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Oleanna explores sexual politics in academe

Thursday, February 24, 2011 4:48 pm

Known for its galvanizing, polarizing effect on audiences, Oleanna depicts the struggle between a college professor and a student who accuses him of sexual harassment and thereby spoils his chances for tenure.

As Bates marks Schaeffer Theatre's 50th, March plays look at French culture, U.S. sexual politics

Thursday, February 24, 2011 2:21 pm

March is a month for theater classics at Bates College. Elizabeth Castellano, a Bates junior from New Suffolk, N.Y., directs the college's production of David Mamet's Oleanna, a highly charged story of sexual politics in the halls of academe. Meanwhile, the theater department honors French culture and marks the 50th anniversary of its mainstage venue, Schaeffer Theatre, with a production of Molière's 1672 satire The Learned Ladies.