Nadine Patterson (ACG change partner ’09, WOO ’02) has acted as Assistant Director for the dinner theater production of “Boeing-Boeing,” a French farce to be performed at the main stage of The Piazza at Schmidt’s (1050 North 2nd Street) on Thursday, July 19 and Friday, July 20 at 7pm. Mark Camoletti’s laugh-out-loud comedy about love found the hard way is presented by Sb1 Federal Credit Union and Tightlaced Productions.
Tickets are $40 and include, dinner, drinks, the show and admission to the cast party at Max’s Beer Bar, also located at the Piazza. Purchase tickets online. Terms and the dinner menu is included with ticket information.
THE PLOT: Bernard, a successful British architect living in 1965 Paris, juggles three flight attendant fiancées: an American woman (Janet), a Italian woman (Jacqueline) and a German woman (Judith). He tracks their airlines’ timetables, and his long-suffering housekeeper, Bertha, reluctantly resets the menus and bedroom decor depending on the arrivals and departures. Bernard has been successful at convincing each woman that she is the only one. Bernard’s old school friend Robert arrives unexpectedly, and Bernard proudly explains to his wide-eyed visitor how he makes his busy romantic schedule run smoothly. He also has a fallback plan for keeping his fiancées separate, involving his country house. Unfortunately for Bernard, a new, faster Boeing jet has been introduced, changing the timetable. Weather delays occur, and complications arise when the women’s behaviour does not match Bernard’s careful planning.
Robert steps in to help Bernard by keeping one or more of the women busy as they arrive ahead of (or behind) schedule. It becomes more and more difficult for Bernard, Bertha and Robert to keep the women separate once they all arrive, and the lies told become more and more difficult to reconcile. Bertha is exhausted and threatens to quit.
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