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Olney Theatre Center’s National Players Kicks Off Tour 64 With Romeo and Juliet
OLNEY, MD – July 31, 2012 – Olney Theatre Center’s National Players begins its 64th national tour with two free outdoor performances of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet on August 24 and 25 at 8:00pm on The Root Family Stage. National Players, America’s longest-running touring company, has re-imagined and re-invigorated Shakespeare’s most enduring tale.
WHAT: National Players presents Romeo and Juliet for two free performances.
WHEN: Friday, August 24, 2012 at 8:00pm
Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 8:00pm
WHERE: Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney, MD 20832
ADDITIONAL DETAILS: There is limited bleacher seating, so please bring a blanket or lawn chair. For additional information please visit the Olney Theatre Center’s website at www.olneytheatrecenter.org or call the Box Office at 301-924-3400.
About Olney Theatre Center
Olney Theatre Center is a 75-year-old professional, award-winning, nonprofit, Equity theatre. Located just north of Washington, D.C. in arts-rich Montgomery County, Maryland, Olney Theatre Center offers a diverse array of professional productions year-round. One of two state theaters of Maryland, Olney Theatre Center is situated on 14 acres in the heart of the beautiful Washington-Baltimore-Frederick "triangle," within easy access of all three cities. For more information please visit www.olneytheatre.org. Follow Olney Theatre Center on Twitter @olneytheatre or twitter.com/olneytheatre and on Facebook at facebook.com/olneytheatre.
About the National Players
Established in 1949 and based at Olney Theatre Center since 1953, National Players is America's longest-running touring company. Founded on the principle of working with communities that have limited access to live theatre, National Players is comprised of professional young actors who travel across the country each year performing two plays in repertory- one Shakespeare and one additional classic. National Players also acts as an educational ambassador, teaching theatre-related courses to students of all ages and backgrounds. Though it travels thousands of miles and serves tens of thousands each year, National Players always comes home to Olney, Maryland. www.nationalplayers.org.