Saturday, August 27, 2016

BOEING BOEING Opens September 1 at Community Players

If farce is your cup of tea, you won't have much longer to wait till it's back on the boards in Bloomington-Normal. Boeing Boeing, the "non-stop comedy" about a swinging bachelor in Paris in the 60s with a squad of comely flight attendants popping in and out, begins next week at Community Players with a preview performance on September 1.

After that, Boeing Boeing runs from September 2 to 4 and 9 to 11 in a production directed by G. William Zorn and produced by Chris Terven. Zorn's cast includes Dave Krostal, Josh McCauley, Cristen Monson, Bridgette Richard, Jen Schuetz and Terri Whisenhunt.

Krostal stars as Bernard, the bachelor at the center of the farce, with McCauley as his more timid friend in from America. Schuetz plays Bernard's housekeeper, the one trying to keep order while Bernard's three girlfriends, all flight attendants with different airlines, Gabriella (Richard), Gloria (Whisenhunt) and Gretchen (Monson), make their unscheduled arrivals and departures.

Although Boeing Boeing was first written in French by Marc Camoletti and produced at the Com├ędie-Caumartin in Paris, the play found its greatest success in London. Beverly Cross's English translation of this flighty farce ran for more than seven years (and most of the 60s) in the West End theater district. A 1965 Broadway run was short-lived, but a revival in London and New York did just fine, showing once again that Boeing Boeing has legs.

For more information on the Community Players production or to see ticket information, click here.

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