BWW Review: BOEING BOEING at The Summit Playhouse
The Summit Playhouse Presents Boeing Boeing by Marc Camoletti, translated by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans. Set in 1960s Paris, Boeing Boeing is a non-stop, high flying farce which tells the story of Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancées who are all airline stewardesses. Bernard must juggle timetables, while his maid is constantly changing photographs of the women in order to ensure his three fiancés never cross paths. Chaos ensues when Bernard's friend Robert comes to stay and a speedier Boeing jet disturbs his organization and all three fiancés end up in his apartment at the same time.
The hysterical cast includes Michael Smith-Gallo as Bernard, Dale Monroe as Robert, Elaine D'Addezio as Gloria, Alicia Harabin as Gabriella, Julie Anne Nolan as Gretchen and Joanne Sternberg as Berthe.
Julie Anne Nolan spoke about one of the challenges on portraying Gretchen and how Director Jeanne Johnson helped her overcome it, "Since she knew I couldn't do a German accent, she said to try it with a British accent and see how that goes just to see if you can pick up an accent. So I did it with a British accent even though I wasn't sure how productive that was going to be since it's such a different rhythm, but it went okay!" Nolan also added, "The best part of this show has been the cast, they are all just wonderful people! When you work with people who raise your game, it keeps you on your toes more, especially with the guys when they are out there doing so much and are so funny... It's been a master class in comedy watching them."
The production team includes Director Jeanne Johnson, Co-Producers Pam Heller, Ann Lowe and Joann Scanlan, Stage Manager Sarah Court, Set Designer Roy Pancirov, Light/Sound Designer Ben Wolf.
This show will keep you laughing and will have you on the edge of your seat wondering what's going to happen next! Don't miss it! There are 5 more chances to see Boeing Boeing: March 9-10, 16-17 at 8:00 pm and March 11 at 2:00 pm.
Tickets can be purchased at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3081776
Visit https://www.thesummitplayhouse.org for more information. Tickets are $25 for General Admission and $20.00 for Students with a valid ID.
The Summit Playhouse is located at 10 New England Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901. Call them at 908-273-2192.
Next on stage at The Summit Playhouse is Harper Lee's "To Kill A Mockingbird" May 4-20th.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Summit Playhouse