Liv Ullmann directs a stage adaptation of her 1996 Ingmar Bergman-penned film, dealing with Bergman’s mother’s diary. The Broadway adaptation of the Vincente Minnelli movie, as directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon. New York’s Bedlam troupe, which brought its four-actor “St. Craig Wallace plays Willy Loman in the Arthur Miller classic, with Kimberly Schraf as Linda Loman. Company head Allison Arkell Stockman directs the Andrew Lippa musical — not the Michael John La Chiusa version that likewise made it New York City debut in 2000 — based on the poem of Jazz Age decadence by Joseph Moncure March. The Bethesda-based action troupe celebrates the music of Jonathan Coulton. — np FLYING V “It’s the Rest of the World That Looks So Small,” Fall (dates pending). GALA HISPANIC THEATRE The troupe’s 41st season; most productions in Spanish, with English surtitles. For flexibility and responsiveness, Forum is holding its final slot open; this year, that option became the area premiere of Robert Schenkkan’s Trump dystopia “Building the Wall.” — np More information: 301-588-8279 or
premiere from playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker (“Our Country’s Good”), about a Quaker who joins Jefferson to fight and falls in love with a slave, is Ford’s entry in the Women’s Voices Theater Festival. Forum artistic director Michael Dove stages the relentlessly inventive Caryl Churchill’s 2012 drama about modern information overload.
Laura Eason’s 2015 off-Broadway drama, set in a 1990s Chicago bar. A new play about online dating by Washington actor-director Brandon Mc Coy, directed by Shirley Serotsky.
— np “The Undeniable Sound of Right Now,” May 5-27.
Music by Jenny Giering, book and lyrics by Beth Blatt. This will be the third area production in less than a year (after the Anacostia Playhouse and Rep Stage versions), none featuring Audra Mc Donald, whose recent Broadway turn as Billie Holiday clearly reinvigorated Lanie Robertson’s 1986 play with music. A musical premiere of witches across the centuries from Matt Conner and Stephen Gregory Smith (“Kaleidoscope”). FACTION OF FOOLS DC’s commedia dell’arte specialists. The company’s leadership has changed, so it will be interesting to see if they can retain the magic that made something like the masked “Our Town” so unexpectedly penetrating.
Portraits of five women across the centuries, including Anais Nin. 2017 Helen Hayes Award winner Iyona Blake plays the troubled jazz-blues singer. Anton Chekhov’s classic gets the Fools’ mask-and-slapstick treatment. Shirine Babb and Cody Nickell play the title roles in Robert Richmond’s production.