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If you missed last year’s Helen Hayes Award-winning production of Stupid F#cking Bird, or want to see it again, you’ve got a second chance to see Aaron Posner’s irreverent, contemporary take on Chekhov’s The Seagull. The original cast and creative team are reunited at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, where the show will be on stage through August 17. The performance includes gun shots, brief nudity and profanity.
Cirque du Soleil returns to the D.C. area with Amaluna, a love story set on a magical island governed by goddesses. A colorful set, costumes and light displays help transform the stage into another world as performers dance, flip, juggle and more. An all-female band keeps the energy high in the French Canadian company’s latest touring display of the circus arts. You can see the show at National Harbor through September 21.
Music: “Myna Bird Blues” by George Benson Quartet
Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act in a rare bi-partisan effort. The bill is meant to speed the development of lifesaving treatments, but critics warn it may also allow ineffective or even harmful drugs onto the market.