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Berkshire Theatre Group to Present FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE

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Berkshire Theatre Group presents Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, directed by Karen Allen, featuring Angel Desai as Frankie and Darren Pettie as Johnny at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening Night is Saturday, August 1, at 8pm. Preview performances begin on Wednesday, July 29 at 7pm and the production closes Saturday, August 22 at 8pm.

Tickets to Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune are $62, all preview tickets are $42. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Colonial Ticket Office at 111 South Street, Pittsfield; at the Fitzpatrick Main Stage Ticket Office at 83 East Main Street, Stockbridge; by calling (413) 997-4444 or online at www.BerkshireTheatreGroup.org. All plays, schedules, casting and prices are subject to change.

The bewildering journey of finding love in the modern world sets the premise for Terrence McNally's (Master Class, Love! Valour! Compassion!) bittersweet comedy, Frankie And Johnny in the Clair de Lune. After a one-night rendezvous in Manhattan's West Side, Johnny, played by Darren Pettie (Broadway: Butley) a compulsive, starry-eyed, short-order cook, is convinced he has found his life companion in Frankie, Angel Desai (Broadway: Company), a wisecracking waitress. Frankie's poor history with men leaves her hesitant to commit, but as the night progresses, she lets her guard down and an unlikely romance begins to blossom. This contemporary love story will be directed by beloved BTG Alum Karen Allen (BTG: Moonchildren, Extremities).

Kate Maguire, Artistic Director/CEO, says, "Just as she did with Berkshire Theatre Group's Moonchildren and Extremities, Karen Allen has a passion to get Frankie and Johnny's tender story on the stage. Audiences are going to be completely enthralled in this raw, realistic love story, and I think that's what Frankie And Johnny in the Clair de Lune is-we sit there and realize how naked we all feel when we're in love. And that's where the heart of the play lives."

Making her Fitzpatrick Main Stage directorial debut, Karen has previously directed Moonchildren and Extremities in the Unicorn theatre. Karen Allen is an award-winning theatre and film actress and director, starring in countless renowned films including: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Scrooged, Animal House, The Perfect Storm and The Glass Menagerie. Allen has been in acclaimed On and Off-Broadway productions such as, The Monday After the Miracle, Extremities, and most recently, A Summer Day.

Frankie And Johnny in the Clair de Lune
by Terrence McNally
directed by Karen Allen
featuring Angel Desai and Darren Pettie

at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge Campus
Previews: Wednesday, July 29-Friday, July 31
Press Opening/Opening Night: Saturday, August 1 at 8pm
Talkback: Monday, August 3at 7pm
Closing: Saturday, August 22 at 8pm
Tickets: Preview: $42
Tickets: $62
Sponsored by: Blantyre, Country Curtains and The Red Lion Inn


Performance Dates
Wednesday, July 29 at 7pm (Preview)
Thursday, July 30 at 7pm (Preview)
Friday, July 31 at 8pm (Preview)
Saturday, August 1 at 2pm and 8pm (Opening Night)
Monday, August 3 at 7pm (Talkback)
Tuesday, August 4 at 7pm
Wednesday, August 5 at 7pm
Thursday, August 6 at 7pm
Friday, August 7 at 8pm
Saturday, August 8 at 2pm and 8pm
Monday, August 10 at 7pm
Tuesday, August 11 at 7pm
Wednesday, August 12 at 7pm
Thursday, August 13 at 7pm
Friday, August 14 at 8pm
Saturday, August 15 at 2pm and 8pm
Monday, August 17 at 7pm
Tuesday, August 18 at 7pm
Wednesday, August 19 at 7pm
Thursday, August 20 at 7pm
Friday, August 21 at 8pm
Saturday, August 22 at 2pm and 8pm (Closing Night)


Frankie And Johnny in the Clair de Lune Cast:
Frankie: Angel Desai
Johnny: Darren Pettie


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