At Renee Fotouhi Fine Arts East: East Hampton, NY (1996)
ABOUT THE PLAY
The play focuses on two lonely, middle-aged people whose first date ends with them tumbling into bed. Johnny is certain he has found his soul mate in Frankie. She, on the other hand, is far more cautious and disinclined to jump to conclusions. As the night unfolds, they slowly begin to reveal themselves to each other as they take tentative steps towards the possible start of a new relationship. The reference to "Clair de Lune" in the title refers to a piece of music by Debussy, the third movement of the Suite bergamasque, which is a key plot element.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Terrence McNally (born 3 November 1939) is an American playwright who has received four Tony Awards, two Guggenheim Fellowships, a Rockefeller Grant, the Lucille Lortel Award, the Hull-Warriner Award, and a citation from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has been a member of the Council of the Dramatists Guild since 1970 and has served vice-president since 1981.
Andrea Gross and John Monteleone
Frankie and Johnny Connect The East Hampton Independent - August 17, 1994 Bridget LeRoy view article(pdf)
Apple Pie in Hell's Kitchen The East Hampton Star - August 18, 1994 Patsy Southgate view article (pdf)
"Frankie and Johnny": McNally Play at a Gallery Pointed, Touching Delight The Southampton Press - August 18, 1994 Lee Davis view article (pdf)