Much Ado About Nothing, by William Shakespeare
Directed by Gregory Couba
Featuring. . . Howard Collado, Jon Dalin, Jeffrey Delano Davis, Ann Gulian, Matt Kelley, Mary-Rose Mack, Norihito Moriya, Keith R. Oliver, Al-nisa Petty, Robby Ramos, Priyank Rastogi, Donny Repsher, Jon Adam Ross, Gonçalo Ruivo, Caleb Schaaf, Peter Van Derick, Gary Warchola and Tina Ward.
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READ AN INTERVIEW WITH THE DIRECTOR, GREGORY COUBA, HERE.
Directed by Larry Singer.
With Jon Dalin, Tina Ward, Abraham De Funes & Tim Wersan
Production Manager Sarah Painter
Scenic Design by Jason Simms
Lighting Design by Adam Gabel
Costume Design by Keenan Caldwell
Sound Design by Mark Jesse Swanson
Fight Director Ray Rodriguez
About the Production:
Franklin was work-shopped by the playwright at Larry Singer Studios with three current cast members in 2008, culminating in an informal reading of the entire work in May 2009. After some adjustments and recasting of the role of Randy, Franklin underwent an invited staged reading at Space on White (New York City) in August 2009. The reading was sponsored in part by S.C.E.N.E. (The Society for Creative Exchange and Networking in Entertainment).
Franklin also received nods by The Old Vic’s New Voices in theater program, the playwright landing on the top 10 short list, in 2009.
May 20 - June 5, 2010
The Arclight Theatre
157 W. 71st Street, New York, NY
After being fired for inappropriate behavior, Franklin returns to his teenage home, now occupied by his baby-crazed sister and her politico husband. Hoping to rekindle an old high school flame, Franklin instead ignites past grief and takes nerves to their breaking point as he discovers himself and the meanings of family and unconditional love. Franklin is a funny family tragedy for the ironically detached—a story of overcoming Generation Y cynicism and grown-ups growing up.
What people said about FRANKLIN. . .
"Great theater, strong play with wonderful ensemble cast at an incredible low price."
"I was so surpised! This is the best Off-Off Broadway production I've seen in years!"
"Wow. A surprisingly powerful play. And the acting was fabulous!"
"This morning when I woke up the play was still with me, and in a personal way. . .such good dialogue that one wants to catch every bit of it."