It’s Paris in the 1960s and perpetual bachelor Bernard has a swinging flat and three flight attendants all engaged to him without knowing about each other. Bernard’s life gets bumpy, when his friend Robert comes to stay, and complications such as weather and a new, speedier Boeing jet disrupt his careful relationship schedule. Soon, all three flight attendants..er…fiancés are in the city simultaneously and catastrophe looms.
The English-language adaptation, translated by Beverley Cross, was first staged in London at the Apollo Theatre in 1962 and transferred to the Duchess Theatre in 1965, running for seven years. In 1991, the play was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the most performed French play throughout the world.
“..The result is a manic whirlwind of mayhem that produces many laughs and constantly keeps us guessing as to what will happen next. The writing is scrip, smart and clever” ~ ChicagoCritic
“…a breakneck comedy” ~ Dan Zeff
Book: Marc Camoletti
Adapted by: Beverley Cross
Dates: June 7 to June 24
Directed by Justin Cerne