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Olney Theatre Center - Mainstage
Between Dominion Dr. and Old Vic Blvd. 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd. Olney, MD 20832
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6 stars
The weather was perfect. I wore jeans and a nice shirt.
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43 stars
I wore DRESSY (the link is broken). Nicely, but not overdressed, .
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"Bus Stop"
21 ratings
3.7 average rating
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19 reviews
28 stars
attended Mar 17 2010

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.

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17 reviews
20 stars
attended Mar 14 2010

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

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2 reviews
14 stars
attended Mar 13 2010

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

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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.

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.