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The Sounds of Summer

August 20, 2016 at 8pm

Tickets: $25 for members; $35 for non-members; $17 for students & kids

Olney Theatre Center caps-off its Summer Celebration with a special "The Sounds of Summer" Concert. DC theatre superstars Tracy Lynn Olivera (Ford Theatre's 110 in the Shade), Bobby Smith (Signature Theatre's La Cage aux Folles) and Rachel Zampelli (Evita) come together to sing some cool summer favorites from the Beach Boys, the Drifters and other classic American songs. 









National Players presents
The Grapes of Wrath

July 27 - 31, 2016 at 7:30pm

Tickets: $7.50 for members; $15 for non-members

Tom Joad returns from prison to find the Oklahoma family farm in ruins. As the Joad clan gathers their possessions to leave the Dust Bowl behind, there's both hope and fear about prospects in California. The Joads trek west, encountering others on the same journey, all striving for their own piece of the American dream.

A story of perseverance against the odds, Steinbeck's Great American Novel is the perfect story for the National Player's intimate, yet powerful, style.







National Players presents

August 17 - 28, 2016

Tickets: Free Summer Shakespeare

The prince of Denmark returns home from school to find his family life in ruins—his father dead, his mother remarried, and his uncle (now step-father) ruling the country. When his father’s ghost appears with dire announcements, Hamlet struggles to redefine his life and find his way forward. This is the first time in 32 years that National Players has produced Shakespeare’s most prolific play. Come see it again in a new light.









National Players presents
The Giver

September 14 - 25, 2016

Tickets: $7.50 for members; $15 for non-members


​​In a “utopian” future of sameness, young Jonas inherits an unusual career: to receive and keep the memories of his community’s past. Throughout lessons with his elder predecessor, The Giver teaches Jonas of love, war, and all of life’s unknown joys and pains. As his oppressive world continues unchanged, Jonas must decide whether to keep these secrets or upend his community. This modern classic explores the risks and rewards of a full life. The Giver speaks to all ages, and National Players is proud to produce it for the first time this year.