Curtain Up: ‘Boeing Boeing’ is funny hysterical confusion

French Farce

Bring dinner and a bottle of your favorite wine and be treated to a delightful evening with the French farce “Boeing Boeing” at Limelight Actors Theater through July 18.
This is a story that takes place in the 1960’s about a swinging bachelor with a great condo within a short cab ride from Orly Airport. Well heeled architect Bernard has what he thinks is a wonderful set up with three flight attendants from three different airlines with three different schedules set to arrive at three different dates and times throughout the year. They all think they are engaged to him, and when bad weather and new faster jets create disorganized confusion to their schedules the fates allow things to go awry and all three arrive at his condo at the same time. Things get hysterically funny.
Originally written by French playwright Marc Camoletti with the English translation by Beverly Cross and Francis Evens, “Boeing Boeing” was first staged in London in 1952 and was listed in “The Guinness Book Of World Records” as the most performed French play in the world.
Director, producer and set designer Kevin Heath brings the kooky cast of characters together with Limelight’s 24th show. Aaron Weisberg, Heather Bass, Christine McElroy, Jery Ross, Cindy Powell and Rachel Perry create continuous havoc and hysteria for more than two hours with one intermission.
If you bring your own food, be sure to bring all utensils needed for a comfortable feast. A microwave is available to warm food if needed. Dinner can also be ordered from the Milias Restaurant’s “Limelight Theater To Go Menu.” Order by noon the day of the show and dinner will be delivered to the theater at 7 p.m. To order, call (408) 337-5100.
Reservations for the show are recommended. Tickets are picked up and paid for at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with an 8 p.m. curtain. For matinees, doors open at 1 p.m. with a 2 p.m. curtain. Lots of free and easy parking is available.
‘Boeing Boeing’
Gilroy Center for the Arts
7341 Monterey St., Gilroy
Through July 18
Tickets: $20
For reservations, show times and other information call (408) 472-3292 or go to


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