Our Next Auditions will be -
A play adapted by Terry Johnson, based on the novel by Charles Webb and the screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry, produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Directed by Jim Porter
Saturday, January 13 at 2 pm
Monday, January 15 at 7 pm
Seeking 4+ men and 5+ women ages 18 and up
Production dates: May 4 - 20, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm
Rehearsals will be Monday, Wednesday and Sunday evenings - a full calendar of the rehearsal schedule can be seen by clicking the link for audition sign ups.
Synopsis: A hit in the West End and a popular show on Broadway, "The Graduate" brings the inspired movie hit of the sixties vividly to life on stage. Benjamin Braddock, recent college graduate and prodigal son, returns home and promptly becomes embroiled in an affair with the wife of his father’s business partner, one Mrs. Robinson, but soon finds himself falling in love with her daughter, Elaine.
Benjamin Braddock (Lead): Male, 20 - 30 (playing 22) 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 (Lead): Female, 19 - 29 (playing 22) 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.
Mrs. Robinson (Lead): Female, 40 - 59 (playing 40-ish) Seductive, manipulative, sexy, and destructive; she finds an emotionally vulnerable Benjamin and manipulates and seduces him into an affair; she does not seem to have any other interest or concern for Benjamin until the notion of him dating her daughter reaches her; note: this role has full-frontal nudity written into the plot, and director will choose how to handle this based on casting response. If you wish to be considered for this role, include your comfort level with the following options: full nudity, topless nudity, silhouetted nudity, and implied nudity. You will not be ruled out of casting based on your response.
Mr. Braddock (Supporting): Male, 40 - 60 (playing 40 - 50) 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 (Supporting): Female, 40 - 59 (playing 40 - 50) 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 (Supporting): Male, 40 - 60 (playing 40 - 50) 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.
Stripper (Supporting): Female, 18 - 35 Speaking role that may also be doubled; burlesque experience a huge plus; must be comfortable performing in attire appropriate to a stripper.
Ensemble: Males and Females 18 - 60 Speaking roles that will likely be doubled: Hotel Clerk, Male or Female, 25+; Psychiatrist, Male or Female, 30+; Strip Club Patrons, Male, 18+; Priest, Male or Female, 30+; Ensemble roles include: Wedding Guests, Hotel Patrons, Bus Driver, and Bus Passengers.