Olney begins the year with 'West Side Story'


On Stage

March 02, 2000|By J. Wynn Rousuck

Olney Theatre Center opens its 2000 season tomorrow with "West Side Story," directed by Bradford Watkins and starring a cast of young area actors headed by Kevin Duda as Tony and Tracy Olivera as Maria. The 1957 modern retelling of "Romeo and Juliet" by Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents will be one of two musicals in the new season.

Here's the rest of the lineup: Moliere's "Tartuffe" (April 11-May 14); Noel Coward's "Hay Fever" (May 30-July 1); Potomac Theatre Festival (July 11-Aug. 13), including Pedro Calderon de la Barca's "Sueno," Tom Stoppard's "Arcadia," Donald Margulies' "Collected Stories" and workshop productions of four new Eastern European plays; Emile Zola's "Therese Raquin" (Aug. 22-Sept. 24); Jean Giraudoux's "The Madwoman of Chaillot" (Oct. 10-Nov. 12); and the Mitch Leigh-Joe Darion-Dale Wasserman musical, "Man of La Mancha," (Nov. 21-Dec. 24).

Show times for "West Side Story," which will be presented through April 2, are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Sundays; 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays (including tonight's preview); with matinees at 2 p.m. Sundays, selected Saturdays and March 9. Olney Theatre Center is at 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney. Tickets are $15-$32. Subscriptions to the seven-play season range from $119 to $203. For more information, call 301-924-3400.

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