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Jan 15, 2018

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The Portland Players

The Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland, ME 04106

Auditions: Boeing Boeing

Announcing auditions for the 4th production of The Portland Players’ 87th Season, “Boeing Boeing,” written by Marc Camoletti and directed by Paul J. Bell (Broadway World Maine’s Best Director of a Play 2017). Set in 1960, this riotous farce revolves around a swinging bachelor and his attempts to juggle his three stewardess fiancées.

AUDITIONS: Sunday, January 14th & Monday, January 15th from 6:30 to 8:30pm
CALLBACKS: Tuesday, January 16, 2016 at 6:30pm
PERFORMANCES: March 23 – April 8, 2018

Bernard is living the good life and engaged to three gorgeous stewardesses. But, life gets bumpy with the introduction of a speedier Boeing jet and an unexpected guest. Chaos and hilarity ensue!

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Please be prepared to list any conflicts.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: (2 Males, 4 Females)​

Bernard (Male, 35-55): Successful American architect, living in Paris; handsome, well-educated, charming; engaged to three air hostesses whom he manages to keep in the dark about one another by managing their visits on a strict timetable; takes boyish pleasure in the success of his devious doings, until his careful planning starts to fall apart, deflating his confidence.

Robert (Male, 35-55): Bernard’s schoolmate from back in the States; hasn’t seen Bernard in close to 20 years; shy, small-town, midwestern, and sweet—somewhat of a nerd by today’s standards; views Bernard’s whirlwind juggling act of three fiancés with awe and admiration–until he gets wrapped up in it himself and his anxiety spins out of control.

Berthe (Female, 40-60): French; Bernard’s long-time live-in maid and cook; although devoted to Bernard, she is wearying of keeping up with Bernard’s revolving-door lifestyle, and by play’s end she has been pushed as far as she will go; dry and fantastically sarcastic; never afraid to say what’s on her mind; French accent.

Gloria (Female, 20-45) Bernard’s American fiancé; air hostess for TWA; epitome of a go-getter American woman; has a vigorous appetite for food and love; completely adorable and supremely confident, but she might punch you if you dared call her “cute”.

Gretchen (Female, 20-45): Bernard’s German fiancé; air hostess for Lufthansa; has an intense Teutonic passion that can spin on a dime—one moment she might be soft and cuddly, and the next barking out orders and breaking furniture; inspires equal amounts of lust and fear in those around her; German accent.

Gabriella (Female, 20-45): Bernard’s Italian fiancé; air hostess for Alitalia; sultry and full of fire, she is much smarter and more self-reliant than she first appears; Italian accent.

Questions? Please contact Director Paul J Bell at:

The Portland Players, Maine’s oldest community theater, is located at 420 Cottage Road, South Portland, Maine.