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Ben has had the distinct privilege to work professionally as an actor, singer, dancer, circus artist for many years. as a co-creator of 2 Ring circus, he has the special opportunity to combine all of his artistic pursuits and loves into one package. 

most recently, ben has been seen as The Cat In The Hat in Seussical, Uncle henry & The Emerald City Gatekeeper in The Wizard of Oz, a Protean in A Funny Thing....Forum and Hoops in 2 Ring Circus' reimagined production of godspell.

Godspell at Arkansas Repertory Theatre
The Ghosts Of Versailles at LA Opera
A Funny Thing..Forum at Geva Theatre
The Little Mermaid at Arkansas Repertory Theatre


"Founding 2 Ring Circus member Ben Franklin is a delightful Emerald City Guard/Uncle Henry, and his hoopwork makes one short day in the Emerald City a day to remember."

"Beneath a mountain of makeup, a pretend pelt and some exaggerated whiskers, Franklin pulls off the impossible by emoting real attitude under such a furry façade.  Not since the King has hip gyration caused such a stir in tight black pants."

Tribune Chronicle

"Ben Franklin is well cast as Gaston. At times, he has a delightfully elastic, slapstick physicality. However, he never becomes buffoonish; instead, his funniest moments grow out of the internal conflict between the seductive aristocrat he attempts to emulate and his inherent sweetly romantic sensitivity."

Daytona Beach News-Journal

"Franklin has a gift for physical comedy that is uniquely his own, and he uses every opportunity to explore that; meanwhile, he fires one-liners with perfect aim."

Daytona Beach News-Journal

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