Life's perfect moments sometimes announce themselves in small and subtle ways. If you're an underpaid, middle-aged waitress, like the heroine of Terrence McNally's play Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, winding up in bed with a co-worker in your crappy little Hell's Kitchen walk-up might feel like the raw end of a one-night stand. But what if he sees it as the beginning of something more? Nothing can harsh your mellow like somebody trying to have a perfect moment when you just want him to go home and let you get on with your misery. Also, he's looking at you in the light. Ew.
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Though the show premièred in 1987, its awkward, bristling romance is a story that seems to never stop happening. This time around, Tim Shawver directs for Nearly Naked Theatre. Curtain time at Phoenix Theatre.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Starts: Feb. 23. Continues through March 9, 2013