Fun Murder Mystery Fundraiser for Franklin Opera House

Friday, September 20 & Saturday, September 21

Press Release

Franklin Opera House will present their annual Murder Mystery Dessert Theatre, September 20 & 21, to benefit the Franklin Opera House Restoration Committee. The fun will be a “Reunion at Hippie High” — even hippies go to their class reunion!  It’s a time to reminisce about the good old days of free love, protests, and the Age of Aquarius. The senior class president, Leo Templeton, hosts the evening which includes performances by the cheerleaders and the glee club. Leo’s wife, Linda (known as “Boonie” in high school) is thrilled to see her old girlfriends, “Rainy” and “Sky.”  Leo is less than thrilled to see either of them — more so when Sky’s son “Oak” disrupts the proceedings and overthrows the reunion — “for the people.” Oak is only following in the footsteps of the school’s most infamous alumnus, “Che” who is still underground (or is he?) after an attempted bombing of an Army/Navy store. Oak’s protest is upstaged by the surprise appearance of the last member of their high school clique — “Phib” — who supposedly drowned just before graduation.

This popular event is performed by members of Franklin Footlight Theatre and the FHS Drama Department. Guests will enjoy delicious assorted soup appetizers and delectable desserts prepared by Chubbles restaurant in downtown Franklin.

Due to the increasing popularity of this annual event there will be two performances this year, Friday and Saturday evening, with table seating only. Space is limited to 14 tables and seats are going fast. Tickets, are $20 – $22, only available in advance; there will be no sales at the door.

Tickets and dessert choices are available online at, or by calling during office hours at 934-1901.

Franklin Opera House is a community performing arts venue located within the historic Franklin City Hall, 316 Central Street, in Franklin.