Early Decision / Late Bloomer

November 5-13

Date and Time November 5, 11, 12 & 13 at 8:00PM, November 6 at 3:00PM & 8:00PM
Location Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center

About the Show

Two new, short musicals give voice to the experiences of first-generation Princeton students from immigrant families. Early Decision by Adam Gwon follows Owen, an Asian American high school senior, and his friends, who are caught up in the stress of college applications. When celebrating his acceptance into Princeton, what seems like a small mistake has huge impacts on his immigrant family. Early Decision was commissioned by McCarter Theatre as part of “The Migration Plays “project. Late Bloomer, a new musical by Jaime Lozano and Georgie Castilla commissioned by the Lewis Center, follows two Latino sibling Princeton students. When their father’s health declines, Javi and Pilar must navigate between their father’s expectations of success and their individual desires for their futures. Directed by Producing Artistic Director of the Programs in Theater and Music Theater Season Elena Araoz and performed by Princeton students. 

On November 6 at 4 p.m. a talkback with Princeton President Christopher Eisgruber and Associate Dean of the College and Director of Programs for Access and Inclusion Khristina Gonzalez immediately follows the 3 p.m. performance.


All performances on November 5 and 6 will be open captioned. Assistive listening headsets are available upon request at the Berlind Theatre. Guests in need of other access accommodations are invited to contact the Lewis Center at least one week in advance at LewisCenter@princeton.edu






Each ticket for each person attending must be reserved through a separate online transaction (however one person can submit multiple transactions on behalf of different attendees). All guests are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, to wear a mask when indoors, and to show proof of vaccination and a photo ID at the door (Princeton students, faculty and staff only need to show their PU ID card.); currently children under 12 are not permitted in campus buildings as they are not currently able to be vaccinated.