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Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune

by Terrence McNally

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Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune

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Frankie is a waitress at a second-rate restaurant who gives in to the temptation of a one-night stand with her co-worker Johnny after a few weeks of working together. But Johnny has other ideas. A compulsive talker, and hopeless romantic, Johnny begins the process of wooing Frankie, hoping that she will return his proclamations of love. World-weary and battle-worn, Frankie needs a lot of convincing that this won’t be yet another disappointment in life. As their night together unfolds, they are surprised by the discoveries they make about each other, and themselves. Winner of the Dramatists Guild Hull Warriner Award, this bittersweet comedy combines poignancy and laughter as it traces the unlikely romance that begins to develop between two middle-aged “losers.”

Creative Team


  • 2014 Thespie Award, Best Play
  • 2014 Thespie Award, Best Actor in a Play, John Lepard
  • 2014 Thespie Award, Best Actress in a Play, Suzi Regan
  • 2014 Thespie Award, Best Props Design, Michelle Raymond
  • 2014 Pulsar Award, Best Scenic Design, Bartley H. Bauer
  • 2014 Pulsar Award, Best Actor, John Lepard
  • 2014 Pulsar Award, Best Director, John M. Manfredi
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