WHEN: April 17, with a limited run through May 5; Thursdays through Sundays
Karl Kippola, who starred as Tom Wingfield in Rep’s 2010 production of The Glass Menagerie, directs this comedic romp through 1960s Paris where Bernard, an American bachelor playboy, must juggle the comings and goings of his three air-hostess fiancées, his overworked acerbic French maid, and an old friend who unexpectedly arrives from Wisconsin. Bernard has the arrivals and departures of the trio of international air-hostesses perfectly scheduled by using the airlines own timetables—until the addition of the Boeing Boeing jets. Suddenly, air travel gets faster and turbulence ensues until everyone arrives at Bernard’s Parisian love-nest at the same time.
Boeing Boeing features James Whalen as Bernard; Paul Edward Hope as Robert, the friend; and Nanna Ingvarsson as Berthe, the French maid; with Allison Leigh Corke, Kelsea Edgerly, and Molly Cahill Govern coming in for a landing as the three international flight attendants.
A post-show reception follows the Saturday, April 20, evening performance and free post-show discussions follow performances on Friday, April 26 and Friday, May 3. Audience members are invited to join cast members and the Rep Stage artistic team for a lively discussion.
A 12:30 PM pre-show lecture will precede the Saturday matinee performance on May 4 in the Monteabaro Recital Hall. Dramaturg Dr. Lisa Wilde and Rep Stage’s departing producing artistic director, Michael Stebbins, will discuss the tenure and practice of artistic directorship at Rep Stage.
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All lectures and readings are free and open to the public. Please visit www.repstage.org for tickets, dates and additional information.
About Boeing Boeing
The Boeing Boeing Design Team includes Daniel Ettinger (scenic design), Jason Arnold (lighting design), Matt Straka (sound design), Natalia Chavez Leimkuhler (properties design), Jennifer Tardiff Beall (costume design), Raine Bode (production stage manager) and Nancy Krebs (vocal and dialect coach).
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