Monday, June 19, 2017

"The Graduate"


The Graduate
Terry Johnson
Based on Novel by Charles Webb & Movie by Calder Willingham &
Buck Henry

Max Tachis & Shawn Bender
‘Cute’ is a word that keeps coming to my mind as I relive The Graduate as produced by Palo Alto Players and director Jeanie Smith – a ‘cute’ that is meant as a total compliment of how chuckling funny, genuinely heart-felt, and absolutely entertaining this stage version of the still-famous film is.  This is never totally the movie as we remember it, but it is also just enough so as to make all the new and surprising curves and switchbacks of plot much more appetizing and satisfying.

For my full review of this production, please proceed to Talkin' Broadway: http://www.talkinbroadway.com/page/regional/sanjose/sj90.html.


Rating: 4 E

The Graduate continues through July 2, 2017 in production by Palo Alto Players at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.  Tickets are available at www.paplayer.org or by calling 650-329-0891.

Photo Credit: Joyce Goldschmid
 

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