Set in a small town that is in a deep economic depression, the townspeople await the visit of Claire Zachanassian, who was driven out of town as a young girl years ago because she was pregnant. Now the wealthiest person in the world who has just married her 8th husband, she returns to a town that desperately hopes her millions will save them. She, however, has a different agenda, returning with the mission to buy justice: she will offer the town her fortune in exchange for the life of the man who not only spurned her but rigged the public trial against her.
A play in music written in 1937, THE CRADLE WILL ROCK by Marc Blitzstein is set in Steeltown, USA. Mr. Mister, the corporate magnate, has bought up (or paid off) every sector of the community: the church, the press, the university, the artists. A prostitute arrives in Steeltown, and is immediately picked up for soliciting. […]
Our annual picnic has become a staple of the summer! Please join us for this casual event! Catch up with other fabulous Frank supporters, meet the fantastic Frank board and volunteers and, of course, the funky Frank artists! And get a sneak peek into Frank’s next season! More info here (or below)
Join Frank artists and fans at the Eagles’ Club in Seward for our third annual omelette breakfast! Come on down for some good fun, some good breakfast and show some support for one of your favorite intrepid theaters as we prepare to turn 30! For a mere $10, you get an omelette lovingly prepared for […]
This compelling and searing look at moral responsibility, contradictory choices and modern warfare seamlessly blends the personal and the political as it explodes our assumptions about war, family, and the power of storytelling.
A sensation when it was staged last season at Soho Rep in New York City, REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN. is described as a “short, sharp shock of a play,” from Britain’s sassiest young feminist playwright.
Beginning with the directive, “This play should not be well-behaved,” REVOLT
A searing representation of the current American zeitgeist, CITIZEN: AN AMERICAN LYRIC is a boundary-bending work of poetry/prose/criticism, adapted for the stage by Stephen Sachs. A 6-member “ensemble piece…floats between dream and reality, narration and performance, and challenges its audience’s perceptions,” as it examines the ways racism pervades daily life in America, from highly visible news […]
In Brecht’s comic play-with-music, rumors have reached the higher realm that it is impossible to live in the earthly world and remain good. A trio of bumbling gods descends to earth with the mission of finding a single good person, and, if they do, the world can remain as it is. On their first night, […]
It’s hot, it’s summer, it’s time for Frank’s annual SUMMER SPLASH! Hot grills, cold beverages, outdoor fun and a preview of Frank’s upcoming season…all happening on July 21 at SUMMER SPLASH! Mark your calendars, shoot us an RSVP and get ready for fun! Invitation below!
Gottlieb Biedermann made his fortune by selling hair follicle replacer. He enjoys wine, his cigars and relishing his success, while scoffing at the gullibility of the citizens of his town who let strangers into their homes and, surprise, find their house burns down! And with the string of arson fires around town, WHO WOULD DO […]