Angel Street (titled Gaslight when English audiences first saw it) is a 1938 suspense thriller. The lovingly rendered production at Olney Theatre Center demonstrates why it was successful both as a Broadway play and a motion picture.
Season change at Olney: The King and I and world premiere of Stephen Dietz comedy
The King and I, the musical retelling of “Anna and the King of Siam” which made Yul Brenner an international star, will run at Olney Theatre Center November 14 through December 29, 2013, the Company announced last week.
(This article was amended on November 24, 2012 from its original version.) ‘Tis the season when many daddies and mommies want to spoil their little girls, by taking them to that special performance, filling their eyes and ears with enough magical sparkle to feed memories for years to come. Olney Theatre Center has brought back […]
Over the Tavern
Tom Dudzick’s Over the Tavern has seen a lot of productions since its first stage outing back in the mid-1990s. Olney Theatre Center’s new production looks good and feels authentic. But unfortunately, that’s as close as Sunday’s formal opening performance was able to get to the play’s dramatic core.
Extended runs at Keegan, Olney and Studio
Theatregoers are liking what they’ve seen this summer. Not only was Capital Fringe a success, box office demand at three theatres this August have earned their shows extended runs. You have just one more week to see Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson at Studio Theatre. The company has announced its second, and final extension for the […]
Little Shop of Horrors
I’m not a set designer or a director, but if forced to guess, I’d say there’s nothing easy about putting on a solid staging of Little Shop of Horrors. When one of the main characters is a giant talking/singing/murdering plant, it logically follows that this is going to take some creativity.
British playwright Anthony Shaffer’s ingenious, hairpin-turn stage thriller about a competitive game of one-upmanship, humiliation and revenge, is scored like a tennis game.
Olney’s 2013 season announced by new artistic director Martin Platt
New Olney Theatre Centre Artistic Director Martin Platt has wasted no time in putting his stamp on the company’s 75-year history, announcing the 9 productions for Olney’s 2013 season within a few weeks of his appointment.
The 39 Steps
I am going to give you a summary of this astounding tour de farce, now playing at the Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab of the Olney Center for the Arts, and then recommend that you forget it immediately.
Joe Brack talks with director and the ‘clowns’ of 39 Steps
How can Patrick Barlow’s play, originally produced in 2005, based on a Hitchcock film from 1935, adapted from a novel published in 1915 written by John Buchan, be a love letter to the theatre? I had the wonderful pleasure of speaking with Olney Theatre Center’s Associate Artistic Director and Director of The 39 Steps, Clay […]
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Nothing wishy-washy about Olney Theatre Center’s exuberant, child-sized production of the musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Here, the Peanuts gang is rendered with such bright, broad strokes they seem to have leapt from the pen of Charles M. Schulz himself.
Theatres get ready for gala season. Here’s your invitation to join them
Well, all right, you’ve got some money in your pocket, and you feel like unleashing your own personal stimulus program for Washington area theaters. You know the primary benefit of your tax-deductible contribution: quality theater, DC-style. But what’s the icing? How are you going to have fun at the same time you’re handing cash over […]