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268 Star Starred
Olney Theatre Center - Mainstage
Between Dominion Dr. and Old Vic Blvd. 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd. Olney, MD 20832
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"The Savannah Disputation"
27 ratings
4.2 average rating
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133 events
27 reviews
71 stars
attended Aug 13 2010

great acting by everyone

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Ellen Canova
114 events
25 reviews
44 stars
attended Aug 22 2010

The show was fabulous. All four actors were wonderful. Hilarious but with underlying serious theme.

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46 events
17 reviews
32 stars
attended Aug 11 2010

Great acting. I enjoyed this thought provoking and funny play.

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In this hilarious new comedy, a Pentecostal missionary gets more than she bargained for when she drops in on two sisters who are staunch Catholics: sweet, susceptible Margaret and feisty, high-spirited Mary. These sisters enjoy a comfortable routine, including BBC sitcoms and cooking dinner for their priest. However, when the missionary causes Margaret’s seemingly-solid faith to waver, Mary stages a divine intervention to bring her sister back into the fold. Enlisting the aid of their unsuspecting parish priest, she throws a devilish dinner party that becomes a smack-down of biblical proportions.

Evan Smith’s_ _The Savannah Disputation enjoyed a successful run at New York’s Playwrights Horizons in 2009, as did his previous plays, Psych and The Uneasy Chair_. His other works include Servicemen_, and Daughters of Genius. His TV pilot, Debs, was a part of Naked TV, produced by Fox TV/Naked Angels. Smith is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and the recipient of a Whiting Award.

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