2013-09-27 / Community

‘Boeing, Boeing’ Flies On The Wings Of RTC

Review:


Presenting the cast of RTC’s new show “Boeing Boeing.” From left to right: Standing- David Risley, Susan Corning, and Stephen Ryan. Sitting- Jessica Mintzes, Kim Simek, Catherine Leib Presenting the cast of RTC’s new show “Boeing Boeing.” From left to right: Standing- David Risley, Susan Corning, and Stephen Ryan. Sitting- Jessica Mintzes, Kim Simek, Catherine Leib By Susan Hartenstein

Fly high with the Rockaway Theatre Company as they present the zaniness of “Boeing, Boeing,” a comedy by Marc Camoletti, translated by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans. Directed by Peggy Page Press and Michael Wotypka, this is a fast-paced, door-slamming, bouncing romp. As Wotypka says of his codirector, “Peggy is a farce of nature.” Indeed, I don’t think this devotée of the genre ever met a door she didn’t like… or didn’t want to slam in service of a belly laugh or a heartpounding tempo.

The talented and athletic cast plays the fun and games to a ‘T.’ They include Stephen Ryan as the multi-fiancéed Bernard; David Risley as the clueless then super-clued Robert; Susan Corning as housekeeper Bertha, a combination of Edith Head and General MacArthur; and as the stewardess/fiancées, Jessica Mintzes, the very New Yawk Gloria; Kimberly Simek, the hot-blooded Italian Gabriella; and Catherine Leib, the over-towering German, Gretchen. Each cast member brings a real delight to his or her role.


Flying the friendly skies with Gloria, Gretchen and Gabriella, aka RTC’s Jessica Mintzes, Catherine Leib and Kim Simek. Photos By Danielle Rose Fisher Flying the friendly skies with Gloria, Gretchen and Gabriella, aka RTC’s Jessica Mintzes, Catherine Leib and Kim Simek. Photos By Danielle Rose Fisher The technical and design crews, as always for RTC, have done a splendid job of creating just the proper environment for the players. And it’s very good to see the winning team of Peggy Page Press and Michael Wotypka back together again.

Remaining performances are September 27th, 28th, October 4th, 5th at 8 p.m.; September 29th, October 6th at 2 p.m. at the Post Theater, Fort Tilden. Call 718-374-6400 or visit rockawaytheatrecompany.org for tickets.

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