Is He Dead?: Washington Area Premiere of Mark Twain's Rediscovered Comedy
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You are cordially invited to honor the life of Ebenezer Scrooge's late colleague Jacob Marley in this interactive theatrical experience from Unexpected Stage Company. A delightfully original twist on Charles Dickens' holiday classic A Christmas Carol, A Wake for Jacob Marley lets you mingle with Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, the lesser-known (and less effective) Ghost of Christmas mid-to-late evening and more while enjoying mulled cider, delicious wine and savory Dickensian treats, served buffet-style and included in your ticket price. It's a unique opportunity to enter the world of Jacob Marley and Ebenezer Scrooge -- and a great way to help support the Unexpected Stage Company. Learn More
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Great set and costumes and superb acting! It was a little slow getting going in the first act but the end of the first act and all of the second FLEW by. The best work in my view was by the actor playing Francois/Daisy and the actress playing Cecile LaRue/Inspecteur. We had a great time!
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Farce is difficult to pull off without being corney, the Olney production succeeds in pulling it off. The production and the cast members did a great job of providing a wonderful, light hearted, entertaining evening. Limberger cheese, anyone?
Jean-Francois Millet is a brilliant but unrecognized artist who can't sell a painting to save his life. With the help of his madcap bohemian friends, Jean decides to stage his own demise to revive sales. However, in order to keep an eye on his success, he re-emerges as his imaginary twin sister. Authored by Mark Twain in 1897, this play was recently discovered by Shelley Fisher Fishkin and updated by David Ives. Join Olney for a farce that will have you laughing loud enough to wake the dead.
About the Ticket Supplier: Olney Theatre Center
Located just north of Washington, D.C. in arts-rich Montgomery County, Maryland, Olney Theatre Center for the Arts offers a diverse array of professional productions year-round that enrich, nurture and challenge a broad range of artists, audiences and students. One of two state theaters of Maryland, OTC is situated on 14 acres in the heart of the beautiful Washington-Baltimore-Frederick "triangle," within easy access of all three cities.
An award-winning regional theater, Olney Theatre Center operates under an Actors' Equity Association Council of Stock Theaters (COST) contract, one of only three theaters in the country to operate under such a contract.
In addition to its mainstage season, which emphasizes 20th-century American classics, new works, area premieres, reinterpretations of classics and musical theater, OTC offers a wide range of programs and affiliations including: National Players, America's longest running classical touring company (since 1949), which performs for high school and college audiences in over 25 states; Potomac Theatre Project, which offers experimental and alternative plays that explore provocative and challenging human situations, ideas and visions; special school performances of mainstage shows; a free Summer Shakespeare Festival; and post-show discussions.