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51 Star Starred
Olinder Theatre
848 East William Street. San Jose, CA 95116
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23 reviews
31 stars
Ate afterwards at Fuki Sushi in San Jose. Excellent food, service, prices.
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87 events
73 reviews
10 stars
The weather was warm. I wore Dockers, a shirt and light sweater..
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"Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune"
29 ratings
4.4 average rating
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35 events
21 reviews
9 stars
attended Apr 12 2012

We saw the preview of this performance Thursday. It is wonderful.
Excellent performance, nice set up and decor.We have enjoyed it and highly recommend to see it. This little theater has amazing actors,great shows and very friendly and casual...continued

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7 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 13 2012

Really enjoyed this play. Both actors were very good. We felt like we were listening to two people having a real, unrehearsed conversation. Near the end of the first half I was laughing so hard that I was crying, and that has never happened to me...continued

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27 reviews
7 stars
attended Apr 29 2012

An outstanding performance by Leslie Hardy Loyd and Jerry Lloyd. So vividly done that it felt real. A really special performance, well worth seeing for a down to earth look at life in early middle age (if I can remember so far back).

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The setting is a walk-up apartment on Manhattan’s West Side where, as the curtain rises, Frankie (a waitress) and Johnny (a short-order cook who works in the same restaurant) are discovered in bed. It is their first encounter, after having met several weeks ago on the job, and Frankie is hopeful that Johnny will now put on his clothes and depart, so she can return to her usual routine of watching TV and eating ice cream. But Johnny, a compulsive talker (and romantic), has other ideas. He is convinced that he loves Frankie, a notion that she, at first, considers to be ridiculous. She has had more disappointments than delights in life, and he is the veteran of one broken marriage already. And neither of them is in the bloom of youth. Yet out of their sometimes touching, sometimes hilarious interplay the promise of a relationship beyond a “one-night stand” does begin to emerge.

Intended for audiences 14 years old and older.

About the Ticket Supplier: Northside Theatre Company

San Jose’s Northside Theatre Company was founded in 1978 by Richard Orlando. In 1980, Northside Theatre Company became a registered non-profit organization. Northside Theatre Company is currently in its 37th season and receives national attention for new play development while leading the way in re-defining the integrity and importance of small theatre organizations and their critical importance to the development of industry standards and emerging artists. Committed to theatre for all people, without regard to age, race, creed, culture or physical abilities, Northside Theatre Company is devoted to the manifestation of the human spirit by creating dramatic art through heart, collaboration and exploration.

For 37 years, Northside Theatre Company hallmarks have been experimentation, education and performance. Northside Theatre Company has been as much a philosophy as a production company. We are a place where imagination and inventiveness have a chance to blossom, a place where the human spirit is explored in bold and unpredictable ways.

Northside Theatre Company is an opportunity for emerging artists to work with and learn from seasoned professionals. On stage, old and young merge in a relentless pursuit of quality to give our audiences, liberating experiences.

Northside Theatre Company offers a full range of theatre services including: Open Auditions, Outreach Projects, a Five Play Mainstage season, and various staged readings throughout each season.