UW Theatre and Dance Presents Boeing/Boeing

February 5, 2013
Woman and man acting in play
Brooke Benson and Mark Mieden rehearse a scene from the Tony Award-winning comedy “Boeing/Boeing.” The play will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11-15, on the UW Fine Arts main stage. (UW Photo)

Tony Award-winning comedy “Boeing/Boeing," a high-style, knee-slapping romp through the age of glamorous jet-setting air travel, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11-15, on the University of Wyoming Fine Arts Center main stage.

Directed by Leigh Selting, head of the UW Department of Theatre and Dance, “Boeing/Boeing” was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the most performed French play throughout the world. Tickets -- $14 for the public, $11 for senior citizens and $7 for students -- are available at the Wyoming Union and Fine Arts box offices. For tickets and information, call (307) 766-6666 or go online at www.uwyo.edu/finearts.

A riotous farce that recently was revived in London and New York, “Boeing/Boeing” revolves around vintage 1960s playboy Bernard, an American living in Paris, who juggles romances with three gorgeous “air hostesses” with the help of his long-suffering housekeeper, Berthe.

While Bernard keeps his eye on flight schedules, Berthe reluctantly changes the decor and the menus with the arrival and departure of each of his young “fiancees,” who are American, German and Italian.

“The latest edition of the play, named for an aircraft, soars right out of its time zone and into some unpolluted stratosphere of classic physical comedy,” says a New York Times review. “Propelled by the same gusty spirit that animated the silent films of Keaton, Chaplin and Lloyd, this may be earthy, but it's seldom earthbound."

For more information, contact Kathy Kirkaldie, UW Fine Arts coordinator, at (307) 766-2160 or email kirisk@uwyo.edu.

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