The OLLI Players
The OLLI PLAYERS is sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University. The company is comprised of 18 thespians ranging in age from the early sixties to the late eighties. They like to have fun and to entertain others. Some have not performed since high school and now have fallen in love with theatre.
The group performs stories of their lives from childhood to the present, lyrics from the heart, and short plays which are combined with improvisation. Performances take place during the school year with a break during the summer to regenerate.
Their audiences energize the company and make the actors feel fulfilled. The group performs in care homes, retirement communities as well as rehab centers, and more. They will travel to audiences of one person or fifty people. Whatever the situation they love to perform and the audiences love what they do!
Kathie West directs the company. She acted professionally and performed with The American Conservatory Theatre in their opening season in Pittsburgh. Kathie appeared in Tartuffe and has played everything from Blue Fairy in Pinocchio to the Lesbian lover in Night of the Iguana.