Family Theatre In Apollo: To The Moon & Visual Adventure A Perfect Balance
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Shakespeare saved his best for last: his final play, The Tempest, is his most magical and engrossing tale. It follows the adventures of Prospero, an exiled duke who lives as the master of an enchanted isle abounding with fantastical creatures, mystery, music and romance. When a shipwreck delivers Prospero's enemies to the island, the plot thickens as his beloved daughter falls for one of the castaways. Bring a lawn chair and a picnic basket and enjoy this outdoor production from the Olney Theatre Center at the Root Family Stage. In celebration of the 65th anniversary of the National Players -- OTC's touring company of young professional actors -- celebrated National Player "veterans" will compose half the cast while current company members will take the younger roles. See event description for more details. Learn More
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Reese is respected internationally for his innovative work in professional theater for young audiences, including productions at the Smithsonian, The Kennedy Center Theatre for Young People, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Honolulu Theatre for Youth, and the California Theatre Center. He has also performed at international Festivals in Sweden, Peru, Germany, Canada, Japan, Scotland, and Ireland.
Kevin Reese, an internationally renowned actor and performance artist with local roots, brings his two one-man shows to Olney’s Historic Stage for two public performances only! This special event kicks off Olney Theatre Center’s Family Entertainment Series, which includes family-friendly theater and a film series.
From 1989 to the present, Reese has performed his one-man show, Apollo: To The Moon over 1500 times throughout the U.S., Canada, and at the Dublin International Theatre Festival. Written and directed by Mary Hall Surface, Apollo: To The Moon is a powerful drama about the most daring success story in America’s quest for space. The production was created by a team of professional artists who have been recognized nationally for their innovative work in theater for young audiences. The goal of Apollo: To The Moon is to introduce today’s young audiences to the wonder and drama of the glory days of the space program. “Apollo is more than a lesson in science and history, it’s about dreams, about the kind of satisfaction that comes from setting goals high and working to attain them,” Reese added.
His second one-man show, A Perfect Balance has been performed over 800 times throughout the U.S. and in France. A highly-acclaimed visual art and performance piece, A Perfect Balance is a captivating visual adventure inspired by the work of American artist Alexander Calder – the inventor of the mobile. In addition to using pre-set music, movement, animated circus sculpture, and projected masterworks of modern art, Kevin creates drawings, paintings and sculpture on stage to accompany the central character, Sandy, on his search for his masterpiece.
About the Ticket Supplier: Olney Theatre CenterLocated 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.