The Oldest Living Graduate (play)

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The Oldest Living Graduate is the third and final play in the series A Texas Trilogy by Preston Jones.

The Oldest Living Graduate
Written byPreston Jones
SeriesA Texas Trilogy
SettingSummer of 1962 in Bradleyville, Texas. The den of Floyd Kinkaid's ranch-style home on the outskirts of town.


The original name of A Texas Trilogy was The Bradleyville Trilogy. The trilogy was first performed in its entirety at the Dallas Theater Center in 1975.

Production historyEdit

The Oldest Living Graduate premiered at the Down Center Stage in November 1974.

The three plays were first presented together as The Bradleyville Trilogy on in 1975 at the Dallas Theater Center.

The trilogy was most successful under the direction of Alan Schneider in its premier as A Texas Trilogy at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

The trilogy debuted on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre on September 23, 1976, directed again by Alan Schneider. It closed after a mere 20 performances on October 29, 1976. It featured the following cast:

Television presentationEdit

The Oldest Living Graduate was performed live April 7, 1980, as the debut presentation of the NBC-TV series, NBC Live Theatre. Performed at Southern Methodist University, the production featured Henry Fonda, George Grizzard, Cloris Leachman and Timothy Hutton. It was NBC's first live presentation in prime time in 18 years, when an adaptation of Rebecca aired April 8, 1962, on the series Theatre '62.[1][2]


  1. ^ O'Connor, John J. (April 9, 1980). "TV: 'Live Theater,' 'Nurse,' 'Henry IV'". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015-10-14.
  2. ^ "The Oldest Living Graduate". Paley Center for Media. Retrieved 2015-10-14.


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