1101 Sixth St. SW, Washington, D.C. 202/488-3300; arenastage.org
“Kleptocracy,” world premiere of Kenneth Lin’s timely cautionary tale of capitalism run amok. Kreeger Stage. Through Feb. 24. $41-$95.
“The Heiress,” a melodrama suggested by the Henry James novel “Washington Square.” Fichlander Stage. Feb. 8 to March 10. $40-$95.
319 N. Wilkinson Road, Henrico. 804/262-9760; cattheatre.com
“Becky’s New Car” is a story about choices and consequences Feb. 8-23. Part of the Acts of Faith Theatre Festival. $13-$23.
FAUQUIER COMMUNITY THEATRE
4225 Aiken Drive, Warrenton. 540/349-8760; fctstage.org
“The Lion in Winter,” a modern-day classic involving sibling rivalry, adultery and dungeons. Through Feb. 10. $15-$17.
201 E. Capitol St., SE, Washington, D.C. 202/544-7077; folger.edu/theatre
“Nell Gwynn,” a heartwarming Restoration comedy by Jessica Swale. Through March 10. $42-$79.
511 10th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 202/347-4833; fords.org
“Twelve Angry Men,” Reginald Rose’s classic courtroom drama. Through Feb. 17. $17-$64. Recommended for ages 12 and older.
GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY
Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. 703/993-8888; cfa.gmu.edu
Virginia Opera: “The Elixir of Love,” sung in Italian with English subtitles. Feb. 16-17. Pre-performance discussion featuring “Dr. Opera” Glenn Winters begins 45 minutes prior. $54-$110.
Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas. hyltoncenter.org
LA Theatreworks: “Steel Magnolias” tells the timeless story about the enduring bonds of friendship in a radio-style production. Feb. 9 with pre-performance discussion with a company member. $26-$44.
Picker’s Supply, 902 Caroline St., upper room.
“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged),” featuring a group of actors attempting to present all of the Bard’s plays in a single night. Feb. 9 at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $10 or $5 with a UMW ID.
2700 F St. NW, Washington, D.C. 800/444-1324; kennedy-center.org
Broadway Center Stage: “The Music Man,” featuring Norm Lewis, Jessie Mueller and Rosie O’Donnell. Eisenhower Theater. Feb. 6–11. $69-$249. Recommended for ages 7 and up.
George Washington University, 730 21st St. NW, Washington, D.C. 202/994-6800; gwutickets.com
“Menopause The Musical,” starring Cindy Williams from “Laverne & Shirley.” Feb. 15-17. $35-$65.
MODLIN CENTER FOR THE ARTS
University of Richmond, 453 Westhampton Way, Richmond. modlin.richmond.edu
Daniil Trifonov, a Grammy-winning Russian pianist. Feb. 7. $10-$40.
THE NATIONAL THEATRE
1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 800/514-3849; TheNationalDC.com
John Cameron Mitchell: “The Origin of Love: The Songs and Stories of Hedwig,” Feb. 8. $54-$79.
RICHMOND TRIANGLE PLAYERS
Robert B. Moss Theatre, 1300 Altamont Ave., Richmond. rtriangle.org
“An Act of God,” the Broadway comedy adapted from David Javerbaum’s The Last Testament: A Memoir By God. Feb. 27 to March 23. Part of the Acts of Faith Festival. $10-$35.RIVERSIDE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Off U.S. 17 in Falmouth. 540/370-4300; riversidedt.com
“La Cage aux Folles,” a heartwarming comedy about a gay couple and the madness that ensues when their son announces his engagement to the daughter of an ultraconservative couple. Through March 3. $45–$69.
SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY
Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW, Washington, D.C. 202/547-1122; shakespearetheatre.org
“Richard III” charts the rise of a tyrant who will stop at nothing to gain power. Through March 10.
4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. 703/820-9771; signature-theatre.org
“Ain’t Misbehavin’: The Fats Waller Musical Show,” celebrating the music of the jazz great. Through March 10.
“Masterpieces of The Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity,” about three women who find common shreds of humanity while trapped in a ravaged museum during a catastrophic hundred years war. Feb. 26 to April 7. ARK Theatre.
SigWorks: Monday Night New Play Reading Series, various dates through June 3. Free.
TEATRO DE LA LUNA
NRECA Conference Center 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703/548-3092; teatrodelaluna.org
“Canta Mi Corazon / My Sweet Heart Sings: Noche de Boleros,” featuring Spanish-language love ballads, accompanied by well-known area musicians. Feb. 16. $30-$35.UMW THEATRE
duPont Hall, Klein Theatre, 1900 College Ave. 540/654-1111; fredtix.com
“God of Carnage,” Yasmina Reza’s Tony-winning play about two upper middle-class Brooklyn couples who meet following a fight between their kids. Wednesdays to Sundays Feb. 14-24, with pay-what-you-can preview Feb. 13. $8-$20.
VIRGINIA REPERTORY THEATRE
The November Theatre, 114 W. Broad St., Richmond. 804/282-2620; va-rep.org
“Once” based on the 2007 film by John Carney, follows a classic tale of boy-meets-girl but through the eyes of two musicians in Dublin. Feb. 8 to March 3. $36 and up.
Theater Gym, 114 W. Broad St., Richmond. 804/282-2620; va-rep.org
“In My Chair,” world premiere co-produced by Virginia Rep and Cadence Theatre Company. March 2-24. $35 and up.
WOOLLY MAMMOTH THEATRE
641 D St. NW, Washington, D.C. 202/393-3939; woollymammoth.net
“BLKS,” by Aziza Barnes, celebrates queerness and sisterhood as three twentysomething black women wrestle with love, uncomfortable truths and the anguish of adulting in New York City. Through March 3. $46.
—Compiled by Gail Choochan