Sherri Rosen-Mason, head of the admissions department at a New England prep school, is intent on diversifying the student body. Alongside her husband, the school’s headmaster, she’s been largely successful. But when the couple’s only son sets his sights on an Ivy League university, progressive values and self-interest collide with shocking results. This biting comedy-drama by the author of Bad Jews and Significant Other explodes the ideals and contradictions of “liberal” white America.
WINNER OF THE DRAMA DESK AND OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS FOR BEST PLAY
"Astonishing and daring. An extraordinarily useful and excruciating satire—of the left, by the left, for the left
for today." New York Times
"The nuanced and competing truths . . . are like a first act that dares its spectators to create a second out of post-show conversations." Time Out (New York)
"A smart, hilarious and provocative drama." Hollywood Reporter
Set Designer: Patrick Lynch
Costume Designer: Amanda Downing-Carney
Lighting Designer: Steve McLellan
Sound Design: Charles Cofone
Stage Manager: Jenna Worden*
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
Privilege and political correctness collide in ‘Admissions,’ at Gamm Theatre
Taking a topic that might have been ripped from recent headlines and liberally filtering it through the lens of satire, playwright Joshua Harmon challenges the concept of political correctness in smart, provocative ways. Read the Providence Journal preview>
Gamm Theatre’s ‘Admissions’ Brilliantly Examines Ongoing Controversy
Be sure to catch “Admissions”....An excellently directed and acted show that will keep your interest from start to finish. Read the review> (The Theatre Mirror)
Searing ADMISSIONS Shines at The Gamm
Thought-provoking and laugh-out-loud funny, especially when performed by such an exceptional cast. Read the review> (Broadway World)
A Family Struggles With Putting Politics Into Action In The Gamm's 'Admissions'
If you go -- and you should -- you will find yourself in a work going hard, fast, and comical for about an hour and 45 minutes. There’s no intermission either. But the power, humor and realness will keep you hooked. Read the review> (The Public's Radio)
ADMISSIONS Keeps Gamm’s Bar at its Highest!
It’s an understatement to say that this has been a noteworthy season for The
Gamm thus far. From the first scene of A Doll’s House Part II to the historical
insights of JQA; the utter charm of It’s a Wonderful Life, the Radio Play; the bar for
theatrical excellence has been set inexorably high, and yet with the current
comedy-drama, ADMISSIONS, they found another few inches to raise it up even
more so. (Cumulus Media & WBLQ Westerly)
by Peter Goldberg