Remember when Paris was the city of love, flight attendants were called stewardesses, and the swinging 60s when a playboy businessman with three fiancées was funny? The Candlelight Theatre does and is presenting the classic rip-roaring, door-slamming, furniture-jumping bedroom farce of the swinging 60s May 12 – June 24. It’s 1964, it’s Paris, and with airline schedules what they are, Bernard, an American playboy, is successfully managing his engagement to 3 attractive stewardesses with the help of his faithful housekeeper. When Bernard’s friend Robert arrives in town and newer, faster jets have their schedules changing and the stewardesses arriving at his door on the same day, it’s time to fasten your seatbelts and get ready for the ride of your life. Written by Marc Camoletti and translated by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans, Boeing Boeing debuted on Broadway in 1965 and holds the Guinness Book of Records as the most produced play ever to come out of France. It premiered in London in 1962 and ran for an astounding 7 years. The 2008 revival garnered several Tony nominations including Best Featured Actress, Best Director, Best Costume Design and Best Sound Design and won the Tony for Best Revival of a Play and Mark Rylance who played Robert, won for Best Leading Actor.
Directed by Bob Kelly, Artistic Director at Candlelight, Boeing Boeing features Ian Agnew as the philandering Bernard; Victoria Healy as Berthe his faithful maid; Heather Ferrell as Gabriella, Sophie Jones as Gretchen and Marybeth Williamson as Gloria, his three fiancées; and Eric Rupp as Robert, his shy, Midwestern small-town friend.
Boeing Boeing runs Saturday, May 12 through Sunday, June 24. Performances are Friday and Saturday evening (doors open at 6:00 pm) and Sunday afternoon (doors open at 1:00 pm, show at 3:00 pm). There is a Thursday evening performance June 14 (doors open at 6:00 pm, show at 8:00 pm) and two Wednesday matinees, May 16 and June 6 (doors open at 11:00 am, show at 1:00 pm). There are no performances Memorial Day weekend, May 25 – 27. All tickets include dinner and show and are $63 for adults. Group rates are available for groups of 15 or more.
For more information call 302-475-2313 or visit www.candlelighttheatredelaware.org.
Boeing Boeing is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, 235 Park Avenue South Fifth Floor, New York, New York 10003. The Candlelight Theatre is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.