Giselle

The American Ballet Theatre performs ‘Giselle’ at the Kennnedy Center’s Opera House from Feb. 11-16. This enduring classic tells the heart-rending tale of unrequited love, remorse and forgiveness.

ALTRIA THEATER

6 N. Laurel St., Richmond. 804/592-3368; altriatheater.com

Broadway in Richmond: “Cats,” Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical adapted from T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.” Through Feb. 9. $39.50-$88.50.

YAMATO: “Jhonetsu, Passion,” featuring an interpretation of the centuries-old Taiko Japanese drumming tradition. Feb. 21. $19 and up.

ARENA STAGE

1101 Sixth St. SW, Washington, D.C. 202/488-3300; arenastage.org

“A Thousand Splendid Suns” follows the lives of two Afghan women who are inextricably bound together in war-ravaged Kabul. Kreeger Theater. Through March 1.

CARPENTER THEATRE

Dominion Energy Center, 600 E. Grace St., Richmond. 800/514-3849; DominionEnergyCenter.com

“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead,” Tom Stoppard’s existential tragi-comedy about two minor characters from “Hamlet.” Through Feb. 16. $20-$35.

CHAMBERLAYNE ACTORS THEATRE

319 N. Wilkinson Road, Richmond. 804/262-9760; cattheatre.com

“Bloomsday,” an Irish time-travel love story that blends wit, humor and heartache. Feb. 7-22. $15-$25.

FAUQUIER COMMUNITY THEATRE

Theatre at Vint Hill, 4225 Aiken Drive, Warrenton. 540/349-8760; fctstage.org

“Rabbit Hole,” David Lindsay-Abaire’s Pulitzer-Prize winning drama. Through Feb. 9.

FOLGER THEATRE

201 E. Capitol St. SE, Washington, D.C. 202/544-7077; folger.edu/theatre

“The Merry Wives of Windsor,” Shakespeare’s delightful comedy on love, money, deception and the power of women. Through March 1. $27-$85.

FORD’S THEATRE

511 10th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 202/347-4833; fords.org

“Silent Sky,” an inspiring drama about Henrietta Leavitt and her fellow women “computers” who transformed the science of astronomy. Through Feb. 23. Recommended for 10 and older. $20-$70.

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY

4400 University Drive, Fairfax. 703/993-8888; cfa.gmu.edu

Virginia Opera: “Cinderella,” Center for the Arts Concert Hall. Feb. 15-16. $45-$115.

Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas. 703/993-7759; hyltoncenter.org

Celebrating the Great American Songbook! The Mason Cabaret in Concert, Feb. 7. Presented by the Mason School of Theater. $19-$35.

KENNEDY CENTER

2700 F St. NW, Washington, D.C. 800/444-1324; kennedy-center.org

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Opera House. Feb. 4-9. $49-$199.

American Ballet Theatre: “Giselle,” a heart-rending tale of unrequited love, remorse and forgiveness. Opera House. Feb. 11-16. $49-$295.

“The Clemency of Titus,” a Cuban adaptation of Mozart’s opera “La Clemenza di Tito.” Eisenhower Theater. Feb. 13-15. $39–$149.

Washington National Opera: “Don Giovanni,” Mozart’s masterpiece about a charming, but predatory and manipulative, womanizer. Opera House. Feb. 29–March 22. $35 and up.

Washington National Opera: “Samson and Delilah,” Saint-Saëns’s romantic tale of love and betrayal. Opera House. March 1–21. $35 and up.

MARYLAND THEATRE ENSEMBLE

31 W. Patrick St., Frederick, Md. 301/694-4744; marylandensemble.org

“Admissions,” a biting and hilarious look at privilege and power in higher education. Feb. 7 through March 1. $15-$24.

The Fun Company: “Balloonacy,” by Barry Kornhauser, explores the power of friendship. Feb. 8-23. $12.

MOSAIC THEATER COMPANY

Atlas Performing Arts Center, Lang Theatre, 1333 H St. NE, Washington, D.C. mosaictheater.org

“Pilgrims Musa & Sheri in the New World,” a romantic comedy about Muslim and American identity full of unexpected twists. Part of the Voices from a Changing Middle East Festival. Through Feb. 16.

THE NATIONAL THEATRE

1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 800/514-3849; TheNationalDC.com

“The King’s Speech,” which inspired the 2010 Oscar-winning film, follows King George VI and how he conquered his debilitating stammer with the help of speech therapist. Feb. 11-16. Recommended for ages 13 and up.

RICHMOND TRIANGLE PLAYERS

Robert B. Moss Theatre, 1300 Altamont Ave., Richmond. 804/346-8113; rtriangle.org

“Cake,” Bekah Brunstetter’s new comedy inspired by national events. Feb. 14 to March 7. $10-$35.

RIVERSIDE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

Off U.S. 17 in Falmouth. 540/370-4300; riversidedt.com

“Grease,” a rollicking musical about a group of high schoolers experiencing love and heartbreak during the 1950s. Through March 15. $37-$72.

SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY

Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW, Washington, D.C. 202/547-1122; shakespearetheatre.org

“The Amen Corner,” by James Baldwin, tackles the role of the church in the black community. Feb. 11 to March 15.

SIGNATURE THEATRE

4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. 703/820-9771; signature-theatre.org

“Gun & Powder,” inspired by a true story, examines race, family and identity through the lives of African American twins who went from farm girls to legends. Through Feb. 23.

STAGE DOOR PRODUCTIONS

810 Caroline St., third floor. stagedoorproductions.org

“Having Our Say, The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years,” about two sisters who recount a series of events and anecdotes drawn from their rich family history and careers as pioneering African American professionals. Feb. 8-16.

VIRGINIA REPERTORY THEATRE

The November Theatre, 114 W. Broad St., Richmond. 804/282-2620; va-rep.org

“Fences,” August Wilson’s Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama explores the African American experience during 1950s Pittsburgh. Part of the Acts of Faith Festival. Feb. 7 to March 1. $30 and up.

Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road, Hanover. 804/282-2620; va-rep.org

“The 39 Steps,” featuring a cast of four performing over 150 characters, mixes a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, and adds a dash of Monty Python. Feb. 14 to March 29. $44 and up.

WOOLLY MAMMOTH THEATRE

641 D St. NW, Washington, D.C. 202/393-3939; woollymammoth.net

“Shipwreck: A History Play About 2017” follows a group of liberals who gather at a farmhouse in upstate New York for a relaxing weekend. Co-production with The Public Theater. Feb. 10 to March 8.

—Compiled by Gail Choochan

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