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Members of the Aquila Theatre troupe perform Twelfth Night.
Members of the Aquila Theatre troupe perform Twelfth Night.

Oct. 4: Twelfth Night
Tomorrow at 8 p.m. you can see British-American touring troupe Aquila Theatre perform Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts in Fairfax. In the comedy, recent shipwreck survivor Viola disguises herself as a man and starts working for Duke Orsino, who pines after Lady Olivia. But hilarity ensues as love lines become crossed and tangled.

Oct. 3-5: George WASHINGTON
The Kennedy Center hosts the world premiere of George WASHINGTON by Roger Reynolds tonight through Saturday. This multimedia composition is all about the life of the country’s first president, and incorporates massive screens and surround speakers to provide audiences with the sights and sounds from Washington’s Mount Vernon estate in Virginia. Three actors will portray Washington, using narration pulled from the founding father's letters and diaries.

Music: “Come Away Death (Instrumental)” by Hem

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