Williamston Theatre Presents FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE, Now thru 4/19

Williamston Theatre Presents FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE, Now thru 4/19

Mid-Michigan's award winning professional theatre company, Williamston Theatre, located at 122 S. Putnam Street in downtown Williamston, presents Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune by Terrence McNally. Performances begin tonight, March 20 and run through Saturday, April 19. Tickets for this witty love story about overcoming fear and taking a chance on love are now on sale.

Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune begins with five Preview performances starting Thursday, March 20 at 8PM. During the first four Previews audience members will have the opportunity to take part in the process of creating a show by participating in a talkback session with the director following each performance. The Official Opening Night is Friday, March 28 with the show scheduled to run through Saturday, April 19. Performances will run Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at eight o'clock and Sunday matinees at two o'clock with additional three o'clock matinees on Saturdays starting March 29.

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". Please be aware that this show contains mature content, language and brief nudity.

The cast of Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune consists of John Lepard (10:53, This Wonderful Life) as Johnny and Suzi Regan (While We Were Bowling) as Frankie. The Director is John Manfredi. The production team includes Scenic Design by Bartley H. Bauer (The Woman in Black, Tuna Does Vegas), Lighting Design by Genesis Garza (Tuna Does Vegas, The Dead Guy), Costume Design by Amber Marisa Cook (The Lion in Winter, boom), Sound Design by Quintessa Gallinat (This Wonderful Life) and Prop Design by Michelle Raymond (The Woman in Black, Five Course Love). The Stage Manager is Stefanie Din.

Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can for Thursday, March 20. Remaining Preview tickets are $15.00! Starting Opening Night, tickets prices are $25.00 for Friday and Saturday evenings, $22.00 for Saturday and Sunday matinees and $20.00 for Thursday evenings. Discounted rates are available for senior citizens (65 and older), members of the Military, students (with a valid student ID) and groups of 10 or more (booked at least 1 week in advance). Tickets can be ordered on-line up until 24 hours prior to the performance by visiting our website www.williamstontheatre.org, by calling (517) 655-SHOW (7469), Tuesday - Friday from 12 - 6pm or in person at the theatre, Tuesday - Friday from 12-6pm. Please be aware that due to changes in our ticketing system, payment is required at the time the reservation is made.

The Williamston Theatre is a not-for-profit, professional live theatre company, dedicated to producing plays that excite, engage and entertain our audiences. The theatre opened its doors in 2006 and has received a number of local awards including the 2008 Robert Busby Award for extraordinary overall contribution to theatre in the Greater Lansing Area.

Additional information about the company and the 2013-2014 Season is available online at www.williamstontheatre.org or by calling (517) 655-SHOW (7469).

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