October 17-19 & 24-26 2003
Doors open at 7:30pm and the show starts at 8:00pm.
Location: Avon Theater, 525 North 2nd Street, Breese, IL 62230
“A broad and frantic farce”
A farce by Marc Camoletti
Adapted by Beverley Cross
Bernard Lawrence is an American journalist stationed in Paris, France. A playboy, he has devised a sophisticated timetable to organize his three ongoing love affairs. His girlfriends are all flight attendants, working for Air France, British Airways and Lufthansa respectively, and they all spend the night at Bernard’s apartment whenever they stop over in Paris. However, each of them believes she is the only one, and accordingly they must never meet. Bertha, Bernard’s faithful housekeeper, has a hard time managing his affairs, preparing special diets for each of them, rearranging photographs and, generally, keeping track of what is going on.
Bernard’s life is turned upside down following (a) a change of schedule for one of his girlfriends and (b) the arrival of Robert Reed, an old friend of his who wants to stay at his apartment for a day or two. The ensuing complications lead to “dangerous” situations until, eventually, all three flight attendants are in the apartment at the same time and still think there is no one else there.
|Bernard – a Parisian bachelor||Jim Bright|
|Janet – a American air hostess||Theresa Hammel|
|Bertha – Bernard’s housekeeper||Lynne Huelsmann|
|Robert – a friend of Bernard’s||Andy Cassibry|
|Jaqueline – a French air hostess||Lisa Strubhart|
|Judith – a German air hostess||Allison Cassibry|
|Director/Stage Manager||Bruce Bowman|
|Associate Directors||Erin Gagen|
|Lights and Sound||Patrick Kreher|
|Properties and Set Pieces||Joan Bowman|
|Set Crew||Amber Bowman, Bruce Bowman, Joan Bowman, Jim Bright,Allison Cassibry, Andy Cassibry, Theresa Hammel, Charlie Huelsmann, Lynne Huelsmann, Mike Huelsmann, Steve Klostermann, Pat Kreher, Deb Stratmann, and Lisa Strubhart.|
|Technical Crew||Bryan Bowman, Charlie Huelsmann, Mike Huelsmann,Pat Kreher, Greg Kuper, Craig Stoecklin, and Deb Stratmann.|
|Box Office||Jenifer Klostermann|
I would like to express my thanks to the Board of Directors for this opportunity to bring another classic farce to the CCS stage. Boeing, Boeing is a 1960′s comedy written by French playwright Marc Camoletti. Although it had a short life on Broadway, Boeing, Boeing holds the record for being the longest running comedy in the history of French theatre (over 35 years!).
The story is about a French architect in Paris. Bernard has everything – a great job; a penthouse bachelor pad; a maid, and a fiancée … or two … or three. Boeing, Boeing is a fast paced farce that might remind you of a Three Stooges movie. You may remember the 1965 movie version by the same name, starring Tony Curtis (Bernard) and Jerry Lewis (Robert).
I wish to thank all the members of my cast, my assistant director Erin (Cinderella), and crew for all their hard work. I would also like to thank my wife, Joan, for allowing me to take the time to do JUST ONE MORE SHOW. After playing the King in Cinderella and Ben Franklin in 1776, I am playing this one from the wings.
Director: Bruce Bowman<- Back to 2003-2004 Season