Venue Details

2 Star Starred
Olney Theatre Center - The Root Family Stage
The stage is outside behind the Mainstage lobby. 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd. Olney, MD 20832
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"The Tempest"
7 ratings
4.3 average rating
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9 reviews
15 stars
attended Aug 02 2014

Terrible sound system made any subtleties in the acting lost to the text. Not my favorite play anyway, but with excellent actors the story could have soared. Pretty disappointed in Olney Theater which has been unbelievable strong this year under...continued

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Patricia Jane Du Huang
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23 reviews
10 stars
attended Aug 02 2014

Great experience to watch the show outside in midsummer night. Very nice!

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This production is recommended for those age 8 and older.

What to bring:
•A Blanket and a Picnic Basket: Our lawn area is perfect to enjoy your favorite snacks while you view the show.
•A Lawn Chair: You are welcome to view the show seated in the lawn chair you bring with you.
•Bug Spray & Sunscreen: Since this is an outdoor production, it might be a good idea to protect yourself from the elements.
•Money For Snacks and Drinks: You may want to take advantage of our concessions. We will have ice cream, light snacks, and beverages including beer and wine.

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.