A couple working at the helm of an exclusive school find their values challenged in this new drama about the ideals and contradictions of liberal white America.
From the producers: Sherri Rosen-Mason is head of the admissions department at a New England prep school, fighting to diversify the student body. Alongside her husband, the school's Headmaster, they've largely succeeded in bringing a stodgy institution into the twenty-first century. But when their only son sets his sights on an Ivy League university, personal ambition collides with progressive values, with convulsive results.
Author Joshua Harmon's plays include "Significant Other," which transferred to Broadway, "Bad Jews," and "Skintight," which will premiere this season at Roundabout Theatre Company starring Idina Menzel. "Admissions" is the recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.
The cast includes Ben Edelman ("Significant Other"), Andrew Garman ("Salome"), Jessica Hecht ("The Price" "Fiddler on the Roof"), Ann McDonough, and Sally Murphy ("August: Osage County," "The Wild Party"). Daniel Aukin ("Fool for Love") directs.
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