From South Africa—“Mies Julie,” an adaptation by Yael Farber for the South African State Theatre of Strindberg’s “Miss Julie” 14 years after Apartheid makes its Washington debut at the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Lansburgh Theatre Nov. 9 to 24.
Lynn Redgrave by way of Kathleen Chalfant—“Shakespeare For My Father,” a one-woman play written by the late actress Lynn Redgrave about her Shakespearean actor father Michael, will receive a staged reading at the Folger Theatre Nov. 11, in conjunction with the Davis Performing Arts Center at Georgetown University.
A new and restless “Sleeping Beauty”— Cutting edge and powerhouse British choreographer Matthew Bourne returns to the Kennedy Center with his company New Adventures to the Opera House for his distinctive and haunting version of “Sleeping Beauty,” a gothic, supernatural love story fitting for the times. Nov. 12 to 17.
A True Family Saga at Studio, “The Apple Family Plays” by Richard Nelson consist of two plays, “That Hopey Changing Thing” and “Sweet and Sad,” which will play in repertory at the Studio Theater Nov. 13 to Dec. 29, directed by Serge Seiden and with a cast of stellar Washington players, including Jeremy Webb, Kimberly Schraf, Sarah Marshall, Ted van Grithuysen, Elizabeth Pierotti and Rick Foucheux.
One of Our Favorite Things: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical about Anna and the King of Siam, “The King and I” gets a staging fit for the holidays at the Olney Theatre Center Nov. 14 to Dec. 29. Starring Paolo Montalban as the King and Eileen Ward as Anna, directed by Mark Waldrop.
Tappin’ Through Life---Legendary Broadway and stage performer, jazz singer, dancer and actor Maurice Hines will star in the jazzy, high-stepping journey of his own life, featuring the Manzari Brothers, running Nov. 15 to Dec. 29.
Christmas in Twelve Days—“The Twelve Days of Christmas,” directed by Michael Dove, and based on the traditional holiday song by Renee Calarco will be the Christmas production at Adventure Theatre in Glen Echo Park Nov. 15 to Dec. 30.