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Boeing-Boeing

Written by Marc Camoletti
Translated by Beverly Cross
Directed by Susan Reid

If you take the French people’s passion for romance and the carefree attitude of the swingin’ 60’s, you have the perfect playground for Marc Camoletti’s farce, Boeing-Boeing. This crowd-pleasing comedy became the 1965 film starring Jerry Lewis & Tony Curtis and more recently won the 2008 Tony Award for Best Revival. Boeing-Boeing invites you to fly the really friendly skies with Bernard, an architect living in Paris, who has been successfully juggling three (yes, three) fiancées who are all flight attendants. His housekeeper reluctantly plays romantic air-traffic controller as they fly in and out of his swanky bachelor pad. But when his old college pal Robert visits, things get turbulent in the final production of Aurora Theatre’s 14th season, starting on May 6 continuing through May 30.

Aurora’s production will feature some of Atlanta’s finest talent including Joe Knezevich (Pride and Prejudice – Alliance Theatre, Richard III – Georgia Shakespeare) as the French playboy architect Bernard. His three stewardess fiancée’s are played by three of funniest beauties in the region with Cheri Christian (A Piece of My Heart – Theatre in the Square, Host of the TV Series The Movie Bowl on TBS) portraying Jaqueline from Air France, Courtney Patterson (Managing Maxine – Alliance Theatre; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof -Georgia Shakespeare, Last of the Red Hot Lovers – Aurora Theatre) will play the German Judith, and Megan Hayes (Noises Off! – Aurora Theatre) as the all-American girl, Janet. The cast also includes Aurora favorite Nita Hardy (A Catered Affair, Corpse!) and making his Aurora theatre debut, Andrew Benator (Eurydice – Alliance Theatre, television: House of Payne, Law & Order) as faithful school chum Robert. The play will be directed by Aurora Theatre Artistic Associate Susan Reid.


Read the Creative Loafing & AJC Reviews


Anthony Rodriguez, Producing Artistic Director of Aurora Theatre, “A few years ago, we ended our season with Noises Off, and it was a smash hit. People really loved kicking off their summer with a smile. Boeing-Boeing has a similar feel – too many doors, women in their underwear, and lots of comic shtick. Boeing-Boeing is carefully crafted to wring out every drop of funny.”

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Cast:

Joe Knezevich* BERNARD – playboy extraordinaire
Andrew Benator* ROBERT – school friend of Bernard’s
Courtney Patterson* JUDITH – German stewardess
Cheri Christian JAQUELINE – French stewardess
Megan Hayes JANET – American stewardess
Nita Hardy BERTHA – maid

*denotes member of Actor’s Equity Association.

photo by R.Todd Fleeman