Friday, April 29, 2016

"Boeing Boeing"

Boeing Boeing
Marc Camoletti
Translation by Beverly Cross & Francis Evans

Joshua Hollister, Halsey Varady & Michael Barrett Austin
Seeing seven doors across the stage wall can only mean one thing:  Buckle your seat belt because it’s going to be a wild and wooly night of loud slams, just misses, surprise comings, and split-second goings.  And be prepared not just to snicker or chuckle but to downright roar, bellow, and guffaw – totally embarrassing yourself when the audience member in front of you turns around and gives you the evil eye!  Nothing short than the funnest -- Is it a word?  Steve Jobs said so, and so it is -- of evenings is guaranteed at The Stage’s exceptionally well-acted, well-directed Boeing Boeing, the most-produced-ever French language play by Marc Camoletti (presented in translation by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans).  Director Kenneth Kelleher has milked literally every line of this 1962 script and every thirty seconds (or less) of playing time to find ways to draw big laughs; and the crazy, frenetic antics he and the cast employ never fail to work in their mission.  

Follow this link for my full Talkin' Broadway review:

Rating: 5 E

Boeing Boeing continues through May 1, 2016 at at San Jose Stage Company, 490 South First Street, San Jose, CA.  Tickets are available at or by calling the box office at 408-283-7142.

Photo Credit: Dave Lepori

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