L.A. Theatre Works Opens THE GRADUATE Tonight

L.A. Theatre Works Opens THE GRADUATE Tonight

L.A. Theatre Works presents The Graduate tonight, February 22 at 8 pm.


MR ROBINSON
I've just got one thing to say, Ben.

BENJAMIN
What's that, sir.

MR ROBINSON
One word, Ben.

BENJAMIN
One word?

MR ROBINSON
Plastics, Ben. Plastics. Will you think about that? These lines, so etched in the American psyche, are emblematic of the "advice" still offered to all recent graduates. The Graduate, its characters, phrases, and themes, continue to ring true a half decade after the publication of the novel. Whether seen on film or stage, or read, The Graduate has been a touchstone for generations- representing the universal feelings of rebellion, confusion, frustration, love, and redemption- so honestly, and hilariously, embodied by the characters of Mrs. Robinson, Benjamin Braddock, Elaine, and the rest.

This unique production of The Graduate brings stars of stage, screen and television to the Poway Center stage. Presented as a live radio play, the performers will act from behind microphones as if they are doing a real radio show with a table full of props and special sound effects.

The Cast of The Graduate:

Brian Tichnell (Benjamin Braddock) Recent Theatre and television credits include Peace in Our Time, and Macbeth with the Antaeus company,Camino Real with the Theatre @ Boston Court, and Hamlet in The Oxford Shakespeare Festival, "Happy Endings", "Body of Proof", "Maron", "The Client List", "Silicon Valley", and "Newsroom".

JILL RENNER (Elaine Robinson) Jill is thrilled to be back on the road with L.A. Theatre Works, having toured most recently in their production of Pride and Prejudice. Other credits include UCLA Live's Medea starring Annette Bening, A Midsummer Night's Dream with the Harold Clurman Rep, Island of Brilliance at the Pacific Resident Theater, as well as a staged reading of OPC, written and directed by Eve Ensler.

Poway Center for the Performing Arts Foundation is located at 15498 Espola RoadPoway, CA 92064. For the ticket Office, call 858-748-0505. Ticket Office Hours Friday; Noon to 5 pm; Saturday; 10 am to 3 pm.

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