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Pictured: Tom Hickey
Jackalope has announced the cast and production team for the world premiere of FRANKLINLAND, written by Lloyd Suh and directed by Chika Ike.
From the press release: “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.”
The cast for FRANKLINLAND features Tom Hickey (Ben), Kai Ealy (William), and Nik Kmiecik (Temple).
The production team includes: Milo Bue (scenic designer), Catharine Young (costume designer), Lacie Hexom (props designer), Steve LaBedz (projection designer), Claire Chzran (lighting designer), Emily Loppolo (stage manager), Sabina Dzelilovic (dramaturg), Shain Longbehn (sound designer), Sammi Grant (voice coach), Almanya Narula (fight choreographer), Andrew Swanson (technical director), Alon Stotter (master electrician), Eleanor Axt (casting director), Kathleen Gullion (assistant director), Danielle Stack (production manager), and Kelly Cosgrove (assistant stage manager).
FRANKLINLAND runs January 8 – February 24, more info at jackalopetheatre.org.