Founded in 1949, National Players stimulates imagination and critical thinking by presenting classic plays in contemporary and accessible ways.
A program of Olney Theatre Center in Olney, MD, National Players presents self-sustained classic productions to audiences of all ages and in all environments. Through performances and integrated educational programs, National Players empowers audiences to build stronger communities through artistic collaboration.
Sept ’15-May ’16
Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar
Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities
Sept ’16-May ’17
Lois Lowry’s The Giver
John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath
Touring in repertory, National Players can present more than one title in a single day. The company has performed in 41 states; in the White House; and for US military in Europe, Asia, and the Arctic Circle. Committed to artistic excellence, National Players has brought literature to life for more than 2.9 million people.
Touring in repertory enables National Players to present more than one title in a given day. The company also conducts audience Q+As and a series of workshops and classes available on our website (www.nationalplayers.org). For school audiences, National Players produces abridged versions of each show to fit within class schedules. Students and teachers receive access to our study guides, generated according to Maryland State Department of Education standards, to complement classroom studies. Fees for these programs are negotiable. Please contact artist.