Presented by Middlebury Acting Company

October 7 & 8 at 7:30pm; October 9 at 2:00pm
October 13, 14, 15 at 7:30pm; October 16 at 2:00pm

By Joshua Harmon
Directed by Rebecca Strum

*Panel discussion with Middlebury College Admissions Department following the October 9th performance

*Panel Discussion with the cast following the October 15th Performance

10/07/2022 – 10/16/2022

General Admission

Adult  $30

Senior  $25

Student  $15

Plus applicable fee.

2018 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play

Bill and Sherri are the white, progressive-and-proud headmaster and dean of admissions at Hillcrest, a mid-tier New Hampshire boarding school. Over the last fifteen years, they’ve worked to diversify the school’s mostly white population. But when their high-achieving son Charlie’s Ivy League dreams are jeopardized, the family’s reaction blasts open a deep rift between their public values and private decisions.

 “Astonishing and daring.  An extraordinarily useful and excruciating satire – of the left, by the left, for the left – for today!”  The New York Times

Featuring: Jena Necrason (Sherri), John Nagle (Bill), Orlando Grant (Charlie), Mary Adams-Smith & Amy Brennan

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Short video and transcript from Jena, John and Orlando below:

Below is an interview with the cast of Admissions done during the week before opening. Their answers have been edited for clarity.

Jenna Necrason: – I play Sherri Rosen-Mason, who is the head of admissions at Hillcrest, which is a boarding school in New Hampshire.

John Nagle: I play Bill Mason, Sherri’s husband, Head of Hillcrest.

Orlando Grant: I’m Orlando Grant. I play Charlie Mason. I’m their son and a senior at Hillcrest.

What is interesting about this play?

Jenna Necrason: Sherri navigates the relationship with her husband, with her son, with a coworker, and also with her best friend throughout the course of the play and I love the sort of intensity of the contradictions that Sherri is faced with throughout the play and how her personal life really clashes with her professional life.

Orlando Grant: Charlie has a lot of questions and sort of investigations about what that affects in the admissions process based on race, based on all the qualifying categories for an applicant and what’s been interesting about working on the show is plumbing really important, timely, relevant questions, but also going to places that are a bit more uncomfortable and challenging people to ask their own questions while watching the play.

What your favorite line in the play?

Jenna Necrason: When Charlie says, [sarcastically]“I guess you think, you’re like, nailing life.”

John Nagle: “Well, it looks like we successfully raised a Republican. Go us.”

Orlando Grant: I have so many—You have to come see the show.

What is it important to do the play in Middlebury?

Jenna Necrason: Well, there’s a secret connection that will reveal itself in the play that involves Middlebury College. So, come see the play to find out exactly what that is.

Town Hall Theater

68 South Pleasant Street

Middlebury, VT 05753

The Box Office is also open one hour prior to performances.


    General Admission

    Adult $30

    Senior $25

    Student $15

    Plus applicable fee.

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