WCP to present Boeing-Boeing

Arts and Entertainment

February 25, 2017

From: Westfield Community Players

Press Release: Boeing-Boeing

Feb. 24, 2017

For Immediate Release:


"This latest edition of a play named for an aircraft soars right out of its time zone and into some

unpolluted stratosphere of classic physical comedy." - The New York Times

Directed by Fred Cuozzo and Produced by Steve Lemenille and Kay Macrae

Mar. 11, 18, 24, 25, 2017 @ 8PM; Mar. 19, 2017 @ 2PM - Matinee

Westfield, NJ (Feb. 24, 2017) Westfield Community Players (WCP) continues its 2016-2017 season with the comedy-farce, Boeing-Boeing. Written by Marc Camoletti and directed by Fred Cuozzo, Boeing-Boeing runs at Westfield Community Players March 11, 18, 24, 25, 2017 @8PM; March 19, 2017 @2PM , with an Opening Night performance on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 8pm followed by a reception.

This 1960's farce features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancees, each a beautiful airline hostess with frequent "layovers". 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.

Boeing-Boeing features Matt Lafargue (Dunellen, NJ) as Bernard, Elaine D'Addezio (New Providence, NJ) as Gloria, the TWA stewardess; Linda Correll (Winfield Park, NJ) as Berthe, the housekeeper; Peter Twill (Berkley Heights , NJ) as Robert, Bernard's friend; Debbie Miller Nelson (Iselin, NJ) as Gabriella, the Alitalia stewardess and Jeanetter Ricci (Roselle, NJ) as Gretchen, the Lufthansa stewardess. The production team includes Steve Lemenille, [Executive Producer] (Clark, NJ), Kay Macrae [Producer] (Springfield, NJ), Barbara Ruban, [Stage Manager] (Springfield, NJ), William McMeekan [Scenic designer] (Scotch Plains, NJ), Doris Dias [Costumer] (Clark, NJ), Ed Whitman [Lighting designer] (Union, NJ), Glen Crane [Sound designer] (Westfield, NJ), Michael Bieber [Sound operator] (Westfield, NJ), Jean Lioy [Properties Mistress] (Cranford, NJ).

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 Records most 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 artist and 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.

Where: Westfield Community Players, 1000 North Avenue West, Westfield, NJ 07090

Tickets: $20 adult; Students and Active Military personnel $10

Box Office: 908.232.1221 or http://www.westfieldcommunityplayers.org/WCP_Boeing-Boeing_tickets.html. Group discount of 10% given to groups of 20 or more.

WESTFIELD COMMUNITY PLAYERS (WCP), founded in 1934, has brought more than 250 comedies, dramas, musicals and mysteries to life on our stage. All productions are presented in our own 150 seat theater on the corner of Edgewood Avenue and North Avenue West in Westfield . With our productions, we continue to be part of the active cultural scene in Westfield and surrounding communities. WCP is also a member of NJACT and AACT.

WCP is committed to offering hands-on participation for those wishing to learn more about various aspects of live theatrical production and performance while providing a varied theater experience to a broad audience. We do that by actively seeking volunteers to keep our theater functioning, and by maintaining an open-casting policy where everyone can audition for all of our scheduled plays.

The key to our success and longevity is the hard work and dedication of our numerous volunteer members.