Translated by Beverly Cross & Francis Evans
Directed by Mike McDermott & Mike Mensching
It’s the 1960s, and swinging American bachelor Bernard couldn’t be happier: a flat in Paris and three gorgeous
Air Hostesses (Stewardesses) all engaged to him without knowing about each other. Bernard manages to
juggle his dance card with careful planning and the reluctance of his acid tongued French Housekeeper Berthe.
But Bernard’s perfect life gets bumpy when his friend Robert from Wisconsin comes to stay, and a new and
speedier Boeing jet is introduced to the airlines which throws off all of his careful planning. Soon all three
stewardesses are in town simultaneously, timid Robert is forgetting which lies to tell to whom, and catastrophe
looms. A riotous farce that recently enjoyed hit revivals in London and New York, Boeing Boeing is now set to
arrive in the Spa City – fasten your seat belts!
Boeing Boeing is a classic farce written by the French playwright Marc Camoletti. The English language
adaptation, translated by Beverley Cross, was first staged in London at the Apollo Theatre in 1962 running for
a total of seven years. In 1991, the play was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the most performed
French play throughout the world. The most recent revival on Broadway in 2008 won the TONY for best play
Bernard: (35-50s) An American architect based in Paris. Dashing and handsome, he’s manically trying to
juggle the schedule of his three fiancés with slamming doors and lies building on top of lies to a hilarious
Robert: (35-50s) Bernard’s long-lost school friend, a sad-sack hayseed from Wisconsin. Seemingly slow and
socially inept, Bernard slowly builds his confidence to take command of the situation and becomes the comedic
central point of the play.
Berthe: (30-50s) Bernard’s chic, black-clad philosophic maid who loves nothing more than to complain
Air Hostesses (Stewardesses): (20s-40s) Age is not as important as physical appearance. Actresses must
have the physical characteristics to portray Stewardess from 1960s.
Gloria: The take-charge, health-obsessed American Air Hostess (Fast Southern Accent)
Gabriella: The sentimental, lusty Italian Air Hostess (Italian Accent)
Gretchen: The dominating, but thin-skinned German Air Hostess (German Accent)
Auditions will include comedic improvisation exercises
Women will be asked to demonstrate accents: Southern, Italian, German, or French
PRODUCTION DATES: Weekends, April 18 – May 4, 2014
REHEARSALS: Will be on Monday through Thursday evenings and
Sunday afternoon or evenings beginning March 2nd
Auditions will be from the script.
Please bring a current photo to auditions. Photos will not be returned.
For further information please call Home Made Theater at (518) 587-4427