University News
For Immediate Release: 
Sep 23 2004

Oleanna to Be Presented for Concord’s Homecoming, October 14, 15, 16

Athens, W.Va. - David Mamet’s powerful and intriguing play Oleanna will be performed on October 14, 15 and 16 at 8 p.m. in the H.C. Paul Theater as part of Concord University’s 2004 Homecoming festivities.

Presented by Concord University’s talented theater department, the play is based on two characters: a professor and a student. After a certain conversation between the two, this apparently professional relationship suddenly demonstrates misunderstanding and bitterness. As the play unfolds, disturbing accusations are made and lives are destroyed.

“A masterpiece…!” said Dr. Thomas Gambill, Concord University associate professor of communication arts and director of theater. Gambill is also directing the play. “This is one of the most unusual plays ever written. We are doing a totally original interpretation.”

Since Oleanna’s debut in 1994, this play has been stimulating theatergoers all over the world. David Mamet intricately weaves human emotions into this provocative play so by the end of the performance, men are frustrated and women are incensed.

This program will be the first performance of the year for Concord’s theater department and will showcase students from this area. The cast includes Karen Atha and Jeff Faulkner who are both from Beckley, Mary Redington from Baltimore, M.D., Elizabeth Rhule from the Charleston area, James Rollyson from Nimitz and Meike Schleiff from Lewisburg.

Admission to the event is $5 for the general public, $4 for senior citizens (age 55 and older), and $2 for non-Concord students. This show contains adult content and is not appropriate for children.

For more information or to make reservations, contact the Concord University Box Office at 1-304-384-5101, or via e-mail at boxoffice@concord.edu. Reservations must be claimed 30 minutes prior to curtain.

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CONCORD UNIVERSITY NOTES: Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 if special assistance or help is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.

Megan Harvey, a sophomore in Concord University’s communication arts department wrote this press release. Her hometown is Princeton, W.Va.

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