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Olney Theatre Center Anounces 75th Anniversary Season logo
Martin Platt
(Courtesy Olney Theatre Center)
Olney Theatre Center Artistic Director Martin Platt has announced the theatre's 75th anniversary season, which will emphasize 20th-century American classics, new works, reinterpretations of classics and musical theater.

The season will open with the Tony Award-winning musical Spring Awakening, featuring music by Duncan Sheik with book and lyrics Steven Sater (February 7-March 3, 2013), to be followed by Tim Firth's Neville's Island, A Comedy in Thick Fog, directed by Platt (April 4 - 28); Jeff Talbott's The Submission, directed by David Elliott (May 9 - June 2); Patrick Hamilton's Angel Street (also known as Gaslight), directed By John Going (June 20 - July 14); and the musical Carnival!, featuring book by Michael Stewart with music & lyrics by Bob Merrill, and to be directed by Platt (August 1 - 26).

Olney will present BEDLAM (Theatre Company) in rotating repertory productions of Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw and Hamlet by William Shakespeare, both directed by Eric Tucker in the Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab, September 4 - October 13.

The season will continue with Molière's Tartuffe, or The Hypocrite, translated by Richard Wilbur and directed by Platt (September 26 - October 20) and the musical Once Upon a Mattress with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer, and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Barer (November 14 - December 29).


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