Female-Focused Spotlight

The Franklin College Theatre Department continues its celebration of American women playwrights during it 2019-20 season, which commemorates the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment, which gave women in the United States the right to vote.

The season, which has already featured runs of “The Heidi Chronicles” and “Machinal,” by Wendy Wasserstein and Sophie Treadwell, respectively, will continue with its third production, “The Wolves,” by Sarah DeLappe. Directed by Franklin faculty member Nicolas Crisafulli, “The Wolves” follows an indoor women’s soccer team. This portrait of play focuses on the pursuit of happiness of nine team members. Audience discretion is advised. “The Wolves” runs 8 p.m. March 12 to 14 and 2 p.m. March 15.

“We have produced plays by women before, but never a season of just women,” says Robin Roberts, professor of theater at Franklin College. “We thought this would be a great opportunity to highlight the wide variety of plays women have written and spotlight some lesser known, but historically important, works.”

The season finale is “Spike Heels,” with performances April 30 through May 3. Tickets are free for students, faculty and staff with a valid Franklin College ID, $8 for students and seniors and $12 general admission. Make reservations via email at [email protected] or phone at (317) 738-8029 or (800) 852-0232, ext. 8029.

By Jenny Elig  //  Photos by Robin Roberts