Boeing-Boeing

The Alley Theatre takes an acclaimed French farce to new heights

The Alley Theatre has revived the internationally acclaimed French bedroom farce Boeing-Boeing. The comedy follows Bernard, an American architect juggling three flight attendants (who all think they're his fiancée) from his Parisian apartment. "It's [from] the classic era of naughty," says director Lisa Spirling, discussing the play's ability to address promiscuity sans sex. "There's just a little bit - it's just...kissing," she says. Bernard's struggle with monogamy reaches hilarious altitudes with the help of his housekeeper (who must rearrange the furniture and menus as each would-be bride arrives and departs), his best friend (who can't keep a secret) and, of course, the trio of femmes fatales. "You set them up as just these women and then [they] come in and they're forces of nature and they're absolutely incredible," Spirling says. "As well as being beautiful, they're intelligent and funny and stunning, and they run rings around these boys." Boeing-Boeing takes flight 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays. Through June 27. Alley Theatre, 615 Texas. For information, call 713-220-5700 or visit www.alleytheatre.org. $21 to $80.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: June 4. Continues through June 27, 2010

 
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