The Israeli Dance Festival DC 2014 kicks off at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy in Rockville. The event will feature performances by regional troupes such as Avirah, Hora DC, Kesem, Mavrik, Yesodot, Kinor and JPDS-NC, with a special guest performance by Bustan Boston. A Harkada, or Israeli dance party, also is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. to midnight on Saturday at the B’nai Israel Congregation, 6301 Montrose Road, Rockville. Tickets for the Saturday evening dance party and Sunday performance are $25 for adults and $20 for students in advance. Tickets for the dance fest only are $15 for adults and $10 for students in advance. For more information, visit www.israelidancefestivaldc.com.
The Annapolis Shakespeare Company returns to the Bowie Playhouse with a modern retelling of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” opening tonight and continuing to April 13. Considered one of the Bard’s greatest poetic tragedies, and ranking among his most performed works, the production stars actor Manu Kumasi as the vengeful prince. For more information, visit annapolisshakespeare.org.
1st Stage Tysons gets into the act with Martin McDonagh’s “The Cripple of Inishman,” opening today at the theater in McLean, Va. Directed by Steven Carpenter, the biting comedy culls together the citizens of a sleepy Irish burg who have received word of a Hollywood filmmaker who plans to shoot his latest hit in their community. The show continues to April 20. For more information, visit 1ststagetysons.com.