Darren Pettie will star in Berkshire Theatre Company's Franky and Johnny in the Clair de Lune.
Darren Pettie will star in Berkshire Theatre Company's Franky and Johnny in the Clair de Lune.
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Darren Pettie (Detroit) will join the previously announced Angel Desai (Company) in Berkshire Theatre Group's upcoming production of Terrence McNally's Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. Karen Allen (Raiders of the Lost Ark) directs the drama, which will run on the Fitzpatrick Main Stage from July 29-August 22, with an official opening on August 1.

Pettie replaces Greg Vrotsos, who was originally announced for the role of Johnny. The story takes place after a one-night rendezvous in Manhattan's West Side, where Johnny, a compulsive, starry-eyed, short-order cook, is convinced he has found his life companion in Frankie, a wisecracking waitress. Frankie's poor history with men leaves her hesitant to commit, but as the night progresses, she lets her guard down and an unlikely romance begins to blossom.

Additionally, the theater has announced casting for its production of I Saw My Neighbor on the Train and I Didn't Even Smile, which runs July 16-August 15, with opening set for July 18. Written by Suzanne Heathcote, the production is directed by Jackson Gay and stars Linda Gehringer, Adam Langdon, Keira Naughton, Adam O'Byrne, Andrew Rothenberg, and Ariana Venturi.

For tickets to Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, click here.

For tickets to I Saw My Neighbor on the Train and I Didn't Even Smile, click here.