Frankie & Johnny in the Clair De Lune

Wednesday, 9 October 2019 to Saturday, 19 October 2019

STARC Productions returns to the Bakehouse Theatre this October with the much loved romance Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune by Tony award-winning playwright Terrence McNally.

The play is a fly-on-the-wall experience of the heart-warming, sometimes comical and often deeply personal and intimate moments shared between two working class middle-aged New Yorkers in the final hours of their first date.

Set in Frankie's Manhattan apartment, away from the prying eyes of the big city, the characters embark upon a journey of self-discovery and acceptance along which they guide and support each other and through which they are able to bond and grow as they debate whether or not to take a chance on love.

It is a story of human connection, unlikely attraction, the discovery of trust and above all else, love and our very human need to be loved.

 McNally's great gift is his flamboyant wit, but his comedy is permeated with an intimate understanding of the flip side of love — loss.”  New York Times

 “…Frankie & Johnny is a beautiful balance between reality and romance.”   Variety

This is a poignant romantic comedy not to be missed!

“Frankie & Johnny in the Clare de Lune is one of the most honest evocations of the innate desire for love that’s been put to paper. It’s ostensibly about a one-night stand....but there’s a sting in its tail. The STARC Productions team of Tony Knight, Marc Clement and Stefanie Rossi are an ideal trio to bring this piece to full flourish.
Peter Burdon - The Advertiser
"Knight, Rossi, and Clement have created another fine piece of theatre, with strong characterisations from both performers and powerful and convincing interactions between their two characters....They bring a bleakness to the lives of these two flawed and damaged individuals, through their performances"
Barry Lenny - Broadway World
“Under the tight direction of Tony Knight, Clement is in his element in this role. His delivery is impeccable; ..Rossi is luminous in this role. Her ability to shift mercurially from anger to vulnerability is mesmerising..... Of note is impressive lighting throughout by Stephen Dean..the direction and finely polished performances are the real stars in this production."
Jude Hines - Stage Whispers


Adults $30 Conc $26, Students $20, Groups (6+) $26, Previews $23
90 minutes (no interval)

Written by - Terrence McNally
Directed by - Tony Knight
Featuring - Marc Clement & Stefanie Rossi
Lighting & Sound Design - Stephen Dean
Lighting & Sound Operator - Eleanor Adams

Wednesday, 9 October 2019 - 8:00pm
Opening night: 
Thursday, 10 October 2019 - 8:00pm
Friday, 11 October 2019 - 8:00pm
Saturday, 12 October 2019 - 8:00pm
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 - 8:00pm
Thursday, 17 October 2019 - 8:00pm
Friday, 18 October 2019 - 8:00pm
Saturday, 19 October 2019 - 8:00pm

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