Venue Details

169 Star Starred
Olney Theatre Center - Mainstage
Between Dominion Dr. and Old Vic Blvd. 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd. Olney, MD 20832
301-924-3400
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Member Tips

Sonia Hirshfeld
Dress was quite casual and informal, even on a Sat. night.
info Aug 09 2010 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Good free parking onsite.
info Aug 11 2010 star this tip starred
herb dorsey
Olney ale house across the street is great a dozen drafts on tap. good food
info Aug 11 2010 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
I usually go to Arena Stage and downtown. This was a pleasure.
info Aug 23 2010 star this tip starred

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25 reviews
23 stars
Ellen Canova
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24 reviews
37 stars
attended Aug 22 2010

The show was fabulous. All four actors were wonderful. Hilarious but with underlying serious theme.

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janleslie
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10 reviews
28 stars
attended Aug 11 2010

Great acting. I enjoyed this thought provoking and funny play.

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Website

http://www.olneytheatre.org/

Description

In this hilarious new comedy, a Pentecostal missionary gets more than she bargained for when she drops in on two sisters who are staunch Catholics: sweet, susceptible Margaret and feisty, high-spirited Mary. These sisters enjoy a comfortable routine, including BBC sitcoms and cooking dinner for their priest. However, when the missionary causes Margaret’s seemingly-solid faith to waver, Mary stages a divine intervention to bring her sister back into the fold. Enlisting the aid of their unsuspecting parish priest, she throws a devilish dinner party that becomes a smack-down of biblical proportions.

Evan Smith’s_ _The Savannah Disputation enjoyed a successful run at New York’s Playwrights Horizons in 2009, as did his previous plays, Psych and The Uneasy Chair_. His other works include Servicemen_, and Daughters of Genius. His TV pilot, Debs, was a part of Naked TV, produced by Fox TV/Naked Angels. Smith is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and the recipient of a Whiting Award.

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.