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February Theater Preview

Astro Boy, Charlie Brown, Camus, and the Kinsey Sicks come to Washington stages this month.

Louise Schlegel and Blair Bowers in The Gallerist, closing February 19 at Atlas Arts Center. Photograph by C. Stanley Photography.


Signature Theatre presents the world premiere of Really Really , a drama by Paul Downs Colaizzo, January 31 through March 25. The show is set at an elite university where a night of partying has dramatic consequences.

February 2 through March 4, Constellation Theatre Company presents Federico García Lorca’s Blood Wedding . The 1933 Spanish tragedy is about a wedding disrupted by murder and old feuds.

February 4 through 19, the Kinsey Sicks return to Theater J with their new election-year show, Electile Dysfunction: The Kinsey Sicks for President! The drag “beautyshop quartet” skewers politics in this world premiere production.

Synetic Theater debuts a new work: Genesis Reboot , written and directed by company member Ben Cunis. The mostly physical show, which takes a fresh look at the creation story, runs February 7 through March 3.

WSC Avant Bard—formerly Washington Shakespeare Company—presents Albert Camus’s 1950 drama Les Justes February 9 through March 11. Based on a true event, the play features a group of Russian revolutionaries who aim to assassinate Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich.

February 13 through March 11, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company continues its season-long exploration of the apocalypse with Civilization (All You Can Eat) by Jason Grote. The play—which explores the links among food, modern society, and sustenance—stars Sarah Marshall and Naomi Jacobson.

Georgetown theater professor Natsu Onoda Power directs her newest work, Astro Boy and the God of Comics , at Studio Theatre February 15 through March 11. The play is about 1960s Japanese manga comic-strip artist Osamu Tezuka and his most famous character, Astro Boy.

February 16 through March 10, Forum Theatre stages Julia Cho’s The Language Archive , winner of the 2010 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, a $20,000 award for women playwrights. The comedy is about a talented linguist whose personal life is a disaster.

February 22 through March 18, Olney Theatre Center revives You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown . The family musical based on the Peanuts comic strip has book, music, and lyrics by Clark Gesner.



Little Murders at American Century Theater closes February 11. Read our review here.

La Cage aux Folles closes February 12 at the Kennedy Center. Read our review here.

The Snowy Day continues through February 12 at Adventure Theatre. Read our review of the show here.

Laughter on the 23rd Floor at Keegan Theatre closes February 18. Read our review here.

Time Stands Still at Studio Theatre closes February 19. Read our review here.

Rorschach Theatre’s The Gallerist closes February 19 at Atlas Arts Center. Read our review here.

The Elephant Room at Arena Stage closes February 26. Read our review here.



February 4 through 19, the Kennedy Center presents The Wings of Ikarus Jackson , a dance/theater performance about a boy with a special gift: a pair of wings. A Kennedy Center commission and world premiere, it’s adapted from the children’s book Wings by Christopher Myers.

Imagination Stage puts a spin on Pinocchio in P. Nokio , a hip-hop musical about a computer game character who longs to become a real boy. Written and directed by local playwright Psalmayene 24, it runs February 4 through March 11.