Already Here, Already Good: D.C.’s Hot Theater Tickets

R&J are here to stay—for a while—“Romeo
and Juliet,” under the inventive direction of
Aaron Posner with his spouse Erin Weaver as
Juliet and Michael Goldsmith as Romoe remain
at the Folger Shakespeare Theatre through
Dec. 1.

Two to catch at Signature—Christine Lahti,
who first gained attention by stealing the movie
“Swing Shift” right out from under star Goldie
Hawn back in the day, is starring in the world
premiere production of “Pride in the Falls of
Autrey Mill”, a drama about suburban secrets
by hot new playwright Paul Downs Colaizzo
of “Really, Really” fame at Signature Theater
through December. Just to know you’re in
good hands, Michael Kahn, the Shakespere
Theatre Company Artistic Director, is directing.
Also at Signature through November 24 is
the first of three world premiere musicals. In
“Crossings”, a train station platform becomes
a meeting place across time and space. Music
and lyrics by Matt Conner and book by Grace
Barnes, directed by Signature artistic director
Eric Schaeffer.

It’s “Appropriate” at Woolly Mammoth
—Woolly Mammoth Theatre , the
city’s always cool, never-too-old cutting edge
theatre is presenting the East DCoast premiere
of “Appropriate”, a comic drama by
Washingtonian Branden Jacobs-Jekiins, directed
by Liesl Tommy. It’s a sharp-eyed, sharptongued
look at what lies beneath a Souther
families’ secrets. Through Dec. 1.

Star-Crossed Lovers—“Love in Afghanistan”,
playwright Charles Randolph Wright’s new
play about what happens when a hip hop star
entertaining troops in Afghanistan, meets a
young AFghanistani enterpreter committed to
the fraught-with-danger cause of helping her
country’s women. Through Nov. 17.

An Argument—“The Argument”, a newly commissioned
2013 edition of Alexandra Gersten Vassilaro’s relationship drama is now at [Theater
J]9 through Nov. 24.

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