Have you guys ever heard of TheatreSquared withdrawals? It’s a seasonal disorder common in people native to the area around Fayetteville, Arkansas and is caused by the summer lull in the local theatre company’s programming.
A lot of people have been suffering from TheatreSquared withdrawals lately, but all that comes to an end Thursday, Sept. 1 when the company’s sixth season debuts with the Tony Award-winning show, Boeing-Boeing.
Ah, sweet relief.
The show, characterized as a “fast-paced comedy,” is the story of an architect living in 1960s Paris, who thinks he has worked out the perfect romantic con. He’s simultaneously engaged to three airline hostesses—from Alitalia, Lufthansa, and TWA—and, by the grace of the published timetables, their international layovers never intersect. That is, until the advent of a faster jet engine brings them all together at once.
“This one is pure fun,” said T2 Artistic Director Robert Ford. “A welcome back gift for our audiences after a steamy summer.”
The cast for Boeing-Boeing includes Chris Crawford as Robert, Jim Goza as Bernard, Jenny Guy as Gretchen, Paloma Nozicka as Gabriella, Niccole Thurman as Gloria and Erika Wilhite as Berthe. The show is directed by T2 co-founder Morgan Hicks.
Boeing-Boeing runs through Sept. 25 at Walton Arts Center’s Nadine Baum Studios, 505 W. Spring Street in Fayetteville.
Tickets range from $19.50-$33 ($10/under 30) and can be bought at waltonartscenter.org, or by calling the box office at 479-571-2728.