“Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me.” (Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate)

The characters, phrases, and themes in The Graduate continue to ring true a half century after the publication of Charles Webb’s original novel. Whether read or seen on film or stage, The Graduate has been a touchstone for generations – representing the universal feelings of rebellion, confusion, frustration, love, redemption…and asking the age-old question: What does the future hold?

On Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center’s Cohan Center, Cal Poly Arts presents L.A. Theatre Works’ radio theatre production of THE GRADUATE. (Mature content)

“(L.A. Theatre Works’) reprisal of this classic is a fascinating hybrid – radio production meets stage production – that unfailingly delivers the best of both. The actors appear in costume and are physically suited to their roles, but they perform with minimal staging. Live manual sound effects replace props and there are no sets. As a result, vocal nuances, full-on facial expressions and solid literary writing carry the fast-paced performance.” (broadwayworld.com)

L.A. Theatre Works (LATW) productions are known for being immediate and spontaneous, featuring first-rate casts, live sound effects, and a connection to the audience rarely felt in a traditional theater setting.

Under the leadership of Producing Director, Susan Albert Loewenberg, LATW has been the foremost radio theater company in the United States for more than two decades. LATW is broadcast weekly in America on public radio stations, daily in China on the Radio Beijing Network, streamed online at www.latw.org, and programs are aired internationally on the BBC, CBC, and many other English language networks.

On the road, LATW has delighted audiences with its unique live radio theater-style performances in over 300 small towns and major cities, including New York, Boston, San Francisco, Washington, Chicago, Beijing and Shanghai.

Student and adult tickets for the performance range from $22.60 to $44 and may be purchased in advance at the Performing Arts Center Ticket Office, Tuesday – Saturday, noon to 6 p.m, located on Grand Avenue on the Cal Poly campus.

TICKETS:  805/756-4TIX (4849) or order online at www.calpolyarts.org.

Sponsored by James Sargen and Q104.5 FM

For more information on all Cal Poly Arts events, including audio and video samples, please visit www.calpolyarts.org.