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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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22 reviews
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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"Is He Dead?"
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4.2 average rating
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10 reviews
23 stars
attended Feb 26 2009

Farce is difficult to pull off without being corney, the Olney production succeeds in pulling it off. The production and the cast members did a great job of providing a wonderful, light hearted, entertaining evening. Limberger cheese, anyone?

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10 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 26 2009

Great set and costumes and superb acting! It was a little slow getting going in the first act but the end of the first act and all of the second FLEW by. The best work in my view was by the actor playing Francois/Daisy and the actress playing...continued

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10 reviews
4 stars
attended Feb 15 2009

Mark Twain must have been familiar with one of the most popular shows of the 19th century, "Charley's Aunt" which was subsequently revived on stage, on film (most famously with Jack Benny) and as the musical that made Ray Bolger a star. This lost...continued

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Jean-Francois Millet is a brilliant but unrecognized artist who can’t sell a painting to save his life. With the help of his madcap bohemian friends, Jean decides to stage his own demise to revive sales. However, in order to keep an eye on his success, he re-emerges as his imaginary twin sister. Authored by Mark Twain in 1897, this play was recently discovered by Shelley Fisher Fishkin and updated by David Ives. Join Olney for a farce that will have you laughing loud enough to wake the dead.

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.