Dinner at Fontana at the Biltmore started off the FAN Cultural Camaraderie evening on Friday night, October 19, followed by the GableStage production of Admissions, by Joshua Harmon.
The play, by the author of Bad Jews, deals with the head of the admissions department at a New England prep school, fighting to diversify the student body. With her husband, the school’s Headmaster, they’ve brought a stodgy institution into the 21st century. When their only son sets his sights on an Ivy League university, personal ambition collides with progressive values.
Funded by FAN, Admissions explodes the ideals and contradictions of liberal white America, and was reviewed as “Astonishing and daring… An extraordinarily useful and excruciating satire – of the left, by the left, for the left – for today!” by The New York Times.
Host of the evening was Joanne Levite.