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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


Cast

Kit Colbourn

Thomas Ovitt

Erin Shaughnessy

Robin Frome

Stacy-Lee Frome

Chris Marker

Jeff Rossman

Agnes Fohn


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Bittersweet comedy, ‘The Graduate,’ onstage at Sherman Playhouse Linda Tuccio-Koonz, The Newstimes


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.

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11 hours ago

Sherman Playhouse

TEMPEST AUDITIONS

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

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

4 days ago

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Thank you Danbury News Times/CT Post for this.

 

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So wonderful!!!

Awesome!

I want a copy as well!💖

Where do I get a copy?

1 week ago

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I'm calling the cops.

I can’t unsee this!

Can't wait to see this

I love this!

1 week ago

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Having fun on the set of The Graduate with Agnes Fohn as the Stripper biting Erin Shaughnessy’s (Elaine) hair. Shermanplayers.org ... See moreSee less

Having fun on the set of The Graduate with Agnes Fohn as the Stripper biting Erin Shaughnessy’s (Elaine) hair. Shermanplayers.org

 

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Glad I washed my hair that day 😂

2 weeks ago

Sherman Playhouse

TEMPEST AUDITIONS

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

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

 

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No

Is this a paid opportunity?

 

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I can feel the sexual tension, and that's before I saw the photo

2 weeks ago

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TomorrowSPECIAL 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

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3 weeks ago

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Meet Thomas Ovitt, just got into MFA Actors Studio and starring in our upcoming production of The Graduate. The Playhouse is so proud. ... See moreSee less

Meet Thomas Ovitt, just got into MFA Actors Studio and starring in our upcoming production of The Graduate.  The Playhouse is so proud.

 

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Congrats and Break Bones with the show! Can’t wait to see it!!!

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3 weeks ago

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Rehearsal shots of The Graduate. Trish Haldin Photography

 

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I went thru these kind of quickly, did I miss the Mrs. Robinson topless shot?

3 weeks ago

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Congratulations to Emilia Getzenger who has been chosen for the Director Internship for our Summer production of The Tempest. ... See moreSee less

Congratulations to Emilia Getzenger who has been chosen for the Director Internship for our Summer production of The Tempest.

4 weeks ago

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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."
AUDITIONS IN APRIL
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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
www.shermanplayers.org

 

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This concept sounds fantastic! I started reading the tempest once a year. Some years I enjoyed it so much I bought my teen kids copies to read along. Other years I dreaded it. It was painful and harsh. The 3 ring idea makes so much sense.

This sounds fascinating!

Hey, Robin, I'll see you at auditions and I hope to give you my best shot...

1 month 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.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2poQZ3m5FA&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0zrgwAGPxusdfDzEXUclV1RFcpdw7ZbDJ...
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Rehearsal shots of The Graduate.

1 month 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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Inside 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 month 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.

1 month ago

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Rehearsing for The Graduate.

 

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Great pics!

2 months ago

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photo composition by Trish Haldin

 

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Congrats!!!!

Plastic.

nice cast - congrats all!

Can't wait to see this!!!!

I look forward to seeing this!

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2 months 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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