Best One-Person Shows In Washington DC

October 21, 2013 8:00 AM

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As the evenings become cooler and the days become shorter, outdoor activities in the Washington D.C. metro area are few and far between. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything exciting going on in the city. Read on to find out about three fun and innovative performing arts events taking place in the District this fall season. Each one is sure to surprise you, make you smile and promises to render you thoroughly entertained. Buy tickets as early as possible because these shows are likely to sell out.

Max Major Mind-Reading and Magic Show
Living Social
918 F St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 695-8938

Dates: Nov. 22 through Dec. 29, 2013

For a mesmerizing show appropriate for all ages, check out the Max Major magic show at the Living Social headquarters. A Maryland university graduate, Mr. Major has quite a D.C. following. His show includes an exciting demonstration of “magic, mentalism and hypnosis” that is bound to leave you and your friends bewildered and amused. He is famous for his mind-reading abilities, so watch out. This award-winning magician will not disappoint. Tickets are only $29, although you can get a general admission ticket plus two drinks for $39 and priority seating plus two drink tickets for $49. Each one is a great deal. You can purchase additional drinks at the bar. This show will run through December, and each show is two hours long.

Tony Rock
DC Improv Comedy Club & Restaurant
1140 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 296-7008

Dates: Oct. 31 through Nov. 3, 2013

Everyone could use a good laugh once in a while, and the DC Improv Comedy Club is a great place to have one. This fall, buy tickets to see Tony Rock, renowned actor and comic from Comedy Central. Charming and funny, with quite a resume, Mr. Rock will be doing six shows in D.C. over the course of four days. Taking place in the venue’s main showroom, this is an event not to be missed. Each show is guaranteed to leave you with a huge smile. Take advantage of the venue’s restaurant and bar while enjoying Mr. Rock’s show. The bar is fully stocked and the menu features Mexican food such as chips and salsa, quesadillas and burritos. Tickets are between $17 and $20 and only individuals above the age of 18 can attend.

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Man of the House
The Kennedy Center
2700 F St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20556
(202) 467-4600

Dates: Nov. 2-3, 2013

“Man of the House” is a solo theater show coming this fall to the Kennedy Center. The play is about a young boy searching for his father, who he has not seen in six years. The show is appropriate for kids over the age of nine and runs only 60 minutes long, so it is a great performance the whole family can enjoy. The engaging play is performed by “master storyteller” David Gonzales and features great acting and dynamic music. Gonzales has won many awards and received numerous accolades for his brilliant performances, and this show is one of his best. Tickets are $20 and the show will run five times throughout two days in November.

Related: Best Fall Festivals In Washington DC

Priya Konings is a freelance writer and restaurant critic in Washington D.C. Her work can be found at

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