"Application Pending" is a solo show about the cut-throat world of kindergarten admissions at a New York private school. More…
One actress portrays rookie admissions officer Christine and over forty other roles, including all the wild personalities that she has to deal with on her first day on the job. Christine Evans is a kindergarten assistant at Edgely Prep, an elite Manhattan private school with an acceptance rate that puts Harvard’s to shame. On the day applications are due, Edgely’s head of admissions is ousted in a scandal, and Christine is unexpectedly thrust into the job. With phones ringing off the hook, Christine must balance beleaguered applicants, venal administrators, and an army of parents who will stop at nothing to get their kids in. "Application Pending" pokes loving fun at America’s obsession with getting our children into the school that will not only teach finger-painting but also determine the rest of their natural lives. This new Off-Broadway play sends up our perceptions about opportunity, how we attain it, and what it ultimately means to be a good parent.
See it if You want to see an entertaining show, don't mind one actor doing lots of voices/impressions. TBH, I forgot it was only one actor by the end.
Don't see it if You can't stomach one-woman shows, or have no patience for things that seem as trivial as Kindergarten admissions.
See it if you want to see a hilarious one-woman show that pokes fun about the exclusivity of kindergartens in NYC.
Don't see it if you are one of the very privileged who would send your kids to one of these schools but can't laugh at the ridiculous situation.
See it if You think you'll enjoy a humorous one woman show about the nuances of private school admissions in NYC.
Don't see it if You don't like one person shows and /or don't want to hear about the problems of getting kids into private schools in New York City.