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.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.