Boeing Boeing

Nicola Lipman (playing the Maid). Photo by David Cooper.

Taking in opening night, I found myself laughing throughout the Arts Club Theatre Company’s clever production where Bernard (Jonathon Young), a successful architect in swinging sixties Paris, is even more successful with the ladies. In fact, he juggles the hearts of three air hostesses who jet in and out of his groovy bachelor pad: Gloria (Kimberley Sustad), Gabriella (Moya O’Connell), and Gretchen (Colleen Wheeler)—aka “America,” “Italy,” and “Germany.” But when Boeing introduces a faster jet, Bernard’s precise romantic timetable goes hysterically off course and turbulence looms. Hilarious, a must see during this run! Standout performances by Nicole Lipman (Berthe), Andrew McNee (Robert) and Coleen Wheeler (Gretchen).

The Swiss-born Marc Camoletti was a prolific playwright during the latter half of the twentieth century. In 1960, he wrote Boeing-Boeing, with which his name has become synonymous. Camoletti’s works have been translated into eighteen languages, produced in fifty-five countries, adapted for television or film on fourteen occasions, attended by an estimated twenty million people, and watched in a recorded version by half a billion people.

Boeing-Boeing at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage through to February 24, 2013 Tickets are $29 to $65, inclusive of taxes and fees. Call the Arts Club Box Office at 604.687.1644 or visit artsclub.com.


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