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The Graduate

By Buck Henry, Terry Johnson, Calder Willingham, Charles Webb
Directed by Susan Abrams

April 19, 20, 26, 27, 28 (Matinee), May 3, 4, 5 (Matinee), 10,11, 2019
8:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday
2:00 p.m. Sunday Matinee

This is the first play adaptation of the classic novel and cult film. Benjamin's got excellent grades, very proud parents and, since he helped Mrs. Robinson with her zipper, a fine future behind him. A cult novel, a classic film, a quintessential hit of the 1960s. Now Benjamin's disastrous sexual odyssey is brought vividly to life in this world stage production.

"This bittersweet comedy is rich, full and funny. Enjoy!" —New York Times

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Upcoming Auditions

The Playhouse will be holding auditions for Shakespeare's The Tempest April 22nd and 23rd, Monday and Tuesday from 6:30-9 pm.

The Playhouse will be having special auditions for the part of Ariel, Prospero's head spirit. Saturday, April 6 from noon to 4 at the Playhouse.

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CONCEPT DESCRIPTION FROM THE DIRECTOR OF THE TEMPEST

"My concept for our production of The Tempest centers around the early 19th century European circus style. The idea of the '3 Ring circus' coincides with the theme of Prospero, as the 'ringmaster', controlling the events that make up the plot of the play. Each ring represents a different sub plot. One is delineated for the courting of Prospero's daughter, Miranda, to Ferdinand. Another ring is set for Caliban's carousing of the two clowns, Stephano and Trinculo to usurp Prospero. The third ring is for the Royal shipwrecked crew and the development of the vicious plot devised between Antonio and Sebastian. The technical aspects of the show will reflect this concept with circus colors, footlights, circus character costumes and sound effects. I was also inspired by Shakespeare scholars' musings over Prospero being autobiographical to the author and his idea of creating characters and plots in all his plays as Prospero does in the play. Scholars have also postulated that since this was one of Shakespeare's last plays, it may have been written to be a sort of swan song for the Bard; in my concept, the Ringmaster's last circus."
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CONCEPT DESCRIPTION FROM THE DIRECTOR OF THE TEMPEST

My concept for our production of The Tempest centers around the early 19th century European circus style.  The idea of the 3 Ring circus coincides with the theme of Prospero, as the ringmaster, controlling the events that make up the plot of the play.  Each ring represents a different sub plot.  One is delineated for the courting of Prosperos daughter, Miranda, to Ferdinand.  Another ring is set for Calibans carousing of the two clowns, Stephano and Trinculo to usurp Prospero.  The third ring is for the Royal shipwrecked crew and the development of the vicious plot devised between Antonio and Sebastian.  The technical aspects of the show will reflect this concept with circus colors, footlights, circus character costumes and sound effects.  I was also inspired by Shakespeare scholars musings over Prospero being autobiographical to the author and his idea of creating characters and plots in all his plays as Prospero does in the play.  Scholars have also postulated that since this was one of Shakespeares last plays, it may have been written to be a sort of swan song for the Bard; in my concept, the Ringmasters last circus.
AUDITIONS IN APRIL
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3 days ago

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Thanks DanteHere's a fun interview I recently did with the director of the Sherman Playhouse Robin Frome -- a cool theater venue where they do Broadway caliber shows and performances. Love that place. Cool vibes.

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4 days ago

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Rehearsal shots of The Graduate.

7 days ago

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Inside the Sherman Playhouse with Dante Melucci ”Freddie” from Broadways School of Rock. youtu.be/P2poQZ3m5FAInside the Sherman Playhouse is designed to capture on video local professional and semi-professional talents in the Performing Arts relating their careers a... ... See moreSee less

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1 week ago

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1 week ago

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FYI next on Inside the Sherman Playhouse DANTE MELUCCI from School of Rock seen here at the opening with Stevie Nicks. Air date TBA. ... See moreSee less

FYI next on Inside the Sherman Playhouse DANTE MELUCCI  from School of Rock seen here at the opening with Stevie Nicks. Air date TBA.

2 weeks ago

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Rehearsing for The Graduate.

 

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Great pics!

3 weeks ago

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photo composition by Trish Haldin

 

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Plastic.

Congrats!!!!

Can't wait to see this!!!!

nice cast - congrats all!

I look forward to seeing this!

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3 weeks ago

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TEMPEST AUDITIONS ANNOUNCED:
The Playhouse will be holding auditions for Shakespeare's The Tempest April 22nd and 23rd, Monday and Tuesday from 630-9 pm. Parts are available for 10 males and 5 females ages 16 to 65. Participants will read from the script. A prepared tragic or comic Shakespearean monologue 2 to 3 minutes is encouraged but not required. No previous experience in this genre necessary. The production will open June 28 and close July 20. Rehearsals will be Sunday afternoons, Monday through Wednesday evenings starting April 28. Sides will not be provided but participants may request passages with which to audition. For more information please email the director, Robin Frome at Frome@snet.net.

SPECIAL ARIEL AUDITIONS
The Playhouse will be having special auditions for their production of The Tempest for the part of Ariel, Prospero's head spirit. The part calls for dance experience and prowess. The Director, Robin Frome and Choreographer, Marisa Caron (Hair, Young Frankenstein) will be auditioning for this part on Saturday April 6 from noon to 4 at the Playhouse. Participants can be male or female aged 16-30 and should have experience in Jazz and Hip Hop and some gymnastics or acrobatics. The audition will consist of several moves and/or routines taught by the choreographer to specific music choices in a group environment. The participants will also be required read for the part that day with the monologue, 'you are three men of sin' (Act III, scene 3) from the play. (This monologue as a prepared audition piece is encouraged but not necessarily required. Participants may read from the script if desired) There is no appointment necessary. Registration starts promptly at noon. Pics and resumes encouraged. More info please contact director, Robin Frome at Frome@snet.net.
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3 weeks ago

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SPECIAL ARIEL AUDITIONS ANNOUNCED. The Playhouse will be having special auditions for their production of The Tempest for the part of Ariel, Prospero's head spirit. The part calls for dance experience and prowess. The Director, Robin Frome and Choreographer, Marisa Caron (Hair, Young Frankenstein) will be auditioning for this part on Saturday April 6 from noon to 4 at the Playhouse. Participants can be male or female aged 16-30 and should have experience in Jazz and Hip Hop and some gymnastics or acrobatics. The audition will consist of several moves and/or routines taught by the choreographer to specific music choices in a group environment. The participants will also be required read for the part that day with the monologue, 'you are three men of sin' (Act III, scene 3) from the play. (This monologue as a prepared audition piece is encouraged but not necessarily required. Participants may read from the script if desired) There is no appointment necessary. Registration starts promptly at noon. Pics and resumes encouraged. More info please contact director, Robin Frome at Frome@snet.net. ... See moreSee less

SPECIAL ARIEL AUDITIONS ANNOUNCED.  The Playhouse will be having special auditions for their production of The Tempest for the part of Ariel, Prosperos head spirit.  The part calls for dance experience and prowess.  The Director, Robin Frome and Choreographer, Marisa Caron (Hair, Young Frankenstein) will be auditioning for this part on Saturday April 6 from noon to 4 at the Playhouse.  Participants can be male or female aged 16-30 and should have experience in Jazz and Hip Hop and some gymnastics or acrobatics.  The audition will consist of several moves and/or routines taught by the choreographer to specific music choices in a group environment.  The participants will also be required read for the part that day with the monologue, you are three men of sin (Act III, scene 3) from the play.  (This monologue as a prepared audition piece is encouraged but not necessarily required.  Participants may read from the script if desired)  There is no appointment necessary.  Registration starts promptly at noon.  Pics and resumes encouraged.  More info please contact director, Robin Frome at Frome@snet.net.

 

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Show dates?

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Last performance of Venus in Fur today at 2. Shermanplayers.org ... See moreSee less

Last performance of Venus in Fur today at 2. Shermanplayers.org

 

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Great show! Congratulations, all!

4 weeks ago

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CRITICS AGREE, VENUS IN FUR A MUST SEE
3 MORE PERFORMANCES THIS WEEKEND
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"Ms Fohn is a powerhouse in this role. Mr Luongo’s performance is steadfast" Elizabeth Young, Newtown Bee

"Sexy, kinky and funny" Marsden Epworth, Lakeville Journal

"See this and witness acting at it's ultimate best" Joanne Rochman, Republican American
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CRITICS AGREE, VENUS IN FUR A MUST SEE
3 MORE PERFORMANCES THIS WEEKEND
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Ms Fohn is a powerhouse in this role.  Mr Luongo’s performance is steadfast Elizabeth Young, Newtown Bee

Sexy, kinky and funny Marsden Epworth, Lakeville Journal

See this and witness acting at its ultimate best  Joanne Rochman, Republican American

1 month ago

Venus in Fur: "Sexy, sensual, sensational—and 5 stars" ... See moreSee less

Venus in Fur: Sexy, sensual, sensational—and 5 stars

1 month ago

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Auditions tonight and tomorrow. Shermanplayers.org. Cukucachoo ... See moreSee less

Auditions tonight and tomorrow. Shermanplayers.org. Cukucachoo

 

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Does one need to have a monologue prepared?

1 month ago

As the two move back and forth between the script and the audition, they blur the line between play and reality, entering into an increasingly serious game of submission and domination that only one of them can win.

"Venus in Fur" at the Sherman Playhouse.
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As the two move back and forth between the script and the audition, they blur the line between play and reality, entering into an increasingly serious game of submission and domination that only one of them can win.

Venus in Fur at the Sherman Playhouse.

1 month ago

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Agnes Fohn and Chris Luongo in Venus in Fur opening this weekend. Trish Haldin photo. Krispy Kreho set painting. Paul Tines set design. Al Chiappetta lights and set. Shermanplayers.org ... See moreSee less

Agnes Fohn and Chris Luongo in Venus in Fur opening this weekend.  Trish Haldin photo.  Krispy Kreho set painting.  Paul Tines set design.  Al Chiappetta lights and set.  Shermanplayers.org

 

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