Oleanna - a power game
Look forward to the latest VR performance of the State Theater Augsburg: Oleanna - a power game (Play by David Mamet).
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About the piece:
John is a professor, Carol is a student. They meet in his office, in private. Carol wants to understand something, John doesn't understand anything. The balance of power is clear - on the one hand the made man, shortly before a professional and private advancement, on the other hand the hardworking woman who does not find her way around the language of science. He offers her help because he finds her "sympathetic".
At the next meeting, the tide turned: Carol reported John to the Appeals Committee about what she saw as sexist behavior. His promotion is at stake. The clarifying conversation he hopes for ends as a duel.
David Mamet's play from 1992 is still very topical. In times of #metoo and new debates about the sovereignty of interpretation, which have become even more acute due to the Internet and social networks, Mamet's game about power and truth is an explosive theatrical subject.
Axel Sichrovsky, who staged for the first time at the State Theater Augsburg, shows Mamet's play about the (powerless) power of words as an intimate chamber play.
Duration: 80 minutes
»In the best manner of epic theater, Andrej Kaminsky and Katja Sieder now step next to their characters, swap costumes, exaggerate the psychological game, break it again. Comment, charge, parody. The quality in David Mamet's play, that it can never be decided which position is true or right, transforms the performance into a pleasurable, ironic, then touching theatrical game. Bavaria 2
»A play and a production that literally conjure up discussions. Was there something? Who is right? Everything covered! Or: No, that's it! And then there is this level behind it, the game for power. Worth seeing, it is definitely clear. " Augsburg General
»Slipping out of this change of perspective, the piece moves to a meta-level. The two actors Andrej Kaminsky and Katja Sieder leave their roles, take a stance on their characters, change stereotypes, until finally John is on stage in a dress with lipstick, next to Carol with a beard, slapping his ass. " a3culture
John: Andrej Kaminsky
Carol: Katja Sieder
Production: Axel Sichrovsky
Stage and costume: Jan Steigert
Dramaturgy: Sabeth Braun
Technical realization: home game
Photo copyright: Jan-Pieter Fuhr
Video copyright: home game