Auditions for Boeing, Boeing, 1960's farce

by Janis Powell 26th August 2016

 

Boeing Boeing 

Synopsis:

A hit comedy similar in vein to Shakespeare's comedies of merry misadventures and mistaken identities, Boeing Boeing tells the exploits of French bachelor Bernard and his lovely female flight attendants. Three flight attendants, to be exact, from three different countries: and they all believe they're engaged to Bernard! In the past, Bernard has been able to juggle these women due to his detailed timetable of his fiancés' flight schedules. When the situation changes and all of the women end up at his apartment on the same day, Bernard (with help from his bewildered friend Robert) struggles to keep them from learning the truth. Will the lying lothario be able to keep up this charade, or will a disaster occur? As they say: all's well that ends well!

Auditions   Saturday Aug. 27th at 1 pm; Sunday Aug. 28 at 1 pm  in the STAR STUDIO, located in the building in the back of the parking lot at the Whidbey Playhouse. 

  • Please prepare a one minute comedic monologue
  • There will be cold readings from the script. 

 

Cast needed:

2 Men 4 Women

Role

Sex, age

 

Character Description

 

Bernard

Male 25-49

 

A successful American architect, living in Paris; handsome, well-educated, charming; engaged to three air hostesses whom he manages to keep in the dark about one another by managing their visits on a strict timetable; takes boyish pleasure in the success of his devious doings, until his careful planning starts to fall apart, deflating his confidence.

 

Berthe

Female 40-69

 

French; Bernard's long-time live-in maid and cook; although devoted to Bernard, she is wearying of keeping up with Bernard's revolving-door lifestyle, and by play's end she has been pushed as far as she will go; dry and fantastically sarcastic; never afraid to say what's on her mind; French accent.

 

Robert

Male 25-49

 

Bernard's schoolmate from back in the States; hasn't seen Bernard in close to 20 years; shy, small-town, midwestern, and sweet-somewhat of a nerd by today's standards; views Bernard's whirlwind juggling act of three fiancés with awe and admiration--until he gets wrapped up in it himself and his anxiety spins out of control.

 

Gloria

Female, 20-39

 

Bernard's American fiancé; air hostess for TWA; epitome of a go-getter American woman; has a vigorous appetite for food and love; completely adorable and supremely confident, but she might punch you if you dared call her "cute"; Southern accent

 

Gretchen

Female, 20-39

 

Bernard's German fiancé; air hostess for Lufthansa; has an intense Teutonic passion that can spin on a dime-one moment she might be soft and cuddly, and the next barking out orders and breaking furniture; inspires equal amounts of lust and fear in those around her; German accent

 

Gabriella

Female, 20-39

Bernard's Italian fiancé; air hostess for Alitalia; sultry and full of fire, she is much smarter and more self-reliant than she first appears; Italian accent

 

 

 

 

Posted by WhidbeyLocal
Friday, 26th August 2016, 11:33pm.
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