Metro Weekly

Rags at The Theatre Lab

The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts offers a production of the little-known 1986 musical Rags, by Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Wicked), Charles Strouse (Annie) and Joseph Stein (Fiddler on the Roof). The story focuses on the arrival of Jewish immigrants to New York City in the early part of the last century. Deb Gottesman and Buzz Mauro direct a mix of students and professionals, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire that spurred the organized labor movement in the U.S. Through April 23. The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts, 733 8th Street NW. Tickets are $15. Call 202-824-0449 or visit

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