Review in KCMetropolis: “Ben Franklin’s Apprentice” @ the Coterie Theatre

Playwright Laurie Brooks’ subtle mix of fiction and history (including a bit of modified history) craftily portrays the obsessive curiosity of one of America’s best-loved founding fathers, as well as the social environment of his time and the ongoing clash of religion with science. Directed by Kyle Hatley, the production was imaginative, inventive, and visually arresting. While ostensibly about scientific discovery, the character relationships were what drove this story.

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