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FRANKLINLAND

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Gregory Harrison, Larry Powell, Kurt Kanazawa

Poetry & Drama • 2 hrs. • Audio Program • © 2018

A kite in a storm becomes the perfect metaphor for the life of Benjamin Franklin: Founding Father, inventor, visionary, and dad. In this fast-paced, comically insightful theatrical dialogue, narrators Gregory Harrison and Larry Powell have a wonderful time sparring as the brilliant, abrasive, confident Franklin and his not-so-confident illegitimate son, William. When Benjamin offers his son the stewardship of his fanciful scientist/artist colony, Franklinland, Powell answers with perfect petulance that King George III has already offered him the governorship of New Jersey. (That's all true.) As the American Revolution approaches, the rocky relationship between father and son becomes a metaphor for a new country cutting ties with the old. A marvelously performed entertaining romp through history. B.P. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2022]

Trade Ed. • L.A. Theatre Works • 2022

CD ISBN 9781682661581 $29.95 • Two CDs

DD ISBN 9781682661598 $6.95

 

Library Ed. • L.A. Theatre Works • 2022

DD ISBN 9781682661598 $29.95

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