More often than not, politics takes center stage in Washington, D.C. But in its heart of hearts, this capital city is a theater
town. More than 80 companies scattered throughout the metro area offer a rich lineup of material (visit www.helenhayes.org
for a complete listing). To help you better navigate the city's maze of live performances, we've chosen three must-see venues.
All-America Theater Arena Stage, Washington's most prestigious regional company, features both classic and new American plays.
The complex houses three theaters: the Fichandler, an 800-seat theater-in-the-round; the 500-seat Kreeger; and the cabaret-style
Old Vat Room. The theater plans to break ground on a new complex in the next few years.
1101 Sixth Street at Maine Avenue SW.; (202) 488-3300 or www.arenastage.org.