Season's greetings and gratitude from FSC

Saturday June 13th at 8pm & Sunday June 14th at 5pm
written & performed by Patricia Buckley
With a story that blends the lives of two sisters, their mother, and the unique evolution of whales, this fantastical tour de force solo play "delivers a moving, often funny, and ultimately heartbreaking tale of how humans endure, evolve, and move on." (The Village Voice)

Thursday June 25th and Saturday June 27th at 8pm & Sunday June 28th at 5pm (no performance on Friday June 26)
Thursday July 2nd, Friday July 3rd and Saturday July 4th at 8pm & Sunday July 5th at 5pm
a workshop production directed by Lauren Unbekant, with music by Emmett Van Slyke
Both sparkling comedy and resonant drama, this treasured classic from 1895 deftly picks apart both the soaring landscape of society and the most sheltered of relationships, marriage. "Mr. Wilde is to me our only thorough Playwright. He plays with everything; with wit, with philosophy, with drama, with actors and audience, with the whole theatre." (George Bernard Shaw)

Friday July 10th & Saturday July 11th at 8pm
written & performed by Chris Wells, with music by Jeremy Bass
Chris Wells is the Obie Award-winning creator and host of The Secret City, a performance ritual that takes place monthly in NYC, quarterly in LA and annually in Woodstock. At FSC, Wells shares stories about a life in the theater, his never ending pursuit of the creative spirit, and finding connection in the unlikeliest of places. An intimate, hysterical and illuminating evening of stories and songs.

Sunday July 12th at 8pm
Mettawee River Theatre Company
OUT OF THE PAST: Celebrating 40 Years of the Mettawee Journey
More unmissable puppet magic under the stars, Mettawee returns to FSC on its final tour with an outdoor show encompassing scenes and songs from the past four decades of adaptations from such playwrights as Shakespeare, Aristophanes and Brecht. Performed on the Franklin Central School playing field.

Thursday July 30th, Friday July 31st and Saturday August 1st at 8pm & Sunday August 2nd at 5pm
Thursday August 6th, Friday, August 7th and Saturday August 8th at 8pm & Sunday August 9th at 5pm
THE COUNTRY WIFE by William Wycherley
a workshop production directed by Leslie Noble
This hilarious, fast-paced tangle of absolutely outrageous bawdiness and incisive social satire, a beloved classic of Restoration comedy from 1675, seamlessly links three distinct stories in one exhilarating plot.


Thursday August 13th, Friday August 14th and Saturday August 15th at 8pm & Sunday August 16th at 5pm
Thursday August 20th, Friday August 21st and Saturday August 22nd at 8pm & Sunday August 23rd at 5pm
THREE SISTERS by Anton Chekhov
a workshop production directed by Carmela Marner, with music by Julie Licata
Casting a spell woven of wit, wisdom, hope and despair, as potent today as it was in 1900, Chekhov reveals the lives of three sisters, Olga, Masha, and Irina, young women of the Russian gentry, who try to construct a life that feels meaningful while entertaining an array of military men, husbands, suitors, and lovers.

Friday August 28th and Saturday August 29th at 8pm & Sunday August 30th at 5pm
a rehearsed reading, with a cast of teenagers
directed by Josh Santiago
In this philosophical play debating the fragility of Truth, Ibsen tells also the very personal drama of a fraternal rivalry. When Dr. Stockmann attempts to expose a water pollution scandal in his hometown, which is about to establish itself as a spa, his brother, the mayor, seeks to suppress the story. Who is standing up for the public interest? Ibsen wrote to his publisher of this play, "I am still uncertain as to whether I should call it a comedy or a straight drama. It may [have] many traits of comedy, but it also is based on a serious idea."

There will be several theatre events in Chapel Hall in September/October that we will share later in the season.

The Franklin Stage Company was founded on the principle that great theatre should be accessible to all. Admission to our productions is always Free (donations gratefully accepted).

Reservations recommended.