Twenty Bucknellians, representing a wide range of class years, ventured to Lincoln Center’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater April 26 to watch the critically acclaimed off-Broadway play, Admissions, starring Andrew Garman ’91.
Garman, a theatre and English major at Bucknell, has appeared in a number of off-Broadway plays as well as on network television.
Hailed by The New York Times as "astonishing and daring, an extraordinarily useful and excruciating satire — of the left, by the left, for the left — for today," Admissions follows Bill (played by Garman), the headmaster of a private high school. Bill, his wife Sherri, head of admissions at the high school, and their son Charlie, a senior, have a common goal: to diversify the high school. The couple’s values are tested when their son’s Ivy League prospects are threatened by the very same ideals.
The Bucknell Club of New York City, which plans events for alumni in NYC and surrounding areas, procured the group’s tickets. The club’s cultural chair, Lauren Scott ’17, worked with Garman to arrange a talk-back after the performance, where attendees were able to ask the cast members questions about the play. Attending were graduates of 1974 to 2017. The group included a few of Garman’s theatre classmates.