MONMOUTH — Marc Camoletti’s swinging 60’s sex farce “Boeing, Boeing” will open at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at Theater at Monmouth.

In the production, savvy Parisian architect, Bernard, devises an ingenious system for juggling three fiancées: until a new speedier aircraft is put into service. Schedules change, flights are delayed, and chaos ensues in this whirl of mayhem, matchmaking and madness.

The plot itself is as improbable as an on-time departure from JFK — Bernard, an architect living in Paris in the swinging 60s successfully juggles three air hostess fiancées (one American, one Italian, and one German) while his long-suffering housekeeper Bertha plays romantic air-traffic controller — swapping the appropriate photos and meals to match the incoming fiancée. But when the airlines put the new, state-of-the-art Boeing jet into service, Bernard’s life goes into free-fall. Most alarming for Bernard, his three fiancées all touch down in Paris at the same time.

“Boeing-Boeing,” translated for the English-speaking stage by Beverly Cross, originally opened in London in 1962 and held the world record for the longest-running comedy in the West End, playing over 2,000 performances for more than seven years. It transferred to Broadway for a brief 23-performance run in 1965, but later took off as a licensable property in theaters around the U.S. In 1991, the play was listed in the Guinness World Book of Records as the most performed French play throughout the world. A film version starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis was made in 1965.

Directed by Dawn McAndrews, “Boeing, Boeing” features Christopher Holt as Bernard (a Parisian architect and lothario); Michael Dix Thomas as Robert (Bernard’s old school chum from the provinces); Wendy Way as Berthe (Bernard’s housekeeper); Lisa Woods as Gloria (the American, TWA air hostess); Ally Farzetta as Gabriela (the Italian, Alitalia air hostess), and Lindsay Tornquist as Greta (the German, Lufthansa air hostess). Set design by Jim Alexander, lighting design by Daniel Brodhead, costume design by Elizabeth Rocha, and sound design by Rew Tippin.

Additional performance dates are 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17, 22, 23 and 24, 1 p.m. Sept. 17, 18, 24 and 25.

Ticket prices range from $20 to $32.

For more information, call 9330-9999 or visit

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