Off the Grid, the bold young company that brought you the critically acclaimed and award winning production of Blasted last season, is brewing up something completely new. At the intersection of witchcraft and politics is The Weird, a world of magic that communes with the contentious time our nation is in. The Weird brings together the forces of playwrights Kirsten Greenidge, Obehi Janice, Lila Rose Kaplan, and John Kuntz; director Steven Bogart; and actors Kara Arena, Taylor Beidler, Amanda Collins*, Ida Esmaeili, Rebecca Lehrhoff, Khloe Alice Lin, Rosie McInnes, Eliott Purcell, Alexis Scheer, and Ciera-Sadé Wade to collaborate and devise this new play.
It’s all about power in David Mamet’s groundbreaking drama about political correctness and perception. When John, a professor, tries to help his student Carol, is it a misunderstanding or inherent misogyny that causes trouble? Oleanna crackles with the fiery dialogue of Mamet at his finest.