The Franklin College Theatre Department will present its first play of the year, The Heidi Chronicles at 8 p.m. beginning Thursday, Oct. 3 through Saturday, Oct. 5 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6. All performances will be in Théâtre Margot in the Johnson Center for Fine Arts, located at the corner of Branigin Blvd. and Grizzly Drive.
Written by American playwright Wendy Wasserstein, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatic play follows the coming of age of Heidi Holland as she tries to find her way in the rapidly changing world. Her story begins in 1989, and the audience follows Heidi from her high school years to her career as a successful art historian. Along the way, she navigates a romantic relationship with a smooth-talking publisher, and a meaningful friendship with a pediatrician. Heidi also experiences different encounters with other women, now much changed, from her childhood and college years.
Robin Roberts, professor of theatre at Franklin College, will direct the play. Roberts earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in playwriting from Southern Illinois University. He has a Master of Arts degree in theatre and speech from the University of South Carolina and a bachelor’s degree in English from Clemson University. Roberts is a resident of Franklin.
General admission is $12. Admission for each performance is $8 for students and seniors (55 and older). Franklin College students, faculty and staff will receive free admission with a valid Franklin College ID. To reserve tickets, email tickets@FranklinCollege.edu or call (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.
The cast for the production includes:
Sophia Jackson, of Martinsville, will play the part of Heidi Holland.
Tia Newberry, of Batavia, Ohio, will play the part of Susan Johnston.
Joey Walthall, of Indianapolis, will play the parts of Chris, Hippie, Mark, Steve, Waiter and Ray.
Cameron McAbee, of Indianapolis, will play the part of Peter Patrone.
Jared Schoen, of Columbus, will play the part of Scoop Rosenbaum.
Marian Case, of Pendleton, will play the parts of Fran, Molly and April.
Grace Richardson, of Nashville, will play the parts of Jill, Debby and Lisa.
Krya Skeens, of Indianapolis, will play the parts of Becky, Clara and Denise.
The crew for the production includes:
Becca McKinley, of Salem, is the stage manager.
Katy Thompson, of Cortland, is the lighting designer and sound operator.
Jordan Hoard, of Plainfield, is the lighting board operator.
Erikka Ededuwa, of Fishers, is the assistant stage manager.
Contact the Franklin College Office of Communications for more information at (317) 738-8185.
POSTED Sep 11, 2019