Theater Department Presents Oleanna June 27-29

June 24, 1997

The Department of Theater Arts at Baylor University will present the provocative play Oleanna June 27-29 in the Mabee Theater at the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Building. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. June 27-28 and 2:30 p.m. June 29.

Written in 1992 by David Mamet, Oleanna focuses on the relationship between Carol, a young woman who has returned to college, and John, a professor. The play deals with many of the aspects of political correctness from gender relations to sexual harassment.

"The young woman goes to a professor's office because she is failing the class," said Patricia Cook, professor of theater arts and director of the Baylor production. "Something happens to her in that office, but if you want to find out what, you must come see the play.

"This is a very powerful and volatile play. It makes people in the audience angry and points out that in the world of political correctness, nobody wins. This play proves that human relations can't be legalized."

Oleanna features Stanley Denman, lecturer in theater arts, in the role of John and Christine Henry, a graduate student in the theater department, in the role of Carol.

Tickets for the play are $6 and can be purchased from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hooper-Schaefer box office. For more information, contact Cook at 755-1861.

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