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2019/2020 Homecoming Season @ Round House Theatre
Sep 18 2019 – Jul 3 2020 all-day

Round House Theatre’s meteoric rise continues in 2019 as we get ready to reopen our dramatically transformed theatre with a full six-play lineup that’s brimming with heart, soul, and a whole lot of humor.

Our “homecoming” launches with the Off-Broadway hit comedy, School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play by Jocelyn Bioh. Next, we’ll spark joy during the holidays with a run of Simon Stephens’ Tony Award-winning The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. 2020 kicks off with another Tony-winning sensation—the powerful and poignant musical Spring Awakening—followed by last year’s Pulitzer Prize winner, Cost of Living by Martyna Majok, whose award-winning Ironbound made its world premiere at Round House in 2015. We’ll close the season with THE LOVE/HATE REP, a bespoke juxtaposition of two electrifying comedies in rotating repertory—Big Love, Charles Mee’s contemporary take on a rollicking classic, alongside Hatef*ck, a fiery, new romantic comedy that just premiered Off-Broadway!

Big Love @ Round House Theatre
May 20 – Jun 21 all-day
Big Love @ Round House Theatre

Based on one of the world’s oldest known Greek dramas, our first play in the LOVE/HATE REP truly is a tale as old as time. Fifty Greek maidens flee across the sea to Italy and claim refugee status to escape fifty arranged marriages; fifty Grecian men follow in pursuit. In spectacular, theatrical fashion, it all comes to a head at a wedding ceremony that would make even the drunkest uncle run for the seven hills. Full of music and mirth, Charles Mee’s famed adaptation pits independence against expectation, and frames the seemingly never-ending battle of the sexes as both a wild romp and an all-out war.

PART OF THE LOVE/HATE REP: Our final two comedies of the season depict romantic entanglements in all their contradictory glories—love versus hate, agony versus ecstasy, and timeliness versus timelessness.

Content Advisory: This production contains nudity.

Laugh Riot at Home-Live Standup Comedy Zoom Online Show @ Positano Italian Restaurant
May 30 2020 – Jun 6 2021 all-day
Laugh Riot at Home-Live Standup Comedy Zoom Online Show @ Positano Italian Restaurant | | |

Laugh Riot at Home
Zoom Online version of Bethesda,MD “Laugh Riot at Positano” Saturday show
Live Standup Comedy Show
Featuring local DC-MD-VA comedians
Every Saturday Night(until we get back to real-life shows:-)
8pm to 9:30pm
$10 Tickets via PayPal
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Imagination Stage Online Summer Camps @ Imagination Stage
Jun 8 – Aug 31 all-day
Imagination Stage Online Summer Camps @ Imagination Stage | | |

While Imagination Stage’s doors are closed for in-person camp at this time, please join us for an online arts experience! Pick a morning and/or afternoon offering. Our one-week offerings are developed specifically for the online format and to provide unique opportunities to learn from masters of their craft. These experiences encourage students to build community and expression while having fun through distance learning.

Designed for students in grades pre-k to 12

Titles include: Super Kids to the Rescue, Fundamentals of Filmmaking, Stand Up Comedy, Stage Makeup, Hip Hop Dance, Animated Voice Overs, and more!

Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience @ Imagination Stage
Jun 24 – Aug 9 all-day
Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience @ Imagination Stage

Based on the book Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed by Mo Willems
Published by Hyperion Books for Children
Script and Lyrics by Mo Willems
Music by Deborah Wicks la Puma
Dramaturgy by Megan Alrutz
Directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer
Best for ages 4+

When clothing suddenly falls from the sky, Wilbur J. Mole Rat rocks the colony with his decision to get dressed! In a community where baring is caring and skin is in, can Wilbur find the courage to march to the beat of his own drum? Or better yet, rock to the rhythm of his own electric guitar? This rollicking adaptation of Mo Willems’ beloved picture book explores what can happen when we have the courage to be ourselves.

Madagascar – A Musical Adventure @ Adventure Theatre
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 23 @ 12:00 am

We like to move it, move it! Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

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