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Theater, April 23-29

Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, will present the student performance of "Hamlet" (abridged) as the Maryland (Eastern Daylight Savings Time) participant of Shakespeare 24. Imagination Stage will shake up Shakespeare in the Lerner Family Theatre April 23 at 7 p.m. Tickets free, reservations required. Call 301-280-1660.

"Songs for a New World," a musical by Jason Robert Brown will be at Walt Whitman High School, 7100 Whittier Blvd., Bethesda at 7:30 p.m., May 2 and 3. Tickets are $10. Call 301-320-6569.

The Quotidian Theatre Company will present Hubert Henry Davies’ "The Molluse" at the Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda, from through May 4. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20/regular, $15/seniors and students. Call 301-816-1023 or visit www.quotidiantheatre.org.

Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney, presents "1776," on the New Mainstage through May 11. Tickets are $25 - $48 with discounts available to groups, seniors, and students. Call the Box Office at 301-924-3400 or visit olneytheatre.org for tickets.: 301-924-3400 www.olneytheatre.org.

"Looking for Roberto Clemente" will be at Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Bethesda, through June 1. Showtimes are Saturday, 12:30, 3:30 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, 12:30 and 3:30. Ages 3-11. Tickets are $10-$20. Call 301-280-1660.

The Puppet Co. presents "Tiny Tot Tuesdays," a program designed for our youngest theater patrons (ages 0 - 4). The shows are shorter, the lights stay on, the doors stay open and the show is set up on the floor. Performances on two Tuesdays each month (except December and January, which have just one) at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. $5 for children (including babies) and adults. Reservations are strongly recommended. Call 301-320-6668 or visit www.thepuppetco.org.

Elementary school students in grades 4, 5 and 6 can now enjoy an educational and entertaining 45-minute play called "Clara Barton, the Courage Within" at Adventure Theatre at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Glen Echo. After the play, students visit nearby Clara Barton National Historic Site where Miss Barton lived and conducted the American Red Cross for 15 years. Tuesdays at 10 a.m. during the school year for school groups and other large groups of age-appropriate children. Tickets are $8. Minimum 50-person audience. No charge for visiting the historic home. Contact Adventure Theatre at 301-320-5331.