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“Boeing, Boeing” Theater Season Finale

Posted on 4/14/2017 5:09:30 PM

Cast of "Boeing, Boeing"Theater-by-the-Grovewill present the hilarious farce Boeing, Boeing as its 2016–17 season finale. Performances will be held in the Waller Hall Mainstage Theater April 20–22 and 26–29 at 8:00 p.m. and April 23 at 2:00 p.m.

Written by Marc Camoletti and translated by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans, the production was the winner of the 2008 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play. It is being directed by Rob Gretta of the IUP Department of Theater and Dance.

Boeing, Boeing is a fast-paced, classic French farce. Bernard, a swinging American bachelor and successful architect living in a posh Paris apartment, has been deftly juggling three air hostess-fiancées from three different airlines with three different schedules. It is easy, with good timing and a bit of assistance from his reluctant housekeeper. But, all his careful planning goes out the window when an old-school friend from Wisconsin and all three “fiancées” arrive in town simultaneously.

“One of the things I really love to do is laugh, whether it’s a giggle, a guffaw, or a snort,” said director Gretta. “Boeing, Boeing is the perfect way to end our season—with everyone laughing. My hope is that they will continue laughing all the way home.”

This production includes situations that may not be suitable for audience members under the age of 17.

Tickets for Boeing, Boeing are available online at IUPtickets.com or the Lively Arts’ online ticketing site. They can also be purchased at the Hadley Union Building, located on Pratt Drive of the IUP campus, or by calling 724-357-1313. Seating is by general admission, and any tickets remaining will be sold at the door starting one hour before each performance.

Photo Credit: Heather Giavedoni; Pictured above are, left to right, Shelby Fichtner, Katie Leonard, and Lydia Gibson.

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