A college student, Carol, drops by her professors office in an effort to gain his help to do better in class. John, the professor, in the midst of buying a house to celebrate his nomination for tenure, at first seems distant. As the first meeting progresses the two discuss the nature of understanding and judgment in society, as well as their very own natures and places in our society. It seems as if a bond has been made. When next they meet we find that a report has been filed to the tenure committee. Carol has joined a group and has decided that John sexually harassed her during their first meeting. Their second meeting dissects the first; every word, every nuance of the first meeting has been twisted into something else. Or has it? Johns unsuccessful attempts to convince Carol to retract her accusation escalates to a more dangerous level. The third meeting, one the court officers warned against, climaxes violently, leaving John and Carol both physically and emotionally devastated.
Ages: 16 years and older
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Desert Stages Theatre Presents David Mamet's OLEANNA
October 11, 2019
Desert Stages Theatre (DST) announces the opening of the two person production, a?oeOleannaa?? on Friday, October 11 at Scottsdale Fashion Square. a?oeOleannaa?? is based on the 1992 controversial drama written by David Mamet.