Friday February 16, 2018
Hershey Area Playhouse announces a Spring Surprise! A change in our 2018 Season.
HERSHEY, Pa., February 16, 2018 – Hershey Area Playhouse is delighted to announce that we were able to get the rights to do a popular revival of a 60's farce- Boeing Boeing by Marc Camoletti, Beverly Cross and Francis Evans, produced by special arrangement with Samuel French. This classic fast paced comedy will be performed in our April slot in place of Italian American Reconciliation, bringing close calls, slamming doors and lots of physical comedy to light up the stage. Auditions will be held on Friday, February 23rd from 6 - 8 PM in the theatre. Please come with a prepared monologue. You may also be asked to read cuttings from the script. Callbacks will be by appointment only.
"This latest edition of a play named for an aircraft soars right out of its time zone and into some unpolluted stratosphere of classic physical comedy. Propelled by the same gusty spirit that animated Commedia dell'Arte and the silent films of Keaton, Chaplin and Lloyd, [this] may be earthy, but it's seldom earthbound." - The New York Times
Bernard, a Parisian bachelor – 30’s – 40’s
Robert, a friend of Bernard’s – 30’s – 40’s
Gloria, an American air hostess– 30’s – 40’s
Gabriella – an Italian air hostess– 30’s – 40’s
Gretchen – a German air hostess– 30’s – 40’s
Berthe, Bernard’s housekeeper – 50’s – 60’s
In this 1960’s French farce, self-styled Parisian swinging single Bernard is engaged- the only problem is he is engaged to not one, but three women at the same time. All three are “air hostesses” – working for three different airlines and carrying on their romance with Bernard during their layovers in Paris. It all works perfectly on schedule- as one departs, another arrives, until one day when storms and a newer faster airplane throws the schedule out the window, leaving Bernard, his friend Robert and long-suffering maid Bertha to cope with the consequences.
Performances of Boeing Boeing will be held April 12-15 and 19-22, 2018 at the Playhouse. Additional audition information is available on the Playhouse’s website, www.HersheyAreaPlayhouse.com.
Hershey Area Playhouse (www.HersheyAreaPlayhouse.com) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing residents of the community with an opportunity to participate in the creation and production of a theatrical experience. Since its inception in 1999, Hershey Area Playhouse has staged dozens of productions at numerous venues around the Hershey area. In April 2007, the Playhouse opened its new permanent home, Hershey Area Playhouse at Country Meadows.