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An extraordinarily useful and excruciating satire — of the left, by the left, for the left — for today.New York Times
A smart, provocative dramaHollywood Reporter

How far would you go to help your child get into college?

Bill and Sherri Mason, the headmaster and head of admissions respectively of Hillcrest, a New Hampshire boarding school thought they knew. Deeply committed to equality and diversity, Sherri has boosted the number of students of color at Hillcrest, but her commitment is put to the test when their son Charlie, an outstanding student who has dreamed of attending Yale since he was a child, learns his application has been deferred. Convinced that Yale based its decisions on race, Charlie claims to be a victim of reverse discrimination. As their son lashes out, Sherri and Bill are forced to confront just how far their commitment to equality really goes. Are they true disciples? Total hypocrites?

Friendships will be destroyed, futures redirected, and families brought to the breaking point in a funny, sharp-witted, devastating and shockingly blunt evening.

Like his two previous hits at Theater Wit, Bad Jews and Significant Other, Admissions promises to be a show about the perils of privilege and whiteness today you won't be able to stop talking about.

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Kyle Curry

Charlie

Kyle Curry is excited to make his Theater Wit debut. Chicago credits include: Macbeth, Dunsinane, and Shakespeare's Greatest Hits (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); We Are Proud To Present... (Steppenwolf); Three Days of Rain (Boho Theater); Pygmalion (Remy Bumppo), Pygmalion and Taming of the Shrew (Oak Park Festival Theater). Regional credit includes work with Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Next Act Theater, Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, Houston Shakespeare Festival, Virginia Shakespeare Festival and others. Kyle received his MFA from the University of Houston Professional Act Training Program. He is represented by Gray Talent.

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Meighan Gerachis

Sherri

Meighan Gerachis returns to Theater Wit where she previously appeared in Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England. Chicago credits include: Small Mouth Sounds, The Wolves, A Christmas Carol and the New Stages production of Blue Skies Process. Additional credits include Domesticated, Our Town and The House on Mango Street (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); Solstice (A Red Orchid Theater); The Electric Baby, Precious Little, The Walls, Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue, Indulgences at the Louisville Harem, Factory Girls, My Simple City, Wrens and Ten Tiny Fingers, Nine Tiny Toes (Rivendell Theatre Ensemble); Measure for Measure (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); Cloud Nine (About Face Theatre); Cigarettes and Moby Dick and Che Che Che (Latino Chicago); The Underpants (Noble Fool Theatricals). Regional and international credits include Charm (Mixed Blood Theatre); Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue (Stageworks) and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Contact Theatre in Manchester, England). Film /TV : Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, At Any Price, Virginia. Chicago P.D., Crisis, Bobby & Iza, Sirens and Battleground.

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Steven Walker

Bill

Stephen Walker returns to Theater Wit, where he was previously seen in 10 out of 12. Credits include: To Catch a Fish (Timeline), Traitor, The Silence That Follows, Celebration, The Hothouse (A Red Orchid), American Buffalo and Ibsen's Ghosts (Mary-Arrchie), The White Road and War (Irish Theater of Chicago), Black River Falls, My Name Is Mudd and Love Horse (Curious), The Last Two Minutes of the Complete Works Of Henrik Ibsen (Neofuturists), the Denis Johnson trilogy of plays at Viaduct Theater and many others. He was Jeff nominated for Best Actor in a Play for playing Teach in American Buffalo. He acted in and directed numerous productions at the Factory Theater, where he was an ensemble member and artistic director, and he is a founder and resident director of Hope & Nonthings Productions. TV/ Film credits include "Chicago Fire" and "med", "Stir of Echos" and last year's "Widows". Stephen is represented by Paonessa Talent Agency.

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India Whiteside

Ginny

India Whiteside s very happy to join Theater Wit for the first time. Chicago credits include Court Theatre’s All’s Well That Ends Well (Diana); Transient Theater’s Getting Out (Arlene- Best Actress Jeff Citation nomination); Locked Up Down Shorty’s at American Blues; Folio Theatre’s As you Like It (Rosalind) and Othello (Emilia); Dirty Hands (Olga) at Mary-Arrchie Theater; The Way You Wear Your Hat (Sarah), Seanachai Theatre; American Divine (Sna. Neruda) for Dolphinback Theater and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival; and staged readings at Steppenwolf Theater and The Black Ensemble Theatre. India very much enjoyed the terrifying experience of being an ensemble member of Improvised Black Mirror at the Public House Theater, and has studied at BADA in Oxford and London as well as with a variety of wonderful Chicago teachers. Film credits include Savage Youth (Professor), winner of the Florida Film Festival, and Margaret and the Moon, nominee for Best Drama Short at Twister Alley Film Festival. India is represented by the lovely folks at Big Mouth Talent.

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Judi Schindler

Roberta

Judi Schindler is thrilled make her debut performance with Theatre Wit in this hilarious production by Joshua Harmon. She previously understudied at such theaters as Steppenwolf, Northlight, Shattered Globe and Victory Gardens, where she went on as Hillary in "Hillary and Clinton." Favorite roles include Miriam Goldman in Beau Jest, Juanita Bartlett in Sordid Lives, and the drunk passenger in Hellcab. Judi can also be seen in various local venues performing her one-woman show, Husbands: An Owner's Manual, based on 50+ years of marriage to Jack Schindler.

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Production Team
 

Jeremy Wechsler (Director)
Laura Fisher (Assistant Director)
José Manuel Diaz (Scenic Design)
Jessica Neill (Lighting Design)
Kotryna Hilko (Costume Design)
Tony Bruno (Sound Design)
Amanda Herrmann (Properties Design)

Sean McStravick* (Stage Manager)
Spencer Fritz (Assistant Stage Manager)
Ellen White (Production Manager)
Lucille Schuh (Assistant Production Manager)
Harrison Ornelas (Technical Director)
Lee Moore (Scenic Charge)
Cedar Larson (Master Electrician)
Adell Medovoy (Graphic Design)

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