The world premiere of Joshua Harmon’s play Admissions has extended its Off-Broadway run at Lincoln Center Theater. Performances, originally scheduled through April 29, are now scheduled through May 6 in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.
In the new drama by the Significant Other playwright, Jessica Hecht plays an admissions officer at an exclusive college prep school trying to combat institutionalized racism. Her son, played by Ben Edelman, sets his sights on an Ivy League university, causing his parents' progressive values to clash with his personal ambitions.
Admissions began previews February 15 and officially opened March 12. Daniel Aukin directs, and Ann McDonough and Sally Murphy complete the cast.
The production features sets by Riccardo Hernandez, costumes by Toni-Leslie James, lighting by Mark Barton, and sound by Ryan Rumery.
Harmon’s plays include Significant Other, which transferred to Broadway, Bad Jews, and Skintight, which will premiere at Roundabout Theatre Company starring Idina Menzel. Admissions is the recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.