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.