Theater: Plays

'Frankie and Johnny in the Clair De Lune'

Casting notice expires: June 26, 2014

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On the Wind Prod.
Terrence McNally, writer; Louise Lasser, dir.

Production Description

Casting "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair De Lune." Synopsis: "This bittersweet comedy combines poignancy and laughter as it traces the unlikely romance that begins to develop between two middle-aged 'losers.' The 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."

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearsals begin late June (TBD based on actor availability); runs Sept. 24-Oct. 4 (nine-ten shows) at Roy Arias' Stage II Theater in NYC.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays: $700 total stipend. Producers plan to apply for the Equity NYC Showcase Code.


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