The Habit of Art: New Play by Alan Bennett (The History Boys)
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The last date listed for The Habit of Art was Sunday October 30, 2011 / 7:00pm.
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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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“A production so polished that it could open on Broadway as is.” -The Wall Street Journal
“Bennett’s humor is learned and gentle.” -The Washington Post
“An extraordinarily funny, deeply revealing look at the creation of theater from start to finish.” -Washingtonian
“You’ll have a grand time.” -_Washington City Paper _
“The Habit of Art is both entertaining and profound.” -_Washington Examiner _
“Stellar performances, spot-on direction, a swift pace, and frequent laughs.” -MD Theatre Guide
“[Ted van Griethuysen and Paxton Whitehead] are just terrific.” —WETA
Alan Bennett was born in Leeds and studied at Exeter College, Oxford. He co-wrote and starred in the satirical review_ Beyond the Fringe_, along with Dudley Moore, Peter Cook and Jonathan Miller, at the Edinburgh Festival in 1960. Later the show traveled to the West End and to New York. After this, he started writing for the stage, and later, plays for television. To date he has been actor, director, broadcaster, and written for stage, television, radio and film. His first stage play was Forty Years On (1969). Other well-known stage plays include Kafka’s Dick (1987), Single Spies (1988), Talking Heads (1998), The Madness of George III (1992), The History Boys (2004), and The Habit of Art (2009).