American Stage Theatre Company continues its 2010-11 season in the Raymond James Theatre with Tampa Bay area native son and Tony Award winner Terrence McNally's romantic comedy, FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE, running May 31 thru July 3.

In a walk-up apartment on New York's West Side, Frankie, a waitress, and Johnny, a short-order cook, make love. Then, what could easily become a one-night stand between co-workers, takes a romantic detour when Johnny, a compulsive talker, convinces Frankie that he may love her. And so, in a long night's journey into day, two very ordinary people, both disappointed by life, entertain the courageous and terrifying notion of love at middle age. FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE is a bittersweet comedy by an American master playwright brave enough to contemplate The Miracles that happen between two people watching TV and eating ice cream. Playwright Terrence McNally, who was born in St. Petersburg, will also be returning to help celebrate the opening week. Mature subject matter, language and brief nudity.

"Terrence McNally is one of theatre's most important playwright's today," said Todd Olson, producing artistic director. "We are so excited to produce FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE with him here to celebrate with his great work with his friends and family in the Tampa Bay area."

FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE stars American Stage veteran Tom Nowicki (THE SEAFARER) and newcomer Tonia M. Jackson.

Performances and ticket prices are as follows:
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening curtain is at 7:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday evening curtain is at 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday matinee curtain is at 3 p.m.

"Pay-What-You-Can" nights are June 7 and 14.

Tickets prices are $29-$50 depending on date and time of performance.
Students Rush tickets are $10, 30 minutes prior to curtain.

Please call the American Stage Box Office at (727) 823-PLAY (7529)
or go to for more information and to purchase tickets.

American Stage Theatre Company is located at the Raymond James Theatre, 163 3rd Street North in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, Florida.

American Stage Theatre Company is a not-for-profit professional theatre founded in 1977. The company's mission is to create the most satisfying live theatre in the Tampa Bay area, accessible to all members of the community. Their vision is to preserve the greatest human stories from our past, while creating the most defining stories and storytelling of our time. American Stage presents its six play Mainstage Series in its brand new, 182-seat Raymond James Theatre each year. The theatre's other programming includes: American Stage in the Park, "After Hours" Series, Susan R. Hough Cabaret Series, School Tour and camps and classes for children and adults. The Hough Family Foundation is the Season Sponsor, Raymond James is the Mainstage Sponsor, Bank of America is the Education Partner, WEDU is the Media Sponsor and WUSF 89.7 is the Radio Sponsor of American Stage. This production is sponsored by Whitney Bank and co-sponsored by Beth Houghton and Scott Wagman.

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