SURREY – A groovy 1960s Paris bachelor pad is the setting for "Boeing-Boeing," the latest production brought to Surrey Arts Centre by Arts Club Theatre Company.
The David Mackay-directed comedy opens Wednesday, Oct. 16 at the Bear Creek Park theatre and continues until Oct. 26.
Written in 1960, "Boeing-Boeing" is the most performed French play in the world.
In this script, architect Bernard (played by Kevin Kruchkywich) is a hit with the ladies, juggling the hearts of three stewardesses – Gloria (Melissa Oei), Gabriella (Luisa Jojic) and Gretchen (Colleen Wheeler), or "America," "Italy" and "Germany." But when the Boeing company introduces a faster jet, the playboy's precise romantic timetable goes off course, and turbulence looms. The play also stars Andrew McNee, reprising the role of Robert that earned him three Jessie Richardson awards last February for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role.
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The play continues to be popular with audiences around the world. Explains Mackay: "The simple answer is that the structure of this farce puts the characters in comic situations that remain ludicrously funny today. For all our incredible social and technological advancements made over the past 50 years, a good farce can exemplify that quality in human nature that for every step forward, there's a banana peel to take us two steps back."
For more show details, visit www.artsclub.com. For tickets, visit tickets.surrey.ca.
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