The Franke Center Children’s Theater was created in 2004 when Candi Putnam’s and Kathie Boyer’s vision became a reality. Their desire was to create extraordinary theater experiences for area youth. Our Children’s Theater is committed to promoting education, creativity, imagination, and originality, and having a positive effect on the individuals who participate. Theater is a place that allows a ‘safe space’ for children to express themselves freely and without judgment. It is with these values, Jennifer Conley Darling and Allison Ebner now lead the newly formed Arts Education Program, as well as the long standing productions each season.