Despite director Jeff Maynard’s spirited direction and the production’s high degree of craftsmanship, accepting the goings-on requires considerable suspension of disbelief.
Eric Marchese – Backstage
On the other hand, these same developments also make the play considerably less hilarious than expected — I’ve laughed a lot harder at a number of other farces. At the same time, the characters never morph into dimensional human beings, and the shenanigans occasionally are protracted to the extent that the play might better be called Boeing-Boring.
Don Shirley – LA Stage Times
Theatergoers wanting to start off the New Year with a good laugh—or a thousand of them—are hereby advised to head on over to the La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts where McCoy Rigby Entertainment is opening its 2013 season with Marc Camoletti’s saucy, sexy French farce Boeing-Boeing.
Steven Stanley – StageSceneLA
When the play premiered in the 1960s, sex was just taking center stage in a number of films and plays. By now, it is old hat, and this touring revival is pleasantly silly but breaks no new ground. Though the cast is enthusiastic, the final result is a tepid C+.
Melinda Schupmann – ArtsInLA
But mostly, “Boeing-Boeing” is a nice, uncomplicated, well crafted farce. The elements are all there. They work just as they should. The audience goes home chuckling. Done, and done.
Frances Baum Nicholson – The Stage Struck Review
The La Mirada staging offers a chance to see what the laughing is about.
Cristofer Gross – TheaterTimes
Presented by McCoy Rigby Entertainment
At La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
14900 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada
Jan. 19–Feb. 10, 2013
Tickets: $20-$70; (562) 944-9801 or (714) 994-6310
Running time: 2 hours, 25 minutes
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