I recently attended a sold out performance of the Driftwood Players' Boeing Boeing, and like everyone in the audience I was laughing from beginning to end. The play is set in 1960's Paris and focuses on the antics of swinging bachelor Bernard who has three different "air hostesses" as fiancés. Bernard is doing just fine having only one in town while the other two are flying around the world until jets get faster and schedules shift.
Then, the comedy begins to shine as the three fiancées keep showing up at the wrong time. Thus, we get Marx Brothers type comedy as one hostess enters just as another leaves through a different door. It's sort of a hilarious game of Whac-A-Mole with the three women (each appropriately dressed in bright sixties-styled uniforms of blue, yellow and red) popping on and off stage while Bernard, his maid Berthe and his houseguest Robert attempt to help him keep his elaborate subterfuge going.
Berthe played by Cindy Giese French and Robert played by Greg LoProto really carry the comedy with hysterical overreactions to each of the many plot twists and turns. And the three stewardesses innocent actions make the whole even a hilarious escape from mundane issues we all face.
All in all, this is a truly entertaining performance that gives the audience plenty to laugh about. Boeing Boeing continues in Edmonds through June 28.