Backlight Productions is a non-profit theater arts program for adults with special needs that provides opportunities for them to gain education in the arts and perform significant roles before live audiences, enabling them to enhance their social skills through artistic expression and grow in confidence both on and off the stage.

Join us for our fundraiser!

Come in character and experience a game of Mafia as never played before. Professional actors conduct a unique and thrilling mass game of “whodunit”, an event in support of Backlight Productions. The game will feature Backlight students performing alongside professional actors but also include audience participants as they seek to weed out the “guilty” amongst the “innocent”. Audience members can choose to be interactive participants or observers and all levels of tickets can be purchased on The Franklin Theatre website: https://franklintheatre.com/


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