Literary classics like The Giver and Much Ado About Nothing will come to life on stages across Northern Virginia this month:
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
Jan. 6, 7:30 p.m.
The life and work of Maya Angelou, the inspirational writer and activist, is captured in this cinematic retelling of her life through stories both known and unknown. // Barns of Rose Hill: 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville
Jan. 14, 4 p.m.
Adapted from Lois Lowry’s classic novel, this performance unfolds the mysteries behind destiny, individual choices and standing up for what you believe. // The Alden: 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean
Much Ado About Nothing
Jan. 19-Feb. 12, times vary
Similar to many of Shakespeare’s comedies, this play includes trickery, deception and the twisting turns one couple takes to find true love. // NextStop Theatre Company: 269 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Jan. 21, 2 p.m.
Determined women, devoted servants and man’s best friend venture through obstacles and unfamiliar environments to find long-distance love by overcoming comedic challenges. // The Alden: 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean
Murder on the Nile
Jan. 21, 8 p.m.
Based on queen of mystery Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Nile, this performance will keep the audience on the edge of their seats during a unique rendition of a tale of foul play on a honeymoon cruise during World War II. // Hylton Performing Arts Center: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas
Romeo and Juliet
Jan. 21, 8 p.m.
As one of the most renowned love stories of all time, this Shakespeare classic will be an entertaining rendition for Bard aficionados and new fans alike. // The Alden: 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean