Local Theater

Local Theater

"Two-Headed," by Julie Jensen, is running at the Clark Street Playhouse from June 11- July 9. In repertory with The Children's Hour, the play deals with the pernicious effect of secrets and rumor surrounding strong feelings between women. It follows the friendship of two Mormon frontierswomen over the 40 years following the Mountain Meadow Massacre of 1857. Call 703-418-4808 or visit http://www.washingtonshakespeare.org.

“USA,” by Paul Shyrre and John Dos Passos, will be at the American Century Theater and Gunston Theater Two from June 22-July 15. An ambitious stage version of the epic trilogy of novels by John Dos Passos that paint the portrait of the U.S. between 1900 and 1930. The play mixes historical figures (Isadora Duncan, Rudolph Valentino and the Wright Brothers) with fictional ones to explore America's exhilaration, contradictions and obsessions. Call 703-553-8782 or visit http://americancentury.org

Classika Theatre presents an original family production of "Galactika" from June 10 – July 16 on Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. The production is a joint effort of Classika-Synetic Theatre artistic team and NASA scientists to offer an entertaining way to learn about galaxy, stars and astronomy, in general. The show is created according to the school curriculum in astronomy and will be presented as an edition of "The Galactika News." Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Production takes place at Classika Theatre located in the Village at Shirlington at 4041 S. 28th Street in Arlington. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 703-824-6200 or online at www.classika.org.

"Assassins," by Stephen Sondheim runs from May 30 – July 30. This 2004 Tony Award-winning show gives a captivating look at the lives and lunacy of nine infamous assassins, from John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald. With music ranging from folk to ragtime to big, Broadway ballads, it is one of Sondheim's most inventive and exquisitely scored shows. At the Signature Theatre. Call 703-820-9771 or visit http://www.signature-theatre.org.

“The Barber of Seville” will be at Lubber Run Ampitheatre July 7 – Aug. 7. The show is a 45 minute one-act version of Rossini’s masterpiece, suitable for the whole family. Adapted by the Lyric Opera of Chicago and sung in English the show is presented by the Opera Theatre of Northern Virginia at 8 p.m. Free. Call 703-528-1433 or visit www.novaopera.org for specific dates.

The Little Mermaid will be at Synetic Theater, 4041 S. 28th St., Arlington from June 3 – Aug. 20 on Saturday and Sundat at noon. For ages 4 and up. Tickets are $12 in advance. Call 703-824-6200 or visit www.classika.org.