Playmakers, Inc. presents the first stage production on the Northshore of the quintessential hit novel and film of the 60’s, The Graduate, onstage May 4-20, 2018. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students. ***For mature audiences.***
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.
The production stars Sam Lee as Benjamin, Sean Joseph as Mr. Braddock (Dad), Shannon Williams as Mr. Robinson, Tiffany Christy as Mrs. Braddock (Mom), Evette Randolph as Mrs. Robinson, Elizabeth McCoy as Elaine Robinson, Monteia Parr as The Stripper, and Andrew Elzey as The Psychiatrist. 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 and based on the novel by Charles Webb and the Motion Picture Screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry. The Graduate is presented by special arrangement with Studio Canal.
Located approximately 4 miles north of Covington at 19106 Playmakers Rd., off Hwy. 437/ N. Lee Rd. At Playmakers Rd., turn left and follow through the San Souci Forest to the end of the road. You will be directed where to park.
Playmakers, Inc. is a 501(C)3 organization founded in 1955. It is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, and as administered by St. Tammany Parish. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works.