The Living Room presents
Oleanna by David Mamet
Directed by Katie Gilchrist
Starring David Fritts and Lauren Friedlander
A male college instructor and his female student sit down to discuss her grades and in a terrifying short time become the participants in a modern reprise of the Inquisition. Innocuous remarks suddenly turn damning. Socratic dialogue gives way to heated assault. And the relationship between a somewhat fatuous teacher and his seemingly hapless pupil turns into a fiendishly accurate X ray of the mechanisms of power, censorship, and abuse.
"Wholly absorbing...a virtuoso performance...As if ripped right from the typewriter, it could not be more direct in its technique or incendiary in its ambitions...Oleanna is likely to provoke more arguments than any other play this year." - The New York Times
"No modern playwright has been bolder or more brilliant in analyzing [envy's] corrosive social effects. ...Such is the power of Mamet's storytelling that the audience receives each willful misinterpretation like a body blow...A powerful, exciting play that shows off enormous skills as a writer." - The New Yorker
Oleanna previews at The Living Room February 8th & 9th and Opens on Friday, February 10th. It then runs Thursdays-Mondays through February 26th. All performances are at 8pm.
Note:Tickets can also be purchased at the door 30 minutes before showtime for $20.00.
The Living Room (View)
Kansas City, MO 64108
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|