Current Theatre Season

2022-2023 Season

Blithe Spirit

October 6 & 8 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 9 at 2 p.m.

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.

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November 17, 18 & 19 at 8 p.m. and November 20 at 2 p.m.

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.

Tickets

  • FREE with a valid FC ID
  • $8 Students and Seniors
  • $12 General Admission

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.

Location

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.

 

Past Productions

2004-2005
  • Little Shop of Horrors
  • Extremities
  • The School for Scandal
  • Blithe Spirit
2005-2006
  • Macbeth
  • How the Other Half Loves
  • The Glass Menagerie
  • Cinderella
2006-2007
  • Picnic
  • Blue Window
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Chicago
  • Ghosts
2007-2008
  • Brighton Beach Memoirs
  • Dig (an original play)
  • Poor Aubrey
  • Baby: the Musical
  • Phédre
2008-2009
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • A Festival of Short Plays
  • Putting It Together
  • Hansel & Gretel
2009-2010
  • Present Laughter
  • The Shape of Things
  • The Three Sisters
  • Speaking in Tongues
2010-2011
  • Dead Man's Cell Phone
  • Gypsy
  • The Philadelphia Story
  • A Festival of Short Plays
2011-2012
  • Our Town
  • The Little Dog Laughed
  • The Visit
  • After Ashley
2012-2013
  • As You Like It
  • A Perfect Couple
  • All My Sons
  • A Festival of Short Plays
2013-2014
  • Anon(ymous)
  • Gaslight
  • The Play's the Thing
  • The Internationalist
2014-2015
  • Metamorphoses
  • On the Verge
  • A Festival of Short Plays
  • Waiting for Lefty
2015-2016
  • Still Life with Iris
  • Uncommon Women and Others
  • The Hamlet Project
  • The Bald Soprano
2016-2017
  • Side by Side by Sondheim
  • The Exonerated
  • The Clean House
  • Anton in Show Business
2017-2018
  • The Miser
  • The Grown-Up
  • Round and Round the Garden
  • Becky Shaw
2018-2019
  • Twelfth Night
  • Seascape
  • Evolutionary
  • Festival of Short Plays
2019-2020
  • The Heidi Chronicles
  • Machina
  • The Wolves
2020-2021
  • Radio Plays: Rocky Springs and the Yellow Wallpaper
  • Power Play
  • Oedipus Rex
2021-2022
  • The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Comedy Shorts
  • Cry It Out
  • The Submission