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(Jan. 18-27) VOICES FROM A CHANGING MIDDLE EAST The fourth annual Voices from a Changing Middle East Festival gets underway at Washington's Theatre J this week with "Return to Haifa", an adaptation of the novella by the late Palestinian author Ghassan Kanafani. The stirring saga follows Sa'id and Saffiyah, a couple who return to the land they fled decades earlier to find the son they had to leave behind living with the Holocaust survivors who ended up in their home.

(Jan. 18) BILLY SHAKES CYMBELINE For some lighter fare there's Cymbeline Tuesday through early March at Washington's Shakespeare Theatre Company. The Bard employs magic potions, mistaken identities and forbidden love to tell Imogen's fairy tale.

(Jan. 19) A LUNCH TO REMEMBER If you find yourself in McLean without any lunch plans Wednesday, Georgetown University's main piano man Russell Weismann will accompany you and your sandwich with an organ recital at Saint Luke Parish at 1 p.m.

Music: "All Of The Lights" (Interlude) by Kanye West

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