Frankie & Johnny In The Clair De Lune - logoFrankie & Johnny In The Clair De Lune
by Terrence McNally

Apr. 27 - May 12, 1990
Directed by Pam McDaniel

A critical and popular success, this bittersweet comedy combines poignancy and laughter as it traces the unlikely romance which begins to develop between two middle-aged "losers". 

Kate Leader and Steve Vann in FRANKIE & JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNEThe setting is a walk-up apartment on Manhattan’s West Side where, as the curtain rises, Frankie (a waitress) and Johnny (a short-order cook who works in the same restaurant) are discovered in bed. It is their first encounter, after having met several weeks ago on the job, and Frankie is hopeful that Johnny will now put on his clothes and depart, so she can return to her usual routine of watching TV and eating ice cream.

But Johnny, a compulsive talker (and romantic), has other ideas. He is convinced that he loves Frankie, a notion that she, at first, considers to be ridiculous. She has had more disappointments than delights in life, and he is the veteran of one broken marriage already. And neither of them is in the bloom of youth.

Yet out of their sometimes touching, sometimes hilarious interplay the promise of a relationship beyond a "one-night stand" does begin to emerge and, as the lights dim, the two are back in bed again, but this time side-by-side, holding hands before the glowing television screen.




Kate Leader and Steve Vann in FRANKIE & JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE


  Kate Leader
Johnny   Steve Vann
Radio Announcer   Jef Fontana


Director   Pam McDaniel
Set Design   Jim Osterlund
Lighting Design   Bill Nidiffer
Tech Director   Jim Osterlund
Asst. Tech Dir.   Earl Hengel
Stage Manager   Anne Brashear
Asst. Stage Mgr.   Mary Kaye McElroy
Lighting Tech.   Stephanie Telleen
Asst. Light Tech.   Stan Kamp
Props Manager   Elaine Lovett
Sound Tech.   Kelly Morris


John DiGiovanni - Malcolm Hall Properties - Mr. & Mrs. Don Elliot - Patricia Mason - Scott Simmons

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.


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