Boeing Boeing by Mark Camoletti takes us back in time with a story about a bachelor, three flight attendants, and lots of love, lust and lies! With just the right amount of classic physical comedy and ridiculous shenanigans, hilarity ensues in Boeing. .
“At one time the most produced French play in the world, Boeing Boeing by Mark Camoletti was written in 1962, revived on Broadway in 2008 and finally landed here in New London in 2022”, explains director Kathryn Markey++.
Markey helps us revisit the ’60s – “when air travel was the most glamorous endeavor, and when career women took control of their destinies…and their destinations. A cunning bachelor, an innocent guest , 3 charming flight attendants, and an eccentric housekeeper engage in a wacky series of romantic hijinks, all accelerated by the advent of the Super Boeing. As planes speed up, guests arrive earlier, and before unbeknownst to you, the small Paris apartment hums with a cacophony of slamming doors, changing menus and international fun.
As the Barn Playhouse enjoys its reopening and renewal, we revisit simpler times and hope you find yourself caught up in the joys of farce, because laughter is laughter – in any language” – Kathryn Markey, Director
A wonderful group of guest artists join us for our production of Boeing, Boeing! Acting Intern Company 2016 alum Adam Zeph returns to the Barn Playhouse as Bernard. Adam’s Barn Playhouse credits include Catch Me If You Can, The Odd Couple and West Side Story, as well as Hairspray on the US stage and as script supervisor for Live From Here with Chris Thile. Bernard’s longtime friend Robert is Chris Chirdon*, who you might recognize as Don from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel streaming on Amazon Prime. Theatrical credits include shows with the Williamstown Theater Festival and TheatreWorksUSA. Amy Griffin*, part of the original Broadway cast of How The Grinch Stole Christmas, plays Bernard Berthe’s maid and has appeared on Off-Broadway shows including The English Bride, Mr. President and Infertility. Brie Covington, whose credits include Ulta Beauty National Holiday Campaign and The Deuce on HBO, plays American flight attendant Gloria. Brie is co-founder of The Group Theater Collective, a collective led by four female artists from socio-diverse backgrounds paying homage to the Group Theater established in 1939 by Harold Clurman. Kim Taff* plays Gabriella the French flight attendant. Kim has film credits including Asking For It and Leo and the Shark, and stage credits including The Wolves at the Dallas Theater Center and Miracle on South Division Street at the Saint Michael’s Playhouse. German flight attendant Gretchen is played by Kristina Walz, who appeared on Rock of Ages’ 10th anniversary national tour, Six on Norwegian Cruise Line, and was the lead singer on Aida Cruise Line. Brittany Sue Hines, who studies female roles and is also associated with education and writer, director and choreographer of the review of the children’s theater series Make ‘Em Laugh, takes on another role at the Barn Playhouse during of his sixth year. Brittany’s performance credits include Bright Star at the BoHo Theater and Sister Act, Hairspray and Saturday Night Fever at the Palace Theater.
Director Kathryn Markey++ is back at the Barn Playhouse after helming shows such as Peter and the Starcatcher, South Pacific, Carousel, Fiddler on the Roof and Always…Patsy Cline. Some of his recent work includes directing Amy Stiller’s Just Trust at Emerging Artists and co-creating the PLAYS FOR US series. His acting and writing credits span New York, regional and international stages. Costume designer Lindsey LaRissa Kuhn is a recent graduate of the University of Iowa’s MFA in Design program. Lindsey has also worked as a stage artist, prop artist, puppet/mask maker and director on projects such as Sunday In the Park With George, Fun Home and Blackberry Puppet. Associate costume designer Elzi Thomas makes her debut this season at the Barn Playhouse and is currently studying theater design at Stanford University where she designed student productions and designed the assistant A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Rozy Isquith joins us as a set designer after completing her Masters of Fine Arts in Scenic Design at Pennsylvania State University School of Theater. His recent creations include stage designs for Hair at the Cortland Repertory Theater, and Blood at the Root and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at Penn State. Lighting Designer KA Rudolph (she/they) is a freelance lighting designer in New York and Washington D.C. Some credits include work with HERE Arts Center, Theater at St. Clements, Second Avenue Dance Company, Arena Stage, Shakespeare Theater Company, Columbia University, Corkscrew Theater Festival.
The management team includes Leighann Enos* as stage manager, who is making her Barn Playhouse debut after recently serving as Production Manager at La Jolla Music Society as well as previous credits at Arena Stage, La Jolla Playhouse and The Old Globe. Assistant stage manager is Kristin Loughry*, who joins the company with previous credits including Asolo Repertory Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage, Geva Theater Center, Hangar Theater Company, Infinity Theater Company and Boston’s Lyric Stage Company. She happily returns to the New London area after spending her childhood summers on Lake Sunapee.