"I will give you an A. Your grade for the whole term will be an A. If you will come back and meet with me."
In the small office of a Professor of Education two truths collide. Carol asks her professor John for extra tuition, and he agrees, as long as she returns and meets with him privately and frequently. When an allegation of rape is made, truth becomes irrelevant.
Oleanna is a chilling dissection of power and gender in academia. It shows us what happens when education is damned as a "warehouse for the young", when the truth is distorted from all sides, and, when words become useless, what must inevitably be used to take their place.
★★★★★ 'an exceptional debut…I urge you to go, listen hard, talk about it, and decide for yourself’ – The Cambridge Tab
★★★★★ 'The acting is exceptional…a threatening and uncomfortably exciting dramatic experience.’ – The Cambridge Student
★★★★ 'Compelling…it does a play that revels in unresolved ambiguity justice’ – Varisty
**Winner, Best Show - The Cambridge Tab Theatre Awards**
Oleanna is a Fools & Kings and Wield the Matter production.