Theater: Victimizations

OPEN ADMISSIONS by Shirley Lauro

Calvin Jefferson is a black college student with a B average, reading skills arrested at the fifth-grade level and an anguished, angry awareness that the false hopes raised in him by the educational policy from which this play takes its title are lies. Ginny Carlsen is a white college teacher reduced to showing students how to project an educated image for personnel directors, but prevented from providing substantial learning to sustain their careers or their lives. Playwright Shirley Lauro also has a second meaning in mind for her...

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