The lowdown -- Naomi Wallace's play In the Heart of America, an anti-war story about love and the politics of conflict, makes its regional debut Wednesday at Rep Stage and runs through June 29. The work, a reaction to the Gulf War, explores how the politics of war affect individuals. Characters include two young American officers in Kuwait, a Palestinian-American with identity issues, a Vietnamese girl who witnessed atrocities perpetrated by Americans in her land and a U.S. officer who changes the girl's life.
If you go -- Times vary. Rep Stage is at 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Tickets are $12-$25. Call 410-772-4900 or go to www.repstage.org.
The lowdown -- The Marcin Wasilewski Trio, consisting of pianist Marcin Wasilewski, double bass player Slawomir Kurkiewicz and drummer Michal Miskiewicz, heads to An die Musik tomorrow for two performances. The jazz group from Poland has won numerous awards in its native country and also received the Quarterly Prize of the German Record Critics.
If you go -- The shows are at 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. tomorrow. An die Musik is at 409 N. Charles St. Tickets are $18-$20. Call 410-385-2638 or go to andie musiklive.com.
The lowdown -- Giacomo Puccini's classic La Boheme revolves around young bohemians in Paris. The Bel Cantanti opera company of Silver Spring presents this story of love, hope and friendship Saturday and Sunday.
If you go -- Saturday's performance is at 3 p.m. and Sunday's performance is at 6 p.m. at Randolph Road Theatre, 4010 Randolph Road, Silver Spring. Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m. May 31 and 3 p.m. June 1. Tickets are $25-$35. Go to belcantanti.com.