Many Olney Theatre Center productions include 10:15 am performances in their schedule to accommodate school groups. These events are exclusive to groups of students and tickets are $15.
World Premiere Adaptation
FICKLE: A FANCY FRENCH FARCE
Formerly titled THE DOUBLE INCONSTANCY
Adapted by Meg Miroshnik from the play by Pierre de Marivaux • Directed by Eleanor Holdridge
March 23, 2017
Artistic Associate Eleanor Holdridge (I And You, Hay Fever) takes on one of the funniest French comedies of the 18th Century with the help of rising American playwright (and The Kilroy’s co-founder) Meg Miroshnik. What happens to poor Harlequin when he finds himself kidnapped by an all-powerful Prince with designs on his fiancée, the faint-hearted peasant Silvia? Will Harlequin speak truth to power and tell the Prince to go hang? Prepare for disguises, mistaken identities, palace intrigues and improbable romance in this delightful comic romp that ends, of course, in more than one surprising marriage.
Rolling World Premiere
THE MAGIC PLAY
By Andrew Hinderaker • Directed by Halena Kays
May 4, 2017
From the author of Colossal comes another remarkable story that combines vivid theatricality, profound story and in this case, a touch of true theater magic. Playwright Andrew Hinderaker weaves a thrilling and theatrical story about a talented magician who has risen to the top of his profession by maintaining absolute control over his performances – as well as his love life. But when his lover forces him to confront his fears, along with his washed up magician father, his act might never be the same. Watch card houses fall apart and reassemble, and be prepared to be amazed again as Hinderaker and actor Brett Schneider weave a magical spell that ends in a secret and powerful testament to the profundity of performance and hope.