The Community Theater League performs in a small, three-sided venue, with all the action down on the floor visible from any seat in the theater. I believe that type of venue is called a thrust space. (Thank you SIL Dr. Lance Mekeel, doctorate in theater.)
The play is a bedroom farce comedy written by Marc Camoletti in 1960. Some of you may recall the 1965 film version of the same name, starring Jerry Lewis and Tony Curtis. Of course, photo taking in the theater was prohibited, so all pictures here are internet stock images.
It's the 1960's, 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.
|Gloria the American, Gretchen the German, and Gabriella the Italian|
|Bernard and Robert|
As you can imagine, things get pretty hairy, and well, I simply cannot have this post be a "spoiler" in case you want to see the movie or play. I will just say that although some things go the way you would expect, there are certainly a few fun surprises until it is all said and done.
Want laughs? Go see it when it comes to town, or find the movie and rent it.
The production used a set filled with furniture and props that those of us who lived back in the 1960's would remember and chuckle about
The small cast of six - Bernard, his friend Robert, the three stewardesses, and the maid Berthe, all kept the shenanigans moving at a breakneck pace.
In the production we saw, Berthe, the female maid, was played by a large male. In my opinion he simply stole the show with his funny portrayal of an overworked female service staff member.
|The full cast|
Certainly a good lesson for any man to learn, but then, I could've told him that.