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Virtual Benefit Reading of OUR TOWN to be Presented by NAATCO Photo Virtual Benefit Reading of OUR TOWN to be Presented by NAATCO
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2021

NAATCO will present a virtual reading of Our Town by Thornton Wilder with an all-Asian American cast for one night only, Wednesday May 19th, at 8pm, in celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The proceeds of this reading will benefit the company.

Cathy Marston's MRS. ROBINSON to Premiere at San Francisco Ballet Photo Cathy Marston's MRS. ROBINSON to Premiere at San Francisco Ballet
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 3, 2020

San Francisco Ballet has announced Cathy Marston's next creation for the Company: Mrs. Robinson, inspired by the 1960s American novella and film The Graduate and re-told from the perspective of Mrs. Robinson, one of America's most notorious seductresses. Mrs. Robinson is Marston's second work for the Company; her ballet Snowblind, based on Edith Wharton's novella Edith Frome, premiered to critical acclaim at the Company's 2018 Unbound: A Festival of New Works, with repeat performances in the 2019 Repertory Season and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and Sadler's Wells Theatre in London. Mrs. Robinson will premiere March 24, 2020 at the War Memorial Opera House on Program 05: Ballet Accelerator, which also includes Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson's 7 For Eight and David Dawson's Anima Animus. Performances will run through April 4, 2020.

BWW Review: You'll Love Life in OUR TOWN at Bellevue Little Theatre Photo BWW Review: You'll Love Life in OUR TOWN at Bellevue Little Theatre
by Christine Swerczek - Nov 17, 2019

Thornton Wilder's OUR TOWN just went into my books as one of the most heartfelt plays I've seen. Bellevue Little Theatre outdid themselves with this deceptively simple, meta-theatrical three-act production.

THE GRADUATE Comes to Gallery Theater Photo THE GRADUATE Comes to Gallery Theater
by Stephi Wild - Jul 6, 2019

"The Graduate" opens July 26th. The play is 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. The play is directed by Lance Nuttman.

ART/WNY Presents OUR TOWN Photo ART/WNY Presents OUR TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2019

The New Year will bring the third production to the 545 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo NY performance space as ART/WNY newcomer Matthew Refermat makes his directorial debut overseeing Thornton Wilder's timeless piece of American theater, OUR TOWN.

Photo Flash: First Look at ART/WNY's OUR TOWN Photo Photo Flash: First Look at ART/WNY's OUR TOWN
by Stephi Wild - Dec 31, 2018

The New Year will bring the third production to the 545 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo NY performance space as ART/WNY newcomer Matthew Refermat makes his directorial debut overseeing Thornton Wilder's timeless piece of American theater, OUR TOWN.

ART/WNY Presents OUR TOWN Photo ART/WNY Presents OUR TOWN
by Stephi Wild - Dec 29, 2018

The New Year will bring the third production to the 545 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo NY performance space as ART/WNY newcomer Matthew Refermat makes his directorial debut overseeing Thornton Wilder's timeless piece of American theater, OUR TOWN.

Kim Walsh Directs OUR TOWN at UC San Diego Photo Kim Walsh Directs OUR TOWN at UC San Diego
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2018

The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents Our Town, by Thornton Wilder and directed by Kim Walsh.

Kim Walsh Directs OUR TOWN at UC San Diego Photo Kim Walsh Directs OUR TOWN at UC San Diego
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2018

The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents Our Town, by Thornton Wilder and directed by Kim Walsh.

Kim Walsh Directs OUR TOWN at UC San Diego Photo Kim Walsh Directs OUR TOWN at UC San Diego
by Julie Musbach - Oct 25, 2018

The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents Our Town, by Thornton Wilder and directed by Kim Walsh.

BWW Review: York's TAFE Takes On OUR TOWN Photo BWW Review: York's TAFE Takes On OUR TOWN
by Marakay Rogers - Aug 13, 2018

One of the fist modern instances of 'breaking the fourth wall,' Thornton Wilder's OUR TOWN is a story addressed directly to an audience - by the production's Stage Manager, the narrator and an occasional player in the story. It's a tale of the life of the fictional Grover's Corners, New Hampshire from 1901 through 1913, seen through the eyes of two neighboring families and the Stage Manager's decription of the locale.

Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. Marries Stage And Screen In THE GRADUATE Photo Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. Marries Stage And Screen In THE GRADUATE
by Stephi Wild - Jun 4, 2018

It's been more than 50 years since Mrs. Robinson seduced Benjamin Braddock-as well as film audiences-in Mike Nichols' cinematic classic, The Graduate. This summer, Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. pays homage to this iconic picture by incorporating film into its production of the play. The stage adaptation, written by Terry Johnson, not only features classic scenes from the film, but dialogue from the original novel, as well as new scenes created by the playwright. And while the play uncovers new insights into the characters that audiences have known all of their lives, the basic premise of the story remains unchanged. It is 1964, and Benjamin Braddock is leaving behind the safety of college for an unknown future full of insecurities. Enter Mrs. Robinson, the frustrated wife of his father's business partner, and Ben gets an education not found in any college curriculum.

Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. Marries Stage And Screen In THE GRADUATE Photo Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. Marries Stage And Screen In THE GRADUATE
by Julie Musbach - May 7, 2018

It's been more than 50 years since Mrs. Robinson seduced Benjamin Braddock-as well as film audiences-in Mike Nichols' cinematic classic, The Graduate. This summer, Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. pays homage to this iconic picture by incorporating film into its production of the play.

Penobscot Theatre Company Announces 2018-2019 Season Photo Penobscot Theatre Company Announces 2018-2019 Season
by Stephi Wild - Mar 29, 2018

Penobscot Theatre Company proudly announces its 2018-2019 Season, an assortment of plays and musicals professionally produced and staged at the company's historic home, the Bangor Opera House. The season will open just after Labor Day and extend into early July with a surprise seventh show, to be announced at a later date. 'If there's a unifying theme for our 45th season,' said Producing Artistic Director Bari Newport, 'it's family. Through these compelling stories we'll introduce families of various stripes-from nuclear to nontraditional, embattled to emboldened-while growing our own family of subscribers.'

Review Roundup: THE GRADUATE at Laguna Playhouse Photo Review Roundup: THE GRADUATE at Laguna Playhouse
by Leah Windahl - Mar 6, 2018

The reviews are in for Laguna Playhouse's THE GRADUATE, starring Melanie Griffith! THE GRADUATE opened on February 21st, and is set to run through March 25th.

BWW Review: Melanie Griffith Headlines Stage Adaptation of THE GRADUATE at the Laguna Photo BWW Review: Melanie Griffith Headlines Stage Adaptation of THE GRADUATE at the Laguna Playhouse
by Michael Quintos - Mar 6, 2018

Golden Globe winner Melanie Griffith can now be seen on stage playing pop culture's most famous cougar, Mrs. Robinson---the infamous 'mom of a certain age' who uses her predatory sexuality to seduce a recent college graduate into entering a torrid affair---in a new production of THE GRADUATE, which continues its just-extended engagement at the Laguna Playhouse through March 25, 2018 in Laguna Beach, CA. On paper, the role seems like a perfect fit for the now 60-year-old star who has demonstrated prior success in playing sultry, seductive women. But in this production, the results---like the dysfunctional relationships that criss-cross in this play---aren't as well-matched as you'd hope it would be.

Photo Flash: Melanie Griffith Stars in THE GRADUATE at Laguna Playhouse Photo Photo Flash: Melanie Griffith Stars in THE GRADUATE at Laguna Playhouse
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 2, 2018

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE is thrilled to announce that due to overwhelming demand, the fifth show in its 97th season, Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner MELANIE GRIFFITH starring as Mrs. Robinson in THE GRADUATE, adapted by Terry Johnson, based on the novel by Charles Webb and the screenplay by Buck Henry and Calder Willingham, directed by Ovation Award-winner Michael Matthews (Twelve Angry Men, Billy & Ray) is EXTENDING through SUNDAY, MARCH 25 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Drive in Laguna Beach. THE GRADUATE will begin previews on Wednesday, February 21 and will open on Sunday, March 4 at 5:30pm.

BWW Review: A Lackluster Script Spoils THE GRADUATE at Dundalk Community Theatre Photo BWW Review: A Lackluster Script Spoils THE GRADUATE at Dundalk Community Theatre
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Feb 26, 2018

Ben's character may be a phony pastiche, and Elaine's a confusing cypher, but in Elaine's mother Mrs. Robinson, novelist Charles Webb struck gold. Bored, lecherous, alcoholic, deeply dishonest, vengeful, and possessed of a twisted motherly loyalty, she is real and vital and scary as hell. Dyana Neal's Mrs. Robinson is pretty much perfect. She has the intimidating stare, the commanding manner, the resolute lack of curiosity about any aspect of the world aside from sex, tobacco, and alcohol, the maternal protectiveness, all down pat. If Anne Bancroft is looking down from heaven, she probably approves.

Laguna Playhouse Extends THE GRADUATE Starring Melanie Griffith Photo Laguna Playhouse Extends THE GRADUATE Starring Melanie Griffith
by Julie Musbach - Feb 7, 2018

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE is thrilled to announce that due to overwhelming demand, the fifth show in its 97th season, Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner MELANIE GRIFFITH starring as Mrs. Robinson in THE GRADUATE, adapted by Terry Johnson, based on the novel by Charles Webb and the screenplay by Buck Henry and Calder Willingham, directed by Ovation Award-winner Michael Matthews (Twelve Angry Men, Billy & Ray) is EXTENDING through SUNDAY, MARCH 25 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Drive in Laguna Beach. THE GRADUATE will begin previews on Wednesday, February 21 and will open on Sunday, March 4 at 5:30pm.

Melanie Griffith Will Lead THE GRADUATE at Laguna Playhouse Photo Melanie Griffith Will Lead THE GRADUATE at Laguna Playhouse
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 22, 2018

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE just announced the fifth show in its 97th season, Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner MELANIE GRIFFITH starring as Mrs. Robinson in THE GRADUATE, adapted by Terry Johnson, based on the novel by Charles Webb and the screenplay by Buck Henry and Calder Willingham and directed by Ovation Award-winner Michael Matthews (Twelve Angry Men, Billy & Ray). Executive Director Ellen Richard comments, We are just thrilled to welcome Melanie Griffith to the Laguna Playhouse in one of the most iconic roles of all time Mrs. Robinson. Adds Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham. We have been trying to seduce Melanie to perform on our stage for quite some time. We are overjoyed that she has said yes and know our subscribers and audiences will be utterly mesmerized by her return to the stage under the inspired direction of Michael Matthews! THE GRADUATE will begin previews on Wednesday, February 21; will open on Sunday, March 4 at 5:30pm and perform through Sunday, March 18, 2018 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Drive in Laguna Beach.

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