Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

Oleanna

  • Print

star star star star star star star star star star   Free Press Rating

NOT YET RATED   Average Reader Rating

    Your Rating

Now almost 20 years old, David Mamet’s script has not lost the power to shock.

Ken Rudderham and Rhea Fedorchuk have excellent chemistry as college professor John and his student, Carol.

Watch their eye contact and body language as the story unfolds. The seductive, sinister descent into confusion and chaos is handled well by director Ray Strachan, with the possible exception of having Carol become aggressive immediately at the start of the second act, giving the game away somewhat early.

A few flubs of an otherwise excellent production were the only real quibbles (Rudderham mistakenly says the word “honey” instead of “baby,” which is needed for the setup of a crucial line, and the ending is diminished when Fedorchuk doesn’t clearly enunciate Carol’s final words).

— Janice Sawka

From the official Fringe Festival guide:

“There can be no tougher or more unflinching play than Oleanna” – Harold Pinter

A meeting between a teacher and a student becomes a devastating lesson of status warfare, and what happens when language fails us.

Mamet's style of writing uses language, gender and power to create an unflinching exploration of the social institution of academia.

Featuring: Rhea Fedorchuk & Ken Rudderham


Warnings: Language,
RECOMMENDED:
Mature Audience

90 min

PTE Colin Jackson Studio (Venue 17), to July 24

Tickets: $10
Discount Tickets: $8 for Students, Equity & Fringe perfs
Under 14 not admitted.

  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

RMTC preview of Good People

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • An American White Pelican takes flight from the banks of the Red River in Lockport, MB. A group of pelicans is referred to as a ‘pod’ and the American White Pelican is the only pelican species to have a horn on its bill. May 16, 2012. SARAH O. SWENSON / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
  • KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS / Jan 10  2011 ‚Äì WEB STDUP ‚Äì Frosty morning at -15 degrees C , in pic frost covers the the Nellie McClung statue  on the MB Legislature grounds at 7am

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

What are you most looking forward to this Easter weekend?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google