‘Boeing Boeing’ closes out Whitefish Theatre season

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The Whitefish Theatre Co. is presenting a special summer production of “Boeing Boeing” at the O’Shaughnessy Center in Whitefish.

This hilarious, zany comedy is the perfect show to close out WTC’s 40th anniversary season with performances on Aug. 14-17 and 21-24 at 8 p.m. “Boeing Boeing” is a 1960s French farce that features a glamour-boy architect named Bernard who simultaneously juggles Italian, German and American fiancées, each beautiful airline hostesses. Tracking their airlines’ timetables and scheduling non-convergent “layovers,” Bernard keeps “one up, one down and one pending” until an unexpected guest and the introduction of a speedier Boeing jet bring all three to Paris and his apartment at the same time.

“Boeing Boeing” is a side-splitting unraveling of Bernard’s careful romantic planning that, according to The New York Times, “soars right out of its time zone and into some unpolluted stratosphere of classic physical comedy.”

“This French farce first hit the stage in 1965 and was revamped in 2008 to win a Tony Award for Best Revival,” says Director Gail Cleveland. “It is truly a delicious, deliriously fun romp with stereotypical stewardesses, a grumbling French maid, an overly confident philanderer and action propelled by a visit from his innocent, slightly nerdy, friend from America.”

“It is a special delight to have four of the original 2014 cast members back: David Blair, Katie Nixon, Kim Krueger and Erin Grayce,” adds Cleveland. “These four together with two WTC favorites, Mikey Winn and Becky Rygg Mead, form my excellent cast. They are all experienced, creative, and work incredibly well together, resulting in a shared rhythm which makes for an evening of pure pleasure.”

The production features David Blair as Bernard, Mikey Winn as Robert, Erin Grayce as Bertha, and Katie Nixon, Becky Rygg Mead, and Kim Krueger as airline hostesses Gloria, Gabrielle, and Gretchen.

Tickets are $25 with cabaret-style seating and traditional theatre seating. Light food, wine, beer and other beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office, 1 Central Ave., Whitefish, or by calling 862-5371. Box office hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before performance times. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.whitefishtheatreco.org. This show is sponsored by the Rygg Family.

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