Olney Theatre, Olney, Maryland. Photo by Eric Stocklin,
courtesy of Olney Theatre Center for the Arts.
At the Olney, performances in the 2008 season included Doubt: A Parable, by John Patrick Shanley; Bad Dates, by Theresa Rebeck; Peter Stone's musical, 1776; Agatha Christie 's The Mousetrap; Stuff Happens, by David Hare; Rabbit Hole, by David Lindsay-Abaire; The Underpants, adapted by Steve Martin from a play by Carl Sternheim; and Peter Pan-The Musical. In the summer, the Olney Theater also hosts the Potomac Theatre Festival, an annual festival of political theater.
Opened in 1941, the 450-seat Olney Theatre hosts several community projects. These include the free Summer Shakespeare Festival and the National Players Touring Company, a classical touring group of young actors.
July 1, 2009
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