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Auditions – The Graduate

Auditions – The Graduate

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 19/10/2017
8:00 pm

Location
The Hayes Players

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Type of Event: Audition
Start Time: 15:00
Start Date: 14th October 2017 3pm
Start Date: 19th October 2017 8pm
Group Name: The Hayes Players
Name of the Event: Auditions – The Graduate
Name of Venue: The Merrill Studio
Street: George Lane
City or Town: Hayes
County: Kent
Postcode: BR2 7LG
Region: South East
Country: United Kingdom
Description of Event: The Graduate
Adapted & originally directed by Terry Johnson
Based on the novel by Charles Webb and the screenplay by Calder Willingham & Buck Henry

AUDITION 1: Saturday 14 October at 3pm – The Merrill Studio
AUDITION 2: Thursday 19 October at 8pm – The Merrill Studio

This is our entry into the Kent Drama Association 2018 Festival

Production Dates
21-24 February 2018
Hayes Village Hall
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7.45pm

Rehearsal Nights: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8-10pm
Merrill Studio

Benjamin Braddock is a confused young man. Having spent four years achieving a brilliant scholastic record, upon graduation he finds himself adrift, uncertain about his future, disconnected from his purpose and increasingly alienated from the suburban ‘plastic’ world of his parents. Fighting panic and boredom he is deeply conflicted but ultimately willing when Mrs Robinson, the unhappily married, alcoholic and dangerously charismatic wife of his father’s business partner tempts him into an affair. Benjamin’s tenuous existence of lazy days and stolen nights falls apart when he falls in love – with Elaine, Mrs Robinson’s daughter.

Terry Johnson’s stage adaptation of The Graduate based on the novel and the iconic 1967 film is a bitter but hilarious comedy.

CHARACTERS:
No specific ages/flexible apart from Elaine & Benjamin whom need to be young. Benjamin is of college graduate age.

Benjamin
Mrs Robinson
Mr Robinson
Elaine
Mr Braddock
Mrs Braddock
Stripper
Hotel Clerk
Psychiatrist
Priest

Brief appearances by a receptionist, men and wedding guests.
(Please note some of the smaller roles will probably be doubled up).

The audition pieces are as follows:

Mrs Robinson/Benjamin – Pages 11-16
Mom/Dad/Benjamin – Pages 20-23
Desk Clerk/Benjamin/Mrs Robinson – Pages 27-31
Elaine/First Man/ Second Man/ Benjamin/Stripper – Pages 42-48
Mrs Robinson/Elaine – Pages 52-55
Elaine/Benjamin – Pages 64-69
Psychiatrist/Mom/Dad/Benjamin – Pages 73-75

If you are at all interested then please contact the director, Chris Williams for a copy of the script.

Chris Williams
chris [dot] williams [at] i-l-m [dot] com or 07464 965658
Contact email address: chris [dot] williams [at] i-l-m [dot] com
Website Address: www.hayesplayers.co.uk

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