Philip C Brown’s Event Journal

The admission 030714
Saturday March 29, 2014 / 3:00pm
The Admission
1 ticket
Assigned at Box Office

How was your experience?

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This experience has to be evaluated on two levels: (1) Should a "Jewish" theater present a play that examines a controversial period in Israeli history and that suggests that Israeli soldiers may have committed atrocities in 1948? (2) How does it come across theatrically? On the first question, I say definitely yes and I commend Theater J. On the second question, I have to say it is a very heavy play. There was only one line that drew even a slight laugh. The sub-theme of a guy having to decide between two girlfriends provides some distraction. By the end of the show, I'm reminded of an opera where each of the fine singers is given a chance to sing his/her aria while everyone else stands and listens. There was some of that in "The Admission." It produced some fine oratory but it was a little unlike normal life.