SANDWICHED IN: A Benjamin Franklin for All Seasons. In his day, Benjamin Franklin was the most famous of all Americans, here and abroad, and perhaps the most versatile creator since da Vinci. In this playlet, David Houston as Ben quotes and amuses himself, alone at his desk. He has been asked to prepare a speech explaining his popularity and power, and he finds it difficult to keep a straight face since his comic alter-ego, Poor Richard, keeps springing to mind. David Houston has crafted a script from Franklin’s writings and autobiographical sketches. 12:10 p.m.