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(March 30-April 24) PINTS AND PRESENCE Conor McPherson' "The Weir" is staged at Washington's H Street Playhouse through the end of April. An Irish pub's patrons try to spin some supernatural yarns only to be outdone by an out-of-towner in Scena Theatre's presentation of the acclaimed play.

(March 30) LOCKED UP FOR LAUGHTER SuluDC presents "This Prison Where I Live" Wednesday night at Artisphere on Wilson Boulevard in Arlington. The documentary is about imprisoned Burmese comedian Zarganar, who landed a 35-year prison sentence after refusing to curb his outspoken ways. A German comedian and British documentarian teamed up to trace the tracks of the self-described "loudspeaker" for his people.

(March 30-April 23) BARE NECESSITIES "Modernity Stripped Bare" is showing through late April at the University of Maryland's Art Gallery. The collection of nudes by five contemporary Japanese photographers aims to analyze how our bodies dictate our interpersonal relationships by revealing what is usually left unseen.

Music: "Wataridori" by Cornelius

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