“Oleanna” by David Mamet will be presented by the Department of Music and Theatre at Plymouth State College February 6 – 10. A two-character examination of political correctness, the play also considers the nature of language and the process of communication.
Mamet’s 1992 play is written in three acts, each of which is a separate meeting between John, a college professor, and Carol, his student. The play takes place over the course of several weeks in John’s office at an unnamed American University. Their interactions move from collegial discussion, to disagreement, to stunning physical violence.
Performances are February 6-8 at 8 p.m., February 9 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and February 10 at 4 p.m., at the Silver Cultural Arts Center.
Tickets are $9-$5 at the box office, 535-ARTS.