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Olney Theatre Center - Historic Stage
2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd. Olney, MD 20832
301-924-3400
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Reese is respected internationally for his innovative work in professional theater for young audiences, including productions at the Smithsonian, The Kennedy Center Theatre for Young People, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Honolulu Theatre for Youth, and the California Theatre Center. He has also performed at international Festivals in Sweden, Peru, Germany, Canada, Japan, Scotland, and Ireland.

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Kevin Reese, an internationally renowned actor and performance artist with local roots, brings his two one-man shows to Olney’s Historic Stage for two public performances only! This special event kicks off Olney Theatre Center’s Family Entertainment Series, which includes family-friendly theater and a film series.

From 1989 to the present, Reese has performed his one-man show, Apollo: To The Moon over 1500 times throughout the U.S., Canada, and at the Dublin International Theatre Festival. Written and directed by Mary Hall Surface, Apollo: To The Moon is a powerful drama about the most daring success story in America’s quest for space. The production was created by a team of professional artists who have been recognized nationally for their innovative work in theater for young audiences. The goal of Apollo: To The Moon is to introduce today’s young audiences to the wonder and drama of the glory days of the space program. “Apollo is more than a lesson in science and history, it’s about dreams, about the kind of satisfaction that comes from setting goals high and working to attain them,” Reese added. 

His second one-man show, A Perfect Balance has been performed over 800 times throughout the U.S. and in France. A highly-acclaimed visual art and performance piece, A Perfect Balance is a captivating visual adventure inspired by the work of American artist Alexander Calder – the inventor of the mobile. In addition to using pre-set music, movement, animated circus sculpture, and projected masterworks of modern art, Kevin creates drawings, paintings and sculpture on stage to accompany the central character, Sandy, on his search for his masterpiece.