February 1st marked the opening of the New York romantic comedy, “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair DeLune” at The City Theater in Austin Texas. This romantic comedy by Terrence McNally features Summer Lyn Bryant and Ben Weaver as the life-weary characters searching for love one more time in the sunset of their lives.. The play is well known for its comedic lines as well as hard hitting truths faced by ordinary men and women. Since it is a romantic comedy, it is particularly suited for Valentine’s Day.
Summer Lyn Bryant stars as Frankie, and Ben Weaver portrays Johnny, the local cook betting one more time that he can love Frankie enough to create a future for them both. “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair De Lune” is Miss Bryant’s maiden voyage as a producer, though she has appeared in local plays as well as performing as a dance troupe member in local theatre jazz and tap. “I set out a year ago to do this project without having any experience in producing.. All I had was a vision. What an adventure this has been.”
Directing this classic romantic comedy is Ronni Dobel Prior, making her Austin directorial debut, after directing and acting in many shows in the little hidden gem known as Sam Bass Theatre in Round Rock. We here at Austin Entertainment Theatre are excited for this new venture. The comedy runs three consecutive weekends beginning February 1 through the last performance at The City Theatre on February 16. You can obtain tickets through following the links below.
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