'Boeing, Boeing' lands at Curtain Call's Dressing Room Theatre in Stamford

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Mark Twain said, “If you always tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything,” meaning you won’t have to worry about keeping your lies straight. Though good advice, it’s quite tricky when the friend you’re visiting is a philanderer who happens to be engaged to three beautiful flight attendants, and they don’t have a clue.

Such is the scenario in the French farce, “Boeing, Boeing,” onstage at Curtain Call’s Dressing Room Theatre in Stamford, Thursday, Feb. 28 through Sunday, March 17. Written by Marc Camoletti, the show ran for seven years when it opened in London, and is one of the most-produced French comedies in the world. A 1965 film version starred Tony Curtis, Jerry Lewis and Thelma Ritter.

Curtain Call, Inc. shared more in a news release: “It’s the 1960s, and swinging bachelor Bernard couldn’t be happier: a flat in Paris and three gorgeous stewardesses all engaged to him without knowing about each other. But Bernard’s perfect life gets bumpy when his friend Robert comes to stay and a new and speedier Boeing jet throws off all of his careful planning.”

Lou Ursone, Curtain Call’s executive director, said, “When all three stewardesses are in town simultaneously, and Robert can’t remember which lies to tell to whom, it really starts to get crazy. As with any farce, ‘Boeing, Boeing’ relies on excellent timing and the availability of many doors…” The show will be directed by Stephen Emerick.

Curtain Call’s 28th season also includes “Big River,” “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” and “I Hate Hamlet,” as well as concerts, comedy and interactive murder mysteries. In addition, this nonprofit community-based theater company offers educational workshops for all ages.

The Dressing Room Theatre at The Sterling Farms Theatre Complex, 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford. Thursday, Feb. 28 - Sunday, March 17. Thursday, Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. $35 adults, $25 senior citizens, $17.50 children. Thrifty Thursday tickets $27.50. Seating cabaret-style with a BYOEverything format. Doors open one hour before show. 203-461-6358