By: Marc Camoletti / Translated By: Robin Hawdon
With Permission from Samuel French Inc.

April 4-6 & 10-13

Eagle Eye Community Theatre
All Shows at 8:00 PM

“Hurtling along at the speed of light, this breathtaking farce is a near faultless piece of theatrical invention. Within seconds we are drawn into a delicious web of marital treachery which accelerates with classic symmetry to an all-star denouement.”
Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along too to provide the alibi. It’s foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? Well…. suppose Robert turns up not realizing quite why he has been invited. Suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers, and consequently determined that Jacqueline will NOT leave for the weekend. Suppose the cook has to pretend to be the mistress and the mistress is unable to cook. Suppose everyone’s alibi gets confused with everyone else’s. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed in this sequel to Between Shifts’ production of Boeing Boeing that played to jam-packed houses.

CAST:

Bernard – Maclean Falkins
Jacqueline – Tara Bowland
Robert – Michael K. Hewitt
Suzette – Jessica Kelly
Suzanne – Sara Marrocco 
George – Darren McPeake

 

 

CREATIVE TEAM:

Janice MacLean – Producer
Janice Carroll – Director
Michael K. Hewitt – Scenic and Sound Designer
Brady Armstrong – Lighting Designer
Janet Dundas – Costume Designer
Tea Stefiuk – Production Stage Manager
Barbara Stover – Head of Properties
Christopher French – Head of Carpentry

 

Marc Camoletti (1923-2003) authored more than 40 plays and became a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur in France. Boeing-Boeing, his first major international success, ran for seven years and 2000 performances in its debut London production. It became the Guinness Book of Recordsmost performed French play worldwide. The Paramount film starred Jerry Lewis, Tony Curtis and Thelma Ritter. A later play, Don’t dress for Dinner, also ran for seven years in London’s West End. A French citizen,born in Geneva, and an acclaimed artistand associate of the Soceiete National des Beaux Arts, Marc Camoletti’s theatre career launched with three plays running simultaneously in Paris. Ten of his plays have also been produced for television. His work continues to flourish in numerous languages and some 55 countries. He died in 2003.

Robin Hawdon British playwright especially known for the popularity of his comedies. Mr. Hawdon’s plays are amongst the most frequently produced around the world – his name is as well known abroad as in his native Great Britain. Many of his plays are published by Samuel French. Over recent years his plays have appeared in mainstream theatres in the UK, New York, Chicago, Toronto, Paris, Moscow, Warsaw, Krakow, Bonn, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Tel Aviv, Russia, Italy, Ukraine, South Africa, Australia, and in hundreds of smaller theatres across every continent. Their popularity, amongst professional and amateur companies alike, is due to the fast pace and comic complexity of their plot lines, combined with an essential humanity and reality in their characterisation.

 

 

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