Posts Written by Valerie

(sigh) Does anyone know the play “Oleanna”?

First off, I should say I’m new here–and I can’t believe I waited this long to register! This is actually my first post too.

Anyway, at my school they’re doing a play called “Oleanna” by David Mamet. I’m house managing for the show and I’ve watched it three times now (and read it a few weeks ago). It’s about sexual harassment and it’s so disturbing, especially the end. Some feminists have called this sexist. People have also said that Mamet was inspired to write this based on the Clarence Thomas hearings and I’m not sure if they’re implying he was on Thomas’s side. I don’t know what to think of this play. I’ll go more into it tomorrow I think when I’m not so tired (it’s after midnight right now).