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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Boeing Boeing

Boeing Boeing is currently being played at Theatre Arlington. If you were around in the 1960s the title may sound familiar as it was also a movie starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis. The original screenplay was written in French but later translated into English and performed in London in 1962. It was listed in the 1991 Guinness Book of World Records as the most performed French play in the world.
The play is comedy farce. A young man (Bernard) in Paris has three fiancees who are flight attendants and manages to keep them all separate by keeping track of their schedules. His moto is "One up, one down and one pending". But when the new planes provide shorter trips and one flight is delayed due to a storm, all three end up in the apartment at the same time. What ensues is hilarious. While Bernard is busy entertaining one fiancee, his friend (Robert) is left to try and keep them all separate. In the mix is a French maid who tries to accommodate meals for the Italian, American and German flight attendants.
Although each of the cast gives an amazing performance, Jerry Downey as Robert is amazing. If this play comes to your area, it's a must see.


Joanne said...

sounds like a fun romp. There is so much excellent local talent in the DFW area and so many good things to see.

So many books, so little time said...

I have never heard of this but it sounds fabulous and I must track it down! Thanks for sharing.

Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

K9friend said...

Sounds like it would be funny. I'll have to see if it's appearing anywhere in our area.

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