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Repertory Philippines proudly presents its 76th theater season with the opening salvo of BOEING BOEING, the classic ’60s sex comedy hit of errors that won the 2008 Tony Awards and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Play Revival.

BOEING BOEING (by Marc Camoletti and translated by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans) will be directed by Miguel Faustmann.

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A riotous farce, in the comedy, “an architect living in Paris has been successfully juggling three flight attendant fiancées with his housekeeper reluctantly playing romantic air-traffic controller as they fly in and out of his swank bachelor pad. But when an old school pal visits, things get rather turbulent. Schedules change, flights are delayed and chaos ensues in this whirl of mayhem and matchmaking.”

David Bianco will essay the role of Mr. Bernard Whitford, an American architect businessman living in Paris —  a swinging bachelor. He is a combination of Don Draper and Jack Tripper. A playboy who juggles love affairs with three air hostesses who touch down briefly but lovingly in his apartment between flights.

Topper Fabregas will play the role of the unworldly Robert, Bernard’s boyhood friend, newly arrived from Wisconsin.

Bringing to mind fantasy drawings from a vintage Esquire or  Playboy for a portfolio of international dream girls are the three fiancées: Giannina Ocampo as  Gabriella, the sentimental, lusty Italian stewardess. Carla Dunareanu as Gretchen, the hilarious, aggressive, dominating but thin-skinned German stewardess. Jen Bianco as Gloria, the Southern belle with upbeat disposition take-charge health-obsessed American stewardess.

Baby Barredo will play the role of Bertha, Bernard’s long-suffering housekeeper who is a chic, black-clad philosopher. A French existentialist maid who loves nothing more than to complain. Ms. Joy Virata is alternate.

The artistic and creative team of BOEING BOEING is led by Baby Barredo (Rep Artistic Director), Miguel Faustmann (Stage Director), John Batalla (Lighting Designer), Miguel Faustmann (Set Designer), and Raven Ong (Costume Designer).

BOEING BOEING’s production staff is composed of Juno Henares (Executive Producer), Gidget Tolentino (Production Manager), Andrew Miranda (Stage Manager), Pol Roxas (Sound Technician), Pablito Salvador (Lighting Technician) and Adul Lasin (Set Execution and Scenic Artist).

The marketing, sales and publicity of BOEING BOEING is led by Toots Tolentino (Publicist), Charlie Barredo with Oliver Usison, Letty Barredo, Marie Talay and Rose Silva (Marketing and Sales).

Co-presented by the City of Makati, BOEING BOEING  is  bound to  reintroduce a forgotten contemporary comedy, to a new generation of theatergoers.

BOEING BOEING also won 2008 Tony Awards and Drama Desk Awards for Best Actor (Mark Rylance) and it also received four additional Tony nominations. A film version starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis was publicized as “ the big comedy of nineteen-sexty-sex. ”

BOEING BOEING is set to open on January 25 and shall run up to February 17. All performances are at Onstage, 2/F, Greenbelt 1, Paseo de Roxas cor. Legazpi St., Makati city.

 

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