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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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3.7 / 5 Rated by 21 members
Review from Jane Jasper
Red Velvet 88 events 21 reviews

Thought the play didn't stand up well to time.
Some performances were fine but the lead Cherie was not good. At times she could barely be heard.

I must say the set was terrific.

reviewed Mar 17 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Jo Flowers
Red Velvet 33 events 17 reviews

THe play is well acted, particularly by the young waittress. It is a play that reflects the time in which it was written and much of the material and character development seem quaint. But given the time, the director got exactly the spirit of...continued

reviewed Mar 14 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from nehaneha
Red Velvet 43 events 2 reviews

I loved the play, my only problem was not hearing some of the dialog. No, it is not my hearing, but when Cherie was whispering I had to crane my neck in the third row. Very well cast. As I did not see the film I have no comparison. I enjoyed it...continued

reviewed Mar 13 2010 report as inappropriate
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Description

A small-town diner is in for quite a night when a blizzard strands a busload of unusual passengers on its doorstep. While the diner owner may finally have her chance to scratch a long-held itch for the macho bus driver, the other guests have their own agendas:  a lovesick rodeo rider has kidnapped a nightclub singer, a pretentious Ph.D. who is looking for love in all the wrong places, and a Shakespeare-quoting teenage waitress might get her first crack at romance. In the course of a turbulent night, will it be love or mayhem that survives the storm?

Olney is honored to welcome Austin Pendleton to the directorial helm of this production. Mr. Pendleton is an accomplished writer, actor, and director; he has directed three Tony-nominated Broadway productions, written three plays, and won an Obie Award for his acting.

<em>Kiss Me, I'm Katie: An Evening With Katie McManus</em> Louis Vierne's <em>Solemn Mass</em> Cherry Blossom/Springtime Harbor Cruise <em>Fun Home</em> Meli'sa Morgan <em>Ballet Across America</em> Curated by Misty Copeland and Justin Peck