ADMISSIONS:
Audition Dates:
2 Jun 2024 @ 12:00pm
3 Jun 2024 @ 7:00pm

Performances: 16 Aug 2024 – 31 Aug 2024

Evening performances 8:00pm:
Fri 16 Aug, Sat 17 Aug, Wed 21 Aug, Thu 22 Aug, Fri 23 Aug, Sat 24 Aug, Wed 28 Aug, Thu 29 Aug, Fri 30 Aug, Sat 31 Aug

Matinee Performances 2:15pm
Sun 18 Aug, Sat 24 Aug, Sun 25 Aug

Author: Joshua Harmon

Director: Deborah Fabbro

Genre: Dramedy

Synopsis

Admissions is a scorching satire that holds a mirror up to privilege and power through the lens of the education system. It is 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 Prep school in New England; 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 only son sets his sights on an Ivy League university, personal ambition collides with progressive values, with powerful results. A no-holds-barred look at privilege, power, and the perils of hypocrisy. 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.

CHARACTERS:
Accents: generic American

Sherri Rosen-Mason (F) Early 50s – very liberal secular Jewish woman. Head of admissions for Hillcrest
Bill Mason (M) Early 50’s – very liberal WASP, Sherri’s husband, Head of the School at Hillcrest.
Charlie Luther Mason (M) 17 – Bill and Sherri’s son, a senior at Hillcrest.
Ginnie Peters (F) 50’s – very liberal WASP, stay-at-home Mom, her son is Charlie’s best friend.
Roberta Russert (F) Early 70’s – White, works in development at Hillcrest.

NB: The role of Roberta Russert has been precast.

ENQUIRIES:
Deborah Fabbro: orbbaf@ozemail.com.au or 0416 141 838

It is necessary that you are familiar with the play and should know it well enough to be able to describe the “story”. A copy of the script is available from the director. Auditions will be by individual appointment, at 15 minute intervals.

REHEARSALS:
Routine rehearsals will be 7:30-9:30pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and 1:00-4:00pm Sundays
The first read thru will be on Thursday 27 June 2024.

Actors need to be able to commit unconditionally for the entire performance

Agent: Origin Theatrical on Behalf of Samuel French Inc – A concord theatricals company