Alliance Theatre’s ‘Frankie and Johnny’ celebrates the power of possibility

March 8, 2015 5:15 PM

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Alliance Theatre’s ‘Frankie and Johnny’ celebrates the power of possibility

Terrence McNally’s Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune is an ode to possibility, to the unpredictability of life, to the transformative power of connection in a lonely world.

The playwright’s 1987 two-hander is a dramatic pas de deux for lovers who belong in no one’s idea of a fairy tale. He’s the short-order cook in a simple New York restaurant. She’s a long-time waitress there. Their first date has ended with a noisy, middle-of-the-night romp on the pullout sofa in her...

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