Oleanna | Sault Ste. Marie | In Your Eyes Projects
Huge thank you to all who came out and shared the experience of
David Mamet's masterpiece, Oleanna.
"If this show is any indication, we can expect exciting, provocative, in-your-face theatre from this company that aims to “engage and challenge.” Robin Waples (Sault Star)
David Mamet is an American playwright, essayist, screenwriter, and film director. As a playwright, Mamet has won a Pulitzer Prize and received Tony nominations for Glengarry Glen Ross (1984) and Speed-the-Plow (1988). As a screenwriter, he has received Oscar nominations for The Verdict (1982) and Wag the Dog (1997). His many film credits also include The Untouchables (1987) and Hannibal (2001).
A male college instructor and his female student sit down to discuss her grades and in a terrifyingly short time become the participants in a modern reprise of the Inquisition. Innocuous remarks suddenly turn damning. Socratic dialogue gives way to heated assault. And the relationship between a somewhat fatuous teacher and his seemingly hapless pupil turns into a fiendishly accurate X-ray of the mechanisms of power, censorship, and abuse.
“Experiencing David Mamet’s play Oleanna on the stage was one of the most stimulating experiences I’ve had in a theatre.”
Roger Ebert (1994)
Alex Briglio (Carol)
Alex Briglio is excited to work with In Your Eyes Projects in Oleanna. She is a graduate of Sault Area High Schools where she took part in various drama productions, such as The Wizard of Oz, Bang Bang, You’re Dead, various children’s theater productions, and co-wrote an adaptation of How The Grinch Stole Christmas. She graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in English and a concentration in Film Studies. Her past credits include Annie, Les Miserables, and most recently, Jesus Christ Superstar.
Brent Vallee (John)
Brent Vallee’s favourite acting credits include John Proctor in The Crucible, Brutus in Caesar: Death of a Dictator, Trigorin in The Seagull, Miles in The Drawer Boy, Oscar in Doc, Daniel in Night Sky, Jerry in The Zoo Story, the Father in Six Characters in Search of an Author. Directing credits include Soldier’s Heart, Blood Relations, That Summer, and Lost in Yonkers as well as productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Diary of Anne Frank. Brent has also directed youth theatre productions including Aladdin, Charlotte’s Web, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and James and the Giant Peach.