We have opened our 55th season with a quick sellout of Guys & Dolls, one of my all-time favorite musicals, directed by Mark Mason. All who came out to see the show had a great time, and the production team did terrific work bringing this classic to the stage for the first time since the 2007-2008 season.
On opening night, plein air artist Tim Hodge set up his easel and supplies and painted a fantastic rendering of our historic space. Mr. Hodge was there as part of the Franklin Art Crawl. Watching this artist create from a blank canvas right in front of the theater was such a thrill.
We look forward to hanging this unique piece of art in the theater soon.
Our Youth Actors Guild and Jr. Youth Actors Guild hosted a season kick-off karaoke party at the beginning of September. Our Youth Committee is working hard to schedule opportunities, classes, and workshops for our six to 12-year-olds (Jr. YAG) and 13-18-year-olds (YAG). There has been a huge outpouring of support for our youth programming this season from volunteers, parents, and participants. We can’t wait for you to see what this tireless group of volunteers has in store for the children we serve in our community.
We continue our 55th season at the end of September with the opening of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, directed by Greg Grimsley. This show was last seen on our stage in the 1985-1986 season. One of the joys of Pull-Tight for me is the creativity of our volunteers, how they can dramatically transform our small space to help tell the stories. I can tell you that the set design and building teams are at it again, taking our stage from a raised level with streetscapes and mission interiors to the immersive feeling of a sanitarium. You’ll feel like you are in the room with the actors, significantly adding to the storytelling experience. You will be excited to see how our volunteers continue to dazzle audiences with their vision and imagination.
We hope you will join us during our 55th season by seeing a show, volunteering for the organization in some way, showing your support with a financial donation, or finding a way to share our love for the arts and for the City of Franklin in which we thrive.
President, Pull-Tight Players