Do you need a night out? Has it been a while since you laughed out loud?
I joined my friend Gina for a fun girls night out to see the play BOEING BOEING and it was the perfect play to see after a stressful week.
I’ve been to the Carnegie for a few events in the past ( one of my favs was “The Art of Food”) and I love checking out the art on display in the galleries. My friend and I took a few minutes prior to the show to look at a few of the latest exhibits.
Did you know that you can visit the gallery for FREE???? You can the gallery is open from Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm and Saturdays during exhibitions from Noon – 3pm.
The Carnegie building is also a work of art. It was originally constructed as a library in 1902 and there is incredible architecture at every angle.
So back to the play…
I honestly didn’t know what to expect because I was not familiar with the play. I was told that it was a lot of fun and it really exceeded my expectations! It was so much fun to watch!
The play is set in the 60’s and follows the chaos that is created with faster flights from a new type of airplane. These faster flights directly impact a man engaged to three different flight attendants, who each work for different airlines.
Bernard is engaged to Gloria. And to Gabriella. And to Gretchen. Three beautiful flight attendants kept secret from each other only by Bernard’s precise timetables of flights in and out of Paris. But when Boeing invents a faster engine, Bernard’s three foxy fiancées converge on his flat at the same time, igniting a mad dash of hidden women and nick-of-time maneuvers as Bernard tries desperately to save his perfect bachelor fantasy. Throw in a surprise visit by Bernard’s amorous old school chum, Robert, and Berthe, the reluctant housekeeper, and the New York Times writes that BOEING BOEING “soars right out of its time zone and into some unpolluted stratosphere of classic physical comedy.”
Each of the cast members did a great job showing the unique personalities of each character. The accents used by each of the fiances really helped the audience understand the clashing of cultures and the qualities that Bernard admired in each of his fiances. All of them being really pretty didn’t hurt either.
My two favorite characters were Robert (Bernard’s old friend from high school) played by Shaun Sutton and Bertha ( the housekeeper) played by Hannah Halvorson. In my opinion, they stole the show.
They had great comedic timing and really livened up each scene they were in.
The scenes kept on getting funnier as the coverups got more complicated.
You still have time to catch a performance of BOEING BOEING!
Friday, November 22, 7:30pm
Saturday, November 23, 7:30pm
Sunday, November 24, 3pm
Single Ticket Pricing
$22 Carnegie and Enjoy The Arts Members
$19 Groups of 8 or More
Tickets to The Carnegie’s production of BOEING BOEING are $17 – $24 and may be purchased online at www.thecarnegie.com or by calling The Carnegie Box Office at (859) 957-1940 (open Tu – Fr, noon – 5pm).
The Carnegie is located at 1028 Scott Blvd, Covington, KY 41011.
** All photo credit for images of cast members goes to Mikki Schaffner
Disclosure: I was given complimentary tickets for review purposes. All opinions are my own.