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L.A. Theatre Works: The Graduate
The 2013-2014 Season of the UNH Celebrity Series
Under the leadership of Producing Director Susan Albert Loewenberg, L.A. Theatre Works has been the foremost radio theater company in the United States for more than two decades. Every L.A. Theatre Works performance is immediate, spontaneous and features a first-rate cast, live sound effects and a connection to the audience rarely felt in a traditional theater setting. The unforgettable characters, phrases and themes of The Graduate continue to ring true a half century after the publication of the novel. Whether seen on film or stage, or read, The Graduate has been a touchstone for generations, representing the universal feelings of rebellion, confusion, frustration, love and redemption so honestly, and hilariously, embodied by the characters of Mrs. Robinson, Benjamin Braddock, Elaine and the rest.
The cast includes several well-known TV actors (all are veterans of LATW tours). Mrs. Robinson will be played by Heidi Dippold who had a recurring role on The Sopranos on HBO and has also had guest appearances on NCIS, NYPD Blue, Alias, and Law & Order. She starred in the film House with Michael Madsen and was featured in Stardom and the campy-horror film Mexican Werewolf in Texas. On stage, she just finished the run of Smokefall at South Coast Rep in California with Orson Bean.
Benjamin Braddock will be played by newcomer Brian Tichnell who has recently been seen on Newsroom, Fetching, and Maron and will be featured on the forthcoming Silicon Valley.
Josh Clark will play Mr.Robinson. He’s a regular on the small screen having appeared in dozens of popular TV shows including; Modern Family, Mad Men, Shameless, The Mentalist, Law & Order, 24, and Heroes. Film credits include Big and Ragtime, among others.
Tom Virtue will play Mr.Braddock. His numerous TV credits include long runs on Disney’s Even Stevens, The Bonnie Hunt Show, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Star Trek:Voyager, as well as dozens of guest appearances on TVs The Mindy Project, The Office, NCIS, Big Time Rush, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and many more. His recent film credits include Iron Man 3, Transformers:Dark of the Moon, and Blades of Glory.
The rest of the cast includes Darren Richardson, Jill Renner, and Diane Adair. All three have television and film credits and recently appeared in the LATW national tour of Pride & Prejudice.