Photo Flash: Humor Lands at Dulles, First Look at BOEING BOEING
Thursday night, just a few exits away from baggage claim at Washington's Dulles Airport, the comedy Boeing Boeing arrived. The riotous laughter continues at NextStop Theatre Company's 114 seat black box theatre in Herndon through April 30th.
The non-stop comedy Boeing Boeing is a side-splitting farce that enjoyed a Tony Award-winning revival in 2008, featuring Christine Baranski, Bradley Whitford, Mark Rylance, and Gina Gershon. The play takes place in the 1960's and features the story of Bernard, an American bachelor living in Paris, the three gorgeous "air hostesses" engaged to him (without knowing about each other,) and the chaotic day when the release of a faster Boeing jet brings all three ladies into town simultaneously, ruining all of Bernard's best laid plans.
NextStop Producing Artistic Director, Evan Hoffmann, whose most recent directorial work in Catch Me If You Can is up for 4 Helen Hayes Awards, is at the helm directing Boeing Boeing.
"There are so many serious and intense things going on in the world right now... but for this moment in time, I thought it might help us all to take a moment to laugh. Boeing Boeing is great for that!" said Hoffmann.
This cast features a mix of returning NextStop veterans, like Matthew Baughman and Emily Levey. As well as some spectacular new faces, like Alan Naylor (who is a Helen Hayes Award-winner), Jenny Girardi, Suzy Alden, and Karen Novack.
The production features welcomes the return of Elizabeth Jenkins McFadden as Scenic Designer, and a production team including Sarah Tundermann (Lighting Designer), KrisTina Martin (Costume Designer), Reid May (Sound Designer), Jack Golden (Technical Director), Jessica Dubish (Assistant Director), Britney Mongold (Scenic Charge Artist), and Laura Moody (Stage Manager)
For tickets and information, visit www.NextStopTheatre.org.
About NextStop Theatre Company:
NextStop is a professional non-profit live theatre company just moments away from Dulles Airport, Reston Town Center, Wiehle-Reston Metro, and Historic Downtown Herndon. The company produces critically acclaimed productions and educational programs in its intimate black box venue.
NextStop Theatre is made possible in part by generous support from: The Town of Herndon, The Ruth & Hal Launders Charitable Trust, The Nelson J. & Katherine Friant Post Foundation, The Arts Council Fairfax County, The Virginia Commission for the Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts, and NextStop's loyal patron donors.
Emily Levey, as flight attendant Gretchen, helps a pillow take flight in "Boeing Boeing" at NextStop in Herndon.
17 - L-R: Matthew Baughman, Alan Naylor, and Jenny Girardi in Boeing Boeing at NextStop Theatre in Herndon (Photo by Traci J. Brooks Studios.)
16 - Bernard (Matthew Baughman) looks on in hilarious horror as his best laid plans unravel in Boeing Boeing at NextStop in Herndon (Photo by Traci J. Brooks Studios.)
3 - Jenny Girardi as flight attendant Gabriella in Boeing Boeing at NextStop Theatre in Herndon (Photo by Traci J. Brooks Studios)
19 - Karen Novack as Berthe and Matthew Baughman as Bernard in Boeing Boeing at NextStop Theatre in Herndon (Photo by Traci J. Brooks Studios) 21 - Alan Naylor as Robert and Suzy Alden as Gloria in Boeing Boeing at NextStop Theatre in Herndon (Photo by Traci J. Brooks Studios)
21 - Alan Naylor as Robert and Suzy Alden as Gloria in Boeing Boeing at NextStop Theatre in Herndon (Photo by Traci J. Brooks Studios)