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Theater Tuesday: March roundup of discounts, deals and dates

Now that the race to see movies before the Oscars is over, we can all go back to the beauty of live entertainment. There are many theatres in the DMV area with a play or musical running in March that would make for a great date night. Many of the shows have long runs, so you have at least a month on some of these performances.


  • Nu Sass Productions, 923 F St NW
  • Written by Howard Zinn and directed by Angela Kay Pirko
  • Running March 9 – April 2
  • Tickets range from $10 - $35

The time is now, the place is here and Karl Marx is back from the dead to tell us exactly what he thinks of what we've made of our world. The revolution has been resurrected.


  • Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St NW
  • Written by Anton Chekov and directed by Jackson Gay
  • Running March 8 – April 23
  • Tickets range from $20-$87
  • Discounts: Limited $30 tickets on sale 30 minutes before curtain. Subject to availability and fees. Walk up only.

Stuck in a backwater town, three sisters and their brother search for meaning amidst missed opportunities and misplaced dreams in the everyday clutter of lackluster birthday presents, pushy in-laws, and underwhelming suitors.


  • Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St NW
  • Written and directed by Aaron Posner; World Premiere
  • Running March 16 – April 23
  • Tickets range from $20-$55

While Olga, Masha, and Irina yearn for Moscow, the rest of the household and its hangers-on grapple with their own heartache and longing, bit players in a world whose focus is elsewhere. No Sisters explores the screwed up, endlessly fascinating psyches of Chekhov’s lovelorn, world-weary misfits and broken dreamers in a wildly funny play about wildly unhappy people.


  • Ford’s Theatre, 511 10th St. NW
  • Book by Terrence McNally and directed by Peter Flynn; musical direction by Christopher Youstra
  • Running March 10 – May 20
  • Tickets range from $18-$71

Based on E.L. Doctorow’s celebrated novel, this epic Tony-winning musical depicts three families striving for the American dream at the turn of the 20th century. As the country balances on the cusp of social change, the lives of a wealthy white family, a daring Harlem musician and a determined Jewish immigrant intersect—and their fates are inextricably bound and profoundly changed.


  • WSC Avant Bard, Gunston Arts Theatre, 2700 South Lang St., Arlington, VA
  • Book & Lyrics by Lee Breuer with music by Bob Telson and directed by Jennifer L. Nelson and Music Direction by e’Marcus Harper-Short
  • Running now through March 26
  • Tickets range $10-$35
  • Discounts: Pay what you will performances on March 11, 16, 18, 20,23 and 25

A legendary African American musical, The Gospel at Colonus transforms Sophocles’ timeless tale of the last days of Oedipus into a parable for our times.


  • Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth Street, SW
  • Written by Jacqueline E. Lawton and directed by Danielle Topol
  • Running now through April 9
  • Tickets range from $91-$111
  • Discount: March 12 at 1 p.m., people who reside or work in Southwest D.C. can buy discounted tickets for specially designated Southwest Nights performances ($25 plus fees).

Inspired by true events, Intelligence is a fictionalized account of a covert operative who, tasked with protecting the national security of the United States post-9/11, is racing to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq when the unthinkable happens. With the country at war, her cover is blown and she must navigate a media frenzy, the CIA’s search for answers and her diplomat husband’s dogged pursuit of the truth.