Saturday, July 25, 2015

Franklin Cultural Festival - Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1 and One Acts

Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) presents the 2015 Whatever Theater Festival, running from Wednesday, July 29 to Saturday, August 1. The 8th annual festival features Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1 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.

Henry IV, part 1
Henry IV, part 1
One Acts will be performed on July 29 at 8:30 p.m. and again on August 1 at 7:30 p.m. at THE BLACK BOX, located at 15 West Central Street in downtown Franklin.
An abridged version of Henry IV, Part 1 will be staged on Franklin Town Common (High Street) on July 30 and 31 at 8 p.m. Shakespeare’s masterful history play and coming-of-age story is filled with mischievous revelry and engaging characters set amidst rebellious battle.
Saturday’s performance of One Acts will be followed by the Whatever Theater Festival Soireé, a fun and informal presentation of unusual talents.
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.
This year’s Whatever Theater Festival will be part of the first annual Franklin Cultural Festival, hosted by the Franklin Cultural District Committee. The visual, performing and culinary arts celebration will take place at various downtown Franklin locations within the proposed Cultural District from Wednesday, July 29 to Sunday, August 2.
FPAC’s 2015 Whatever Theater Festival is sponsored in part by grants from the Franklin and Norfolk Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. For more information, call (508) 528-3370 or visit and

The full schedule of performances and events for the first annual Franklin Cultural Festival can be found here

Schedule subject to change, any changes will be updated as soon as known

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