Newnan Theatre Company to Fly High with BOEING BOEING
It's the "Swinging 60's," when everyone was high on love and life in Marc Capoletti's classic farce, Boeing, Boeing. The scene is Paris. The City of Lights has always been romantic, but for one man, it's three times the fun. In Newnan Theatre Company's latest production, the laughs are everywhere, and so are the beautiful women.
Bernard (Ralph Myers) thinks he has the best life in the world. He lives in a great flat right in the middle of Paris, and he is engaged (yes, engaged) to three of the world's most beautiful jet-setting stewardesses. Of course, none of these ladies knows anything about the others. To make sure his secrets stay hidden, Bernard has their flight schedules measured to the minute. Bernard's life runs into a bit of turbulence when his hapless American college friend, Robert (Jeff Allen), comes to town at the same time Boeing introduces a new, faster jet that screws up all of Bernard's scheduling. Robert tries his best to remember what lies to tell which flight attendant, but Murphy's Law kicks in, and everything that can go wrong does.
Director Justin Dilley is a new face at Newnan Theatre Company as a director, but he is no stranger to farces. "There's a reason this show is the most-performEd French comedy around the world," he says. "Farces like this one are always fun, because the audience is in on the secrets none of the characters know. They know who's hiding where, and what can and can't be said. The characters, however, have to figure all that out."
The three "beauties of the airways - Gretchen, Gloria, and Gabriella - are played by Michelle Mason, Megs Free, and NTC newcomer Camilla Manazares. Andi Laaker plays Berthe, Bernard's world-weary and not-so-approving maid. "It has been so much fun," Dilley says, "watching these people crack themselves up at the absurdity of the situation. They all play off of one another so well, it's like they were made for this show."
Newnan Theatre Company presents Marc Camoletti's Boeing, Boeing in the Black Box theatre, opening on April 20th and running weekends thru April 30th. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting the Newnan Theatre Company website, www.newnantheatre.org, or by calling (770) 683-6282. Show times are 8 PM for Thursday - Saturday shows, and 3 PM for both Sunday matinee performances.
Pictured: Three stewardesses from NTC's production of Boeing, Boeing: Megs Free, Camila Manazares, and Michelle Mason. Photo by Susan Crutchfield Photography.