FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 24, 2018
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Glenville State College
Public Relations Department
Glenville, WV - Students in Glenville State College’s theater program will be performing ‘Boeing Boeing’ by Marc Camoletti as their first production of the fall semster. The nightly performance will run from Thursday, September 27 through Saturday, September 29 and will begin at 7:00 p.m.
Boeing Boeing is a classic bedroom farce. It tells the story of Bernard, a Parisian who lives near Orly Airport, who has interesting living arrangements. He is engaged to Gloria, Gabriella, and Gretchen, all of whom are stewardesses and none of whom know about one another. Bernard keeps everything straight by following airline timetables and gifted improvisation. His grouchy maid, Berthe, is in on the scam and helps him keep the apartment straight.
However, when new, faster Boeing jet planes come on the scene all of Bernard's timetables start to unravel along with everyone's nerves. Soon, all three stewardesses are in the apartment at the same time and chaos ensues.
The cast of Boeing Boeing includes Jacob McLaughlin as Bernard, Brittany Benson as Gloria, Victoria Guillory as Berthe, Brandon White as Robert, Anna Childers as Gabriella, and Rune Clutter as Gretchen. The play is designed and directed by GSC Professor of Communication Dennis Wemm. The stage crew includes Jasmine Tarman operating the lights and scenery by Wemm, Jasime Tarman, Nic Duffield, and Justin White. Stage managers are Chase Rakes and Bradley Benson along with makeup by Ceara Scott. The constumes were supplied by Norcostco Atlanta Costumes.
The original play by Marc Camoletti premiered in Paris in 1961. An English translation by Beverly Cleary appeared in London the next year with a Broadway adaptation by Francis Evans in 1965. It was revived in London and New York in 2008, where it won the Tony Award for best revival. It was also made into a movie starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis.
The play will be presented in the President’s Auditorium in the Heflin Administration Building. The performance has a ‘PG’ rating. Admission is free for students and $5 for the general public.
For more information about the performance, contact Wemm at Dennis.Wemm@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6323.