First Look: Admissions from American Lives Theatre

It’s always a treat to get to look in on American Lives Theatre because you know that their work is going to be not only evocative and relevant but also just impossibly well-acted. The cast is small but brilliantly effective.

Written by Joshua Harmon, the boilerplate description reads:

Sherri Rosen-Mason is head of the admissions department at a New England prep school, fighting to diversify the student body. Alongside her husband, the school’s headmaster, they’ve largely succeeded in bringing a stodgy institution into the twenty-first century. But when their only son sets his sights on an Ivy League university, personal ambition collides with progressive values, with convulsive results. A no-holds-barred look at privilege, power, and the perils of hypocrisy.

But what these actors have done goes far beyond that. The emotion and just plain rage that takes place here is far beyond the word ‘convulsive’.

The collision of value systems in this production is so timely and socially relevant to the world we live in today that you can’t help but get lost in the message these actors so vividly portray. Find more photos on the Indy Ghost Light archive site now and we’ll have hundreds more in the coming days!

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Published by Rob Slaven

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