The Graduate, presented by L.A. Theatre Works

Celebrity Artist Series

The Graduate, presented by L.A. Theatre Works


The Graduate

Friday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m.
Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts
Tickets — $35 Adult, $17 Child/BU Student

The novel, the movie and now the play. When Charles Webb wrote The Graduate, published in 1963, America’s young people were leading the way to social, political, and cultural transformation. Released four years later, the movie featured the memorable, boyish face of Dustin Hoffman in his breakout role as main character Benjamin Braddock.

The Graduate, a cult favorite and artistic triumph garnering multiple Academy Award nominations, remains one of the top grossing films in history. The play opened in 2000 on London’s West End to great critical and commercial success ultimately transferring to Broadway starring Kathleen Turner as the martini-saturated Mrs. Robinson.

Celebrity Artist Series

L.A. Theatre Works, the foremost radio theatre company in the United States, is broadcast weekly on American public radio but is equally well-known for the immediacy and spontaneity of their live performances. This production coincides with the 50th anniversary of the publication of Webb’s groundbreaking novel.

Whether read, seen on film or now on stage, The Graduate has been a touchstone for generations honestly and hilariously embodied in the characters of Mrs. Robinson, Benjamin, Elaine and the rest.