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Graduate, The - Full Length Play, Comedy

Graduate, The

Buck Henry, Terry Johnson, Charles Webb, Calder Willingham

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Full Length Play, Comedy

6m, 5f

ISBN: 9780573628573

A Play Adapted by Terry Johnson
Based on the Novel by Charles Webb
And the Motion Picture Screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry
By Special Arrangement with StudioCanal
A cult novel, a classic film, a quintessential hit of the 1960s, now Benjamin's disastrous sexual odyssey is brought to life in this world stage premiere production at the Gielgud Theatre.

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Adaptations (Literature), Adaptations (Stage & Screen), Period

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - 1960s

Settings Of Play - California, 1964. Flexible minimalist setting.

CAUTIONS

Alcohol, Mild Adult Themes, Nudity/Partial Nudity, Smoking

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Broadway, From West End

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 California in the 60s. Benjamin's got excellent grades, very proud parents and, since he helped Mrs Robinson with her zipper, a fine future behind him...A cult novel, a classic film, a quintessential hit of the 60s, now Benjamin's disastrous sexual odyssey is brought vividly to life in this world stage premiere production."Terry Johnson is that rare creature: a moralist with wit. He writes with responsible gaiety" (Guardian)

"After a long and successful run in the West End, The Graduate is now on Broadway and IT'S A HIT!" - Variety

"This bittersweet comedy is rich, full and funny. Enjoy!" - NY1

"Fun to watch...Definitely gives off starlight." - The New York Times

"Good stuff...The audience goes wild." - FOX5 TV

"Delightful." - USA Today

"Here's to you, Mrs. Robinson!...Breaking all box office records!" - Newark Star Ledger

The Graduate was first presented on Broadway by John Reid and Sacha Brooks by special arrangement with StudioCanal, in association with Clear Channel Entertainment, at the Plymouth Theatre in New York City on April 4, 2002. The director was Terry Johnson.
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CASTING

6m, 5f

CASTING NOTES

The hotel clerk can double as the priest and the psychiatrist. The men and the wedding guests are doubled by the company.

BENJAMIN
MRS. ROBINSON
MR. ROBINSON
ELAINE
MR. BRADDOCK (DAD)
MRS. BRADDOCK (MOM)
STRIPPER
HOTEL CLEARK
PSYCHIATRIST
MEN
WEDDING GUESTS
PRIEST

Author(s)

Charles Webb

Mr. Webb was a finalist of The Eugene O'Neill National Playwright's Conference. view full profile

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Other Calder Willingham titles:

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