Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave, Bethesda, invites families to the first annual EDGEfest, featuring professional theatre productions from Russia, Northern Ireland, Canada and the United States, through Saturday, April 7. Families can see one performance, or spend several hours. They can come for one day, or come multiple days to see and discuss different performances. When families purchase a ticket to an EDGEfest performance, they are also invited to participate in the many festival activities scheduled throughout the day, including drama workshops, interactive discussions with theatre artists, open rehearsals and creation of a mobile with performer and mobile artist Kevin Reese. Tickets and show information are available at Imagination Stage's box office, by phone at 301-280-1660 or on-line at www.imaginationstage.org.
The Puppet Co. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo presents "Jack and the Beanstalk." A timely version of the classic children’s tale about the young lad who doesn’t know beans about trading, but still manages to climb his way to the top. Performances are Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., April 11 - May 31. Recommended for grade K through grade 6. Tickets are $8 for adults and children. Playing time 50 minutes. ASL interpretation Sunday, May 6, 1 p.m. Call 301-320-6668 or visit www.thepuppetco.org.
The Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center at Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville, will present "An American Daughter," Wednesday – Saturday, April 18-21, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 22, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10, regular and $8, seniors and students. Call 301-279-5301.
Adventure Theatre presents "Alexander Who is Not Not Not Not Not Not Going to Move." Performances on Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. through April 22 at Glen Echo Park. Tickets are $8 for children and adults. Playing time is approximately 1 hour. ASL interpretation Sunday, April 22, 1:30 p.m. Call 301-320-5331 or visit www.adventuretheatre.org.
Walther Johnson High School, 6400 Rock Spring Drive, Bethesda will present "Fiddler on the Roof," April 27-28 and May 4-5. Tickets are $10, adults, $7, students and $5 seniors. Call 301-571-6936.
Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, presents "New Kid" by Dennis Foon and directed by Eric Ruffin, April 28-June 3. Performance times are Saturday at 12:30, 3:30 and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. Tickets $10-$20. The show is approximately 75 minutes in length and will be enjoyed by ages 6 and up. Visit www.ImaginationStage.org or call 301-280-1660 for exact days and to purchase tickets.
Olney Theatre, 2001 Olney-Spring Road, Olney, presents "Eubie," through April 29. Show times are Wednesday - Saturday, 8 p.m. and Sundays 7:30 p.m. with matinees on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25-$46. Call 301-924-3400 or visit www.olneytheatre.org.
Adventure Theatre at Glen Echo Park presents "Radish Rabbit and the Dangerous Mugwump (and Chicken Little Too!)." Two well-known tales come together in a musical comedy about celebrating who we are. Performances on Thursdays at 10 a.m. through May. Tickets are $5 for children and adults, recommended for pre-K through second grade. Playing time is approximately 1 hour. Call 301-320-5331 or visit www.adventuretheatre.org.