Neville's Island: Olivier Award-Nominated Comedy at Olney Theatre Center
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This warmhearted, humorous play that won Alfred Uhry the 1988 Pulitzer looks at the unexpected friendship between a fiercely independent Southern white woman and her African-American chauffeur. It's 1948, and after Daisy, an elderly Jewish widow who lives in Atlanta, has a driving mishap in which her automobile is demolished, her son hires Hoke Colburn to be her driver. Initially resistant, Miss Daisy gradually starts to accept Hoke over time, and an unlikely friendship begins to grow between the two. Ultimately a sweet tale of the transformative power of true friendship, the play also touches on the racism and prejudice that permeated the South at the time. Acclaimed Washington stage actors Nancy Robinette (called the Meryl Streep of Washington theater) and Craig Wallace return to Ford's to perform in this beloved classic. Learn More
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I didn't think I would like this play because I usually avoid British farces. However I found this one to be very funny. Most of the audience was a lot older than I am and I'm in my sixties! They didn't seem to be laughing very much and at one point I felt that I should move to a section of the theater that wasn't as crowded (it wasn't sold out) so that my loud laughing wouldn't annoy anyone. Seeing this play encourages me to see more farces. The play is a little strange so I thought people would leave at intermission but no one did. I recommend giving it a try!.
*Written By: Tim Firth
Directed By: Jason King Jones
Scenic Design: Russell Parkman
Costume Design: Martha Hally
Lighting Design: Joel Moritz
Sound Design: Will Pickens
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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.