Liz Lerman, the MacArthur-winning choreographer who had the foresight to settle on Washington, D.C., as the location for her politically savvy troupe, comes north with Healing Wars, her latest dance-theater work. Incredibly timely, it explores the brutality of combat with a cast of eight dancers and actors, a one-legged former Navy gunner’s mate, and Broadway performer Michael Scott. Co-choreographed by Keith Thompson, the piece is part of a multi-city, multi-year project commemorating the 150th anniversary of our Civil War. Get there by train weeknights; on Saturday, a round-trip bus leaves from the Port Authority; call the box office for reservations.

Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Starts: Sept. 25. Continues through Sept. 27, 2014