February News

Happy Month of Love! Mwah!

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”
–Charles M Schultz

OAPF 2017

Auditions are over, casts finalised and rehearsals are already underway. With three external societies on board already, our festival line up is nothing short of full and fabulous.

Festival tickets are going to be the hottest items around so make sure to save the show dates and get your tickets as soon as bookings open!!

Friday 31st March & 7th April
Saturday 1st and 8th April

Social Event

Our first social of the year will take place on Saturday 11th March and due to popular demand will be back at Emmarentia Dam for theatre sports, laughs and fun in the sun! Be there or dare to be square – again!

2017 Charity Choice

After a rather dismal voting turnout for our online poll (huge thanks to those who took the time and effort to “click click” – all 11 of you…), our chosen charity for 2017 will be (drum roll please)… Barking Mad – Dogtown SA !!!

Go check them out at barkingmad.co.za – a truly worthy cause so let’s make some money in support of our furry friends.


We are super stoked to announce that Franklin’s branding is to undergo a modern facelift!!

Watch this space to be the first to see our new look hot off the press!!


Membership Fees

Some membership fees are still outstanding. Please can we request that all membership fees are paid by the end of February. We are adopting a strict policy of “NO PAY – NO PLAY” this year. As such, no one will be allowed on stage unless we have a signed indemnity form and membership fees.

The fee for 2017 is merely R200 (less than R17 per month and less than R4 per week!!)  Active students only pay R100 for the year! For those members joining from July to December, the membership fee is halved to R100 and R50 respectively.

Bank details are as follows:
Account: Franklin Players
FNB Branch Code: 250655
Current Account: 50400030074
Reference: Name & Surname

No cash deposits please! If you wish to pay cash please hand it to a committee member or directly to the Treasurer, Ashley Nader.



Warm ups are a great way to get everyone in the right mental, emotional and physical space before starting to rehearse. As such, each month we will be featuring a different warm up technique / game for cast members to try before rehearsals! Have fun with it!

Warm Up of the Month: Murder Winks

  1. One person waits outside the room.
  2. The remaining cast form a circle and close their eyes.
  3. The director selects one cast member to be the murderer by squeezing them on the shoulder.
  4. Everyone opens their eyes and the person waiting outside is let into the room and circle.
  5. The person in the centre of the circle has three chances to guess who the murderer might be.
  6. The murderer’s job is to wink at different people around the circle. As each person gets winked at they must die an active, dramatic death.

You might also like to try having the entire cast guess who the murderer is rather than one particular person.


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