Ben Franklin 'speaks' at Beaufort shows

Writer, actor and Ben Franklin interpreter Steve Nousen's humorous and touching new one-man show, "Ben Speaks," will premiere at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Beaufort's ARTWorks black box theater, at 2127 Boundary St. in Beaufort Town Center. The two-act play, featuring an opportunity for the audience to interact with Franklin, was inspired by Nousen's years of copious research and his in-character lectures on Franklin throughout Beaufort County.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students ages 13 and older, $5 for students 12 and younger, and $10 each for groups of 10 or more.

Details: 843-379-2787, www.beaufortcountyarts.com