The era of Trump and Trumpism has ignited a flurry of culture wars that were already simmering. Is affirmative action to increase the representation of black and minority students in college admissions in America the right way to go? And what happens to the previously-privileged status of white students who may lose out as a result?Last July, the Trump administration withdrew Obama-era policy guidelines that encouraged the consideration of race in college admissions; but playwright Joshua Harmon...
Award-winning author Joshua Harmon's play Admissions gets its UK premiere starring Alex Kingston this February following a successful run on Broadway in 2018.
Set in the admissions department of a New England prep school, the play follows Sherri who, alongside her husband who is also the school's headmaster, has managed to drag the school into the 21st century. But just as the institution has prestigious Ivy League status in its grasp, the personal interests of the couple clash with their professional values.
The play is written by Joshua Harmon, whose previous theatre work includes the plays Bad Jews and Significant Other.
Admissions is running at Trafalgar Studios from 28th February 2019, with tickets now on sale.
The play stars Alex Kingston, who is best known for starring in the NBC US TV series ER, and guest starring in Doctor Who. On stage she starred in the West End production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest at the Garrick Theatre in 2008, and she played Lady Macbeth opposite Kenneth Branagh as part of Manchester International Festival in 2015.
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Cast and creative
By: Joshua Harmon
Director: Daniel Aukin
Cast list: Alex Kingston, Sarah Hadland, Andrew Wooddall, Margot Leicester and Ben Edelman
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Set in the admissions department of an American high school, Joshua Harmon's play Admissions poses a lot of tricky questions around privilege and quotas, and proves that answering these questions isn't as simple as it may seem. The play stars Alex Kingston, the head of the department who is pushing for better inclusion in the school's student body, and better representation across the institution's image. But her morals are put to the test when her own son faces the realities on the other end of...
Joshua Harmon's new play Admissions is set to transfer to the West End next month, starring actor Alex Kingston at Trafalgar Studios.Having premiered on Broadway last year, Admissionsis set in the admissions department of a US school with its sights set on Ivy League status. It centres around the head of the department Sherri and her husband who is also the school's headmaster.Directed by Daniel Aukin, it will run at Trafalgar Studios One from 28th February, with tickets now on sale.Alex...