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Corydon’s Gleitz cast for role in college production

Corydon’s Gleitz cast for role in college production Corydon’s Gleitz cast for role in college production

The Franklin College Theatre Dept. will present its final play of the year, “The Submission,” beginning Thursday, April 28, through Saturday, April 30, at 8 nightly and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 1. All performances will be in Theatre Margot in the Johnson Center for Fine Arts.

Written by Jeff Talbot, the play centers on Shaleeha G’ntamobi who has written a new play about an alcoholic Black mother and her son trying to get out of the projects. The play has been accepted to the country’s top theatre festival. The problem is Shaleeha doesn’t exist. It’s the nom-de-plume of aspiring white playwright Danny Larsen, who created her in an effort to increase the chances of his play being recognized. Lies pile up as Danny must decide what to do before everything blows up in his face.

Talbott graduated with honors from the Yale School of Drama. His play “The Submission” was the inaugural recipient of the Laurents/Hatcher Award in 2011 and was produced Off-Broadway by MCC Theater. It also received the Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award for New American Play in 2012. It has since been produced across the country, and the Chicago premiere was named one of the best of 2014 by the Chicago Tribune. Talbott lives in New York City. Learn more at

The play is directed by Nick Crisafulli. He earned his bachelor’s degree in theatre arts and political science from Presbyterian College in South Carolina and his master’s degree in fine arts from the University of Memphis. He joined the Franklin College faculty in 2009, after serving as a graduate instructor at the University of Memphis. He is a resident of Franklin.

Cast include Robert Pollard of Evansville as Danny, Jordan Hoard of Plainfield as Emilie, Spencer Downhour of Franklin as Trevor and Isaac Gleitz of Corydon as Pete.

Josie Lyons of Coatesville and Marian Case of Pendleton will serve as stage managers and Ken Casey of Martinsville will serve as the run crew.

This play contains mature content, including racist and homophobic language. Franklin College does not support or condone discriminatory harassment (oral, written, graphic or physical) directed against any person or group of persons,= because of their race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status and/or disability.

General admission is $12. Admission for each performance is $8 for students and seniors (55 and older). Tickets are payable by cash or check only. Franklin College students, faculty and staff will receive free admission with a valid Franklin College I.D.

To reserve tickets, email [email protected] or call 1-317-738-8029 or 1-800-852-0232, ext. 8029. Claim reservations 10 minutes before the performance. The box office opens one hour before the performance.