Ongoing onstage

July 29, 2010

Contemporary American Theater Festival

Original plays from five American playwrights: "White People" by J.T. Rogers; "Lidless" by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig; "Inana" by Michele Lowe; "The Eelwax Jesus 3-D Pop Music Show" by Max Baker and Lee Sellars; and "Breadcrumbs" by Jennifer Haley. Continues through Sunday, Aug. 1. Shepherd University, W.Va. Call 304-876-3473 or 800-999-2283. For a schedule, go to

'Unnecessary Farce'

Two amateur cops try to stage a sting operation to expose local politicos in a tangled web of corruption and double-dealing. Show continues through Sunday, Aug. 8. Post-show discussion on Friday, Aug. 6. Totem Pole Playhouse, 9555 Golf Course Road, Fayetteville, Pa. Go to


FREDERICK, Md. -- Way Off Broadway Children's Theatre presents "Aladdin." Every Saturday afternoon and the second and fourth Sunday of each month. Continues through Sunday, Aug. 8. Way Off Broadway Children's Theatre, 5 Willowdale Drive. $15 per person. Call 301-662-6600.



The Broadway musical based on Charles Dickens' book, "Oliver Twist." 6 p.m. dinner, followed by show, Fridays and Saturdays through Saturday, Aug. 21. Sunday matinees with 1 p.m. dinner, Sunday, Aug. 15. Washington County Playhouse, 44 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Tickets cost $20 to $35. Call 301-739-7469 or go to .

Puppet circus

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- "The Three Pigs Circus" performed with marionettes. Noon and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 29. Wonderment Puppet Theater, 412 W. King St. Call 304-258-4074 or go to .

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