Matthew Barber and Justin Rutledge Score Stage Adaptation of 'The Graduate'

BY Alex HudsonPublished Aug 6, 2014

Simon & Garfunkel wrote the iconic music for the classic 1967 film The Graduate. When a stage adaptation of that same story — based on a 1963 novel by Charles Webb — comes to Montreal's Segal Centre for Performing Arts towards the end of this summer, it will feature music from a different twosome: Toronto folk rock songwriters Matthew Barber and Justin Rutledge.

The pair have composed an original score, which they will be performing live on stage when the production runs from August 31 to September 21. The music is described as the pair's "own spin on the film's iconic Simon & Garfunkel soundtrack."

This is the first time Barber and Rutledge have collaborated, although they have a history of playing shows together. They are reportedly turning their soundtrack for The Graduate into a new album.

Below, watch a trailer for the Andrew Shaver-directed production. It features some very Simon & Garfunkel-esque music.

More information (including ticket purchasing) can be found here.

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