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Franklin Flyer - December

Happy Holidays!

As we wrap up another wonderful year at Franklin Players Community Theatre, we want to extend our warmest wishes to each and every one of you. Whether you’re a seasoned performer, a backstage wizard, or a devoted audience member, your presence has made our community thrive.

AGM and Secret Santa Success:

As we look ahead to the coming year, we’re thrilled to announce our upcoming One Act Play Festival. This is your chance to shine on stage, showcase your directorial prowess, or even submit a script for consideration.

Farewell and Thanks:

A standing ovation and heartfelt thanks to our outgoing Chairperson, Hendrik Greyvenstein. Hendrik, your leadership has been the guiding star for Franklin Players, and we express our deepest gratitude for your dedication. Your legacy will resonate in the echoes of our performances.

Welcome to the New Committee:

A warm welcome to our new committee members who will continue steering our theatrical ship:

  • Soné Pieterse: Chairperson

  • Kyle Pieterse: Vice Chairperson

  • Khaya Dube: Secretary & Social Media

  • David Clarke: Treasurer & Props

  • Jana Eloff: Committee Member

  • Daniel Solomons: Committee Member

    Shadow Council:
    A special nod to our Shadow Council members who will be supporting the committee:

  • Tess Doubst

  • Brandon Randall

  • Louise Daneel

  • Erika Visser

  • Kate Hilton-Barber

  • Helené Pieterse

Your passion and commitment to Franklin Players are the driving forces behind the scenes. Let’s create magic together in the coming year!

A Pantomime to Remember:

To the cast, crew, and all who supported our recent production, “Snow White and the Seven Ugly Sisters,” we extend a heartfelt applause. Your laughter, cheers, and unwavering support transformed the stage into a magical realm, and we are profoundly grateful for your contribution to our vibrant community.

As the curtains close on 2023, we anticipate a year ahead filled with creativity, camaraderie, and captivating performances. Here’s to a grand finale and an encore that resonates in the hearts of our Franklin Players family.

2024 One Act Play Festival: Auditions, Scripts, Directors Wanted!

As we look ahead to the coming year, we’re thrilled to announce our upcoming One Act Play Festival. This is your chance to shine on stage, showcase your directorial prowess, or even submit a script for consideration.

  • Audition Dates: Brush up on your acting skills and mark your calendars! Auditions will be held in the last week of January at the Roosevelt Park Recreation Centre Hall. We can’t wait to see the talent our Franklinites bring to the stage.


    Sunday 28 January from 12:30
    Monday 29 January
    from 19:30
    Wednesday 31 January
    from 19:30

    Festival dates are:
    26 & 27 April
    3 & 4 May

  • Call for Scripts: Have a compelling short play tucked away in your drawer? Now’s the time to dust it off and share it with us! Submissions are open for original one-act scripts. Send in your masterpieces by 14 January.

            Submission Guidelines:

    • Plays must be between 35 – 45 minutes long.

    • English dialogue.

    • 3 or more speaking characters in the play.

    • PG13

    • Email all entries to: comms@franklin.org.za

  • Call for Directors: If you’ve ever dreamt of guiding a cast to brilliance, this is your moment. We’re on the lookout for passionate directors to helm these one-act wonders. Interested? Let us know by 14 January.

Let’s make the One Act Play Festival a highlight of the Franklin Players’ calendar! Your creativity and talent are the heartbeat of our community, and we can’t wait to see what magic unfolds on stage.

Thank you once again for a fantastic year, and here’s to many more memorable moments in the coming one. Wishing you all a joyful holiday season and a spectacular New Year!

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