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Theater events worth seeking out in Washington this week

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By Hoodline - Published on April 16, 2019.

If you're a theater fan, mark your calendars: there's plenty to do when it comes to stage performances in Washington this week, with stories told about African-American writers in Paris, a mean girl supercomputer from space and the journey from life to death.

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'Les Deux Noirs: Notes on Notes of a Native Son'

James Baldwin and Richard Wright were friends. Then, Baldwin criticized Richard Wright's novel "Native Son." In 1953, both writers were living in Paris, and both were hanging out at the literary haunt Les Deux Magots. In this play, playwright Helen Hayes imagines what the discussions between the two greats of American literature might have been like. Tickets are half off.

When: Wednesday, April 17, 8 p.m.
Where: Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE
Price: $25
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'Annie Jump and the Library of Heaven'

There are also steep discounts available for this kid-friendly performance at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. A teenage science-lover gets the surprise of her life when an alien supercomputer, called Althea, lands on Earth and invites her to work at the intergalactic "library of heaven." Unfortunately, Althea is an unpleasant mean girl, and there is also her father — a doctor of psychology with mental health problems — to consider as well.

When: Friday, April 19, 8 p.m.
Where: Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE
Price: $14.99
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'Under(world): The Lost & The Found'

Finally, not far from the metro station, guests will discover another world below Dupont Circle. Tradition Be Damned (TBD) Immersive offers an "immersive theatrical experience" at the art gallery and event space Dupont Underground. The hourlong experience is an interactive, art-filled journey between life and death. Tickets are half off for this event as well.

When: Sunday, April 21, 4 p.m.
Where: Dupont Underground, 19 Dupont Circle NW
Price: $22.50
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