Lakewood Theatre Company presents: Boeing-Boeing, July 8 - August 21, 2011| Click here to Purchase Tickets |Click here for Oregonian review |Click here for Willamette Week review | Click here to view production photos | July 8 - August 21, 2011, Directed by Alan Shearman. Ticket Prices: $28/adults, $25.00/Senior. Discounts for students and groups.
Boeing-Boeing, by by Marc Camoletti, translated from the French by, Beverley Cross and Francis Evans opens July 8 and continues through August 21, 2011 at Lakewood Theatre Company.
Hard on the heels of landing three Drammy awards for last season’s productions, Lakewood Theatre kicks off an exciting and challenging new series of plays and musicals with the Portland area premiere of the recent Broadway smash-hit and Tony award-winning comedy Boeing-Boeing. The show opens on Lakewood Theatre’s Headlee Mainstage Friday, July 8 and runs Thursdays through Sundays until August 21. Click here to order tickets online.
Directed by Alan Shearman (The Producers, Accomplice, A Flea In Her Ear) the show stars six of Portland’s funniest and most talented actors, including favorite local star Leif Norby. In line with the current popularity of retro 1960’s culture (Mad Men, Catch Me If You Can, and the upcoming ABC-TV series Pan Am) the show promises to add sparkle and sizzle to everyone’s summer.
This hilarious, sexy comedy follows Bernard (Ben Plont), a successful architect living in Manhattan, who confidentially believes he can juggle his three flight attendant fiancées by meticulously monitoring their schedules. Aided and abetted by his trusted housekeeper (Lisa Knox) who begrudgingly plays romantic air traffic controller, everything goes like clockwork. It’s all a question of timing; as one fiancée flies in another takes off - while the third is in mid-air on the other side of the world. But when a rube college friend (Leif Norby) arrives and Bernard’s three fiancées (Nicole Accuardi, Ileana Herrin and Christy Drogosch) are rescheduled to the latest faster Boeing jets, Bernard’s fantasy life hits major turbulence!
Boeing-Boeing premiered in Paris in 1960, London in 1962 and New York in 1965. Paramount Pictures released a movie version that same year starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis – and in 1991, The Guinness Book of Records honored the show as the most-produced French play around the world.
Grab your boarding pass for jet age hi-jinx and boomer nostalgia. Winner of the 2008 Tony Award for Best Revival and best actor Tony award for Mark Rylance. Boeing-Boeing is a Portland area premiere!
Director Alan Shearman says “fasten your seatbelts for a show that has all the ingredients of a side-splitting riot: aggressively sexy girls, back-sassing housekeeper, arrogant fool and bumbling blockhead.” A FastPass for a fun-filled, laugh-a-minute night out.
Boeing-Boeing opens Friday, July 8 at Lakewood Theatre and continues until August 21 with the following performance schedule: Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 PM, Sundays at 7:00 PM on July 10, 17 and 24 and Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM on July 17, 31, August 7, 14 and 21. The theatre is located at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street in Lake Oswego. Ticket prices are $28 for adults and $25 for seniors. Additional discounts are available for groups and students. Contact the Lakewood Theatre Box Office at (503) 635-3901 or click here to order online. The title sponsor for Boeing-Boeing is The Swinford Family.
Please note: Boeing-Boeing contains suggestive situations and dialogue.
The story: Successful New York architect Bernard (Ben Plont) and his
belligerent housekeeper Bertha (Lisa Knox) keep his ambitious fantasy
life of three flight-attendant fiancées on the boil as he juggles their
flight schedules while she frantically changes the pictures and
knick-knacks with the arrival and departure of each drop-dead gorgeous
young woman Gloria, a California health food nut who flies for TWA
(Nicole Accuardi), Gabriella, a fiery Italian bombshell from Alitalia
(Ileana Herrin) and Gretchen, a passionate domineering female from
Lufthansa (Christy Drogosch). All goes like a dream until the airlines
suddenly transfer the girls to their new, faster, Boeing super-jets,
throwing their schedules into an unpredictable frenzy. To add to the
chaos, a naïve college friend of Bernard’s — Robert (Leif Norby) —
arrives unexpectedly and innocently threatens to give the whole game
away with his Heartland honesty. A bumpy ride is guaranteed for all!
Stage design is by Jeff Seats, lighting design by Mark LaPierre, costume design by Patricia Rohrbach, props and set dressing by Kendra Comerford, sound design by Dan Hallberg and curtain call choreography is by Erin Shannon. The stage manager is Domeka Parker, assistant stage manager is Felix Kelsey and the producer is Kay Vega.
Lakewood Theatre Company is located at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street in Lake Oswego. Ticket prices for Boeing-Boeing are $28 for adults and $25 for seniors. There are additional discounts for students and groups. Call the Lakewood Theatre Box Office at (503) 635-3901. Please note: Boeing-Boeing contains suggestive situations and dialogue.
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July 8 - August 21, 2011