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Lakeside in Association with Engine House Presents

Oleanna

£15 (£12 Concession)
£9 Restricted View
Friday 08 April - Saturday 23 April 8pm
Djanogly Theatre
LAKESIDE IN ASSOCIATION WITH ENGINE HOUSE PRESENTS - Oleanna
By David Mamet
Starring Alistair McGowan & Clare Foster

Running Time: 90 Mins

Directed by Matt Aston
Designer: Laura McEwen
Lighting Designer: James Farncombe
Sound Designer: Damian Coldwell

Audio Described Performance:Thursday 21 April 8pm
with touch tour at 7.15pm

OLEANNA is often referred to as Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet’s most controversial drama. Electrifying dialogue and blazing emotion create a riveting play in which a college professor and his female student become embroiled in a war of words that takes a dangerous turn.

This powerful drama explores the destructiveness of miscommunication and excessive political correctness. It is a play about academic politics, student/teacher relationships and sexual harassment. As the power perilously shifts in this intelligent, vitriolic two-hander, language is used as both a tool and a weapon. Expect fierce debate about the use of power in academic circles.

“Mamet continues his exploration of male-female conflicts. John & Carol go to it with hand to hand combat that amounts to a primal struggle for power. The vehicle for that combat is crackling, highly distilled dialogue unencumbered by literary frills or phony theatrical ones.”
Frank Rich, International Herald Tribune

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CONTEXTUALISING EVENTS

Wednesday 20 April
6.30pm - 7.15pm
Mamet and His Contemporaries: American Theatre at the End of the Twentieth Century

Thursday 21 April
6.30 - 7.15pm
Learning to Fight: Violence and Education in Oleanna

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