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LU presents comedic farce 'Boeing Boeing'

Lamar University’s Department of Theatre & Dance will present the Tony Award-winning comedy “Boeing Boeing,” by Marc Camoletti, translated and adapted by Beverly Cross, Nov. 3 to Nov. 6, in the University Theatre. The 1960s French farce tells the story of Bernard, a self-styled Parisian lothario, who is simultaneously engaged to three different airline hostesses. His master plan backfires when all three wind up at his apartment on the same day.

“We’re excited to produce this play and think the public will really respond to it,” said Brian LeTraunik, assistant professor of theatre and the play’s director. “We’ve never done an out and out farce before. In many ways, comedy is more challenging than drama - more technical and precise. I thought it would be a good challenge for our students and that our audiences would be very entertained.”

Nathan Crump of Vidor stars as Bernard. The cast also features Austin Jones, Houston, as Robert; Rani Hampton, Houston, Berthe; Sydney Haygood, Friendswood, Gloria; Kristen Jones, Lower Burrell, Pa., Gabriella; and Maddy Hightower, Port Neches, Gretchen.

Showtimes are Nov. 3 through Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov 6 at 2 p.m.  The play runs two hours, with one 10-minute intermission.

Tickets are $15 for general admission; $10 for senior citizens, students and LU faculty/staff; and $7 for LU students. Tickets may be purchased in person at the box office, open Monday through Friday from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and one hour before each performance. Tickets may also be reserved over the phone at (409) 880-2250. The box office accepts cash, checks and all major credit/debit cards. 

The University Theatre is located at 4400 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway on the LU campus. Call (409) 880-2250 for tickets or additional information.