The Battle of Franklin

Studio Tenn opens the 2017-18 theater season with a reprise production of this company hit from a year ago — and that includes its obvious relevance to present-day national events, as America grapples with its sense of history and the way its citizens commemorate the past. Subtitled A Tale of a House Divided, the script by A.S. Peterson strives to re-create the stirring, emotionally driven impact of the calamitous 1864 Civil War Battle of Franklin, the South’s last-gasp military effort in the war’s western theater.