Privilege, power and the perils of entitlement undergo cutting examination when Theatre Nova presents Admissions by Joshua Harmon. Directed by David Wolber, the new comedy opens Friday, Sept. 20 and runs on select dates through Sunday, Oct. 13 at Theatre Nova in Ann Arbor.
Details from Theatre Nova:
Bill and Sherri are white, progressive, and proud. Respectively the headmaster and dean of admissions of a New Hampshire boarding school, they’ve dedicated their 15-year tenure to diversifying the school’s mostly white population. But when their high-achieving son’s Ivy League dreams are crushed, the family’s reaction betrays a schism between their public values and their private aspirations. An incisively funny look at privilege, power, and the perils of whiteness.
Directed by David Wolber, “Admissions” features Joe Bailey, Sarah Burcon, Diane, Jeremy Kucharek, and Cynthia Szczesny. The production and design team includes Daniel C. Walker (scenic design), Jake Jedele (lighting design), Angeline Fox Maniglia (costume design), Carla Milarch (sound design), Monica Spencer (set builder/dresser/painter), and Briana O’Neal (stage manager, props).