Vancouver’s Arts Club Theatre Company is coming to the Capitol Theatre with a play about airplanes and womanizing.
Boeing-Boeing centres around Bernard, a successful architect in swinging sixties Paris, who is even more successful with the ladies. In fact, he juggles the hearts of three air hostesses who jet in and out of his groovy bachelor pad: Gloria, Gabriella, and Gretchen — aka “America,” “Italy” and “Germany.”
Because the women work for separate airlines, all Bernard needs to ensure the women never cross paths is his trusty timetable and a little help from his housekeeper whose job it is to change the photographs of the women as they visit.
But, when Boeing introduces a faster jet, Bernard’s precise romantic timetable goes hysterically off course and turbulence looms.
Written in 1960, by playwright Marc Camoletti, Boeing-Boeing is the most performed French play in the world. The original Paris run lasted 19 years, and the classic farce about swinging bachelor Bernard remains just as irresistible today. The 2008 Broadway revival won two Tony Awards!
On Boeing-Boeing‘s continuing popularity, director David Mackay says, “The simple answer is that the structure of this farce puts the characters in comic situations that remain ludicrously funny today. For all our incredible social and technological advancements made over the past 50 years, a good farce can exemplify that quality in human nature that for every step forward there’s a banana peel to take us two steps back.”
The Capitol Theatre is bringing in Boeing-Boeing as part of its presentation series on Saturday, November 9. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 for adults or $28 for full-time students or Capitol Theatre season subscribers.
Buy your tickets online at capitoltheatre.bc.ca or phone 250-352-6363 from Tuesday to Friday between noon and 4:30 p.m.