French comedy ‘Boeing Boeing’ comes to Davis & Elkins
Owen Peet plays the lead role of Bernard Lawrence in D&E’s production of “Boeing Boeing.” Filling the roles of his three fianceés are Bridget Eckhardt (left), Alyse Prince and Sarah Satterwhite.
Laughter will be
abundant when the Davis & Elkins College Department of Fine and Performing
Arts presents the French comedy "Boeing Boeing" for two weekends in the Boiler
Shows are scheduled
for April 18-20 and 25-27, all at 8 p.m.
The production is the
West Virginia premier of the 2008 Tony Award winner of Best Revival of a Play. Guest
Director Greg Mach, associate professor of theatre arts at West Virginia
Wesleyan College, said he is excited to be back at the Boiler House Theatre for
a show he describes as "sexy, very funny, and definitely over the top."
The 1960s French
farce adapted for the English-speaking stage features self-styled Parisian
lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German and American fiancées, each a
beautiful airline hostess and each unaware of the other two.
He keeps "one
up, one down and one pending" — until unexpected schedule changes bring
all three to Paris and Bernard's apartment at the same time.
Playing the lead of
Bernard Lawrence is Owen Peet, a freshman from Greencastle, Pa. Filling the
roles of his fiancées are Alyse Prince, a sophomore from Hurricane, W.Va., as
Gloria; Sarah Satterwhite, a senior from Farmington, W.Va., as Gabriella; and
Bridget Eckhardt, a junior from Silver Spring, Md., as Gretchen. Rounding out
the cast are Ashley Collins, a sophomore from Independence, W.Va., as Bernard's
housekeeper Bertha, and Michael Good, a junior from Elkins, as Bernard's friend
Mach said he's very
pleased with the cast members, who have "done a great job learning accents,
creating ‘shtick', and making these characters people we would love to spend an
Tickets are general
admission, $7; seniors and students younger than 18, $5; D&E students,
faculty and staff, free.
call the Fine and Performing Arts office at (304) 637-1212.