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(Clockwise from top) Katie Murphy, Kimberly Gilbert, Erin White and Eleni Grove rehearse a scene for Enter Ophelia, distracted.
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(Clockwise from top) Katie Murphy, Kimberly Gilbert, Erin White and Eleni Grove rehearse a scene for Enter Ophelia, distracted.

June 20-28: Enter Ophelia, distracted

Hamlet always steals the spotlight. But while everyone is focused on his seemingly mad behavior, they fail to notice another tragedy unfolding. Taffety Punk Theatre Company presents Kimberly Gilbert’s Enter Ophelia, distracted through June 28. The show opens tonight at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop in Southeast, and each performance will feature an opening act by a D.C. dance company or artist.

June 21: Jazz, Blues & Broadway

Do you dig a little blues with your Broadway tunes? Two D.C. jazz musicians will perform a variety of songs this Saturday night at The Alden in McLean. Jazz, Blues & Broadway starts at 8 p.m. and features pianist John Eaton and bassist Tommy Cecil.

June 21: Ruthie and the Wranglers & Bumper Jacksons

Tomorrow night you can check out two generations of American Roots music at Gypsy Sally’s in Georgetown, where Bumper Jacksons and Ruthie and the Wranglers are celebrating 25 years of Wrangler twang. The show starts at 9 p.m.

Music: “What Is This Thing Called Love?” by Charlie Parker & His Orchestra

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