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The cast of Adventure Theatre MTC's The Cat in the Hat brings Dr. Seuss' classic story of tomfoolery from the page to the stage.
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The cast of Adventure Theatre MTC's The Cat in the Hat brings Dr. Seuss' classic story of tomfoolery from the page to the stage.

Jul. 2-27: Get Off The Wall
You can see a new exhibit at The artdc Gallery in Hyattsville through July 27. Five artists contribute kinetic sculptures in Get Off The Wall, which features free-hanging mobiles made from materials such as rocks, wire, wood, metal and plastic. As visitors walk through the gallery, the pieces twist and swing, creating a sort of dance between viewer and art.

Jul. 2-Sept. 2: The Cat in the Hat
You and your kids can watch a childhood favorite come to life in Adventure Theatre Musical Theater Center's production of Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat. It's a boring and dreary afternoon for Sally and her brother, until an unusual feline with a few tricks up his...hat comes to visit. Helen Hayes Award winner Rick Hammerly is the magical, mischievous house guest in this whimsical play, which is narrated by NPR's Guy Raz. The production runs through September 2 in Glen Echo Park.

Music: "Cat Talkin' to Me (Instrumental)" by Jimi Hendrix

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