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The Graduate
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
Justin Lapeyrouse
May 4-20, 2018

A cult novel, a classic film, a quintessential hit of the 60’s, The Graduate opens May 4-20.

Having directed three musicals at Playmakers and performed on stages across the Northshore, Justin Lapeyrouse brings—appropriately—youthful energy in directing his first play at the theater. Adapted by Terry Johnson, based on the novel by Charles Webb and the Motion Picture Screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry, Playmakers presents The Graduate for the first time on the Northshore by special arrangement with Studio Canal.

Benjamin Braddock is a confused young man. Graduating college with a brilliant scholastic record, he finds himself adrift, uncertain about his future and increasingly alienated from the upper-class, suburban, “plastic” world of his parents. Fighting panic and boredom, he is deeply conflicted but ultimately willing when Mrs. Robinson, the unhappily married, alcoholic, and dangerously charismatic wife of his father’s business partner, tempts him into an affair. It falls apart when he falls in love—with Elaine, Mrs. Robinson’s upbeat, optimistic daughter. 

Set against the shiny backdrop of affluent Southern California in the 1960s, this bitterly hilarious dark comedy is full of rapid fire dialogue amid an exploration of family dysfunction and the disillusions and dichotomy of youth.

Benjamin- Sam Lee
Mr. Braddock (Dad)- Sean Joseph
Mr. Robinson- Shannon Williams
Mrs. Braddock (Mom)- Tiffany Christy
Mrs. Robinson- Evette Randolph
Elaine Robinson- Elizabeth McCoy
Club Dancer- Monteia Parr


Elaine Robinson- Elizabeth McCoy, Mrs. Robinson- Evette Randolph

Sam Lee and Elizabeth McCoy in "The Graduate"

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Thanks to Kara Martinez Bachman, Author and Nola.com for the peek behind the curtain! All the King's Men has wrapped it up with a fabulous run to outstanding reviews. http://www.nola.com/community/st-tammany/index.ssf/2018/03/playmakers_theaters_all_the_ki.html 


Congratulations to all involved in August: Osage County. It was a pulitzer prize winning story performed by an incredibaly talented cast and crew. Check out the review for “August: Osage County” on Nola.com.

Take a look at this list of Top 10 Plays by NOLA.com and don’t stop until you get to NUMBER FOUR!

I think we just put “the little theatre in the woods” in the big time!


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