Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune is a two-character play by Terrence McNally that was first performed off-Broadway in 1987
Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune is a two-character play by Terrence McNally that was first performed off-Broadway in 1987. The play focuses on two lonely, middle-aged people whose first date ends with their tumbling into bed. The two are in her one-room walk-up apartment in the west side of Manhattan
Book appears unread, and is in mint or near-mint condition.
Book appears unread, and is in mint or near-mint condition. First, the complete and correct title of this Terrance McNally play is Frankie an Johnny IN the Clair de Lune, not AT the Clair de Lune like some media states it. When the romantic Johnny sees a full moon, they make love and Frankie hears beautiful music, Johnny asks the radio DJ for a request and the DJ plays the classical Debussy's Clair de Lune" - moonlight mood.
Terrence McNally (Author). ISBN-13: 978-0822204206. Second, this 2-character play is best to remain as a play and not a Hollywood movie. Setting is in New York 1987.
Why revive Frankie and Johnny now? Terrence McNally: I think the play still has lot to say to people
Why revive Frankie and Johnny now? Terrence McNally: I think the play still has lot to say to people. I’m delighted to have it back on Broadway with two magnificent actors. McNally: People were afraid to make any kind connection with strangers because AIDS was on everybody’s mind-gay and straight alike-and they were spending a lot of time alone on weekends. What kicked off the play, actually, was that I noticed these crowds at-was it called Blockbusters? I noticed them checking out 20 movies at a time because they had no intention to set foot out of their apartment once Friday night came.
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Terrence McNally ha. hi. n FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE . errence McNally's very sweet, extraordinarily funny, romantic and ribald comed. A romantic two-hander with character depth and an abundance of laugh. -Variety. A richly warm, humorous, clear-eyed portrait of the beginning of a relationship, it cuts deeper to the heart than any previously seen McNally work. -Drama-Logue. -NY Post. Terrence McNally is one of our most original and audacious dramatists, and one of our funnies. -The New Yorker.
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I guess I want you to play the most beautiful music ever written and dedicate it to us," a hopeful romantic requests of the radio station he's phoned from his date's apartment. Michael Shannon and Audra McDonald (Photo: Deen Van Meer). Shortly after, her clock radio is playing the heavenly Claude Debussy composition that gives Terrence McNally's gritty romance between damaged souls, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, its title
Will Johnny, the male half of the energetic hook-up we’ve just witnessed, respect Frankie’s command that, the . The sheets have barely cooled before Frankie’s desire to return to what’s probably her usual Saturday night routine – snacks and TV – becomes painfully clear.
Will Johnny, the male half of the energetic hook-up we’ve just witnessed, respect Frankie’s command that, the deed done, he leave her apartment? Because if he did, as he should, there would be no play. Johnny has other ideas, as he a wheedles, cajoles, and talks and talks and talks, all in a desperate, last-ditch effort to postpone the subway ride back to his miserable life.