OLEANNA

Original titleOLEANNA
CategoryPlay
AgegroupAdults
Cast2 total (1 F and 1 M)
Variable cast sizeNo
RepresentationNordic representation
TranslatorAdam Price
Mamet's scathing investigation of 'political correctness' at a time of moral uncertainty provoked audiences worldwide in one of the most exciting and important plays for many years. When a college student files a sexual harassment claim against her professor, both of their lives will never be the same again. In three scenes, we witness the first encounter which leads to the charge, and a subsequent meeting between the two once the charge has been filed when they go over the events from the first - everything seems to be twisted one way, then another - until the failure of the professor to get his student to retract her charge escalates everything to a new and more dangerous level for both. The third meeting, against the advice of their respective counsels, finds both desperately struggling to achieve their own aims and reaches a violent climax which leaves both professor and student physically and emotional devastated.