Lots of laughs at Olney

Critic's choice: Theater

July 25, 1999|By J. Wynn Rousuck

Moss Hart's "Light Up the Sky" is the first touring production in Olney Theatre Center's history, and this glowing rendition of the 1948 backstage comedy does the Maryland theater proud. Though the play may not be as well-known as Hart's famous collaborations with George S. Kaufman ("You Can't Take It With You," "The Man Who Came to Dinner," etc.), this rollicking chronicle of an out-of-town tryout is a warm-hearted paean to what the playwright once called the "insidious lure" of the theater.

Scheduled to play summer-stock theaters in Ogunquit, Maine, and Cape Cod, Mass., director John Going's near-perfect production continues at Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney, through Aug. 15. Tickets are $15-$32. Call 301-924-3400.

Pub Date: 07/25/99

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