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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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"Every Good Boy Deserves Favour"
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attended Oct 31 2009

The play was excellent and very unusual. You don't expect a full orchestra on stage. The actors and musicians from Boston University were very professional. As the story unfolds it makes you realize how lucky we are to live in this country.

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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.