TNB at the Black Box September 20-23 - “Oleanna” by David Mamet
Date: Sep 23, 2012
Time: 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Location: The Black Box Theatre - Sir James Dunn Hall, Fredericton, NB, Canada
Theatre New Brunswick has announced the first two plays of its 2012-2013 professional season, with David Mamet’s Oleanna and Antonine Maillet’s La Sagouine in the Black Box Theatre at St. Thomas University this September 20-23. Showtimes are each evening at 7:30 pm with a Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2:00 pm.
Special student priced tickets for Oleanna are available for $10 and can be purchased online along with adult tickets at http://www.tnb.nb.ca/tickets/.
Oleanna by David Mamet
September 20-23, 2012
TNB will open its doors to the audience this season with its adaptation of David Mamet’s Oleanna. The production will be directed by Alisa Palmer who will be returning to her native New Brunswick to orchestrate the tale of a power struggle between a university professor and his female student.
TNB’s artistic director Caleb Marshall said that he is happy to see the company offer different experiences to audiences, this time with a controversial drama. Marshall adds that once Palmer talked to him about directing the play, he was immediately interested.
“Alisa is one of the pre-eminent feminist directors, so it was intriguing when she raised the possibility of taking on Mamet’s Oleanna,” said Marshall.
“Twenty years after it premiered it still sparks vigourous debate and raises as many questions as it answers.”
La Sagouine by Antonine Maillet
September 20, 2012
Opening the 2012-2013 season will be La Sagouine by New Brunswick playwright Antonine Maillet.
The play will be directed by the renowned Canadian theatre icon Viola Léger who has been taking La Sagouine to different stages throughout the country. The play will be presented as one-night only special on Thursday, September 20.
Marshall said he acknowledges the importance of showcasing the best of the province’s playwrights.
“Part of our mission at Theatre New Brunswick is to showcase the best in New Brunswick theatre and we are thrilled to be bringing La Sagouine and Viola Léger to TNB Next Stage.”
For more information about TNB's 2012-2013 season, please visit www.tnb.nb.ca.
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