Klein History Theater presents:

Educational plays about the lives, struggles, and triumphs of 2 influential figures in American history.

BEN: The Life of Benjamin Franklin

Thursday, October 11, 2018


The Klein is proud to continue our History Theater Series with the third performance of "Ben", a one-man play on the interesting life of Benjamin Franklin starring Kevin Miller.

Free to Be: The Life of Frederick Douglass

Monday, February 11, 2019


Coming in February for Black History Month: Klein History Theater debuts "Free To Be", a one-man play about Frederick Douglass, the leader of the abolitionist movement. Starring Tenisi Davis.

Each play runs approximately 70 minutes, and a Q&A will follow the show. The performances are recommended for middle & high school students. Tickets are $10 each, $9 for groups of 20-49, and $8.50 for groups of 50 or more.


Each play is researched and written by author Deborah Zipf and are performed by professional actors. Each ticket also includes a free study guide for classroom use.

Students can start arriving as early as 9:45am. It is recommended to arrive between 9:45 and 10:00.


To reserve seats, please contact Jeanette at the Box Office at (800) 424-0160 x2 option 3.


Kevin Miller, about starring in Ben:

What an honor and privilege to portray this legendary, historic figure. A recent excursion to Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia allowed me the opportunity to enter HIS time. Not only his time, but also to walk where he walked, and to be in the exact hallowed rooms where he ate, drank, told stories, and most certainly belly laughed. I hope that you enjoy learning about the man that I have learned to love portraying. Mr. Ben Franklin.

Klein History Theater Flyer
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