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Commonweal’s ‘Boeing Boeing’ a fun relic from a different age

Tom WeberMay 21, 2019

LANESBORO — “Boeing Boeing,” the comedy/farce that opened over the weekend at the Commonweal Theatre in Lanesboro, is a fun slice of 1960s nostalgia.

There are the bright fashions, the red and yellow bean bags, the blue shag rug and the attitudes toward mating that show signs of just breaking out of the postwar chill.

Come to think of it, this play could be a relic, if not for the energy pumped into the script by the Commonweal’s actors.

“Boeing Boeing,” written by French playwright Marc Camelotti, and directed for the Commonweal by Craig Johnson, is set in Paris, where Bernard, an American lothario, has arranged to be simultaneously engaged to three flight attendants. Luckily, they are on different flight schedules, and through a careful study of the timetables, Bernard is able to keep them coming and going through the revolving door of his love nest.

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