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The University Theater presents play "OLEANNA" to benefit battered women's projects

February 19, 2009

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The University Theater presents David Mamet’s “OLEANNA” on Friday, February 27 and Saturday, February 28 at 7 p.m. in the University of Maine at Fort Kent’s Fox Auditorium.            

Admission for the general public is $5. UMFK students are admitted free.              

 “OLEANNA” is a two-character play by David Mamet about the power struggle between a university professor and one of his female students who accuses him of sexual harassment.  

“OLEANNA” is a joint production by UMFK and the University of Maine at Presque Isle. The proceeds will benefit both Fort Kent and Presque Isle Battered Women’s Projects.             

Joe Zubrick, associate professor of oral communications and theater at UMFK, is the professor and Rachel Rice, media relations coordinator at UMPI, portrays the student.                        

"I chose this play in part because of our campus discussion last spring on classroom civility. While it might seem like a stretch, OLEANNA deals with behaviors and motives as well as the issue of control and power. We're inviting the audience to stay on after the play to discuss issues they see in the production," commented Director Zubrick.                  

For further information, contact Joe Zubrick at 834-7591 or by e-mail at zubrick@maine.edu