Merrily We Roll Along, starring Will Gartshore as a composer who looks back on his life and the friends and ideals lost along the way, has some of Stephen Sondheim’s most heartfelt songs. It closes October 14. Tickets are $60 to $69. Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington; 703-820-9771; signature-theatre.org. Read our review.
My Children! My Africa!, a drama by Athol Fugard about apartheid in a South African township school in 1984, closes October 21; $29 to $57. Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St., NW; 202-332-3300; studiotheatre.org.
A Lesson Before Dying, Romulus Linney’s play about an African-American on death row in Louisiana in the 1940s, closes October 14; $25 to $60. Round House Theatre, 4545 East-West Hwy., Bethesda; 240-644-1100; roundhousetheatre.org. Read our review.