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(April 12) PUBLIC READING, PUBLIC PLAYING San Francisco's adventurous Kronos Quartet is one of the world's best-known string ensembles, but that hasn't stopped its members from jamming with amateurs. Tuesday night Kronos continues its residence at the University of Maryland's School of Music with a public reading of student composer works. You can hear multiple interpretations of fresh arrangements at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park.

(April 12-13) PLAYWRIGHTS GET SCHOOLED Amateur playwrights present their work Tuesday night and Wednesday in the New Play Festival at the GALA Hispanic Theatre in Columbia Heights. Washington's Young Playwrights' Theatre helps professional actors and directors present 15 exceptional plays written by elementary, middle, and high school students from the District and Arlington.

(April 13-May 1) SALEM SPEECH TRIALS For a professionally produced play about students there's "Speech & Debate" opening Wednesday at Rep Stage in Columbia. Three teenage misfits linked by a sex scandal cause a ruckus in Salem, Oregon in this black comedy.

Music: "Wawshishijay" by Addy and Kronos Quartet


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