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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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"Every Good Boy Deserves Favour"
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attended Nov 01 2009

The play was everything you expected from two great artists. The staging was done very well. However I wasn't prepared for it to be a part of the Boston U festifal. It was a pleasant surprise, but I'd rather be more informed in the future.

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By Tom Stoppard

Music by André Previn

Jim Petosa, director

William Lumpkin, conductor

Part of_ InCite 2009: Art, Science & Politics_

Every Good Boy Deserves Favour is a collaborative piece written by the unique artistic team of Tom Stoppard and André Previn. In a Soviet asylum in 1977, two men share a cell. While Ivanov is a genuine mental patient who believes he’s conducting the full orchestra that appears on stage, Alexander is a political prisoner who must admit his “mental illness” to regain his freedom. The play is rarely performed because of its need for a full orchestra.

André Previn is an Oscar- and Grammy-winning composer and a former music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Tom Stoppard is a playwright and screenwriter best known for the movies Brazil and Shakespeare in Love and the plays Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and Arcadia.

<em>Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street</em> <em>Disney on Ice Presents Dream Big</em> <em>Copenhagen</em> Monster Jam Chris Kattan <em>Treasure Island</em>