Photo Flash: Roger Bart Visits Olney Theatre CenterÂ's National Players 60th Anniversary Celebration
Olney Theatre Center's National Players celebrated 60 years of touring at a benefit at the Inn at Brookville Farms on Monday, December 7. Helping to celebrate was Tony Award-winning actor Roger Bart, who is currently touring in Young Frankenstein after originating the role of Dr. Frederick Frankenstein on Broadway. Roger is also known for his role as George Williams, the murderous pharmacist, on Desperate Housewives. Roger performed in A Little Night Music at Olney Theatre Center in 1986.
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 that enrich, nurture and challenge a broad range of artists, audiences and students. 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.
A professional, award-winning regional theater, Olney operates under an Actors' Equity Association Council of Stock Theaters (COST) contract, one of only three theaters in the country to operate under such a contract.
In addition to its Subscription Season, which emphasizes 20th-century American classics, new works, area premieres, reinterpretations of classics and musical theater, Olney offers a wide range of programs and affiliations including: National Players, America's longest running classical touring company (since 1949), which performs for high school and college audiences in over 25 states; a Family Entertainment Series; special school performances of Subscription Season shows; a free Summer Shakespeare Festival; post-show discussions; and a 5-week intensive summer training program for high school students.
For more information about Olney Theatre Center and the National Players, visit olneytheatre.org.
Photos by Tom Estrin
William H. Graham, Sr. and Roger Bart