Busboys and Poets to Stage The Admission at Studio Theatre
After a 16-show run at the D.C. Jewish Community Center's Theater J, The Admission will return to the stage—this time at Studio Theatre's Mead Theatre, sponsored by Busboys and Poets.
According to a press release, the play, which confronts an alleged Israeli massacre of Palestinians in 1948, will be produced by Busboys proprietor (and ex-mayoral hopeful) Andy Shallal and will run for 22 performances, from April 30 to May 18. The Admission was initially slated as a full production at Theatre J, but JCC administrators demoted it to a workshop after protests from a local pro-Israel group. (JCC CEO Carole Zawatsky claims that the scale-back had nothing to do with the protests.) The new run is also a workshop, but it marks the largest theater project undertaken by Busboys, which will rent the Mead Theatre for the production.
Photo from Theater J