Philadelphia, 1752. Growing up as the only son of Benjamin Franklin – the greatest scientific mind in the world; inventor of the lightning rod, the odometer, the glass harmonica, bifocal glasses, and, in his spare time, The United States of America – is not all it’s cracked up to be. In the world premiere of this moving new play, Franklinland asks what it’s like to make your way in life knowing your father’s greatest invention wasn’t you.
Recommended for ages 14 and up.
5917 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60660
Jackalope Theatre stages productions of both newly developed and classic American plays. They create theatrical experiences that encourages audiences to consider what it means to be American, by telling stories that speak to our nation's diversity of cultures. Jackalope also seeks to inspire a new generation of theatremakers through a variety of classes and community events.