Cyprus Mail

Can’t hurry love

By Maria Gregoriou

If you are an Al Pacino or Michelle Pfeiffer fan the roundabout plot of the play beginning Thursday at Theatro Ena in Limassol will be familiar to you.

The theatrical performance – and the 1991 movie version – is Frankie and Johnny even though the original play was called Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune.

The two-character play, written by Terrence McNally, was first performed off-Broadway in 1987 and then on-Broadway in 2002.

It focuses on two lonely, middle-aged people whose first date ends with them going to bed together in Frankie’s one room walk-up apartment on the west side of New York City.
Johnny, who is a short order cook who manages to keep himself in good physical condition, is certain that he has found his soul mate in Frankie.

Frankie, a waitress who has unconventional good looks, is far more cautious and disinclined to jump to conclusions as she is much more down to earth. At first she writes off the encounter as a one night stand, but the night doesn’t end there.

The play is directed by Marios Theoharous and will run until Sunday. It will the be performed next week in Nicosia from September 24 until September 27 at Theatro Ena.

Frankie and Johnny
Performance of the two-character play by Terrence McNally. September 17-20. Theatro Ena, Limassol. 8.30pm. €10. In Greek. Tel: 96-297278

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