Thursday, July 17, 2014

2014 Whatever Theater Festival

The Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) presents the 2014 Whatever Theater Festival, running from Wednesday, July 23 to Saturday, July 26 at the Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA) and Franklin Town Common. The 7th annual festival features Shakespeare’s enduringly popular comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream and a presentation of One Acts, an eclectic series of one-act plays. All performances are free of charge, with donations to FPAC gratefully accepted. 
  • One Acts will be performed on July 23 at 8 p.m. and again on July 26 at 7 p.m. at FSPA, located at 38 Main Street in downtown Franklin. 
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be staged on Franklin Town Common (High Street) on July 24 and 25 at 8 p.m. 
  • Saturday’s performance of One Acts will be followed by the Whatever Theater Festival SoireĆ©, a fun and informal presentation of unusual talents, at FSPA. 
Conceived and directed by Nick Paone, FPAC’s Whatever Theater Festival brings together professional artists, FPAC alumni, students and community performers in a collaborative theatrical experience that showcases an exciting range of dramatic and comedic works. 
FPAC presents the 2014 Whatever Theater Festival from July 23-26, featuring a free presentation of Shakespeare’s beloved comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Franklin Town Common

Festival Music Director Hallie Wetzell noted, “The uniting of old friends, student alumni, community participants and young people is a source of great pride for all of us at FPAC. To belong to an organization that brings together people from many different walks of life to promote theater in our backyard is extremely fulfilling. I hope our community will join us in celebrating the arts this summer!” 
For more information, call the Franklin Performing Arts Company at (508) 528-8668 or visit The Whatever Theater Festival is sponsored by Middlesex Savings Bank, and, in part, by grants from the Franklin, Norfolk and North Attleboro Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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