Summer, 1957. The streets of Greenwich Village sizzle with the insistent rhythm of jazz. Accompanied by their grandmother, two teenage sisters from the country visit their married cousin in the city. Soon, the young women have embarked on their own private missions involving love, a forgotten child, and a lost mother. Set against the bustling backdrop of New York at mid-century, Franny's Way is a sensual, provocative ode to desire, longing, and the bittersweet collision of youth and adulthood.
Scenic Designer: Thomas Lynch
Costume Designer: Linda Ross & Susan Hilferty
Lighting Designer: Jennifer Tipton
Sound Designer: Scott Lehrer
Production Stage Manager: Jane Pole
Photos of (1) Elisabeth Moss, Kathleen Widdoes, Jesse Pennington, Domenica Cameron-Scorsese, and Yvonne Woods; (2) Domenica Cameron-Scorsese, Kathleen Widdoes, and Yvonne Woods; (3) Jesse Pennington and Yvonne Woods; and (4) Elisabeth Moss by Joan Marcus.
Boundaries warp and melt in the dense urban heat that pervades FRANNY'S WAY, Richard Nelson's sensitively drawn portrait of love in the age of J D Salinger. The lines between childhood and adulthood blur disorientingly for the three generations of characters gathered in a cramped apartment in Greenwich Village at the height of summer in the 1950s.—Ben Brantley, The New York Times