An epic power struggle

Company D is presenting an exciting new production of David Mamet’s gripping psychological thriller Oleanna to Kilkenny. In this controversial, two-person play the audience is taken on a stormy and, at times, uncomfortable journey into the very modern issues of sexual harassment, gender roles and stereotypes. In Company D’s new production, as in life, things are rarely

Company D is presenting an exciting new production of David Mamet’s gripping psychological thriller Oleanna to Kilkenny. In this controversial, two-person play the audience is taken on a stormy and, at times, uncomfortable journey into the very modern issues of sexual harassment, gender roles and stereotypes. In Company D’s new production, as in life, things are rarely

black and white.

Oleanna presents both sides of an epic power struggle and allows the audience to decide who is right and who is wrong. They must decide whether Carol is simply a bitter student, struggling at university, using her age and gender to destroy the

professor who, she believes, has failed her. Or perhaps John, a university professor on the verge of being granted tenure, has let his position go to his head, exercising his freedom to deviate and invent, patronising his female students and indulging his

power to pass or fail.

Oleanna is directed by Ruth Calder-Potts and stars David Scott (the Artistic Director of Company D) as John and introduces Sinéad O’Riordan (a recent graduate of Company D’s “The Applied Art of Acting” programme) as Carol.

Oleanna wil1 run at Barnstorm Theatre Company on July 14 and 15. To book or for more information contact (056) 7751266.