"Oleanna" @ Cotuit Center for the Arts
When: Mon May 6th
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Cotuit Center for the Arts | 4404 Falmouth Road | Cotuit
Monday, May 6, 2013 at 7pm
David Mamet: Oleanna
David Mamet's hot-button stage work comes to the screen, with Mamet at the directing helm and all of the play's provocations intact. It's a sinister two-hander, with William H. Macy as a smug college professor and Debra Eisenstadt as a desperate student who's struggling in his class. When the story moves to its second act, the twin specters of sexual harassment and political correctness are raised, forcing us to reassess the argument we've been watching. Brilliantly tooled as a stage workout, Oleanna loses something in its transfer to the screen, although it is always bracing to see Macy create one of his meticulous portraits of a less-than-heroic man. Mamet's ear for the absurdities of late-twentieth-century jargon (especially of the politicized variety) is mercilessly accurate, and in this ticked-off look at the intricacies of a power play, he gives you an earful.
Tickets: $10 / $8 Members
3 film mini-series: $25 / $20 Members
valid for the 3 April film screenings
Film FlexPass 2013: $40 / $30 Members
valid for any 5 film screenings in 2013
All tickets and passes are only available for purchase at the door.