This modern, comic take on the American Revolution puts the spotlight on the relationship between the brilliant and domineering Ben Franklin and his son William. As Ben plants the seeds of a new republic, King George III appoints William as Royal Governor of New Jersey - a change in affairs that creates a revolutionary family rift.
Includes a conversation with playwright Lloyd Suh.
Recorded at The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood in November 2021.
Franklinland is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series of science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world.
Directed by Anna Lyse Erikson
Producing Director: Susan Albert Loewenberg
An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast recording starring:
Gregory Harrison as Benjamin Franklin
Larry Powell as William Franklin
Kurt Kanazawa as William Temple Franklin
Senior Producer: Anna Lyse Erikson
Prepared for audio by Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood
Recording Engineer, Editor and Mixer: Charles Carroll.
Sound Design: Charles Carroll and Austin Haltermann
Senior Radio Producer: Ronn Lipkin
Foley Artist: Jeff Gardner