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Admissions
by Tony Vellela

Productions (8)
  • Drama
  • 85 - 100 minutes
  • 2 f, 6 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language, mature themes
  • Set: Full office set, or simply ten chairs and a phone; wheelchair required

Admissions
by Tony Vellela

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Productions (8)
  • Drama
  • 85 - 100 minutes
  • 2 f, 6 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language, mature themes
  • Set: Full office set, or simply ten chairs and a phone; wheelchair required

Racism and hidden prejudices surface when seven college students lock themselves in the president's office to protest tuition hikes. As outside pressures mount, they must confront feelings which tear apart the personal relationships within the group, and threaten the success of their action.

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Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

*The per performance fee begins at $80. Your per performance fee will be provided during the ordering process.

Play Details

Racism and hidden prejudices surface when seven college students lock themselves in the president's office to protest tuition hikes. As outside pressures mount, they must confront feelings which tear apart the personal relationships within the group, and threaten the success of their action.

Special feature: Interview with director Austin Pendleton

  • Drama
  • 85 - 100 minutes
  • 2 f, 6 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language, mature themes
  • Set: Full office set, or simply ten chairs and a phone; wheelchair required

Published Reviews

"Fiercely engrossing ... a fascinating evening ... glued me to my seat."

Clive Barnes, New York Post

"Vellela's story is a very carefully constructed, even-handed look at the personal demons that inevitably plague all members of a densely populated, multifarious society with only limited pieces of the pie to mete out ... a very worthwhile and provocative piece of theatre that it'd be great to see staged again. And if there were any oblique agendas being proffered, I certainly couldn't detect them. Then again, after seeing this play, I find myself questioning almost every thought I have. I guess that was the whole point."

Nick Brandi, Show Business

"Within minutes of the start -- you are there, in that president's office, a fly on the wall watching events, procedures and people that all become fiercely engrossing."

Clive Barnes, New York Post

"An overall great piece of drama. College students ... will be able to relate to the story. The characters ... are smart, they're passionate, and they know what they're talking about. These [characters] look and sound like real university students."

Brooke Pierce, New York University

"A taut absorbing drama ... about the scalding tensions of run-amok college politics. Expect things to randomly combust."

Gregory Young, HX Magazine

Production History

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NOV 10, 2017 - NOV 12, 2017
New York University - Spectrum Stage Works
New York, NY United States
New York University - Spectrum Stage Works New York, NY United States
NOV 07, 2015 - NOV 16, 2015
McCoy Theatre - Rhodes College
Memphis, TN United States
McCoy Theatre - Rhodes College Memphis, TN United States
OCT 20, 2015 - OCT 25, 2015
Louisiana State University Theatre
Baton Rouge, LA United States
Louisiana State University Theatre Baton Rouge, LA United States
FEB 20, 2015 - MAR 01, 2015
Cuyahoga Community College
Highland Hills, OH United States
Cuyahoga Community College Highland Hills, OH United States
MAY 13, 2009 - MAY 16, 2009
Pierce College Fort Steilacoom
Lakewood, WA United States
Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Lakewood, WA United States
JAN 01, 1999 - DEC 31, 1999
New York International Fringe Festival
New York, NY United States
New York International Fringe Festival New York, NY United States
JAN 01, 1999 - DEC 31, 1999
Blue Heron Theatre Co.
New York, NY United States
Blue Heron Theatre Co. New York, NY United States
JAN 01, 1995 - DEC 31, 1995
New Perspectives Theatre Co.
New York, NY United States
New Perspectives Theatre Co. New York, NY United States
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JAN 01, 1999 - DEC 31, 1999
New York International Fringe Festival
New York, NY United States
New York International Fringe Festival New York, NY United States
JAN 01, 1999 - DEC 31, 1999
Blue Heron Theatre Co.
New York, NY United States
Blue Heron Theatre Co. New York, NY United States
JAN 01, 1995 - DEC 31, 1995
New Perspectives Theatre Co.
New York, NY United States
New Perspectives Theatre Co. New York, NY United States

Awards (2)

Excellence in Playwriting Award - New York International Fringe Festival 1999

Ten Best Plays of 1995 - Backstage Magazine