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March 3, 2016


Boeing, Boeing takes off at the Ghent Playhouse March 18


The Ghent Playhouse announces the upcoming spring production of the French farce, Boeing, Boeing, written by French playwright Marc Camoletti and translated by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans.  The play will open on Friday, March 18, 2016 and run through Sunday, April 3, 2016 with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. Please note there will be no performance on Easter Sunday, March 27. 


            Set in the swinging ‘60’s, Boeing, Boeing is a fast-paced comedy about an American architect living in Paris and engaged to three gorgeous international airline hostesses, none of whom knows about the others.  With help from his faithful maid, Berthe and his trusty airline timetables, Bernard is able to juggle each of the women’s layovers with a cool ease.  But his perfect love life is about to hit some turbulence when  an old college friend comes to visit and the new and speedier Boeing jet complicates his perfect planning.  Suddenly, all of the women find themselves in Paris at the same time bringing chaos to the situation.


            Mark Carway of Albany, appears again on the Ghent stage, this time as the lothario, Bernard.  Ghent Playhouse favorites, Sally McCarthy of Austerlitz and Mark Wilson of Kinderhook have been cast respectively as Bernard’s maid, Berthe and Bernard’s friend, Robert.  Meaghan Rogers of Pittsfield, MA assumes the role of Bernard’s American fiancée Gloria, and Christina Reeves of Slingerlands is Bernard’s German fiancée, Gretchen. Rounding out the cast as Bernard’s fiery Italian fiancée Gabriella, is newcomer, Olga Bogdanova of Clifton Park, making her Ghent Playhouse debut.  The set was designed by Cathy Lee-Visscher and Sam Reilly, costume design by Joanne Maurer and lighting design by Isabelle Filkins. 


Get your tickets and fasten your seatbelts – it’s going to be a bumpy night!


Tickets are $20 each, $17 for Playhouse members and $10 for Students with ID.  Tickets may be reserved by calling 1-800-838-3006 or going to the website at

Christina Reeves, Mark Wilson, Mark Carway & Olga Bogdanova in Boeing, Boeing

Photo by Sam Reilly

Sally McCarthy as Berthe in Boeing, Boeing

Photos by Sam Reilly

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