Lauri Hagan, who operates out of one of Posh Salon and Spa's tall, dark, and sleek styling stations, soaks dried-out locks in the antioxidants, vitamins, and oil extracts of the It's A 10 conditioning mask, which bestows hair with 10 restorative benefits including nourishment, greater smoothness, and untangled knots. During haircuts, Laura's shears mold malleable canvases into delicate face frames and snip off split ends to re-create a guest's beloved look or sculpt a striking new style. Wielding blow dryers, flat irons, and curling irons, Laura pretties up new 'do's during a styling that crafts curls, straight strands, or locks as wavy as the fiancée of a sailor setting out from port.
George Bernard Shaw's Misalliance is a fast-paced comedy that tells the tale of a quiet estate in the English countryside besieged by unexpected visitors, unfortunate conflict, and an airplane crash. A whirlwind of bourgeois and proletariat characters breezes through underwear merchant John Tarleton's family home—including an ambassador, a Polish aviatrix, and a socialist clerk—leaving an alarming mess of upended social norms and broken crockery in their wake. The talented cast features both Olney veterans and novices, all more than up to their theatrical tasks. Take a night off from high-definition squirrel newscasts and catch an unforgettable night of live-acted hilarity that elicits and answers the eternal question, "Anyone for tennis?"
The story follows military man Don Jose, who falls helmet over boots for a gypsy girl named Carmen. As he spirals into an obsessive jealous spell, his world begins to crumble faster than Sid's first cookie. Don Jose's consuming passion for Carmen leads to disgraceful acts that can only be described operatically. The production is sung in French, with English supertitles and English dialogue.
Dance Place first leapt onto the scene more than three decades ago as an educational and performing arts company that toured local schools. In the years since, it has grown into a multi-faceted operation and source of both entertainment and instruction.
Every weekend, Dance Place dazzles crowds with performances in modern dance, African Dance, performance art, and spoken word. Rather than hiring a sketch artist to doodle each dance step into a flipbook, spectators can learn the moves they see on stage by enrolling in one of Dance Place's programs, or by dropping into an adult or children's class. Dance Place has remained true to its roots through its continued support of local schools, and to this day organizes family-friendly performances, workshops, and school assemblies.
When the Atlas Theater first opened on H Street, the flag had 48 stars, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was President, and saying "consarnit" made everyone around you cheer. Since then, the auditorium has seen its share of good times and bad. A landmark in one of the city's most historically diverse neighborhoods, the Atlas shared its block with a succession of department stores, music shops, pharmacies, and car dealerships before economic hardship shuttered the doors in 1976. The '80s and '90s proved harder still, and the quiet theater sat nearly forgotten and covered in graffiti until 2001. When a performing arts company purchased the venue that year, it heralded not only a new age for the building, but for the entire neighborhood. Today the Atlas' light-bulbed overhang and electric blue sign stand as a beacon of DC's Arts and Entertainment district.