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The Graduate

Mar 22, 2013 - Mar 24, 2013 March 22 and 23, at 7:30 P. M. and March 24, at 2:00 P. M.

Damon Runyon Repertory Theater
Alert: Naked Cougar Parades on the Runyon stage in The Graduate, the play based on the classic award winning movie. "Mrs. Robinson, you are trying to seduce me. Aren’t you… Aren’t you?” Uh, duh. This performance is not for the young or immature. Show includes nudity and adult situations. There will be an exhibit of nude photography in the Lobby before and after the show.
Every recent college graduate is faced with the same crossroad: go to grad school or look for a job. Benjamin Braddock is no different. Flooded with the same question over and over again “what are your plans now that you’re done with school?” despite his parents’ wishes for him to attend grad school, Ben just wants to enjoy his summer and sit by the pool without making a life-changing decision. However, his problems are far from over when Mrs. Robinson, the wife of his father’s law partner, attempts to seduce young Ben after he takes her home from his graduation party. Shortly after, the affair begins. However, after being set up by his father and Mr. Robinson, Ben begins to date Elaine, a high school classmate and daughter of Mrs. Robinson. In hopes to protect Elaine (after Mrs. Robinson threatens to tell her daughter), Ben tells Elaine the contents of his relationship with her mother. Heartbroken, Elaine returns to Berkeley and ends all communication. Not giving up, Benjamin begins to realize that he’s about to learn bigger lessons than he did in any textbook at school.

With the directorial debut of veteran Runyon actor Bryan Dewar, the cast of eight includes up-n-coming Corkey Corey as high-strung Benjamin, Melissa Ritter plays the seductive Mrs. Robinson, Tony Oswald as her in-the-dark husband, Runyon veterans Chris Oswald and Fran Winkler play Ben’s parents Mr. and Mrs. Braddock and Runyon newcomer Bryanna Daugherty plays Benjamin’s love interest and daughter of the Robinsons, Elaine.


Bryan Dewar, 719-564-0579, drrbox@comcast.net