French farce, "Boeing, Boeing," opens Friday at Ghent Playhouse

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GHENT, N.Y. >> French playwright Marc Camoletti's farce, "Boeing, Boeing," begins a three-weekend run Friday evening at Ghent Playhouse in a translation by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans.

Directed by Ghent Playhouse artistic director Cathy Lee-Visscher, the production is scheduled to run through April 3 with performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. There is no performance Easter Sunday, March 27.

Set in the swinging '60s, "Boeing, Boeing" is about an American architect living in Paris who is engaged to three gorgeous international airline hostesses, none of whom knows about the others. With help from his faithful maid, Berthe and his trusty airline timetables, Bernard is able to juggle each of the women's layovers with a cool ease. But his perfect situation hits a snag when an old college friend unexpectedly comes to visit and the new and speedier Boeing jet complicates his perfect planning. Suddenly, all of the women find themselves in Paris at the same time and chaos ensues.

Mark Carway returns to the Ghent stage as the lothario, Bernard. Ghent Playhouse veterans Sally McCarthy and Mark Wilson are Bernard's maid, Berthe and Bernard's friend, Robert. Meaghan Rogers is Bernard's American fiancée, Gloria; Christina Reeves is Bernard's German fiancée, Gretchen; and Olga Bogdanova makes her Ghent Playhouse debut as Bernard's fiery Italian fiancée, Gabriella

Ticket information is available by phone at 1-800-838-3006 or online at ghentplayhouse.org


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