The Crescent Theatre

The Crescent Theatre is holding auditions for the following production(s).

Non-members are welcome but please read the note at the bottom of this page.

Want to be involved but don't want to act?  There's always plenty to do backstage - see our membership page for details.

THE GRADUATE

American comedy/drama

Mrs. Robinson, you are trying to seduce me....aren’t you?

It’s 1967. Benjamin Braddock returns home to California after successfully completing college. He gets a hero's welcome from his parents but Ben isn't quite sure what to do with the rest of his life. He is soon seduced by Mrs. Robinson, the wife of his father's business partner, who methodically pursues the inexperienced young man. Soon, they are meeting regularly in hotel rooms. Warned by Mrs. Robinson to stay away from her daughter Elaine, Ben’s father goads him into taking her out on a date. He finds he quite likes Elaine but when she learns he's been having an affair with her own mother, she'll have nothing to do with him. He's smitten however and pursues her to her college in Berkeley and eventually to her wedding where she’s marrying Carl, her college boyfriend. Ben bursts in on the wedding, grabs Elaine and they run off together to an uncertain future......


Cast:

Benjamin Braddock - 20 years old, mixed up and naive college graduate. (Some nude scenes)
Mrs. Robinson - 40 years old +, sexually attractive alcoholic. (Some nude scenes)
Mr. Robinson - Successful lawyer, husband of Mrs. Robinson.
Elaine Robinson - Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Robinson, studying at Berkeley. (Some semi - nude scenes)
Mr Braddock - Benjamin’s father, business partner of Mr Robinson,
Mrs Braddock - Benjamin’s mother, typical American housewife.
Other Characters:
Stripper
Hotel Receptionist
Hotel Clerk
Psychiatrist
Priest


AUDITION DATES:  
Sunday 24th May: 10am - 2.00pm and Tuesday 26th May: 7.00pm - 9.30pm

REHEARSALS:  
Sunday afternoons, Monday and Thursday evenings.

PERFORMANCE DATES:

Saturday 5th September - Saturday 12th September
Matinees on Sunday 6th September & Saturday 12th September
No performance Monday 7th September

Please bring your diaries to the auditions so that you can let us know your availability for rehearsals.
It’s a really good play.   It will be hard work but great fun and I look forward to seeing you at the auditions.
Keith Harris Director

If you have any queries, please contact:

keith.harris4@gmail.com  07973 266842  or  tinacartwright47@gmail.com  07801 513785

 

Please Note

While auditions are intended for members, non-members are welcome to attend on the understanding that, if successful in reading for a part, you would be expected to become a member of the theatre.  This entitles you to take part in all theatre activities and to concessionary ticket prices.  In return you will be expected to attend all rehearsals and performances and to undertake your required allocation of front of house duties.  Your membership subscription must be paid by the end of the second rehearsal.  Membership fees for a year are £60 (£30 if unwaged).  More details on Crescent Membership can be found in the membership pages.

The Familiarisation Reading is not an audition but an opportunity to find out more about the play, the characters and the director's ideas for the production.  If you are unfamiliar with the play, try to come to this to see if you would be interested in reading for a part at the audition.

Unless stated otherwise, the venue for all readings and auditions is The Crescent Theatre.

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