Monday, February 08, 2010

Tucson: Winding Road Theater Ensemble presents Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune, special Valentine's Day offer


From: Dean Steeves []
Sent: Monday, February 08, 2010 10:54 AM


A Valentine for Tucson Theater Audiences

Winding Road Theater Ensemble announces the second production of its inaugural season: Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune by Terrence McNally, which will take place at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Tucson, Arizona. A sexy, humorous play about fearlessly—and fearfully—falling in love, the play will be performed by a real-life married couple Amy Erbe and Terry Erbe. Winding Road Theater Ensemble chose this play specifically for the Valentine’s Day season. "To my mind, this play is a true romance and is our Valentine to Tucson audiences," says director Lesley Abrams.

Originally produced Off-Broadway in 1987, Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune enjoyed a Broadway revival in 2002. The film version, written by Terrence McNally and released in 1991, focused more on the dramatic elements of the play. Director Lesley Abrams says, "I felt the film version was too poignant, too serious. I read the play as a classic romantic comedy; a comic duet of sorts between a risk-taker and a risk-avoider complete with a soundtrack of beautiful, sentimental music."

Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune* previews on Thursday, February 11, opens Friday February 12, with evening performances on February 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27, and Sunday matinees on February 14, 21 and 28. All evening shows are at 7:30 p.m.; matinees are at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $18, with group, student, senior, preview and theater artist discounts available for $15. There is also a special Valentine’s Day offer of two tickets for $20. Reservations can be made by calling 520-882-5502. No credit card sales are available, cash and check only. The Scottish Rite Cathedral is located at 160 S. Scott Ave., Tucson.

*This production contains adult language and sexual situations.


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