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Jeremiah Nazarkewycz Red Velvet
The play is set up as a football game, including a pregame show. While the play doesn't start until 7:45, the doors open at 7:30, which is also when the pregame show starts. To be part of the whole experience of the play, I suggest arriving in time to walk through those doors at precisely 7:30.
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Easy access to a restaurant across the street, and lots of options 5 minutes away.
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13 reviews
36 stars
attended May 28 2014

The set and performances were very good. It was a moving experience.

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10 reviews
524 stars
attended Jun 05 2014

Absolutely superb. The casting, authentic language, timing, cultural understanding -- couldn't have been better. Or funnier for that matter. I laugh out loud just thinking of some of the scenes.

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4 stars
attended Jun 05 2014

Good performances, good set, good direction...presented in a nice, intimate setting.

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The New York Times hailed The Piano Lesson as “a generous gift,” “emotionally sustaining great theatre,” and a “savory theatrical feast.” Time Out New York described the play as a “grand drama” that “reaches operatic intensity.” And Back Stage called The Piano Lesson a “theatrical whirlwind.”

Recommended for ages 12 and older.

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.