Update! One Act Play Fest 2015

This year’s Franklin and Friends One Act Festival is sure to draw sell out crowds with a jam packed line up of 9 productions, including 3 entries from our fellow am dram society, Edenvale Acting & Drama Society (EADS).

In the final weeks leading up to opening night this week Friday 10 April, the cast and directors have been working tirelessly on their productions. The commitment and hard work is sure to culminate in 9 show stopping productions for your viewing pleasure.

As a community theatre, The Franklin Players is committed to supporting a charitable cause with each production. This year we will be supporting the Randburg SPCA with 10% of all ticket sales.

2015 Franklin and Friends One Act Play Festival
The nine plays taking part are:

Le Shaggy Dog - 10 April 2015 - Franklin and Friends One Act Play Festival

Le Shaggy Dog
Four French soldiers have managed to live out the war in the comparative luxury of a small French castle with all of the amenities. Suddenly their lives are thrown into disarray when they learn the war has caught up with them and they must now make a plan to ensure that they all survive.

 

 

Hit & Match - 10 April 2015 - Franklin and Friends One Act Play Festival

Hit and Match (EADS)
A lonely hitman turns to online dating to find love.

 

 

 

 

 

Black Comedy - 10 April 2015 - Franklin and Friends One Act Play Festival

Black Comedy (EADS)
Brindley and his fiancée, Carol, have borrowed some expensive furniture from his neighbour’s flat in order to impress an art collector and Carol’s father. Then the power fails…

 

 

 

Three's A Crowd - 11 April 2015 - Franklin and Friends One Act Play Festival

Three’s a Crowd
Friend: One joined to another in intimacy and mutual benevolence apart from sexual or family love. The dictionary is half right, but what happens when you throw in reality, choices, secrets and feelings of desire? See how Simon and Kerry deal with the intricacies of their friendship and outside influences.

 

 

11:59 - 11 April 2015 - Franklin and Friends One Act Play Festival

11:59
The play is set in a guesthouse out in a small Karoo town called Helspoort, where a national convention for Tupperware sales ladies has been held for the last 40 years. Niki, the host of the guesthouse, Almost There, is not what you would expect and she has been waiting for a guest to fulfil a promise made 24 years ago. The three house guests: Guinevere, Gwen and Vera are somehow related, which the audience only finds out at the end of the play as it comes to its bizarre conclusion. This drama of hope, lost love, murder and ultimate debt explores the darker side of human nature…

 

Don't Shrink Me - 11 April 2015 - Franklin and Friends One Act Play Festival

Don’t Shrink Me
Don’t Shrink Me is a play that delves into the often misunderstood world of therapy. Therapy attracts people from all walks of life making for some interesting encounters. People go to therapy for a variety of reasons and automaticity assume that therapy is a “safe space”!

 

 

Slick Dame - 17 April 2015 - Franklin and Friends One Act Play Festival

Slick Dame
Valentines Day only happens once a year… How far will you go to make it memorable?

 

 

 

 

Where There's A Will - 17 April 2015 - Franklin and Friends One Act Play Festival

Where There’s a Will
Aunt Sarah dies unexpectedly one morning, and niece and nephew Thereza and Peter inherit everything. Farm, horses, 4×4, flat screen… everything. Or so they think. Thereza discovers that the will is missing and as it stands now, the church inherits everything. Watch as the family’s secrets are revealed as they become more desperate to find that will. What will they do if they don’t find it? Where there’s a will, there must be a way…

 

Hell and Damnation - 17 April 2015 - Franklin and Friends One Act Play Festival

Hell & Damnation
Lord Charles is busy with the household accounts, when the tax collector arrives to take everything away.

 

 

 

 

 


TICKET BOOKINGS

Ticket bookings are open, so book now to avoid disappointment.

Adults: R50 per night
Pensioners and Scholars: R40 per night
Paid-up Franklin Members: R25 per night
Festival Ticket: R110

To book, simply contact Wendy on 082 366 9987 or e-mail: bookings@franklin.org.za

Please note that bookings are confirmed upon payment.

There will be a tuck shop for snacks and cool drinks, but also feel free to bring your own meals and drinks!

 

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