Past Shows


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Oleanna by David Mamet

May 20–June 5, 2016

David Mamet’s incendiary 1992 exploration of power and perception concerns Carol, a struggling college student who visits her professor’s office to talk about her grade. John, the professor, is focused on his imminent tenure announcement and buying a new home, but their conversation turns personal over the course of the meeting. By the second act, the complaint Carol has filed and John’s response to it escalate into increasingly volatile attempts by the two characters to reconcile their points of view. This Rorschach test of a play challenges audiences to define what they’ve seen, even after the final moments.

Trinidad Theatre—Logan Fringe Arts Space
1358 Florida Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20002

Tickets: $25 all shows / PWYC preview May 20
Discounts for students, seniors, and groups

Special nights:

Friday, May 20: Pay-what-you-can preview
Saturday, May 21: Opening night
Friday, May 27 and Friday, June 3: Pre-show happy hour 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 28 and Saturday, June 4: Post-show “Drink and Discuss” small group discussion over cocktails

Photos by Ciscovaras Pictures.


Carol: Nicole Ruthmarie
John: Greg Thompson

Production Team

Producer: Alicia Goodman
Director: Heather Benjamin
Stage Manager: Lindsey Moore
Lighting Designer: Paul M. Callahan
Sound Designer: Edward Moser
Costume Coordinator: Asia McCallum
Photography: Ciscovaras Pictures
Graphic Design: Caroline Chase



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