Hilberry Theatre to Present BOEING BOEING, 9/19-10/4
Marc Camoletti's hilarious farce Boeing, Boeing opens the Hilberry Theatre's 52nd season in Midtown Detroit, playing September 19 through October 4, 2014 from $10-$30 and are available by calling the Hilberry Theatre Box Office at (313) 577-2972. Tickets for Boeing Boeing range Hilberry.com, or by visiting the box office at 4743 Cass Avenue on the corner of Hancock Street.
The most performed French play in history, Boeing Boeing has been adapted several times, including a popular 1965 movie starring Jerry Lewis and Tony Curtis. The English-language translation by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans opened for the first time in London starring David Tomlinson (Disney's Mary Poppins).
The play centers on French bachelor Bernard, who lives a happy, structured life according to strict airline timetables - the American stewardess for breakfast, the Italian one for lunch, and the German for dinner! With the invention of a faster Boeing jet, schedules begin to shift and Bernard finds himself host to three fiance?s at the same time. With the help of a loyal butler and an intrigued friend, he manages to keep them apart as long as possible.
To present the popular farce, the Hilberry welcomes guest director Lenny Banovez, co-founder and artistic director of New York City's TITAN Theatre Company. Banovez has worked as an actor and director at many NYC and regional theatres throughout the country, including Cherry Lane Theatre, Theatre Row, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Texas Shakespeare Festival, and Virginia Shakespeare Festival. At TITAN, he has directed productions of Romeo & Juliet, Henry V, Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth, and Flaming Guns of the Purple Sage. He holds an MFA from the Professional Actor Training Program (PATP) at Ohio University and a BA in Theater Arts from the University of Wisconsin- Parkside.
The Hilberry continues the 2014-15 Season with William Shakespeare's romantic tragedy Romeo & Juliet (October 24-December 13); an evening of one-act comedies from renowned playwright David Ives with All in the Timing (November 21-January 31); The Way of the World, William Congreve's mockery of the upper-class (January 16-March 7); and Arthur Miller's adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's classic drama An Enemy of the People (February 20-March 28) playing in repertory. The season will close with Patrick Barlow's hilarious spoof of Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps (April 10-25).