Franklin School of Innovation High School Theatre presents
Who Put Bella in the Wych Elm?
November 18 and 19, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
November 19, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.
FSI’s High School Theatre department presents the premiere of the new play, ‘Who Put Bella in the Wych Elm’ by Katherine Vondy. Based on the true story, the play begins in 1943 when the skeleton of an unidentified woman is found inside the trunk of a large tree. An investigation commences to determine who the woman was and how she died, but it raised more questions than it answered. Was she a spy? Was she a prostitute? Had she been part of an occult ritual? Theories abounded, but no definitive answers emerged. Then graffiti began to appear around town, asking a question that remains unanswered to this day…
WHO PUT BELLA IN THE WYCH ELM? uses the historical mystery to explore the ways in which society imposes identities on women, and ultimately asks how much it’s possible to truly know another person. This show is rated PG-13 for some mature subject matter.