DC METRO THEATER ARTS • JULY 20, 2014 • BY AMANDA GUNTHER
How beauteous mankind is! Particularly the beauty found in those willing to brave the natural tempest of Maryland’s summer weather at Olney Theatre Center this summer season. A fantastical stormy adventure, by way of the Bard, sets shore upon the Root Family Stage beneath the stars and The Tempest provides a brilliant evening of classic theatre for a warm summer’s night. Directed by Jason King Jones, this retelling of love, loss, jealousy, and comedy falls perfectly to the planks of the stage beneath the stars offering merriment and a wondrous tale within for all who attend it.
For those of you, who miss the outside Shakespeare-Free-For-All at Carter Barron, the Olney Theatre Center offers an opportunity to introduce young audiences to Shakespeare in a family-friendly environment. The Tempest runs through August 3 on the outside Root Family Stage on the Olney Theatre campus.
Finding Their Purpose: Meet the Cast of Olney Theatre Center’s ‘Avenue Q’: Part 3: Evan Casey
DC METRO THEATER ARTS • JULY 6, 2014 • BY JOEL MARKOWITZ
This is the 3rd part of a series of interviews with the cast of Olney Theatre Center’s Avenue Q. In Part 3: Meet Evan Casey.
Joel: Where have local theatregoers seen you perform this year?
Evan: I was in two productions at The Kennedy Center Family Theatre: first as Elephant Gerald in Elephant and Piggie’s We Are In A Play!, and then as Heracles and a few others in Orphie and The Book of Heroes.
Who do you play in Avenue Q and how do you relate to your character?
I play Brian, and I would like to think that I connect with his affability and genuine nature. I think there is a reason why he is the first to welcome Princeton to Avenue Q, and why he is the first to break Princeton from his funk at the top of Act Two. He is a good listener with a good heart, and people connect with him easily.
Olney Theatre Center is a proud partner of Barrie School.
Olney Theatre Center is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization. All programs are made possible by support from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County; the Maryland State Department of Education; and the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of Maryland and the National Endowment for the Arts.