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A mythical creature feeds on humans in ‘Monstress’ from Flying V...

For the Halloween season, an intriguing original production with potential, about a Filipino vampire. By KENDALL MOSTAFAVI

Killer jokes go bump in the ‘Night of the Living Dead’...

A silly and fun takeoff on the cult classic film about seven people trapped in a farmhouse during a zombie apocalypse. By GREGORY FORD

‘The Chinese Lady’ at Everyman Theatre shares historical Asian joy

Lloyd Suh’s play about the first Chinese woman immigrant in America makes her dreams present. By DANIELLA IGNACIO

‘Ride the Cyclone’ at NextStop Theatre is a funny and weird...

The entire cast is phenomenal in this delightful, high-quality version of a cult classic. By JULIAN OQUENDO

‘Fat Ham’ at Studio Theatre is a scrumptious feast for the...

Our critic saw the Tony-nominated Broadway production and says this one's even better. By AILEEN JOHNSON

An explosive ‘Coriolanus’ rules at American Shakespeare Center

This company can add a dangerous edge to scenes so raw you’re not sure where the next blow will come from. By ANDREW WALKER WHITE

Talented singers play a charming ‘Magic Flute’ at Annapolis Opera

The fun, humorous classic delighted longtime opera fans and newbies alike. By DARBY DeJARNETTE

WNO’s brilliant new opera ‘Grounded’ lifts off at Kennedy Center

Renowned composer Jeanine Tesori’s latest work is a Washington National Opera co-pro with the Met, where it will open the season next year. By SUSAN GALBRAITH

A mesmerizing queer parable in ‘Agreste (Drylands)’ at Spooky Action Theater

From Brazil, a lyrical retort to heteronormativity. By JOHN STOLTENBERG

A fierce feminist fantasy in ‘Kill the Ripper’ from We Happy...

The exceptionally entertaining dark comedy is set in Victorian London where three scrappy women set out to whack the notorious Jack. By JOHN STOLTENBERG

Happenstance Theater’s gleefully morbid ‘Cabaret Macabre’ at Theatre Project

A musical buffet of vignettes featuring Vaudeville technique, live music, and comedy brilliance — in Baltmore through November 12. By CYBELE POMEROY

A glorious ‘John Proctor Is the Villain’ from Mask and Bauble...

In Kimberly Belflower's comedy drama, Georgetown students portray the difference between a predator's honor and the meaning of a woman’s life. By SOPHIA HOWES

‘The Wiz’ at the National Theatre is a magically perfect tour...

The pre-Broadway musical enthralls with its mind-bending projections, slick choreography, standout performances, and hip-hop flavor. By WILLIAM POWELL

A daughter helps her father heal from trauma in ‘Our Dirty...

Georgetown Playwright Camila Madero imagines a platform and process that allows her father — an Argentine exile — to talk about his experiences. By GREGORY FORD

‘Crucified: The Stage Play‘ tackles personal and family dysfunction 

Sheena D. Horne’s moving show explores alcoholism, incest, and family secrets but is punctuated with lighter moments. By WILLIAM POWELL

Funny and quirky ‘9 to 5: The Musical’ clocks in at...

The tale of office woman power at George Mason University's School of Theater will leave you humming and smiling. By DANA ROBERTS

God visits a gay boy in his bedroom in ‘Dear Daddy,...

A witty, insightful, and hopeful new play written and performed by Trevor Telesz. By KENDALL MOSTAFAVI

Gender fluidity comes naturally in Constellation’s ‘Orlando’

Acceptance and self-exploration are timelessly relevant in this visually delicious and humorous production. By KENDALL MOSTAFAVI

Dazzling ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ comes to Capital One Hall

An energetic vibe lifts up the rock opera's 50th-anniversary tour. By ANDY ARNOLD

In Theater J’s world-premiere ‘Chameleon,’ humor confronts chaos

The family play ultimately addresses the nature of Jewish identity and the presence of neo-Nazis in America. By SOPHIA HOWES