Auditions for BOEING-BOEING

The Middlebury Community Players will stage the comedy Boeing-Boeing by Marc Camoletti and Beverley Cross at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury in February 2015.

Auditions will be held Wednesday and Thursday, December 17 and 18, at 7:00 p.m., at the Middlebury Union High School Auditorium. Register by 7:00pm. If you are unable to make either audition date, please contact producer or director to schedule another audition time (contact info below).

Perusal script available at the Town Hall Theater Box Office.

Boeing-Boeing is a high energy, fast-paced farce that demands actors who can combine comic timing with physical comedy. The characters are broad to the point of being stereotyped. The challenge is to play those character beats while remaining believable. None of these characters will be played camp.

The ages below are somewhat flexible. The accents listed are crucial to the plot.

BERNARD- 30 to 55. American. A swinging bachelor with a Paris apartment who obviously takes his style from Hugh Hefner. He’s smooth, assured, debonair — until everything falls apart.

ROBERT- 30 to 55. American. Bernard’s old school friend. He’s the opposite of Bernard: naive, sincere, well-meaning, and insecure.

BERTHE- Age unimportant. French accent required. Bernard’s dour, judgmental, disapproving housekeeper.

GLORIA- 25 to 40. American. An air hostess for TWA. Bright, perky, patriotic and a little mercenary.

GABRIELLA- 24 to 40. Italian accent. An air hostess for Alitalia in the mold of Sophia Loren. Earthy, sexy, sensual, exuberant.

GRETCHEN- 25 to 40. German accent. An air hostess for Lufthansa. Precise, exact, occasionally domineering.

Kevin Commins, actor and screenwriter, will direct Boeing-Boeing, JoAnn Brewer is the producer, Algy Layden is the associate producer with Emily Stone as stage manager. Rehearsals will begin in early January. Boeing-Boeing will be presented on the Town Hall Theater stage February 12-15 (evenings Feb. 12, 13, 14, matinee Feb. 15)

For information, or to schedule a different audition time, contact:
Producer JoAnn Brewer, 453-4266 or brewer@middlebury.edu
Director Kevin Commins, 735-8041 or kvncommins@gmail.com