Chestnut Street Playhouse stages "Boeing Boeing"

From left, Val Rogers, Kelly Madenjian and Christine Shogren in 'BoeingBoeing.' (Contributed)
From left, Val Rogers, Kelly Madenjian and Christine Shogren in "BoeingBoeing." (Contributed)

Talk about a classic farce set-up: a multitasking bachelor is juggling a trio of girlfriends who are all stewardesses. He’s got the schedule all down to a science … until a faster jet upends his carefully devised plans.

This is the plot engine for the 1960s romp “Boeing Boeing,” which begins its run tonight at Chestnut Street Playhouse in Norwich.

It was written by Marc Camoletti and was so popular that, in 1991, it earned a spot in the Guinness Book of Records for being the most performed French play around the world.

“Boeing Boeing’s” Broadway productions happened in 1965 and 2008, with the latter starring Christine Baranski, Mark Rylance, Bradley Whitford and Kathryn Hahn.

Directing the Chestnut Street production is Dan Lein. The cast includes Brett DePetrillo, Kevin Ladd, Kelly Madenjian, Carroll Mailhot, Val Rogers and Christine Shogren.

“Boeing Boeing,” Chestnut Street Playhouse, 24 Chestnut St., Norwich; opens tonight and runs through June 24; 7:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun.; $27 adults, $25 seniors, $15 kids; (860) 886-2378.

 

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