Dawn Ursula stars as Catherine, the bereaved daughter of a brilliant, but chronically mentally ill mathematician. Catherine worries that she has inherited her father's mental illness, but more central to the drama is whether she also inherited his genius. A penetrating mystery at the center of the play and the stellar cast illuminates the ways in which family and lovers play into and defy expectations. Craig Wallace returns to Olney Theatre Center, where he last appeared as Prospero in The Tempest, to undertake the role of Robert, the brilliant mathematician whose movements between sanity and brilliance are the polestars by which Catherine has lived her life.  Longtime DC favorite Aakhu TuahNera Freeman, plays Catherine’s successful older sister Claire.

Presented by Olney Theatre Center

Show Type
Running Time
150 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$45 - $75

Discount Tickets Available Discounts available for seniors, military, groups and students.

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Box Office Phone: 301-924-3400

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 05/17/2017 - 06/18/2017
Sunday 1:45pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday 1:45pm7:45pm-
Thursday 7:45pm--
Friday 7:45pm--
Saturday 1:45pm7:45pm-
Important Dates

Dark Days

  • 05/17/2017 - 1:45pm
  • 05/20/2017 - 1:45pm
  • 05/31/2017 - 1:45pm
  • 06/14/2017 - 1:45pm


  • 06/08/2017 - 7:45pm


  • 05/31/2017 - 7:45pm
Performer Role
Dawn Ursula Catherine
Craig Wallace Robert
Aakhu Freeman Claire
Biko Eisen-Martin Hal
Production Personnel
David Auburn
Timothy Douglas
Costume Designer
Kendra Rai
Set Designer
Luciana Stecconi
Sound Designer
Matthew M. Nielson
Lighting Designer
Mike Durst


Olney Theatre Center
2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney, MD 20832
About the Venue:
Olney Theatre Center is a 80-year-old professional, award-winning, nonprofit Equity theater whose mission is to inspire and nurture artists, students, technicians, administrators, and its audience members through its diverse array of theatrical and musical productions year-round.


  • Free onsite parking


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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