Summer and Smoke fund-raiser for Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities. Tennessee Williams play presented in conjunction with the Port City Playhouse at the Nannie J. Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson Ave., 8 p.m., Saturday, June 10. Funds support the ACPD’s Gerry Bertier Scholarship and its Community Organization Grant. Tickets are $20 each, but further levels of support are welcome.
Contact Mike Hatfield at 703-519-3357, 703-838-4976 TTY, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The David Dance,” by Don Scime will run through June 10. David, a gay radio talk show host, goes head to head on the air with a born-again talk show host on the issue of gay adoption. Meanwhile, David grapples with self doubts when asked to be a father figure to his sister’s adopted daughter. Performed by the Trumpet Vine Theatre Company at Theatre on the Run. Call 703-912-1649 or visit http://www.trumetvinetheatrecompany.org.
The Children’s Theatre presents “Alice in Wonderland.” The story follows Alice as she tumbles down the rabbit hole into Wonderland and begins an implausible journey where she meets the Cheshire Cat, Tweedledum and Tweeledee, the Mock Turtle, Mad Hatter, and the Queen of Hearts. The show runs through June 11, Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 3 and 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m. Shows will be performed at the Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Road, Arlington (near Glebe Road and Rt. 50). Parking is free. Tickets are available at the door: $10 for adults and $8 for children, students and seniors. Seating is reserved, reservations are recommended. Call 703-548-1154.
Poetry Reading. Claudia Emerson, associate professor of English at Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, and this year’s winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, will read from her new book, Late Wife: Poems, which explores her disappearance from one life and reappearance in another as she addresses her former husband, herself, and her new husband in a series of epistolary poems. Thursday, June 15, 7 p.m. Olsson’s Old Town Alexandria, 106 S. Union St.
“Guachos (Desclasados)/ Wanderers (Orphans)” through June 17. The U.S. premiere of this season’s runaway hit in Buenos Aires, is a situation comedy about a likeable street person and a young writer. Presented by Teatro de la Luna at the Gunston Theatre Two. Call 703-548-3092 or visit http://teatrodelaluna.org.
“Blithe Spirit” runs Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m., through June 24 at the Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe St. Call the box office at 703-683-0496. Box office hours are Tuesday through Friday, 1-9 p.m., and during productions Saturday and Sunday 1-4 p.m. and Saturday 7-9 p.m. Ticket prices range from $14-17 for adults, dependent on the day of the show, and $13-17 for juniors.