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Two-time Tony nominee Jayne Atkinson stars as feisty Texas governor Ann Richards in ‘Ann’ at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., through Aug. 11.

ARENA STAGE

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

“Ann,” by Holland Taylor, is a captivating tribute to Texas Gov. Ann Richards’ life as an activist, politician and feminist champion. Kreeger Theater. July 11 to Aug. 11. $41-$95.

Marathon reading of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Report. The public, nonpartisan event will feature up to 200 participants reading through Volume II of the report. In association with activist and actress Jjana Valentiner. July 11, noon to 11 p.m. conclude at 11 p.m. in the Molly Smith Study. Viewers may enter and leave at any time.

CHARLOTTESVILLE OPERA

The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Charlottesville. theparamount.net

“Camelot,” Lerner and Loewe’s classic tale follows a young King Arthur, whose ideals are tested when his queen, Guenevere, falls in love with the knight Lancelot. July 13-14, July 17, July 19 and July 21. $12-$75.

DOMINION ENERGY CENTER

600 E. Grace St., Richmond. 804/592-3330; dominionenergycenter.com

“How Did This Get Made? LIVE!” featuring Paul Scheer, Jason Mantzoukas and June Diane Raphael who deconstruct epically bad films for their popular podcast show. July 20. $37-$77.

FORD’S THEATRE

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

“One Destiny,” a one-act play that follows 1860s actor Harry Hawk and Ford’s Theatre co-owner Harry Ford revisiting the events of April 14, 1865-the day of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. July 11. 35 minutes. $5-$8.

FOUR COUNTY PLAYERS

Barboursville Ruins, 17655 Winery Road, Barboursville. 540/832-5355; fourcp.org

Shakespeare at the Ruins: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” 7 p.m. July 12-13, July 18-20, July 25-27.

FREDERICKSBURG THEATRE ENSEMBLE

Fred’s Theater, 810 Caroline St., fourth floor. fredericksburgtheatre.org

“Fool for Love,” by Sam Shepard. July 19-21 and July 26-28. $10.

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY

Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas. hyltoncenter.org

Prince William Little Theatre: “Annie.” Friday-Sunday July 19-28, with sensory-friendly performance on July 27 at 2 p.m. $15-$25.

KENNEDY CENTER

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

“The Band’s Visit,” based on the 2007 film, follows an Egyptian Police Band sent to a remote village in the middle of the Israeli desert. Eisenhower Theater. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Through Aug. 4. $45-$149.

“Aladdin,” the hit Broadway musical based on the Disney film. Opera House. July 18 to Sept. 7. Recommended for ages 6 and up. $39-$179.

Freestyle Love Supreme, improvised musical ride with MCs, musicians and beatboxers. Family Theater. July 16-21. $55-$99.

The Second City: “America; It’s Complicated!” a world-premiere bipartisan sketch show. Theater Lab. Through Aug. 11. $49-$59.

MOSAIC THEATER COMPANY

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

“Twisted Melodies” tells the story of troubled and brilliant ’70s soul legend Donny Hathaway’s last day on earth. Through July 21.

MUSEUM OF THE BIBLE

Pure Flix World Theatre, 400 Fourth St. SW, Washington, D.C. 866/430-MOTB; MuseumoftheBible.org

“Amazing Grace,” one-act version of the inspirational Broadway musical. Through Aug. 18. $50-$65.

QUILL THEATRE

Agecroft Hall, 4305 Sulgrave Road, Richmond. 804/340-0115 or quilltheatre.org; 804/353-4241 or agecrofthall.org

21st Annual Richmond Shakespeare Festival: “The Taming of the Shrew,” all-female production. July 11-Aug. 4. $20-$35.

RICHMOND TRIANGLE PLAYERS

Robert B. Moss Theatre, 1300 Altamont Ave., Richmond. rtriangle.org

“Grey Gardens,” musical based on the iconic documentary about Jackie O’s most infamous relatives. Through July 27. $10-$40.

RIVERSIDE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

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

“South Pacific,” Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic WWII-themed musical intertwines the themes of romance, duty and prejudice. July 24 to Sept. 15. $37-$72; show-only tickets available.

SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY

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

Free For All: “Hamlet,” with Michael Urie reprising his role as the doomed Danish prince from the 2018 production. July 10-July 21. Admission is free; tickets required. For ticket and lottery info, visit ShakespeareTheatre.org/FFA.

SIGNATURE THEATRE

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

“Blackbeard,” world-premiere musical about the most infamous pirate of all time. Through July 14.

Summer Cabaret Series, featuring Melissa Errico, Wesley Taylor, Joe Coleman, Christie Dashiell, Erin Driscoll, Maria Rizzo, Awa Sal Secka and Christian Douglas. ARK Theatre. July 17 to Aug. 4.

STAGE DOOR PRODUCTIONS

810 Caroline St., third floor. stagedoorproductions.org

24 Hour Play Festival, July 12 at 7 p.m. $10.

VIRGINIA REPERTORY THEATRE

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

“Forever Plaid,” a barbershop musical revue, follows four friends who return from the afterlife for their last chance at musical glory. Featuring such songs as “Catch a Falling Star,” “Day-O,” “16 Tons,” “Three Coins in the Fountain” and “Chain Gang.” July 19 to Aug. 25. $44.

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

“The Wiz,” based on L. Frank Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” is set to the sounds of R&B, soul and pop. Through Aug. 4. $36 and up.

 

—Compiled by Gail Choochan

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