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so much so that when the producers of

Astro Boy and the God Of Comics: The retro-sci-fi performance focuses on God of Manga, Osamu Tezuka, and his best-known creation the robot Astro Boy, through March 18, $30-$69. Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW; 202-3323300, SATURDAY ONLY Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet: New York’s Cedar Lake Ballet Company combines classical ballet with contemporary choreography and multimedia in an eye-catching way,

the 2011 film “The Adjustment Bureau”



needed a company for co-star Emily Blunt to perform with, they worked with Cedar Lake. The 16-member ensemble, led by Artistic Director Benoit-Swan Pouffer, performs a percussive, sweatsoaked repertoire at 8 p.m., opens Sat. George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax; 703-993-8888, Cfa. LAST CHANCE Civilization (All You

Theaters Presents

Now Showing at the Lockheed Martin IMAX® Theater National Air and Space Museum 6th and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC

Opening in 2D on April 27 at the Airbus IMAX® Theater


Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center 14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, VA 866 868-7774 TTY 202 633-8850 MH?J;HI"8BE9A;:0 Christopher Bloch as Benjamin Franklin, William

Diggle as Thomas Jefferson and Brooks Ashmanskas as John Adams struggle over the Declaration of Independence in Ford’s Theatre’s production of “1776.”

Can Eat): A small band of urbanites struggle for food in this satire, through Sun., $20-$67.50. Woolly Mammoth Theatre, 641 D St. NW; 202-393-3939, How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found: Wanna get away? This isn’t a Southwest Airlines commercial, but rather a brief plot summary of Fin Kennedy’s play inspired by author Doug Richmond’s 1985 manual for going off-the-grid. But in Kennedy’s hands, it’s an examination of the characteristics that define us in the 21st century. Dylan Morrison Myers leads the five-person cast when pay-what-you-can previews begin Saturday at 8 p.m., opens Sat. through April 1, $35, $25 seniors and students. H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE; 202-544-0703, Husbands and Lovers: The Washington Stage Guild presents an exploration of love and how crazy it can make all those involved, through March 18, $40-$50, $30-$40 seniors, $20-$25 students. Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church, Undercroft Theatre, 900 Massachusetts Ave. NW; 202-347-9620. LAST CHANCE I Can’t Live Without a Maid: By Perla Laske, in Spanish with English surtitles, sponsored by Teatro de la Luna, through Sat., $30-$35. Gunston Arts Center Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington; 703-998-4555. LAST CHANCE Illstyle and Peace Productions: The company performs “IMpossible IZZpossible,” blending oldschool hip-hop with other performance forms such as house dance, popping, locking, breaking, West African and modern, opens Fri. through Sat. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE; 202-269-1600, Josephine Tonight: The musical biography profiles Josephine Baker and her relationship with her mother, through March 18, $45-$50, $25 students. MetroStage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria; 703-548-9044, 800-494-8497, SUNDAY ONLY Just Tap: Sole Defined: Tapper Quynn Johnson and her company fuse traditional tap dance with West African rhythms, sand dance, beatboxing, and soul stirring vocals with a live piano, bass and drums combo, opens Sun. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE; 202-399-7993,