By Noel Coward / Directed by Robin Roberts
Cantankerous socialite Charles Condomine invites the eccentric medium Madame Arcati to his house to conduct a séance in hope of getting material for a new novel. Things go awry when his tempestuous (and deceased) first wife, Elvira, is accidently summoned and begins disrupting Charles’ marriage to his second wife, Ruth. Only Charles can see Elvira, leading to comic chaos. An attempt to rid himself of his first wife only causes more trouble for his second wife. This classic play was the basis for a film in 1945 and 2020. NOTE: There is no performance Friday, October 7.
By David Auburn / Directed by Katy Thompson ’21
It’s the eve of her 25th birthday, and Catherine has spent years caring for her recently deceased father, a brilliant but troubled mathematician. Suddenly she has to deal with the arrival of her estranged sister as well as the attention of a former student of her father’s, who hopes to find valuable work in the volumes of notebooks he left behind. This Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play explores how much of her father’s genius—and madness—Catherine will inherit.
By Bennett Ayers / Directed by Rob Johansen
Galinthias the midwife is no stranger to the cruelty of the gods. She herself was cursed by Hera for her part in helping birth Hercules. But when Galinthias meets a teenage girl who has been assaulted and impregnated by Poseidon, she decides to defy the gods and help the girl get an abortion. Along the way, she encounters mystics and monsters, enemies and allies — all while being tracked and hunted by the Furies. Join us for the world premiere of this original play. This production is made possible by the Richard A. Harrison (’57) Visiting Artist Endowment.
Reservations can be made by email at tickets@FranklinCollege.edu or by phone at 317.738.8029 or 800.852.0232, ext. 8029. Please claim reservations 10 minutes before the performance. The box office opens one hour before the performance.
The plays will be performed in the Théâtre Margot, which is located in the Johnson Center for Fine Arts on the Franklin College campus . Traveling west on State Road 44, take a left onto Forsythe Street. Turn right onto Jefferson Street, following the sign to the main entrance to the college. Turn left onto Branigin Boulevard. The Johnson Center for Fine Arts is on the left at the second stop sign.