The Merc Playhouse announced this week that the comedy farce “Boeing Boeing” will be produced this September, replacing the originally scheduled production of “Lend Me a Tenor.”
Kelly Donoghue, who had prepared to direct “Lend Me a Tenor,” will now direct “Boeing Boeing.” The Merc decided not to stage “Lend Me a Tenor” after a change in the licensing agreement altered the script.
“Boeing Boeing” is described by The Merc as “a hilarious French comedy by Mark Camoletti and adapted to the English stage by Beverly Cross” and “ a fast-faced romp.” The play features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German and American fiancées, 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” opens at The Merc on Friday, Sept. 13, and runs through Sept. 22. Tickets and information are available at http://mercplayhouse.org.