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Being Benjamin Franklin

There should have been, because it's a delightful evening that spans about an hour and fifty minutes with a very brief intermission. The evening goes quickly because Parks keeps a steady pace.

The technical side is spot on, with the backdrop comprised mostly of a handset printing press that is truly operational. The costume is perfection itself.

When you go, pay particular attention to the music, which Parks has carefully chosen as overture and entr'acte, because the last piece that he plays before his entrance was written by Franklin, who was truly a polymath, particularly in the sciences.

If you're looking for a way to spend any evening from Wednesday through Saturday of next week, may I politelyand firmlysuggest that you acquaint yourself with Benjamin Franklin, Printer, &tc at the FlynnSpace? You will be pleased that you went.Performan-ces begin at 8 p.m.

Briefly noted
The Shelburne Art Center Gallery will be opening a show on Oct. 3 at their space at 54 Falls Rd. in Shelburne. The show is dedicated to the student instructors, and is a showcase of their individual talents . . . Concert tickets for the Vermont Youth Orchestra are now available at the Flynn Center Regional Box Office86-Flynn...the Lenore and Alvin Segal Theatre opens the season this year with The Diary of Anne Frank. The show runs from Oct. 14 to Nov. 4. Reservations and information can be had at 514-739-7944. The theater is dark on Friday. Performances Monday through Thursday are at 8 p.m., Saturday at 8:30 p.m., Sunday at 7 p.m., and there are matinees on Wednesday at 1 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. This show is undoubtedly worth the trip . . . Giuseppe Verdis A Masked Ball opens in Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier in Montreal's Place des Arts for a total of 5 performances, beginning Saturday, Sept. 22, with further performances on Sept. 26 and 29, and Oct. 1 and 4, all performances beginning at 8 p.m. for ticket information contact 514- 985-2258 or 877-385-2222.

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