All the actors were fine, and the three leads were each outstanding. Clearie McCarthy (who even looked like the lovely Katharine Ross from the movie) embodied an earnest charm and naiveté as the daughter, Elaine. Deb Keller was amazing as the sultry, jaded, hard-shell-hiding-pain Mrs. Robinson, exercising the only kind of power she could in the society of the early/mid 60's. Scott Laban was excellent as the center and the heart of the show, expressing a "natural awkwardness" (oxymoron?) and bringing the audience with him on a perhaps misguided journey toward his future — which we hope will be happier ever after than Mr. and Mrs. Robinson's. Kudos to director John Lepard for mixing these relationships with a deft hand.
Only one show left, Saturday night at 8 (busy weekend last week, sorry) but this show is well worth navigating the construction on Capitol Avenue to Dart Auditorium. (The parking lot on the corner of Genesee and Capitol is near the break in the barriers where you need to cross; or use the LCC parking ramp off Grand Ave. - free - and approach from the east.)
$5 students, $10 seniors, LCC staff & alumni, $15 adults; at the doorFor more information call 517-483-1488 or visit lcc.edu/showinfo.