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About the Play

David Mamet's revealing drama about accusation, truth and the breaking point is a seething investigation of "political correctness" in a time when the nation's morality is being tested. A college professor is accused by a female student of sexual harassment. Did the incident take place? What is the truth?

Oleanna is a bold, brilliant analysis of sex, class and intellectual warfare which will provoke more discussion than any other play, seminar, or Workshop you will attend this year!

About the Author

David Mamet is one of our country's most outstanding writers for both stage and screen. Among his best known plays are Glengarry Glen Ross (Pulitzer Prize), American Buffalo, Speed the Plow, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, A Life in the Theatre, and Edmond, among many others. Screenplays include "Wag the Dog," "the Spanish Prisoner," "The Edge," "Hoffa," "The Untouchables," ''The Verdict," ''The Postman Always Rings Twice," and "House of Games."

About the Director

Al Rossi has acted and directed at many of America's most prestigious theatres, including the Guthrie Theatre, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts, Burt Reynolds Theatre, Berkeley Stage Company, and a number of theatres in the Los Angeles area, including The Mark Taper Forum and the Los Angeles Theatre Center, for which he did thirteen shows. Among the work at LATC/LAAT was playing the title role in Tartuffe and Doc in Come Back, Little Sheba. He has acted in over 200 Equity productions, and has directed over a hundred plays and musicals. He has worked with Charlton Heston, Jessica Tandy, Martin Sheen, Steve Allen, Dean Martin, Alan Alda, Ed Asner, James Garner, John Ritter, Tim Robbins, Tobey McGuire, Kristin Wiig and Joan Van Ark, among many others. As well as with LACC Theatre Alumni Mark Hamill, Cindy Williams, Hugh O'Brien, Paul Winfield, and Bruce Kimmel. Al also has dozens of film/TV credits which can be found on the Internet Movie Data Base (IMDB). He is the author of two published books about his mentor, the internationally renowned director, Sir Tyrone Guthrie.

About the LACC Theatre Academy

Established in 1929, the LACC Theatre Academy is one of the oldest and most highly respected professional theatre training programs in the country. Over the years the Academy has received numerous regional and national awards and recognition for its training of theatre students, including The LA Drama Critics' Circle, Kennedy Center/ American College Theater Festival, a citation from President Clinton, and many other annual performance competitions across the country. The Theatre Academy is one of the most highly recommended training programs for actors, technicians, and costumers seeking professional training.