What the Constitution Means to Me

Heidi Schreck stars in ‘What the Constitution Means to Me,’ onstage at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater. In her Broadway hit, the Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony nominee resurrects her teenage self in order to trace the profound relationship between four generations of women in her family and the founding document that shaped their lives.

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.

ANACOSTIA PLAYHOUSE

2020 Shannon Place SE, Washington, D.C. 202/241-2539; theateralliance.com

“Day of Absence,” a reverse minstrel show, provides a comedic and pointed commentary on systemic racism that still bears relevance today. Oct. 5 to Nov. 3. $25-$40.

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. Through 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.

FREDERICKSBURG THEATRE ENSEMBLE

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

“Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical,” an evocative tale of two men—one, a doctor, passionate and romantic; the other, a terrifying madman. Sept. 20-22 and Sept. 27-29. $15.

KENNEDY CENTER

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

“What the Constitution Means to Me,” written and performed by Pulitzer Prize finalist Heidi Schreck. Eisenhower Theater. Sept. 11-22. $49-$169.

“Cats,” Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic musical features all-new lighting design, all-new sound design and new choreography. Opera House. Sept. 17 to Oct. 6. $49-$149.

LITTLE WASHINGTON THEATRE

291 Gay St., Washington, Va. 540/675-1253; littlewashingtontheatre.com

Cambridge American Stage Tour: “The Comedy of Errors,” one of Shakespeare’s most-loved comedies. 3 p.m. Sunday. $10-$25.

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. Through Sept. 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. Through 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.

“Escaped Alone,” by Caryl Churchill, follows three old British friends who are joined by a neighbor to engage in amiable chitchat—with a side of apocalyptic horror. Sept. 24 to Nov. 3.

SigWorks: Monday Night New Play Reading Series: “Strange Men,” Sept. 30; “Ay Gerald!” Dec. 9; “The Story of Walter,” March 16, 2020; and “At the Full Yum,” June 8, 2020. Free; no reservations required.

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. 13-14; and 3 p.m. 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.

UMW THEATRE

duPont Hall, Klein Theatre, 1301 College Ave. 540/654-1111; fredtix.com

“The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised],” a 97-minute madcap romp through 37 plays and 154 sonnets. Sept. 18-29. $8-$20.

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.

WASHINGTON STAGE GUILD

The Undercroft Theater of Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church, 900 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 202/900-8788; stageguild.org

“Candida,” by George Bernard Shaw, about a preacher and a poet who are in love with the same women. Sept. 26-Oct. 20.

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. Through Oct. 6. $34 and up.

—Compiled by Gail Choochan

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