Popular restauranteur and activist Andy Shallal has extended the life of Motti Lerner’s The Admission, renting out The Mead Theatre at Studio Theatre to give the much-in-demand Theater J production a three week run at Studio, April 30 – May 18.
Originally part of Theater J’s Voices From A Changing Middle East Festival, The Admission was forced into a short run at Theater J last month in response to pressure from a local Jewish group. Golda’s Balcony, starring Tovah Feldshue as Israeli prime minister Golda Meir, was brought in to finish out the program slot.
“It speaks to a topic [actions in Haifa during the first Intifada]that Arabs and Jews tend not to want to touch,” Shallal, a long-time member of Theater J’s advisory council, told the Washington Post. “This is a play that brings the narrative together and that forces you to look at the other side. It needs to be exposed to more audiences, because it really helps to bring about some really solid dialogue.”
Most from the original cast of The Admission will be onstage at Studio Theatre. Joel Reuben Ganz has the role Pomme Koch originated. Jennifer Mendenhall will take over the roll of Yona beginning May 7 while Nora Achrati will open the run of the show as Samya until Leila Buck resumes the role on May 7.
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