A rapid-fire, seething 2-character drama about a professor and a college student,
each struggling for understanding and ultimately, power.
About The Cast
CHRIS FREIHOFER John
Norman resident Chris Freihofer returns to the stage after a 14-year absence, concentrating his efforts since then on working in film and television. He is the former artistic director of Stone Soup Theater and Duty Free Productions. He produced, directed and/or acted in over 80 theatre productions in the OKC metro, appearing on stage for such companies as Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park, Oklahoma City Theater Company, Synchronicity Theater Company, Stone Soup Theater and many independent productions. He has previosuly appeared in three David Mamet plays; as Bernie in Sexual Perversity in Chicago, twice as Fox in Speed-The-Plow and now twice as John in Oleanna.
Film appearances include O, Leaves of Grass, W, Parkland. TV appearances include Longmire, Friday Night Lights, Prison Break and more, but he is best known as playing corrupt attorney Dan Wachsberger on AMC's acclaimed series Breaking Bad.
He has also produces feature films and works behind the camera as Oklahoma's only CSA-member casting director, working for such filmmakers as Francis Ford Coppola, Terrence Malick, Cameron Crowe, Andrea Arnold, William H. Macy, Paul Dano and many more.
Suzy Weller Carol
Originally from Lawrence, KS, Suzy Weller is a 2017 graduate of the University of Oklahoma School of Drama. Recent OU stage credits include Martha in The Children's Hour and Tilly in the 2017 production of She Kills Monsters, for which she received critical acclaim.
This summer she played Bianca in the Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park production of The Taming of the Shrew.
Her on-camera roles include Rachel in the upcoming feature film Overexposed, starring Marguerite Moreau and Mary Katherine Duhon and the locally-produced film Lord Finn. Earlier this month she filmed the starring role of killer Susan Smith in the Reelz Channel television series Murder Made Me Famous.
After the close of this play, Suzy will immediately relocate to Kentucky where she will begin a 9-month apprenticeship with the prestigious Actors Theater of Louisville.
David Mamet is an American playwright, essayist, screenwriter, and film director. As a playwright, Mamet has won a Pulitzer Prize and received Tony nominations for Glengarry Glen Ross (1984) and Speed-the-Plow (1988). Mamet first gained acclaim for a trio of off-Broadway plays in 1976, The Duck Variations, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, and American Buffalo. His play Race opened on Broadway on December 6, 2009, and his play The Penitent previewed off-Broadway on February 8, 2017. Oleanna opened Off-Broadway in 1992.
Feature films that Mamet both wrote and directed include Redbelt (2008), The Spanish Prisoner (1997), House of Games (1987), Spartan (2004), Heist (2001), State and Main (2000) , The Winslow Boy (1999), and Oleanna (1994). This was accompanied by Homicide (1991) Things Change (1988), and most recently the 2013 HBO film Phil Spector, starring Al Pacino as Spector with Helen Mirren and Jeffrey Tambor. His drama Glengarry Glen Ross, in 1992, was adapted by Mamet into a film version which also received an Academy Award nomination.
Mamet wrote the screenplays for The Verdict (1982), directed by Sidney Lumet, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981), directed by Bob Rafelson, The Untouchables (1987) directed by Brian De Palma, Hoffa (1992), Ronin (1998), Wag the Dog (1997), The Edge (1997), and Hannibal (2001). Mamet was also the executive producer and frequent writer for the TV show The Unit. As a screenplay writer, Mamet received Oscar nominations for The Verdict and Wag the Dog.
All seats $18 General Admission Only 40 seats per performance Running time: approx. 90 minutes Presented without an intermission
The play contains minimal strong language Due to subject matter, this play is not suitable for those under 13