(Courtesy of franklinmatters.com) - The Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) has announced its 2018-2019 season. The company’s 28th season will include Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Sept. 21-23), Disney’s Newsies choreographed by Broadway cast member Clay Thomson (Oct. 13-14, 19-21), The Nutcracker (Dec. 1-2), Humbug! A Beggar’s Opera (Dec. 8-9), an original holiday panto by Nick Paone (Dec. 21-22), You Can’t Take it With You (Jan. 25-27), Seussical the Musical (Mar. 8-10, 15-17) , and Cabaret (Jun. 14-15). The season will close with the 12th annual Whatever Theater Festival (Jul. 31-Aug. 3).
The season opens in September at THE BLACK BOX in Franklin with Edward Albee's Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? The play examines the complexities of the marriage of a middle-aged couple, Martha and George. Late one evening, after a university faculty party, they receive an unwitting younger couple, Nick and Honey, as guests, and draw them into their bitter and frustrated relationship. Winner of the 1963 Tony Award for Best Play. The Broadway production of this play was a shattering and memorable experience and proclaimed the author as a major American playwright.
FPAC’s 5th annual season at THE BLACK BOX will continue in October with Disney’s Newsies. The production will feature choreography by Broadway’s Clay Thomson (Newsies, Matilda). Thomson is featured in the viral YouTube video #CupsTapDance as well as his most recent appearance in The Happy Tap Dance #TAPPY.
Tickets are already available for Disney’s Newsies and Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at www.theblackboxonline.com or by calling (508) 528-3370.