Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2008-01-30

Samford University Theatre will present David Mamet's compelling drama Oleanna Feb. 7-10.

The play deals with the power struggle between a university professor, who is standing for tenure, and a female student who accuses him of sexual harassment.

Chelsea Reynolds and Santiago Sosa are cast in the roles of the play's only characters, Carol and John.

Reynolds is a sophomore musical theatre major from Gulf Breeze, Fla.

Sosa, from Ecuador, holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in classical acting from Texas State University.

Neal Tucker, a senior theatre major from Birmingham, directs the play.

Performances are in Samford's Bolding Studio at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 7, 8 and 9; and 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 10. Admission is $10 adults, $8 senior adults and $6 students/children. Tickets are available at Tel. (205) 726-2853.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.