So You Want Drama?

"All the world's a stage," and the Washington, D.C., area has got quite its share of them.  We are lucky to have a large number of theater companies running shows throughout the year featuring many talented actors and actresses: local, national and international. 

Many plays and musicals will run here in D.C. first before heading up to New York to run on Broadway.  Here's a taste of some current and upcoming performances in town, including links to library copies of the plays.

Mercange of Venice

William Shakepeare's The Merchant of Venice at The Shakespeare Theatre Company




Tom Kitt's Next to Normal at The Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theatre



Next To Normal




 Clybourne Park
Bruce Norris's Clybourne Park at The Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Sweat Tea: Black Gay Men of the South written and performed by the author E. Patrick Johnson at Signature Theatre
 Sweet Tea

Come to the DC Public Library, and check out these titles and so many more!

--by Shawn McDermott