Busboys and Poets Presents THE ADMISSION
by Motti Lerner
Directed by Sinai Peter
April 30 - May 18, 2014
At Studio Theatre's Mead Theatre
Running time: 2 hours including 15 min intermission
Featuring Leila Buck, Hanna Eady,Danny Gavigan, Elizabeth Ann Jernigan, Kimberly Schraf, Michael Tolaydo and Joel Reuben Ganz
Original Workshop Production Performed at Theater J
A remounting of the "gripping, spellbinding premiere" that The Washington Post's Peter Marks described as "wrenching... heart-crushing... and written with commendable complexity," tweeting that "The Admission is a high point of 2013-14 in dctheatre#."
An Israeli homage to All My Sons set in Haifa during the first Intifada, the play features a "virile, magnetic" performance by Danny Gavigan in the lead role of Giora as a young Israeli professor engaged to Neta but in love with Samya (Leila Buck), the Palestinian daughter of a family friend who becomes troubled when Giora's father's company begins building on the site of a battle that took place 40 years ago. Giora struggles to find the truth about his father's war-time secrets, confronting the causes of his brother's death and how Giora came to incur his own war-time injuries in Lebanon.
From the author of Pangs of the Messiah and the winner of the Prime Minister of Israel Award for Writers, and staged by a groundbreaking team of Israeli, Palestinian, Jewish-American and Arab-American artists, including the director of the heralded production of Return to Haifa.
In his 5 star review in DC Metro Theatre Arts, John Stoltenberg calls the play "a towering achievement" and "an extraordinarily artful disputation in the tradition of Arthur Miller, Henrik Ibsen, George Bernard Shaw, and other masters of moral inquiry."
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1501 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
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