute honors Mexican-American accordionist Eva Ybarra for her receipt of an NEA National Heritage Fellowship. Ybarra, the "Queen of the Accordion," is one of only a few professional women accordionists in conjunto music. Conjunto originated in the late 19th century in working-class communities along Texas-Mexico border and is distinct to that region. To register, visit www.instituteofmexicodc.org.

Mexican Cultural Institute

 

Tue., Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m.

Members of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam

The Embassy Series presents three outstanding artists in an exciting trio of clarinet, violin and piano from the Netherland's most renowned orchestra — the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra based in Amsterdam — in the elegant Residence of the Netherlands ambassador. Tickets are $195, including buffet, wine and valet parking (black-tie optional); for information, visit www.embassyseries.org.

Netherlands Residence

 

THEATER

Sept. 1 to 24

Julius Caesar

This classic tragedy will be modernized by Scena Theatre's modern interpretation, drawing parallels between the political turmoil of ancient Rome to that in present-day Washington, D.C., and featuring an international cast. Tickets are $40 to $45.

Atlas Performing Arts Center

 

Through Sept. 2

Big Fish

Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest, boasts incredible, larger-than-life stories that thrill everyone around him — most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father's epic tales in this production by the Keegan Theatre based on Daniel Wallace's acclaimed novel. Tickets are $55.

Andrew Keegan Theatre

 

Sept. 5 to Oct. 8

The Arsonists

The world may be starting to burn, but our Everyman has it all under control. He's a respected member of his community with a loving wife and a flourishing business, so surely the arsonists will spare him. As an upstanding citizen, he's even happy to do his civic duty by opening his home to two new guests, but when they start filling his attic with drums of gasoline, will the fire hit too close to home? Written by Swiss playwright Max Frisch as a reflection on the rise of both Nazism and Communism, "The Arsonists" has uncanny new relevance today in light of the rise of populist nationalism around the globe. Tickets start at $34.

Woolly Mammoth Theater Company

 

Sept. 7 to Oct. 1

Don Juan Tenorio

In this contemporary adaptation of Don Juan Tenorio, the legendary lover pursues his vampiric impulses until he is redeemed by love. Remaining true to the language of José Zorilla, Nando López has distilled the story to its essence. He has combined characters and made them more complex, with the women, in particular, being stronger and more multifaceted, and the young Doña Ines is ultimately Don Juan's salvation. Tickets are $45.

GALA Hispanic Theatre

 

Wed., Sept. 13, 6:45 p.m.

Lorca: The Endless Light

This show celebrates Spanish poet and playwright Federico Garciá Lorca with jazz compositions, exploring the tensions between love and death, desire and repression, with Lorca's female characters taking center stage. To register, visit www.spainculture.us/city/washington-dc/.

Former Residence of the Spanish Ambassador

 

Sept. 15 to Oct. 22

Native Gardens

Tania, a very pregnant Ph.D. candidate, and Pablo, her rising attorney husband, move next door to Virginia and Frank, a deep-rooted D.C. couple with an impeccably trimmed backyard. But when a questionable fence line puts a prize-worthy garden in jeopardy, neighborly rivalry escalates into an all-out border dispute, challenging everyone's notions of race, privilege and where to draw the line on good taste. Tickets are $40 to $90.

Arena Stage

 

Sept. 22 to Oct. 22

Death of a Salesman

Willy Loman's career is over. During a pivotal 24 hours, he reflects on his life as a father, husband and traveling salesman. Truth and lies intermingle as Willy tries to reconcile the optimism of his youth with his unfulfilled dreams. As the full force of reality crashes down on him, he places his last hope of success in his two sons in Arthur Miller's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic. Tickets are $20 to $64.

Ford's Theatre

 

Sept. 26 to Oct. 29

The Lover & The Collection

STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn returns to Harold Pinter's gripping realm of doubt and disquiet to direct a double bill of short plays, considering how we construct our own realities, which truths we tell and which lies we choose to believe. In "The Collection," a jealous husband confronts a rival, whom his wife may or may not have met. In "The Lover," a married couple calmly plans for their scheduled infidelities. Please call for ticket information.

Shakespeare Theatre Company

 

Through Oct. 8

A Little Night Music

In 1900 Sweden, on a magical night that smiles three times, an aging actress, a married virgin, a sex-starved divinity student and a buffoonish count find themselves hilariously tangled in a web of love affairs. Winner of four Tony Awards, Stephen Sondheim's glorious musical masterpiece returns to the Signature stage in a brand new production directed by Eric Schaeffer and featuring award-winning DC actors Holly Twyford and Bobby Smith. Please call for ticket information.

Signature Theatre