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Dr. Harry Hyman (Gregory Linnington) comforts his patient, Sylvia Gellburg (Lisa Bruneau) in Arthur Miller's BROKEN GLASS at THEATER J through July 16. (Image: Courtesy Theater J)

July's roundup of the best theatre discounts, deals and dates

With the Fourth of July holiday this week, Theater Tuesday happens to be falling on Theater Thursday (just this once!) but we sure hope you enjoyed some cookouts, fireworks and the summer heat! The summer also brings the Capital Fringe Festival, which includes work by local theater companies, artists and musical acts. The productions occur in various places and unique spaces around the city. Most places on this list, if not all, are literal cool places to see a show and escape the summer heat!

Running now through July 30, 2017
Washington, DC

Capital Fringe takes place in a variety of spaces in the H Street NE and Trinidad neighborhoods. The Festival includes work by local theater companies and musical acts curated by Capital Fringe and works that are produced by local and traveling independent Fringe artists. This year’s Fringe Festival is filled with a variety of stories and colors. However, the predominant through line is an examination of social justice and depths of human nature and where do we go from here. You can engage and contemplate our current times as you check out the work, or just let loose and forget all the noise.

Running now through July 16, 2017
1st Stage, Tysons, Virginia

The Logan Festival of Solo Performance, the first of its kind in the DMV, features some of the country’s most celebrated solo playwrights and performers. This two-week festival includes performances of three outstanding plays and brings together audience and performers through community discussions, artist interviews, new play readings, happy hours, networking opportunities, and celebrations around 1st Stage’s upcoming 10th anniversary season. Buy a solo festival pass so you can see all three productions (at a discount!) as well as receive an “all access” pass to readings, workshops, and receptions. Featuring the shows "Empanada for a Dream" "The Gun Show" and "Hick: A Love Story."

Running now through July 16, 2017
Theater J, Washington, DC
Written by Arthur Miller and directed by Aaron Posner

This riveting psychological drama from one of America’s master playwrights, Arthur Miller, is a must see! Sylvia Gellburg has suddenly and mysteriously become paralyzed from the waist down, and her husband, a self-denying Jew, can’t figure out why. Set in Brooklyn throughout the rampage of Kristallnacht in 1938, this rare and gripping drama demands we confront our fears, our assumptions, and our anguish. Miller balances private and public morality in this astonishing and electrifying play about being American, being married, and coming to terms with one’s own identity.