Love and loss
The lowdown -- The new group Single Carrot Theatre presents Adam Rapp's 2006 Pulitzer finalist play Red Light Winter at Theatre Project through Aug. 19. In the adult-themed play, two best friends travel to Amsterdam, Netherlands, and fall in love with a window prostitute. When they return home to the U.S., they start to realize how much the experience affected them.
If you go -- Showtimes for Red Light Winter are 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The show runs through Aug. 19. Theatre Project is at 45 W. Preston St. Tickets are $4-$9. Call 410-539-3091 or go to theatreproject.org.
The lowdown -- Democracy, by Tony Award-winning playwright Michael Frayn (Noises Off, Copenhagen), re-creates the relationship between West German Chancellor Willy Brandt and his personal assistant, Gunter Guillaume, who passed information to the Stasi, East Germany's notorious secret police.
If you go -- The play runs through Sunday, and showtimes vary. Olney Theatre Center is at 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney. Tickets are $25-$41. Call 301-924-3400 or go to olneytheatre.org.
[MARY CAROLE MCCAULEY]