The Plot of “Boeing Boeing”
Bachelor Bernard couldn’t be happier: A generous flat in glamorous Paris and three attractive stewardesses all engaged to him without knowing about each other. All is running fine as the three are working for different airlines and Bernard organizes his love life following the flight schedules.
But Bernard’s life gets bumpy when his friend Robert comes to stay, and a new, speedier Boeing jet disrupts his careful planning: Soon all three stewardesses are in the city simultaneously, Robert forgets which lies to tell to whom, love gets complicated and catastrophe starts….
Marc Camoletti (November 16, 1923 – July 18, 2003) was a French playwright. Camoletti’s plays have been performed in numerous languages in 55 countries. In Paris alone, 18 of his plays have totalled around 20,000 performances in all.
Boeing-Boeing is a classic farce. The English language adaptation, translated by Beverley Cross, was first staged in London in 1962, running for a total of seven years. In 1991, the play was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the most performed French play throughout the world.