Theatre Department to Present World Premier of “Evolutionary”
Events and Lectures

The Franklin College Department of Theatre will present the world premiere of Evolutionary by Indiana playwright Ben Ayres. Performances will be held on March 14, 15 and 16 at 8 p.m. and on March 17 at 2 p.m., in Théâtre Margot in the Johnson Center for Fine Arts.

This irreverent new comedy tackles the thorny issues of religion, science and family. When the pastor and director of operations at the Genesis Museum falls ill, his daughters compete for control of the museum. Each has her own ideas about the direction it should take, one more traditional, the other a little less so. The production is directed by Constance Macy, a well-known Indianapolis-based actress and producer. Audience discretion is advised.

Ayres is a playwright and museum educator. His plays have been produced by Chicago’s City Lit Theater, ShadowApe Theatre Company, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Timepiece Theatre Company, NoExit Performance, The Children’s Museum and Otherworld Theatre. He is a graduate of DePauw University, a scholarship recipient for the Kenyon Playwright’s Conference and the recent recipient of an artist grant from the Arthur Jordan Foundation.

Ayres has been at Franklin College in residence helping prepare for the play’s production, working with theatre students and attending rehearsals.  He will also be working with the college’s playwriting class.

Tickets are free for students, faculty and staff with a valid Franklin College ID. Admission for students and seniors is $8 and $12 for general admission.

Reservations can be made by email at or by phone at (317) 738-8029 or (800) 852-0232, ext. 8029. Please claim reservations ten minutes before the performance. The box office opens one hour before the performance.

For more information, contact the Franklin College Office of Communications at (317) 738-8185.


By: Pulliam Fellow Yousf Elayyan’20

POSTED Feb 21, 2019