The first act is devoted to Franklin's life in Philadelphia, where we meet the politically savvy Ben, the inventor Ben, the entertaining Ben, the womanizing Ben, the father Ben. The second act in Paris shows Ben to be a complex man of vast intelligence, humor, and some brooding regrets.
Wayne also portrays Franklin's common-law wife Deborah, his friend John Jay, his Parisienne mistress Madame Helvetia, and his illegitimate son William. As Franklin, Wayne sings a song to "My Plain Joan" and plays the glass harmonica, revealing yet another talent of a very real and lovable human being. In this exclusive production, Ben Franklin speaks to us all.
©1995 Fredd Wayne; (P)1995 by The Audio Partners Publishing Corp.
"The acting is superb." (Los Angeles Times)
"Only one actor - but what an actor!" (France-Soir, Paris)
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