Franklin is a man of God with a talent for recognizing people who suffer in secret. A working-class black man, he mentors young white men at the factory with a preacher’s zeal. But when Franklin himself needs help, it is his son William who comes to the rescue. The Gospel of Franklin is a warm, fiercely intelligent play that asks the question: can you save someone who doesn’t want to be saved?

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  1. First Look in Production: <i>THE GOSPEL OF FRANKLIN</i>

    First Look in Production: THE GOSPEL OF FRANKLIN

  2. First Look in Rehearsal: <i>THE GOSPEL OF FRANKLIN</i>

    First Look in Rehearsal: THE GOSPEL OF FRANKLIN

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