Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Franklin Club gives up

How does a venerable Venango County institution announce that, in effect, they've given up? The Franklin Club, here in Franklin, long a socializing refuge for doctors, lawyers, and the socially climbing middle class, got the point across today by hosting two tractor trailers that were selling cheaply made tools out of the back of their trailers. Apparently, in a time of lowered memberships and a crumbling building, they decided the best way to draw in new members with money was to really go trailer park and try to attract the lowest common denominator. Mmmmmmm....Savvy. With smart decisions like this, it's hard to believe they've gone through an average of a manager per year since the 90s. Ah well, when they're ready to sell the building, I'm ready to buy....

In other depressing news, Clarion University has announced their 2006-07 Theatre Season. The scheduled includes:

Threepenny Opera music by Kurt Weil, German Adapatation by Bertolt Brecht, Oct. 10-14, Marwick-Boyd Little Theatre, 8 p.m.

Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Nov. 14-18, Marwick-Boyd Little Theatre, 8 p.m.

Dance Concert Dec. 7-8, Marwick-Boyd Auditorium, 8 p.m.

Cinderella music by Richard Rodgers, book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, Feb. 28 and March 1-3, 2007, Marwick-Boyd Auditorium, 8 p.m.

How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel, April 24-28, 2007, Marwick-Boyd Little Theatre, 8 p.m.

Not a single damn thing I haven't seen before. Smart mouth aside, I'm really a little shocked at the pedestrian nature of the shows, I really expected something a little edgier or newer from a college, but...Tickets may be charged to a credit card by calling 814-393-ARTS. Individual tickets are available. Call 814-393-ARTS for prices. And really Allegheny's's Centerstage isn't much more exciting...

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