FRANKIE AND JOHNNY at Brick Monkey

FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE by Terrence McNally

8pm Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Glidden Recital Hall on the Ohio University campus
Admission is free

Frankie and JohnnyFrankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune is the final offering in Brick Monkey’s series of free play readings. Terrence McNally’s gem of a story asks the question: Can a middle-aged waitress and short order cook, who’ve experienced more disappointments than delights in life, find true love?

The original 1987 Off-Broadway production starred Kathy Bates and Kenneth Welsh. The play finally got its Broadway debut in 2002 with Edie Falco and Stanley Tucci in the title roles. Since several Monkey company members enjoyed one or the other of the NYC productions, this play easily fits into our “plays we love” category! We hope you will join us for what the New York Post calls a “very sweet, extraordinarily funny, romantic and ribald comedy.” The reading will be presented by the Brick Monkey Theatre Ensemble, southeast Ohio’s only professional theater company.

The reading will be directed by ensemble member Brian Evans and will feature ensemble members Merri Biechler and Ledger Free. (Click on the flyer to see it full sized.)

Join us afterwards for an audience discussion of the play.