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THEATRE

Admissions

★★★★

MTC, until April 9

From the creator of Bad Jews comes a brilliant and biting black comedy – one that gets under the skin of white privilege by taking a scalpel to the left.

Privilege and principles: Admissions at MTC.Credit:Jeff Busby

Performed by a talented and (gasp!) all-white cast, this production of Admissions will be close to the bone for MTC audiences. It’s a surgical strike on the gulf between how progressive elites may think, and how they can behave, on questions of race and affirmative action, and Joshua Harmon has some explosive arguments to make.

Sherri (Kat Stewart) is admissions officer at a prestigious New Hampshire high school. She’s made it her mission to increase cultural and linguistic diversity among its student cohort, and the play begins with her dressing down her underling Roberta (Deidre Rubinstein) for producing a school prospectus that looks “too white”.

Yet is her commitment to impeccable values more about image than substance? When her best friend, Ginnie (Heidi Arena), learns that her mixed-race son has been accepted into Yale, while Sherri’s own son, Charlie (William McKenna), has not, it sets the stage for a domestic meltdown – and a masterclass in how privilege manifests itself among those who claim to check it the most.

The playwright has a Shavian social imagination, allied to a merciless wit and a keen eye for hypocrisy. Rather than preaching to the converted or staging some sort of diversity kumbaya, as so much well-intentioned political theatre does, Admissions fearlessly mines the clash between the pure realm of ideology and imperfect one of human experience.


THEATRE

Admissions

★★★★

MTC, until April 9

From the creator of Bad Jews comes a brilliant and biting black comedy – one that gets under the skin of white privilege by taking a scalpel to the left.

Privilege and principles: Admissions at MTC.

Privilege and principles: Admissions at MTC.Credit:Jeff Busby

Performed by a talented and (gasp!) all-white cast, this production of Admissions will be close to the bone for MTC audiences. It’s a surgical strike on the gulf between how progressive elites may think, and how they can behave, on questions of race and affirmative action, and Joshua Harmon has some explosive arguments to make.

Sherri (Kat Stewart) is admissions officer at a prestigious New Hampshire high school. She’s made it her mission to increase cultural and linguistic diversity among its student cohort, and the play begins with her dressing down her underling Roberta (Deidre Rubinstein) for producing a school prospectus that looks “too white”.

Yet is her commitment to impeccable values more about image than substance? When her best friend, Ginnie (Heidi Arena), learns that her mixed-race son has been accepted into Yale, while Sherri’s own son, Charlie (William McKenna), has not, it sets the stage for a domestic meltdown – and a masterclass in how privilege manifests itself among those who claim to check it the most.

The playwright has a Shavian social imagination, allied to a merciless wit and a keen eye for hypocrisy. Rather than preaching to the converted or staging some sort of diversity kumbaya, as so much well-intentioned political theatre does, Admissions fearlessly mines the clash between the pure realm of ideology and imperfect one of human experience.

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