The critical and popular success of our workshop run of The Admission has overwhelmed this blog and our diary efforts to keep up with hosannahs; to keep up with the richness of discussions, night after night, and all the extraordinary responses we’ve been receiving on over 500 hand-written audience surveys. We share with you a round up of critical praise for the presentation whose run at the DCJCC comes to a close this weekend, with 4 final performances today and tomorrow.
Below’s a round-up of some of the press that’s come in on the show. We’ll fill it out as we come up for air. We’ll start with some nice words about the theater and carry on from there:
“Theater J is to be applauded for persevering in the face of controversy. Theater and art have always been controversial and pushed the limits. To shy away from what unsettles us defeats the purpose of the arts in their role as society’s conscience. The Admission once again showcases Theater J’s phenomenal ability to present provocative works. It is not to be missed.” – Broadway World
Peter Marks’ Review in The Washington Post
5 STAR review in DC Metro Theatre Arts
PROTEST COVERAGE in The Washington Jewish Week
What lies beneath the drama over Theater J One play stirs a lot of controversy, by Sidney Schwarz, The Washington Post
Amid floundering peace talks, Jewish artists, historians, and activists are taking an increasingly critical look at Israel’s founding and history.