Fran Lang

Fran Lang was a vibrant personality throughout her life, and the core of her creativity was writing: short stories, nonfiction, news features and more. When she segued into playwriting later in life, she found new joy in writing, directing, performing, and even the audience’s reactions to her plays.

After she and her husband Jack retired to Arizona, Fran worked part time, did volunteer work, and continued her playwriting starting with one-woman shows based on famous women, ranging from Katharine Hepburn to women of the Bible such as Sarah and Esther. She enjoyed creating promotional flyers for her shows, marketing them to senior centers and other groups, and, of course, performing them to great applause!

After Fran moved into an apartment in a senior community, she began to write one-act plays. Recruiting the residents to fill each role, she directed them in the readers’ theatre performances that are now available through this website. The high caliber of her work was appreciated by the reputable Sun City Players. She continued to write one-act and longer plays that were fully staged for local audiences. It was her greatest joy to hear people laughing in the right places.

In many ways, Fran Lang personified drama. Her family called her “the social director,” because she was always staging events and arranging happenings. Her plays encompass her humor, her optimism, and her joie d’vivre.

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  • The Last Great Christmas

    by Fran Lang
    • 25 Minutes
    • M 2; F 4; 1 M or F; 1 Dog

    Aging, Comedy, Community, Older Cast

    It looked like it was going to be a bleak Christmas, but then Aggie was expecting a miracle! It’s snowing and cold outside, but here’s a story of love and caring that will warm your heart.

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