The Graduate Performances October 11-28
A Play adapted by Terry Johnson
Based on the novel by Charles Webb And the motion picture screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry
Director: Michelle Davis
Terry Johnson's comedy is based on the classic film which follows recent college graduate Benjamin Braddock's journey toward finding himself — with detours including an affair with older family friend Mrs. Robinson and a budding romance with her daughter, Elaine. This is the first ￼￼￼play adaptation of the classic novel and cult film. It premiered in April 2000 at the Gielgud ￼Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, starring Kathleen Turner as Mrs Robinson.
Email Director, Michelle Davis for more information and to schedule an audition.
For the audition, please prepare the assigned sides from the script to be delivered to you via email with your audition confirmation.
Mondays-Thursdays 7:30pm-10:30pm September 10-October 4
Saturdays 1:00pm-5:00pm September 8-29
Mandatory Tech Week Saturday, October 5-Wednesday, October 10
October 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 at 8pm and October 14, 21, 28 at 3pm
The role of Mrs Robinson has been cast. All other roles are available for actors aged 18 and up.
This play contains adult language and sexual situations. Please familiarize yourself with the script prior to auditioning.
Actors will be paid a stipend. (Percentage of the box office)
Character Descriptions and suggested playable age ranges
Benjamin Braddock: Male, 23-30
once the ideal student and son, and now a recent college graduate, he keeps hearing he has his whole life ahead of him; disillusioned with the idea that everything he’s worked for is without meaning or purpose, he desperately seeks a future that is different from the “American Dream” he grew up in; this is a largely dramatic role with biting, understated, dry humor.
Elaine Robinson: Female, 20-30
daughter of Mrs. and Mr. Robinson; her bright, seemingly naive and optimistic charm casts a stark contrast to Benjamin’s somber tone; she wishes to lead a normal and responsible life despite her emotionally fragile disposition caused by the long-past-deteriorated marriage between her parents and destructive nature of her mother.
Mr. Braddock: Male, 40-60
Benjamin’s father and long-time business partner of Mr. Robinson; immensely proud of his wealth and family, he has big dreams and aspirations for Ben; he tries to support and understand his son despite his bizarre behavior, only to push Ben further away; both comedic and dramatic chops needed.
Mrs. Braddock: Female, 40-60
Benjamin’s mother; almost entirely out-of-the-loop, she desperately tries to understand her son, often by asking the most direct and awkward questions; this is a largely comedic role.
Mr. Robinson: Male, 40-60
Mrs. Robinson’s husband, Elaine’s father, and long-time business partner of Mr. Braddock; considers Benjamin the son he never had, and is as equally proud of him as Mr. Braddock; wants Benjamin to take a romantic interest in Elaine to solidify the business relationship and friendship between the two families; both comedic and dramatic chops needed.
Ensemble (Chorus / Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-60
speaking roles include:
Stripper, Female, 25+
Hotel Clerk, Male or Female, 25+
Psychiatrist, Male or Female, 30+
Club Patrons, Male, 18+
Priest, Male or Female, 30+
These ensemble roles will double as Wedding Guests, Hotel Patrons, Bus Driver, and Bus Passengers.