Oleanna | Villagers Black Box






Carol, a college student, drops by her professor’s office in an effort to gain his help to do better in class. John, the professor, in the midst of buying a house to celebrate his nomination for tenure, at first seems distant. As the first meeting progresses, the two discuss the nature of understanding and judgment in society, as well as their very own natures and places in our society. It seems as if a bond has been made.

When next they meet we find that a report has been filed to the tenure committee. Carol has joined a “group” and has decided that John sexually harassed her during their first meeting. Their second encounter dissects their first meeting–every word and every nuance has been twisted into something else. Or has it? John’s unsuccessful attempts to convince Carol to retract her accusation escalate to a more dangerous level. The third meeting’s intense climax leaves both John and Carol physically and emotionally devastated.

Kris Longwell and Lauren Renahan
John Correll

January 7, 8, 14, 15, 20*,
21 & 22 at 8:00pm
January 9 & 16 at 2:00pm

*Special Thursday evening performance

TICKETS: $12.00

Villagers Black Box
475 DeMott Ln.
Somerset, NJ 08873
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(732) 873-2710

Due to subject matter and some strong language, this production is recommended for mature audiences only.


“You can’t argue with a play that retains the power to get theatergoers arguing with each other as they head home.” 
    – Charles McNulty,
       Los Angeles Times