Fences

Erika Rose and Craig Wallace star in 'Fences,' August Wilson's powerful drama about family, duty and betrayal. Performances run Sept. 27 to Oct. 27 at historic Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C.

ALTRIA THEATER

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

“Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” features songs from the original film, including “Pure Imagination,” “The Candy Man” and “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket,” alongside a new score from the songwriters of “Hairspray.” Sept. 17-22. $39.50-$88.50.

ARENA STAGE

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

“Jitney,” by August Wilson, about a Pittsburgh jitney station struggling against an oppressive lack of opportunity and unnerving neighborhood gentrification that threatens the way they live and work. Kreeger Theater. Sept. 13 to Oct. 20. $41-$95.

FOLGER THEATRE

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

“1 Henry IV,” Shakespeare’s epic coming-of-age tale. Sept. 3 to Oct. 13. $27-$85.

FORD’S THEATRE

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

“Fences,” part of August Wilson’s 10-play Century Cycle, illuminating one family’s struggles in a racist society. Sept. 27 to Oct. 27. $15-$70.

KENNEDY CENTER

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

“Aladdin,” the hit Broadway musical based on the Disney film. Opera House. Through Sept. 7. Recommended for ages 6 and up. $39-$199.

“Dear Evan Hansen,” the Tony-winning musical musical about a lonely teen with social anxiety struggling to find connection. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Through Sept. 8. $79-$175; limited availability.

“What the Constitution Means to Me,” written and performed by Pulitzer Prize finalist Heidi Schreck. Sept. 11-22.

MARYLAND THEATRE ENSEMBLE

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

“Sweat,” by Lynn Nottage, follows a group of friends who are pitted against each other in a desperate fight to protect their livelihood and stay afloat in a struggling Rust Belt city. Mature audiences only. Sept. 6-29.

MOSAIC THEATER COMPANY

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

“Fabulation Or, The Re-Education of Undine,” by Lynn Nottage, follows a successful publicist who stumbles down the social ladder and is forced to return to her childhood home in the projects, where she must face the realities of the life she left behind. Through Sept. 22. $20-$65.

THE NATIONAL THEATRE

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

“The New One,” the Broadway play by comedian Mike Birbiglia. Sept. 24-29. Recommended for ages 13 and up.

RICHMOND TRIANGLE PLAYERS

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

“Falsettos” looks at the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family. Sept. 6 to Oct. 5. $20 and up.

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. Through Sept. 15. $37-$72; show-only tickets available.

SIGNATURE THEATRE

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

“Assassins,” Sondheim’s daring and darkly funny musical featuring nine would-be and successful presidential assassins. Through Sept. 29.

STAGE DOOR PRODUCTIONS

810 Caroline St., third floor. stagedoorproductions.org

“Jane Eyre,” Charlotte Brontë’s Gothic love story follows a young governess and her encounters with Thornfield Hall’s enigmatic master. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6-7 and Sept. 13-14; and 3 p.m. Sept. 8 and Sept. 15. $15 adult, $10 students.

STUDIO THEATRE

1501 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 202/232-7267; studiotheatre.org

“Doubt: A Parable,” Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about faith, ambiguity and the price of moral conviction set in 1964 at a Bronx Catholic school. Through Oct. 6. $20-$80.

TEATRO DE LA LUNA

Casa de la Luna, 4020 Georgia Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 202/882-6227; teatrodelaluna.org

“Andar Sin Pensamiento (Walking Without Thinking),” by Argentine playwright Jorge Horacio Huertas. In Spanish with English surtitles. Sept. 27-29. $25-$30.

VIRGINIA REPERTORY THEATRE

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

“A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder,” Tony-winning musical about a low-born man who sets off down a macabre path to claim his future. Sept. 27 to Oct. 20. $36 and up.

WOOLLY MAMMOTH THEATRE

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

“Fairview,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Jackie Sibblies Drury, confront perceptions of racism in America in this family drama. Sept. 9 to Oct. 6. $34 and up.

—Compiled by Gail Choochan

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