Boeing-Boeing | Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Aug. 4 2013
Phone: 630-530-0111
Price: $32-$49
Marc Camoletti's 1962 farce was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records in 1991 as the most performed French play in the world; by now, it may be time to give the poor thing a rest. The screwball plot, about a Parisian bachelor who's juggling relationships with three different stewardesses, stands up through the decades. But Camoletti's astonished exposition (stewardesses? three?? mon Dieu!) quickly grows stale. Nuanced portrayals might rescue the script, but Dennis Zacek directs his leads with such a heavy hand that their stage directions may as well be in supertitle. Oddly, since their characters are little more than pretty peas in a romantic shell game, the three women playing the flight attendants give the strongest performances of the show. —Keith Griffith



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