The Landing Theatre Company presents Oleanna
A college student, Carol, 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 accused John of sexually harassing her during their first meeting. Their second meeting dissects the first; every word, every nuance of the first meeting has been twisted into something else. Or has it? Against the advice of the court, the couple meets a third time in desperate hope for a seemingly unattainable resolution.
A seething investigation of "political correctness" in a time when the nation's morality has been tested by increased incidents of sexual harassment.