June is Busting Out All Over!
- JUST ANNOUNCED! Nine Plays. Three Series. Four Spaces. Check out our 2014 Season!
- THIS WEEKEND: Angel Street , also known as Gaslight, opens on the Mainstage
- NEXT WEEKEND: Join us for our 4th Annual Community Appreciation Day on June 29!
- COMING IN JULY! National Players Tour 65 FREE Summer Shakespeare performances of The Comedy of Errors !
2014 Season Announcement
“After many years of trying to serve ever-more diverse audiences with the same broad array of programming, we’re digging deeper for each of them, and asking patrons to choose what they want and how they want it. By offering a Classic Series, a Contemporary Series, and a Family Series, we can pursue each with great rigor and without apology,” says Mr. Loewith.
The Classic Series is dedicated to the longstanding Olney audience who have supported the theater through its 75-year history This audience loves the classics, the literary experience of the theater, good drama and good stories told in productions of the highest quality. This series includes a Classic Musical (title to be announced), Olney Theatre Center’s first production of an August Wilson play Pulitzer-winner,The Piano Lesson,and Clifford Odets’ Awake and Sing!
We created the Contemporary Series for patrons who want cutting-edge theatrical adventures, featuring new works by American playwrights and modern musicals. This series includes two Rolling World Premieres – I and You by Lauren Gunderson and Colossal by Andrew Hinderaker – on either side of the world-famous, satirical, hilarious and foul-mouthed puppets from 2004 Tony-winner Avenue Q.
The Family Series offers live performances designed to bring generations together. This series includes the Caribbean musical fairytale Once On This Island, an outdoor production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest to celebrate the 65th birthday of the National Players, National Players performances of Shakespeare's As You Like It and the American Classic To Kill A Mockingbird on the Historic Stage and our Holiday Musical (title to be announced).
Each series comes with specialized member benefits – Contemporary Series Members get invited to developmental workshops and readings; Classic Series Members get free seminars about the plays and dramaturgy mailings; Family Series Members get special meet-the-cast, family-friendly events surrounding the show.
For more information about Memberships, visit our new Membership page here.
4th Annual Community Appreciation Day
WHEN: Saturday, June 29, from noon until 4 PM
WHERE: 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney
ADMISSION: This event is FREE to the public.
There will be tours of the theatre every hour on the hour. On the Historic Stage, we will have our National Players presenting a Stage Combat/Slapstick Comedy workshop, BRAVO@KAT students will perform selections from their shows, Kang’s Black Belt Academy presenting a karate demonstration, and a Hip Hop Dance workshop for ALL AGES with Leap On Love Art LLC. In addition, Greater Olney Civic Association’s 2013 Olney Idols Madeline West and Sophia Harrison will perform throughout the day! The event ends with a Jazz concert by Rocketeria.
We will also have Taste Gastropub with food samples, and our concessions will be open with snacks and ice cream for purchase.
Click here for complete schedule of events.
National Players Tour 65 presents
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
by William Shakespeare
WHEN: July 18 – 21, at 8:00 PM
WHERE: On the Root Family Stage, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney
Take one set of identical twins separated since birth, add a second set as their servants, and throw them all into the same town for a single day. Confusion abounds and hilarity ensues as everyone in the town tries to figure out why these people are behaving so strangely today.
Call the Box Office at 301.924.3400 for details.