Run time: 1 hour

Two 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 Saturday, 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 follows the 3 p.m. performance.

Tickets + Details

All performances are open to the public with advance tickets required. Tickets are $12 in advance, $17 purchased day or performances; $10 for students (eligible for free student Tiger Tickets through Passport to the Arts) and will be available to purchase through McCarter Box Office. Tickets will be available for purchase soon.

COVID-19 Guidance + Updates

Per Princeton University policy and McCarter Theatre policy, all guests are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, to wear a mask when indoors and to show proof of vaccination at the door; currently children under 12 are not permitted in campus buildings as they are not currently able to be vaccinated.


Visit our Venues and Studios section for accessibility information at our various locations, including Berlind Theatre.

All performances on November 5-6 will be open/live captioned. Attendees in need of access accommodations are invited to contact the Lewis Center at 609-258-5262 or email at least one week in advance of the event date.

Presented By

  • Program in Music Theater
  • Program in Theater