The Cleveland State University Dramatic Arts Program and Charenton Theater Company will present their joint production of David Mamet’s Oleanna, featuring CSU Dramatic Arts professor Allan Byrne and directed by Jacqi Loewy.
A young woman (played by CSU student Renee Schilling), walks into the office of her college professor (Byrne) to discuss her performance in his class. The next day she returns to his office to confront him about his methods and manner, shattering the delicate façade of academic objectivity.
Along with Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House (November 13–16 and 20–23), Oleanna will serve to bring major feminist issues to the public consciousness this semester at Cleveland State.
Oleanna runs from October 16–26, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at the Cleveland State University Factory Theatre. The Factory Theatre is located at 1833 East 24th Street, between Chester and Payne avenues.
Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for students, seniors and CSU faculty/staff. For ticket reservations, please call the box office at 216.687.2109. Tickets may also be purchased one-half hour before show time.
“I recall loud arguments breaking out during the intermission and after the play, as the audience spilled out of an off-Broadway theater all worked up over its portrait of… sexual harassment? Or was it self-righteous Political Correctness?”
– Roger Ebert
“A self-congratulatory male professor on the verge of tenure, and the furious female student who nails him to the cross of political correctness ... is this scene provocative enough for you?”
– The Plain Dealer
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