David Mamet's Oleanna from TheatreFIRST
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The last date listed for Oleanna was Sunday May 13, 2012 / 5:00pm.
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Richard Feynman was a true iconoclast, a brilliant theoretical physicist and Nobel Prize winner who played the bongos and was beloved by his students. A rock star among his fellow scientists, he was also enormously popular with non-scientists for his work presenting scientific topics to the general public in an engaging and understandable way. He was perhaps most well-known for his hilarious collections of anecdotes from his life and work, including Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! This up-close and personal portrait, performed by Jeff Garrett, relives a day in the life of Mr. Feynman, presenting scenes from both his professional life (working on the Manhattan Project and the Challenger inquiry) to his personal life (the death of his wife and his own fight with cancer). This touching and laugh-out-loud biographical play brings forth the humor, warmth and personality that made Richard Feynman a beloved figure of 20th-century science. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Lois Y.
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Very interesting play with excellent performances, staged in a nice intimate theater.
Quotes & Highlights
“The story is absolutely stunning, and even if you’ve seen the show before, the TheatreFirst production offers a whole new take. Mamet has created a remarkable and occasionally frustrating play, in which a key role of the two actors is to make you draw the conclusions.” —San Jose Mercury News
Oleanna, a powerful two-character drama by David Mamet, explores the destructiveness of miscommunication and excessive political correctness. It is a play about academic politics, student/teacher relationships, and ultimately about power, in America; who has it, how did they get it and how does having it affect them as individuals. Art for the 99%.
Come help TheatreFIRST celebrate the 20th anniversary of this seminal work. Post-show discussions are currently scheduled for Sunday, April 22nd and Sunday, April 29th. They are sure to be almost as interesting as the play itself. Lauded as one of the finest playwrights of his generation, Mr. Mamet is best known for his plays Speed the Plow, American Buffalo and Glengarry Glenn Ross, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for playwriting, and his screenplays for Wag The Dog, The Untouchables and The Edge.
This play is directed by TheatreFIRST Artistic Director Michael Storm.
* This is a non-smoking production. It is suitable for ages 15 and up. _