Legendary entertainers Kenan and Kel made theatrical history when they broke down the fourth wall, and then, to the consternation of the set designer, broke down the second and third walls as well. Experience the magic of the stage with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a ticket to see Misalliance (up to a $54 value) at the Olney Theatre Center on Sandy Spring Road in Olney. The show runs from September 29 to October 24. Tickets range from $39 to $54 depending on show date and time. This Groupon cannot be used to purchase $26 tickets. Consult the online calendar for scheduled performances.
George Bernard Shaw's Misalliance is a fast-paced comedy that tells the tale of a quiet estate in the English countryside besieged by unexpected visitors, unfortunate conflict, and an airplane crash. A whirlwind of bourgeois and proletariat characters breezes through underwear merchant John Tarleton's family home—including an ambassador, a Polish aviatrix, and a socialist clerk—leaving an alarming mess of upended social norms and broken crockery in their wake. The talented cast features both Olney veterans and novices, all more than up to their theatrical tasks. Take a night off from high-definition squirrel newscasts and catch an unforgettable night of live-acted hilarity that elicits and answers the eternal question, "Anyone for tennis?"
Since 1938, the Olney Theatre has captivated breathless audiences and now entertains more than 100,000 patrons a year. Misalliance will be performed on the elegant Mainstage, which features 429 stadium-style seats on two levels and crisp acoustics, ensuring that you'll catch each and every phrase spoken on stage, from "What ho, old thing!" to "Do you mind? We're trying to have a private conversation."
Although George Bernard Shaw's Misalliance at the Olney Theatre doesn't have reviews posted at this time, BroadwayWorld.com previewed it, and the Olney Theatre's most recent production of Dinner With Friends received positive reviews from the Washington Post and DC Theatre Scene. The Olney also has a four-star average from three Yelpers:
- Shaw's delightful comedy, Misalliance, is a fast-paced, witty romp set in the garden room of John Tarleton's English country estate. A whirlwind of characters from varied social classes, including an underwear magnate, an ambassador, a Polish aviatrix, and a socialist clerk, clash and debate, upholding and questioning societal norms. – BWW News Desk, BroadwayWorld.com
- Olney Theatre Center, which has either produced or co-produced all of Margulies’s professional area premieres, can now count Dinner with Friends as its most recent success. – Debbie Jackson, DC Theatre Scene