‘Boeing Boeing’ by Marc Camoletti, directed by Lyn Tunnicliffe.
Sunday 17 September 2017 at 3pm at the Studio.
Synopsis: This high-flying farce of the swinging ’60 finds a free-spirited lothario, Bernard, who has French, German, and American fiancées, each beautiful airline hostesses with frequent layovers. He keeps “one up, one down and one pending” until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris and Bernard’s apartment at the same time. Please close your snack trays and bring your seat backs to an upright position.
2 Adult Males – 30s
4 Adult Females – 20s-50s
|Bernard||30s+||An American architect living in Paris; handsome, well-educated, charming; engaged to three air hostesses whom he manages to keep in the dark about one another by managing their visits on a strict timetable; takes boyish pleasure in the success of his devious doings, until his careful planning starts to fall apart, deflating his confidence.|
|Robert||30s+||Bernard’s schoolmate from back in the States; hasn’t seen Bernard in many years; shy, small-town, Midwestern, and sweet- a nerd by today’s standards; views Bernard’s whirlwind juggling act of three fiances with awe and admiration–until he gets wrapped up in it himself and his anxiety spins out of control.|
|Berthe||40s+||French; Bernard’s long-time live-in maid and cook; although devoted to Bernard, she is tired of keeping up with Bernard’s revolving-door lifestyle, and by play’s end she has been pushed as far as she will go; dry and fantastically sarcastic; never afraid to say what’s on her mind; French accent.|
|Jacqueline||20s-40s||Bernard’s French fiance; air hostess for Air France sultry and full of fire, she is much smarter and more self-reliant than she first appears; French accent.|
|Judith||20s-40s||Bernard’s German fiance; air hostess for Lufthansa; has an intense passion that can spin on a dime-one moment she might be soft and cuddly, and the next barking out orders and breaking furniture; inspires equal amounts of lust and fear in those around her; German accent|
|Janet||20s-40s||Bernard’s American fiance; air hostess for Pan-Am epitome of a go-getter American woman; has a vigorous appetite for food and love; completely adorable and supremely confident, but she might punch you if you dared call her “cute”; New York accent.|