Adapted by Terry Johnson from the 1967 cult classic film starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft, The Studio Theatre in Little Rock brings you The Graduate, April 20-30, 2017.
The original Broadway production opened in 2002 and starred Kathleen Turner as Mrs. Robinson, Jason Biggs as Benjamin Braddock, and Alicia Silverstone as Elaine Robinson.
The film has been infused into American pop culture of the 1960s, with the popular catch phrase “Mrs. Robinson, are you trying to seduce me?” and was the inspiration of the hit song “Mrs. Robinson” by Simon & Garfunkel.
More About the Play
Benjamin Braddock is a confused young man. Having spent four years achieving a brilliant scholastic record, upon graduation he finds himself adrift, uncertain about his future, disconnected from his purpose, 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.
Benjamin’s tenuous existence of lazy days and stolen nights falls apart when he falls in love — with Elaine, Mrs. Robinson’s upbeat, optimistic daughter. Terry Johnson’s stage adaptation of The Graduate, based on the novel and the iconic 1967 film, is a bitterly hilarious dark comedy, full of rapid fire dialogue between fascinating and horrifying characters. This play explores family dysfunction, parental expectations, crumbling marriages, and the naive, yet disillusioned, dichotomy of youth, against the shiny backdrop of affluent Southern California in the 1960s.
Photography :: Caroline M. Holt
Dates and Times
Performances are April 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, and 30 of 2017.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances (April 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29) will begin at 7:30pm
Sunday matinee (April 23 and 30) will begin at 2:30pm
Tickets are $20.00 for general admission
Tickets are $15.00 for Seniors (65+), Military, and Students.
There are no assigned seats at The Studio Theatre
The box office will open at 6:30pm on performance dates and the house will open approximately 20 minutes prior to curtain.
Tickets may be purchased at www.eventbrite.com.
We highly recommend that tickets be purchased in advance, as we cannot guarantee availability at the door.
The Lobby Bar is open before and after the show and during intermission.
This production is rated PG13.
THE STUDIO THEATRE
320 W. 7TH Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201