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Jean Valjean comforts the prostitute Fantine, who has sold her hair and her body out of desperation.
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Jean Valjean comforts the prostitute Fantine, who has sold her hair and her body out of desperation.

Jun. 13-15: Les Misérables
The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts presents our area’s first non-union production of the full Broadway edition of Les Misérables. Set in 19th century France, the musical drama follows convict Jean Valjean as he attempts to reinvent himself and avoid capture, while simultaneously keeping his promise to care for a destitute child. You can see the play through Saturday at The Theatre Lab in Northwest. Performances start at 7:30 p.m.

Jun. 13-Jul. 6: One Destiny
You can see One Destiny at Ford’s Theatre through July 6. Told from the perspective of people who were there, the one-act play rehashes the events leading up to and immediately following President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination in 1865, and asks whether or not John Wilkes Booth could have been stopped. Written by Richard Hellesen, the 35-minute performance is appropriate for ages 8 and up.

Music: “Les Miserables Theme Instrumental – La Valse du Xxeme Siecle” by Francis Lai & His Orchestra

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