Oh, Mrs. Robinson: "The Graduate" Plays Ivoryton

Tina Louise

Ivoryton Playhouse gets a bit adult in its presentation of the stage adaptation of "The Graduate" which opens Wednesday, April 18 and runs through May 6.

Stepping into those heels in the role of Mrs. Robinson is Judith Lighfoot Clark and Luke Guldan will be playing Benjamin Braddock.

Director Lawrence Thelen says, “The Graduate, the story of a promising young man fresh out of college trying to make sense and find meaning in a world for which he feels unprepared, is just as timely and relevant today as it was when it first appeared in the 1960s.  Certainly society has changed somewhat since then: technology has expanded, American morality has relaxed – in short, times are different – but it seems to me that the fear and anxiety every individual goes through when facing the world for the very first time, not as a protected child, but as adult, resonates with all of us.” 

Set design is by Tina Louise Jones, lighting design by Marcus Abbott, sound by Tate R. Burmeister and costumes by LisaMarie Harry.

 Performance times are Wednesday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Evening performances are Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 for adults, $35 for seniors, $20 for students and $15 for children and are available by calling the Playhouse box office at 860-767-7318 or  www.ivorytonplayhouse.org   The Playhouse is located at 103 Main St. in Ivoryton.

 For mature audiences only – the play contains brief nudity and some sexual content.

 

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