Night Must Fall: Suspenseful Thriller 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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Featured review from Gretchen C.Red Velvet
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The theater is wonderful. The set was very well done. But the play was disappointing--too predictable--and it never made you laugh, cry, or feel a twinge of suspense. Some of the acting was excellent but at the end you just felt sort of let down.
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The actress who played the old lady was superb! The play had some good seasoned actors, it was ashame that the story line was not better developed. The plot was not interesting and was predictable therefore the ending was anticlimactic.
Night Must Fall
by Emlyn Williams
Directed by John Going
Would you take in a stranger? In a small Essex town, a wickedly charming and attractive young man is hired as a live-in companion for an ailing woman residing with her niece. When the news of a local murder is revealed, the alluring stranger becomes increasingly suspicious. In this suspenseful mystery thriller, will they discover the killer before he strikes again? Don’t be left in the dark!
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.