Franklin, Grove students will present ‘Theory of Relativity’

From staff reports

Students at Franklin and Rocky Grove high schools will present “The Theory of Relativity” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 12-13.

The musical will be open to an in-person audience of up to 150 people at the Franklin High School auditorium, and it will be livestreamed for others to see from their homes.

Tickets for the show must be purchased online in advance by going to, searching for “Franklin Area School District” and selecting the option by which the show will be viewed.

The cast is made up of 12 students from Franklin and Rocky Grove high schools who rehearsed and prepared the show to perform in mid-November until it was delayed due to school closures.

Each character will share funny, heartwarming and passionate moments through songs, monologues and group numbers.

The message of “The Theory of Relativity” is that people have connections with one another and are able to change the trajectory of other people’s lives, whether or not they are aware of the connection they share.

The show has been staged by Sarah Gilbert in a way that is socially distant, allowing for a safe practice of performance. Zach Covington is serving as the music director.

Others who support the show behind the scenes include Alysha Graham, costumes; Darrellyn Freeman, set and artistic design; and Tim Gilbert, technical director.