Admissions (audio described)

Details

Date 29 Mar 2022

Time 18:30 PM

Contact

The Sumner, Southbank Theatre, Box Office

Address 140 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank , VIC

Phone 03 8688 0800

Overview

Overview

Audio Described Saturday 26 March at 2pm

Tuesday 29 March at 6.30pm

The Sumner, Southbank Theatre

140 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank

Box Office: 03 8688 0800

  • Companion Cards accepted – please mention Audio Description when booking
  • Playwright: Joshua Harmon
  • Director: Gary Abrahams
  • Cast Includes: Kat Stewart and William McKenna
  • Content warnings: Contains coarse language and sensitive racial commentary.

Starring Kat Stewart (Heisenberg) and William McKenna (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Admissions is a scorching satire that holds a mirror up to privilege and power through the lens of the education system. Winner of the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for Best Play, it’s both deliberately provocative and caustically funny as it takes a subversive side-swipe at hypocritical good intentions.

Sherri Rosen-Mason is head of admissions at an exclusive high school; her husband Bill is the principal. They are passionately committed to increasing the number of students at the school from culturally and linguistically varied backgrounds, and they’re starting to see results. But when their son’s application to Yale is deferred, it sets in motion a chain of events that will test their convictions to the very core.

Directed by Gary Abrahams, who previously won acclaim with Joshua Harmon’s hit play Bad Jews, Admissions is a biting comedy that asks audiences to question just how far they are willing to go to see the change they want in the world.

A woman with shoulder length brown hair, wide green eyes and a slight smile wears a burgundy jacket a white blouse and a silk patterned scarf. Behind her is the shadowy figure of a man. The picture of these people is overlayed against a building with sandstone block walls.