Bridge Street Theatre Presents “Frankie & Johnny…” [Berkshire on Stage]


“Frankie and Johnny were sweethearts / Oh Lordy, how they did love…”

What begins as a one-night-stand turns into a tug of war between a short-order cook who sees a lifetime of love and adventure ahead and a waitress who’s been burned too many times in the past and is terrified of being hurt again in Terrence McNally’s contemporary American classic Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune, being presented by Catskill’s Bridge Street Theatre for eight performances only, Thursdays-Sundays, tonight (March 29)-April 8.

A clear-eyed love story about two ordinary people, Frankie & Johnny… is arguably the finest romantic comedy of the latter half of the 20th Century. It premiered at the Manhattan Theatre Club in 1987 with Kathy Bates and F. Murray Abraham in the title roles, was adapted into a 1991 film starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Al Pacino, and was revived on Broadway in 2002 with Edie Falco and Stanley Tucci, where it earned two Tony Award nominations.

Appearing in this Bridge Street Theatre production are Broadway’s Rita Rehn as Frankie and Catskill’s own Steven Patterson. The production is directed by Sara Lampert Hoover (in her Bridge Street Theatre debut) and designed by John Sowle. Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune contains adult themes, nudity and strong language and is recommended for audiences age 16 and over. It also contains a soundtrack of some of the most beautiful music ever written, playing in the background on a bedside radio.

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