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91 Star Starred
Berkeley City Club
Between Ellsworth and Dana 2315 Durant Ave. Berkeley, CA 94704
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 7 members
Review from Lois Y.
145 events 47 reviews

Very interesting play with excellent performances, staged in a nice intimate theater.

reviewed May 05 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Eileen Herrmann
36 events 18 reviews

Great script; great acting; great venue. Why oh why do people ever go to the movies when we have plays such as this one to see?

reviewed May 12 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from walt watman
85 events 16 reviews

don't miss it

reviewed May 04 2012 report as inappropriate
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“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

Description

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.

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* This is a non-smoking production. It is suitable for ages 15 and up. _

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