LSS Universal Presents Love and Therapy

LSS Universal Presents Love and Therapy

It was the perfect life; the perfect relationship. At least it was during the first 3 years of marriage. But what happens when one couple’s marriage takes a turn for the worse? The misunderstandings and lack of communications lead Terry and Tasha Owens down a path of emotional distress. Contemplating...
Restoration Stage's Very Last Days of the First Colored Circus On Stage Now!

Restoration Stage’s Very Last Days of the First Colored Circus On Stage Now!

He lost everything, but she found him. After receiving critical acclaim for its Helen Hayes Recommended show—Chocolate Covered Ants, Restoration Stage returns to present the world premiere of The Very Last Days of the First Colored Circus, Steven A. Butler, Jr.’s intense and heartwarming drama about being Black entertainers in...
Come and join us in the magical forest!

Come and join us in the magical forest!

Last summer Anacostia Playhouse welcomed Shakespeare For The Young and their puppet production of Midsummer Magic, telling the fairy story from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Shakespeare for the Young is a theatrical company of puppeteers and designers dedicated to bringing Shakespeare to young children, ages 2 and up, in...
Art-Drenaline Cafe  Welcomes You for Pre-Theater  Dining!

Art-Drenaline Cafe Welcomes You for Pre-Theater Dining!

Just around the corner in the Anacostia Arts Center at 1231 Good Hope Road, SE, is a wonderful neighborhood addition, the Art-Drenaline Cafe.  Art-Drenaline offers a fabulous dinner and light fare menu and will get you in and out in time for curtain at the Playhouse. And be sure to...
Brick by Brick

Brick by Brick

Anacostia Playhouse is committed to bringing together the rich talent and culture East of the River and the performance community across DC. But to do that we need your help!
About the Anacostia Playhouse

About the Anacostia Playhouse

The H Street Playhouse opened its doors in July 2002 with a production of The Colored Museum. Now the Playhouse has reopened as The Anacostia Playhouse. The new theater at 2020 Shannon Place, SE, is located in a place of both rich history and great promise, much as H Street...
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The puppets are here this Saturday, February 25!

We’ve been having a great time in the magical forest with Shakespeare for the Young’s puppets and Midsummer Magic! So gather the family and come join the fun this Saturday at 10:30am at the Anacostia Playhouse…meet the puppets, sing songs, play some instruments and be part of the magic. But don’t let time run out!...

“Thus Far:” An Evening of Song with Darnell Rhoulac

Winters Lane Artistic Director and Founder, Anya Randall Nebel and the Anacostia Playhouse are premiering what they hope will evolve into a Monday Night Playhouse Cabaret series at the Playhouse. Levar Betts serves as music director. Thus Far is a solo cabaret conceived and performed by Darnell T. Roulhac. This musical feast features hits from...

District Community Playback: Sharing stories and dreams

District Community Playback Being The Dream… We’d love to hear what you think it means to live out Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream! As a community, we are now preparing ourselves for what the new year brings. Our city and country are constantly in change, there are new occupants moving into the White House,...

Winter Holiday Theater Camp!

What better way to spend holiday vacation from school than making theater, meeting new friends and having fun? The Anacostia Playhouse will be hosting a week-long winter theater camp, Monday, December 26 to Friday, December 30 for ages 8-13. The day will run from 9:30-4:30 and will be taught by two wonderful theater professionals. The...

Do you shop at Amazon?

Who doesn’t! Did you know you can give to Anacostia Playhouse just by shopping at Amazon? You do the shopping, they do the giving. Just go to smile.amazon.com and choose Anacostia Playhouse as your charity. That’s it! Your shopping experience and prices are all exactly the same. Amazon will donate 0.5% of all eligible purchases...

Summer season ends this weekend with Yellowman and Midsummer Magic Puppets

Anacostia Playhouse closes out its summer season this weekend with the final performances of Yellowman (through Sunday at 3pm) and Midsummer Magic, our magical puppet show by Shakespeare for the Young. It’s been a terrific run, with many new friends coming to the Playhouse to see Riches and Yellowman. Thanks and congratulations to our casts,...

They came, they saw, they liked!

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Yellowman for being recognized as Helen Hayes Recommended®. This is a great honor in our first year of eligibility and we are thrilled to see this incredible show and the hard work that went into it being validated. Yellowman wraps up its run next week, August 10-14. Please...

Yellowman Post-show Talkbacks announced

Director Thembi Duncan has announced the addition of three Yellowman post-show discussions on the following dates: Saturday, July 30, matinee Thursday, August 11, 8pm Saturday, August 13, matinee Join Thembi and guest panelists in lively discussion of Dael Orlandersmith’s deeply moving play. If you haven’t bought your tickets, do it soon!
A wonderful opening for Yellowman!

A wonderful opening for Yellowman!

The rain stopped and the skies cleared just in time for us to welcome a theater full of friends both new and old for the opening of Yellowman, starring Stori Ayers and Justus Hammond and directed by Thembi Duncan. Kojo Nnamdi and wife Pam were in attendance and we’re excited to announce that Kojo has...
Riches is open. Yellowman coming up!

Riches is open. Yellowman coming up!

Lee Blessing’s Riches, under the direction of Paul Douglas Michnewicz, opened last weekend to lots of laughter from enthusiastic audiences. We had a terrific opening night party and we look forward to continuing the show July 20 as we alternate with Yellowman.  Come see it for the laughs and come see it for the costumes....