Bethel’s Academic Theatre will present the play Boeing, Boeing, Feb. 22-24 in Bouldin Auditorium of the Dickey Fine Arts Building on the school’s McKenzie campus.
Boeing, Boeing is a classic farce written by the French playwright Marc Comoletti. The English language adaptation, translated by Beverley Cross, was first staged in London at the Apollo Theatre in 1962 and transferred to the Duchess Theatre in 1965 running for a total of seven years.
The play’s story is set in the 1960s where bachelor Bernard couldn’t be happier with a flat in Paris and three attractive stewardesses all engaged to him without knowing the other. Bernard’s life, however, gets bumpy when his friend Robert comes to stay with him, and a new, speedier Boeing jet disrupts his careful planning. When all three stewardesses are in town simultaneously, Bernard’s friend Robert forgets which lie to tell to whom, and calamity ensues.
Boeing, Boeing is directed by Tony Morton with Scene and Lighting Design by Stephen E. Haynes and Costume Design by Audrey Hamilton. Cast members include: Nick Darnell of Jackson as Bernard; Zoi Szychlinski of Benton, Ky., as Berthe; Aaron Hernandez of Henry as Robert; Alexandra Wilegus of Southaven, Miss., as Gloria; Allison Replogle of Savannah as Gabriella; and Kaitlin Ladd of Chapel Hill as Gretchen.
Presentation dates and times for Boeing, Boeing are as follows: Thursday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 23 at 7:30; and Saturday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $7 each and can be purchased at the door before each performance. Bethel University students and faculty/staff get in free with I.D.