Rep's BOEING-BOEING Opens Tonight
By Precious Lee Cundangan
Manila, Philippines, January 23, 2013 -- Handsome, dashing playboy Bernard (David Bianco, who starred in Repertory Philippines's [Rep] "Next Fall") feels like the definitive Don Juan as he juggles three beautiful fiancées -- all sultry and sexy air hostesses.
Bernard believes he is on top of his love game; but on the invention of the Boeing jet, Bernard's deceitful schemes take many unexpected twists and turns that would leave audiences in stitches.
BOEING-BOEING was first staged at Apollo Theatre in London in 1962, which later transferred to Duchess Theatre. On Broadway, the play premiered at Cort Theatre in 1965, where it played 23 performances.
The play received revival productions at Comedy Theatre in London in 2007, and at Longacre Theatre on Broadway in 2008.
Besides Bianco, Rep's cast for BOEING-BOEING also include Giannina Ocampo as the sentimental Italian flight attendant Gabriella; Carla Dunareanu as the aggressive German flight attendant Gretchen; Jen Bianco as the confident Southern belle Gloria; Topper Fabregas as Bernard's best friend from Wisconsin; and Baby Barredo as Bernard's reluctant housekeeper Bertha (Joy Virata is Barredo's alternate).
Its artistic and creative teams include Barredo as artistic director; Miguel Faustmann as stage director and set designer; John Batalla as lighting designer; Raven Ong as costume designer; Juno Henares as executive producer; Gidget Tolentino as production manager; Andrew Miranda as stage manager; Pol Roxas as sound technician; Pablito Salvador as lighting technician; Adul Lasin as set execution and scenic artist; Toots Tolentino as press representative; Charlie Barredo, Oliver Usison, Letty Barredo, Marie Talay, and Rose Silva as marketing and sales representatives.
Rep's production of BOEING-BOEING runs from tonight, January 25 to Sunday, February 17 at Onstage, 2/F Greenbelt 1, Paseo de Roxas corner Legazpi St., Makati City.